Kansas State Player Quotes

Quarterback Josh Freeman

On touchdown to Aubrey Quarles...

“Initially, the read goes from Lamark (Brown) to (Aubrey) Quarles. I looked to Lamark (Brown), and the safety was playing way over the top of Lamark (Brown), leaving (Aubrey) Quarles with one on one. That was the route that he wasn’t supposed to run, but I guess he got a good release, I looked out, he threw his hand up in the air, and I let it go.”

 

On the control of the offense...

“I wouldn’t say I ever have complete control because there were obviously some incompletions. Some stuff didn’t go perfectly. I feel like I have a good feel for what Coach Brock wants us to do.”

 

On playing a tougher opponent...

“We’re trying to remain undefeated. We know Louisville is a team with a lot of great athletes. We’ll get the scouting report tomorrow and start breaking down film. I’m looking forward to playing them.”

 

Wide Receiver Aubrey Quarles

On offensive performance tonight...

“I think we did pretty well. We were able to get a lot of points, and it was a team effort. We scored on defense and special teams. Offensively, we did well, but we can always get better.”

 

On his touchdown catch...

“I read the coverage and it was one on one, so I converted the route to a fade. Josh put it up there, and I was able to come down with it.”

 

Wide Receiver Brandon Banks

On getting in the end zone again for the second straight week...

“It feels good to get out there again and get in the end zone to score for the offense. I’m just doing my job to make the team better.”

 

On first quarter offensive production...

“It was real important for us to come out and set the tone because we face a big opponent next game. We’re playing a good team in Louisville with great tradition next game. By scoring 31 points in the first quarter, it’s setting the tone for the Louisville game, which we will be well prepared for.”

 

Running Back Keithen Valentine

On the running game...

”It’s a concern because we need to do better in the running game. It could be a number of things, but we need to be a little more physical, so establishing a running game is important so we can get our guys open.”

 

On playing on ESPN next game...

“Playing on FOX Sports is good enough for me, but playing on ESPN with everybody watching me is going to get me real excited. We want to come out with a win but it’ll feel good to have everyone watching us on television.”

 

Defensive End Ian Campbell

On defensive performance...

“The defense played well. We need to work on our tackling, of course. We made some big plays and we were able to get some tackles for loss, which is something we weren’t able to do last week. We were able to get pressure on the quarterback, too.”

 

On getting turnovers and tackling...

“It’s very crucial for us to get turnovers and create short field opportunities for the offense to score. It’s a fundamental thing that can obviously be fixed. We’ve talked about it before and the guys know it. We’ve been coached; it’s just a matter of doing it. We’ve got ten days to correct it.”

 

Linebacker Ulla Pomele

On tackling...

“When we miss tackles, it’s because we aren’t sticking to the fundamentals, like keeping your head up when the ball carrier comes at you and being able to locate where the ball is at.”