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Oklahoma Sooners 30 - TCU Horned Frogs 29 | Notes & Quotes

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"Of course, Baker, just to be sure that everyone understands, our trainers and doctors were constantly with each series, every time Baker was off, checking him, asking him questions, making sure he was okay. Everything was checking out fine, and then at halftime they approached him again, wanting to go over some things, and Baker admitted to having a headache, and that's when our doctors said we're not going to have him play any more. I'm sure there was more to it than that, I'm not part of the whole testing situation and everything that they do. I know our doctors are incredibly thorough and always err on the safe side, and once we did find a symptom, that's when they made sure he was pulled." - Bob Stoops on the decision to pull Baker Mayfield

"He had a slight ankle sprain, and it hurt him initially. Once he gets on the sideline, they tape it again, he gets to moving on it again, then he trusts that it's okay. It's an ankle sprain; it's not a high one, which is good. Hopefully he'll heal up well." - Bob Stoops on Samaje Perine's injury

"A lot happened this week, a lot will happen next week. When you can not be at your best and win, it's always a positive against a ranked team... We've been in four National Championship games where they pick two, and in three of them, we had a loss. A lot's going to continue to happen." - Bob Stoops on next week and the chance to get into the playoff

"We weren't aggressive enough. We got away from who we are offensively. That's my fault. That can't happen. We were playing so well defensively. I felt like we had the game under control for a while. We got away from that, and me doing that took away from our kids playing football. It's unfair of me to ask them to play one way and me not bring that same approach. I brought them down by doing that. I can't do that. That's why we've gotten to where we've gotten and had whatever success that we've had offensively is because of that mentality, and I got away from that and it showed in our kids." - Lincoln Riley on calling offensive plays

"We had four turnovers again. We're doing a lot of good things. It took a little bit away, but give TCU credit. To knock the champ out, you have to fight. It's going to be a fist fight. We were just hanging on. We couldn't make a play. We overran the football. We made good calls. We just lost momentum. We had to make a play. We just felt like we were going to make one to win the game. It got to that point, and we were able to do it." - Mike Stoops on the overall performance of the defense

"It's huge. Just the way the defense stepped up to make that happen, you'll remember this one forever. Those guys will remember this one forever. You know you'd like it to be a little more at ease, maybe their hearts were pumping a little bit too much, but they left with a win, they went undefeated at home as seniors and that's pretty special." - Trevor Knight on sending the seniors out with a win

"I just knew that if I stayed on the guy, the quarterback was going to run it in with ease. If I attacked him, I knew he was going to throw it because he was behind the line. My thing was to kind of slow play it and basically make the decision for me. I used to play basketball, so to me it was almost like a jump-trap type of move. As soon as you know he is going you just have to time your jump. He has to go through your hands if your hands are up." - Steven Parker on TCU's final 2-point conversion attempt

"We set goals at the beginning of the season, we're one step away from achieving those goals. I feel like guys will be locked in and ready to roll for next weekend." - Sterling Shepard on Bedlam next week

"That was clutch. That was really big and as a senior, I really appreciate it." - Eric Striker on Steven Parker's play to break up the final 2-point conversion

"I didn't go for the tie at West Virginia last season and wouldn't do it again tonight on the road. They had no timeouts left, and if we make it, they only have 50 seconds and a long way to go. We have a ballgame next Friday, so if you go to three overtimes, you've got no chance to win that game next week. I'm the hero at West Virginia, and I'm the goat in Norman. There's not anybody on our sideline that wanted to go for one. We didn't come here to hang around, we came here to win." - TCU head coach Gary Patterson on going for two instead of overtime.

Game Notes

• Bob Stoops now have 13 seasons at Oklahoma with at least 10 wins.

• The Sooners have gone undefeated, in a season, inside Oklahoma Memorial Stadium 12 times under Stoops

• OU is now 54-27 (.667) against AP Top 25 teams in the Stoops era. The 54 wins rank as the second most in the country during the span (LSU has 57)..

• The Sooners improved to 10-5 all-time against TCU.

• Against AP-ranked opponents this year, the Sooners are 4-0. No other Big 12 team has more than one top-25 win.

• OU has held seven of its eight Big 12 opponents to yardage totals below what they were averaging entering their game against the Sooners. TCU came into Saturday's contest averaging 608.0 yards per game, but the OU defense held it to 390 yards.

• The Sooners finished with 536 yards of total offense, the sixth consecutive game they recorded at least 500 yards.

• Baker Mayfield threw his 33rd TD pass of the year, a 36-yarder to Dede Westbrook in the second quarter. With 33 TD passes, Mayfield is tied with Josh Heupel (1999) for sixth in OU single-season history.

• Samaje Perine eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season. It marks the 31st time a Sooner has accomplished the feat, and Perine becomes one of seven OU players who has done it twice or more. Perine is the third Sooner to record 1,000 yards rushing in both his freshman and sophomore seasons, joining Adrian Peterson and De'Mond Parker.

• Perine rushed for a 72-yard score in the third quarter, OU's longest rushing play of the season and the longest of Perine's career. Perine has 13 rushing TDs this season and 34 in his career.

• Perine finished with 189 yards, his fourth game this season of at least 150 yards. Of his 10 career 100-yard performances (tied for 10th all-time in OU history), he has gone for more than 150 yards in eight of those.

• In the first quarter, Shepard caught a 21-yard TD from Baker Mayfield. It was Shepard's career-high 10th receiving TD this season and 25th of his career. He is the eighth Sooner to catch 10 or more TD passes in a season, the last being Ryan Broyles in 2011.

• Shepard is now in second place in OU history with 3,308 career receiving yards, passing Mark Clayton.

Zack Sanchez nabbed two interceptions in the first half, bringing his season total to six and career total to 14. He is now tied with two other players for sixth in OU program history. This is the second multi-interception game of his career (both this season). Sanchez is the first Sooner to record multiple games with multiple INTs in a season since Brodney Pool in 2003.