Tennessee Tech Watson Brown Quotes

On special teams ...
"We just could not get anything going in the kicking game, our kickers were not kicking it in the right place. We were hitting it low and could not get our coverages down the field at all. The second kickoff return for a touchdown was supposed to be a high, sky kick toward the boundary and we kicked it down the middle of the field. Our kicking game probably made it worse that it would have been."

On both team's ground games...
"They just ran over us. We could not run the ball or stop the run. In any form of football if you cannot do that, you get beat. We pass protected decently, but we just could not run the ball at all. The line of scrimmage just went sideways every time we handed the ball off. That disappointed me because I thought we could run it a little bit against them. I was a little surprised at that. I felt like they would see our size and I thought they would just come up and hammer us offensively and that is exactly what they did. They have done a lot more open and finesse type plays in past games, and today they just said, 'we are running right at you,' and they did. I thought that if they did that we would have a tough time. I was a little bit surprised that we could not run the ball better. "

On how injuries affected the game...
"We had three starters out. Scott Schweitzer, our starting right tackle, did not play. We lost all of our spread sets because both Henry Sailes and Tremaine Hudson were out, and both of those two played those positions. We lost a third of our offense that we could not even go to because we did not have anyone to do it. You cannot go play someone like Kansas State with three starters out. We have really struggled on offense with injuries all the way through two-a-days. We have had a lot of lineman out, a lot of receivers out and today we had three starters out. I hope we get them back next week when we get into conference play, and I hope we got out of here without any major injuries."