Kansas State Player Quotes

Sophomore Quarterback Josh Freeman
On the loss...
“We feel bad about it, but we have a game in seven days after tonight and I won’t even be thinking about it. It’s never easy to swallow a loss. I hate losing. Tomorrow we just have to come out, watch the film, and get it out of our system.”

 

On his confidence in K-State two-minute drill...

“It’s high. I think everybody on our team expects to go down and put it in and get a one-point lead with very little left on the clock. We weren’t able to do it.”

 

On Kansas’ performance...

“They had a gutsy performance. They came out, played hard and were able to make plays.”

 

On trying to bounce back from this loss...

“I think tomorrow it will be just like we played any game. A win is a win and a loss is a loss. You’d like to get the win, but I think this team sees this as one that was a hard-fought game. We lost it, but we still have a game next week and there’s nothing we can do about this week.”

 

Senior Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson

On Kansas...

“We knew they were a good team. They’re playing really well right now. They’re solid all around the board special teams, offense and defense. They didn’t give us anything. They made us earn everything, and we didn’t make enough plays.”

 

On K-State’s final drive...

“We felt confident. We work on that two-minute situation everyday in practice. Right away, we were able to move the ball a little bit. But they stepped up when they needed to and made the plays.”

 

On losing the game...

“We have to put it behind us. There is no time to mourn. A week from today, we have another game. Coming Monday, we’ll see what happened today and get ready for Colorado. We’re going to move on and start playing another team.”

 

On the rivalry...

“They are a good team. This rivalry is different than what it has been in the past. They’ve come a long way. They have athletes over there that are now making plays, and we have athletes here making plays. This rivalry is going to be a battle every year now.”

 

Junior Defensive End Ian Campbell

On taking the game personally...

“I take every game personal. I put in a lot of work, so do these guys. You prepare a lot, so every time you take a loss, it’s always going to be personal.”

 

 

 

 

On his emotions this week ...

“Well, you know it’s not really that much of a roller coaster. Last week was a high, we expected to win. We went down there to win. This week we played to win too but it just didn’t happen for us today. They played better. We didn’t do the things that we should’ve done to take advantage of the game and they did. So I give congrats to KU today.”

 

On the Kansas offense...

“I felt like they were a solid team. They run the ball, obviously, pretty well. They have a pretty decent passing game. They were pretty tough.”

 

On Kansas quarterback Todd Ressing...

“I was impressed with Todd Reesing. He’s not a very tall or big guy, but knowing myself personally, you can’t judge a book by its cover. I was impressed with how he handled himself and he does very well when he scrambles as well. They’ve got a solid team and he’s got a good receiving corp.”

 

Junior Safety Gary Chandler

On coming back next week after the loss...

“It won’t be easy but we’ve got to do it. We can’t think about what happened in the past. Right now it’s the past so we’ve got to move on. It was just a bad game. It’s not really a let down. The world’s not over just because we lost. We’ve just got to come back in tomorrow and get focused and start on our new opponent.”

 

On Kansas’  running game...

“I’m not for sure (why the running game was so effective). I haven’t gotten the chance to look at the film but that’s one thing we’re really going to have to address coming into next week. It’s kind of new because usually we’re shutting down the run. We’ve just got to come in tomorrow and work our butts off and get ready for Colorado because they’re going to give us a good test too.”

 

Sophomore Safety Chris Carney

On his first interception...

“It was good to get that off the bat get the first interception. But obviously after (losing) the game, it doesn’t mean much right now.”

 

On K-State’s defensive play in the first quarter...

“I think we started off pretty well. We shut them down, and then we kind of let it go. We couldn’t stop the running game when we needed to, and we definitely couldn’t stop the passing game in the red zone.”

 

On how much the loss hurts...

“Obviously it hurts a lot. Anytime you lose a game, it’s going to hurt. It was definitely our game to take. We didn’t do it. Anytime you don’t get something done that the coach says you should, then the consequences are going to be hard to swallow.”

 

On his second interception...

“It was definitely in the air for awhile. I had him man-to-man, so I took off. I thought he was going to be there to snag the ball, but I happened to jump in the air and get it.”