Kansas State Offensive Player Quotes

Senior Quarterback Dylan Meier

On K-State’s offensive performance...

“We were in and out, consistency is the name of the game. We showed some real flashes but we just didn’t get enough down the field. We got down the field (at the end of the first half) and they got that pick on us and that was pretty crucial. We needed some momentum going into halftime and we didn’t get it. We’ve just got to come out, get back to work, and get ready for Big 12 play.”

 

On the Louisville defense...

“They had a pretty good pass rush, their blitzing scheme really affected us it was tough. They’re awful good though.  They held Miami to seven for a reason. They were all around the field. A lot of what we’ve got to do is to get better at those kinds of things, but we’ll be alright.”

 

On the interception to end the first half...

“It was just a momentum killer, to go all the way down the field and put together an awfully good drive and at the end we threw the pick. It was just one of those things where we played bold and daring and we were going for it, and they won.”

 

Senior Running Back Thomas Clayton

On K-State’s performance...

“First and foremost, we played a worthy opponent. We felt like they were a really good team. In the beginning of the game I thought that this was going to be one of those type of games that we were going to be able to measure where we are as a unit and regardless of the score.  I think we showed a lot to ourselves not to mention the fans.”

 

On his 69-yard touchdown...

“I’ve always had confidence in my offensive line they’re very capable and they showed it. My run was just a basic play. I saw a seam, I hit it, and that was the end of the story.”   

 

On the offensive strategy and how it changed late...

“When you look at a defense like that, they’re obviously aggressive and we wanted to figure out ways that we were going to be able to beat them without utilizing the run. Obviously it came down to the run at the end of the game, but I think it just came down to toughness. I think the offensive linemen decided to grit their teeth and say let’s run this ball and that’s something we did and it was effective.”

 

On the defense providing opportunities and the offense not capitalizing...

“You look at opportunities and that’s what it comes down to. We had several opportunities in the red zone and we want to capitalize on those. I think that’s something we can build on. We’re going to conference play next week and that will be something we’ll emphasize in practice next week.”

 

Freshman Quarterback Josh Freeman

On his play and feelings when entering the game in the third quarter...

“When I first got out there, I thought they were big. I felt like I did alright considering Louisville’s defensive reputation. I never was rattled, except for the first play when I had to shake out some butterflies I think I did fine.”