Kansas State Player Quotes

Quarterback Josh Freeman

On the mindset of the team...

“I am embarrassed. As a quarterback and leader of the offense, it is unacceptable to play the way we played. We can learn from this and we have to put it behind us. Tomorrow is another day and they are going to make us play another game in seven days.”

 

On hopes to turn this team around...

“I know on our offense we have a resilient group and I will be bringing those guys to work everyday. The offensive line did a good job being in the game. Texas Tech did a good job mixing things up. I know we will bounce back and I know we have a lot of guys on offense that want to win.”

 

On the early success, scoring on first two of three drives...

“We came out and did exactly what we were planning on doing. We knew there were going to be some holes in the defense and we exploited them early on with good play calling.”

 

Defensive End Ian Campbell

On frustration level after the game...

“You know as somebody who loves to play football and as this is pretty much my life, it is very frustrating for me as an individual to not be able to do what I need to do for this team to win.”

 

On his individual responsibility as of now...

“My responsibility right now is to watch game film, figure out exactly all the mistakes that were made on my part and everybody else. We need to try to correct those mistakes and figure out where the problems lie. We have to raise the moral and maturity level of this team. It needs to be at a level where we are able to go out there and win ballgames.”

 

On Texas Tech’s offensive line...

“I thought that they did their job very well. They do exactly what they are supposed to do. They are supposed to give Graham Harrell time. I did not do well enough to get to him as often.”

 

Cornerback Joshua Moore

On defensive performance...

“I feel like I can get a lot better. We just have to bounce back as this was a very disappointing loss for us. Coming into this game, we knew that we were playing one of the very best offenses and that they were going to be a test for us. I feel like it is going to make our defense better. Knowing they are going to come and throw the ball fifty times a day, we have to step up and make plays.”

 

On Michael Crabtree’s ability...

”Going against him, he made me a lot better. I can make plays against him and I felt as though it was a real opportunity for me.”

 

Free Safety Chris Carney
Overall thoughts after the game...

“It is definitely embarrassing. Anytime that you get beat by thirty points, it is going to be embarrassing. Especially with how often they threw, we put the loss on our shoulders. We have to go and watch film and put it all behind us.”

On hopes to turn this team around...

“We definitely believe we can turn it around. We have a resilient bunch of guys. We put in a lot of effort, but it did not come out where we wanted. This was definitely one of the best offensives I have ever played against.”