Tennessee Tech Player Quotes

Senior Quarterback Lee Sweeney

On playing Big 12 opponent...
"All these games are a lot of fun, we came out today and we were all hyped and ready to go. Our coach tells us and we don't expect to lose we come out to win every game. I think the first half we played well, from what I can see the only big difference was the execution and of course their size."

The benefits of playing a tough non-conference team...
"We played the best team we are going to see all year today; we are not going to see any better players then the ones we played against today. You can also look at conditioning we got in better shape today. We are ready to get back into our conference play and hopefully win it all." 

On being listed as questionable on today's game...
"I was 100 percent today I did not miss any practice last week it was a one day thing.  It was just a slight concussion, I played at 100 percent today.

Sophomore Defensive Back Richmond Tooley

On playing in Big 12 atmosphere...
"It was a great atmosphere, you can't help but love playing in this type of atmosphere. It was fun playing in this type of atmosphere I just wish we could have played a little better. We didn't quite execute like we wanted, we were hyped and ready for the game."

 On playing a Big 12 opponent...
"It was great and can only help us get better despite the outcome. We feel like we got better and we will be ready for conference play next week. It is definitely good going against the Big 12 because they are the elite of the elite and it was a lot of fun."

On improvements made today...
"We know that we can play with anybody. It has been a real confidence builder knowing that we were only down two touchdowns at halftime knowing that we made a lot of mistakes. Our confidence went up and we really believe in ourselves heading into conference play."