Everything Lincoln Riley Said After Win Over Oklahoma State (247sports.com)

Oklahoma coach

says he challenged his team to play with their backs against the wall during Saturday night’s showdown vs. Oklahoma State. And throughout the Sooners’ emphatic 41-13 beatdown of the Cowboys, his players did just that.

Oklahoma forced the issue early and often en route to the program’s fifth straight victory, one that pushed the Sooners one step closer to their end-game goal of winning another Big 12 Championship this season. Quarterback Spencer Rattler showed poise as the leader of a balanced attack, throwing for 301 yards and four scores, but it was the Sooners’ defense that made the most noise against nationally-ranked Oklahoma State.

Alex Grinch’s unit controlled tempo and won at the line of scrimmage, a key point of emphasis heading into Bedlam, per Riley.

“We really defensively controlled the run game, we didn’t let (Tylan) Wallace get loose too much in the throw game which, against them that’s obviously a big key with him being such a great player,” Riley said.

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Here’s everything Riley said after Oklahoma’s most important win of the season against the Cowboys:

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