Post-Game Quotes: TCU 29, Oklahoma State 49


Nov. 7, 2015

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TCU head coach Gary Patterson
Opening statement
"First off, you have to give Coach Gundy and the Oklahoma State Cowboys a lot of credit. They kicked our butts. You can't give up big plays, and you can't turn the ball over. If you do that, you're not going to win big ballgames. They had 30 plays and 28 points in the first half. We fought our ways back into it. Basically, the defense gave up one touchdown in the second half, but it was too late. You have to score and get yourself back into things. I give them all the credit."

On how TCU will move forward
"We've got three ball games left to play, and we're going to try to win all three of those ball games. I don't know what the status is on Josh Doctson, but it wasn't good enough to get back in the game. We'll just have to see next week and go forward from there. Obviously, I felt for Trevone (Boykin) because he's worked so hard to be here. The bottom line is that we had to play better today and win. We play better at home, and we spot people too many points when we're on the road."

On Boykin's performance
"He had a bad game. It just happened to be the game that we needed him to play well. You go in with a game plan to throw to No. 9 and then No. 9 isn't there anymore. Your whole set of rules change in this offense because we set plays up for people, and when that person leaves, then you take X amount of plays away. He has a certain amount of skills that the other guy doesn't have. He's a competitor. He's in there in tears right now because nobody in there hurts worse than he does right now. He's a competitor, and he'll get back in there next week."

On the secondary
"They went quick a couple of times. The second touchdown was a hitch and go. The guy was supposed to be deep, and both of them broke up. He was just supposed to stay deep. In two of the big throws, one was a two-deep coverage and basically there was a man under, and I just have to call a better ball game until we play better."

On if the OSU offense surprised him
"Nope. They scored 70 last week. I wasn't surprised by any of it, and I knew they were going to keep going at us. I would've done the same thing they did. That's their job. They scored and they tried to double-reverse pass, and when you play our offense you need to keep going until there's no time left. I would do the same thing."

TCU safety Derrick Kindred
On Oklahoma State:
"[Oklahoma State] came out with a lot of fire and energy. They played up to their potential. We have to eliminate the big plays, but we didn't do very well in the first half."

On Mason Rudolph:
"[Rudolph] is a good quarterback – he didn't surprise me at all. They came in and played great. It was what we should expect from an 8-0 team."

On the postgame speech in the locker room:
"It was basically that Oklahoma State played a great game. We can't give up big plays like that or it'll hurt us like it did tonight."

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin
On playing Oklahoma State:
"You're not going to come into an environment like this and have four turnovers and expect to win a game. We played a great football team, and Coach Gundy is a great coach so props to those guys."

On the environment inside Boone Pickens Stadium
"[Oklahoma State] does a good job here. They play great at home, most teams do. They're around a good fan base, good students, they get loud and their team feeds off their energy. They've got a good thing going here."

 

 

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