September 3, 2007

Iglesias, Murray talk about opener

Sam Bradford was the unquestioned star of the Sooners season opener against North Texas. But Demarco Murray and Juaquin Iglesias also had standout nights in their season openers.

Murray set an OU record with five touchdowns in a Sooner debut while Iglesias led all receivers in receiving yards. Both players talked about their nights against North Texas as well as the performance of Sam Bradford on Saturday night inside the OU locker room.

DEMARCO MURRAY

Q: Do you feel like you've been waiting a long time to get out there and do something like this on a gameday?
Demarco Murray:
Oh yeah. I've been sitting out for a year and it was really, really hard sitting out last year.

Q: How long did it take you to get into a groove tonight?
Murray:
As soon as I saw Sam lead us to a touchdown I felt like everyone was working hard and rallying behind him. I felt like I needed to work hard and continue trying to punch it in.

Q: Can you talk about how physical you were as a runner tonight?
Murray:
That's what Coach Gundy has been talking to me about. He wants me to play hard and run downhill and that's what I was trying to do all night, get behind my lineman and get behind my pads.

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