Kansas Player Quotes

Junior Wide Receiver Dexton Fields

On the attitude in Kansas’ huddle...

“(There was) a lot of positive stuff. We didn’t want to get down on ourselves. We made a few mistakes, but our players came back and made up for those mistakes. We were pretty positive in the huddle.”

 

On winning this afternoon...

“We haven’t won since 1989 in Manhattan, so this is a big win for us. You only get two chances to win in Manhattan for your career. It’s just another victory though. We are 5-0.”

 

Sophomore Tailback Jake Sharp

On coming back to win the game...

“We had no doubts. In the first half we really hurt ourselves in a lot of areas. We weren’t really panicked because we felt if we stuck to our game plan, in the end we would come out victorious.”

 

On Kansas’ backfield...

“Me and Todd (Reesing) have a certain element of swagger about us. I guess we have the little man syndrome a chip on our shoulder. If somebody says that we can’t do something, it’s kind of like, Well watch this.’ These past five games we have been able to do that, and we are very happy.”

 

Sophomore Quarterback/Wide Receiver Kerry Meier

On what it means to beat K-State...

“Anytime that you play K-State, it is a big game. It is special because I have so much respect for K-State. They have treated our family very well over the years. It is just great coming over here and getting the victory. We are looking forward to next weekend to get another win.”

 

On Kansas’ offense...

“That is the style of offense that we go as. We are an attacking-style offense, and we are going to attack for four quarters. We are just doing whatever we can to get the victory.”

 

Senior Corner Back Aqib Talib

On his interception...

“That might be one of the highlights of my career. This win at K-State is the first time since 1989. It doesn’t get any better than that. It’s just one of those games that proves to everybody in college football that KU is one of those teams to beat.”

 

Junior Linebacker Joe Mortensen

On the play at the end of the game...

“We try to build off of each other. That’s something that we take pride in. If something isn’t going right, we try to go out there and stop it.”

 

On winning at Kansas State ...

“(It) feels great. I was on the team a couple years back with Nick Reid, and it was a straight defensive game. We lost by a field goal.”

 

 

Senior Fullback Brandon McAnderson

On the in-state rivalry ...

“This is a huge game. To have a rivalry you have to trade wins and losses. I think this is the beginning of reviving this in-state rivalry, we have a very good team.”

 

On having a big roll in today’s game ...

“All the other games, I’ve been a part of the team, and I’ve been a big part of the team emotionally. They’ve always looked to me to be a leader, but I’ve never been in the position of carrying the ball a lot.”

 

On what made the offense so effective ...

“We are worried about KU business. That’s what we do during the week. We don’t worry about how this team did against another team. It’s all about match-ups. And they aren’t going to match up the same as they did with Texas.”