Oklahoma State Cowboys

Texas 36 – Oklahoma State 30 | Notes & Quotes

M. Hofeld


Here’s some of the best of what Mike Gundy had to say after Saturday night’s 36-30 loss at Texas.

Mike Gundy Postgame Quotes:

“I was really proud of our team, the way they fought tonight, continued to come back. We had our chances. We just didn’t capitalize. We kicked too many field goals and/or set up to kick too many field goals. We’ve got to punch it in. The game now is played — so much of the game now is played inside the 15 yard line, so we need to be able to — we need to be more productive and scoring touchdowns and not kicking field goals, and obviously it changes the outcome.” – Opening statement

“I thought they played pretty good. Obviously, at the end there, we busted. We had some somebody for the quarterback. We talked about it, said they were going to maybe keep the ball, and we busted on the field at the end. We told them when we went out there, the quarterback’s going to keep the ball, but they got caught up in the fire there. But I think in the big picture, the defense played pretty good because offense really, we had some turnovers, put them in tough situations, and I thought the defense played pretty good overall. They’re a pretty good offense.” – On the Longhorns final third down conversion to seal the game

We had it at one point, I thought. I couldn’t tell. I thought, when it bounced up, it hit off our guy’s chest. Very well executed play. It was executed to perfection, and we just didn’t get the pinball. It was getting ready to get real interesting, though. – On the onside kick

“What concerned me was we got two face mask calls within like three plays, and one of them was on the 1 yard line. So I’m not happy about those. And then Landon Wolf got a — I don’t know what they called. He called a 15-yard penalty on him for something. I’m not sure what it was. They might have called him for that new rule, but I didn’t — everything is moving so fast because of the hurry offense. I didn’t get an explanation. Those three concerned me, the face masks, and then whatever they called on Landon. I don’t know. Maybe somebody knows.

That’s that new rule. So he came back and tried to block somebody, and they called that. Like being mean to the other team. I mean, that’s what it is.” – On the penalties

“Good. He’s really good. He was more — in fact, he was a little more calm than I thought he would be. He got a little flustered last week at Tulsa, and he didn’t get flustered tonight. I thought he handled himself really well.” – On Spencer Sanders’ demeanor

Postgame Notes:

Oklahoma State has scored on its opening drive in 10 of its past 13 games, including three of four games this season. OSU opponents have not scored on an opening drive in OSU’s past three games.

Chuba Hubbard’s 37 carries set a career high. It was the 11th most rushing attempts ever by a Cowboy in game.

For the second time this season, the Cowboys had two 100-yard rushers in the same game. Hubbard produced 121 yards and Spencer Sanders had 109 rushing yards.

Matt Ammendola made three field goals vs. Texas. It is the fifth time in his career he has had three FGs in game and first since OSU’s win over Boise State last season.

Dillon Stoner has at least one catch in each of his past 29 games.

Oklahoma State entered the game leading the nation with seven plays of at least 50 yards and five plays of at least 60 yards. The Cowboys had just one play over 50 yards vs. the Longhorns (Braydon Johnson’s 55-yard reception).

OSU has forced at least one turnover in 39 of its past 44 games and in 48 of the past 54 games, dating to 2015.

Amen Ogbongbemiga set a career high 11 tackles, including seven solos.

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