Kansas State Defensive Player Quotes

Junior Defensive Back Byron Garvin

On stopping Oklahoma State to give the Wildcats a chance to score...

“There was a lot of pressure. We stopped them the first two downs, then there was a big third down and we knew we really had to step up. Our secondary decided to change to man defense and we made a big play.”

 

On Marcus Watts...

“Watts has a good heart. I know he got hurt in the second quarter, but he came back in and fought to win. He ended up with the interception to end the game, too.”

 

Junior Defensive End Robert Jackson

On setting the tone...

“The offense knew what they had to do and the defense knew what they had to do. Once we came together you saw what happened tonight. If the offense performed, the defense was going to have their back and if the defense performed, the offense was going to have their back.”

 

On the importance of winning this week...

“It was real big. We saw that the offense wasn’t going to give up their fight and we couldn’t give up our fight or we weren’t going to win. It just feels good. After we lost to Baylor last week we really needed this win. How we came together at the end and pulled out the victory, it feels real good.

 

“We started out 0-1 in the conference and we needed this win. We didn’t want to start out 0-2 because it’s all hard games from here on out. It was a must have win.”

 

Senior Linebacker Brandon Archer

On the bleak situation towards the end of the game...

“I learned early on that you have to go out there and do your job. We could get mad and frustrated, and keep our heads down, but we fight this. We talked about it all week about fighting a tough fight and we just went out there and tried to do our job to the best of our ability. We have faith in our offense and they’re going to get the job done.”

 

On how it was important to come back like this...

I don’t think I can put it into words. It’s a great feeling. It’s a great win. This really showed how we became a good team today. It wasn’t perfect but we did the job. The offense hung in there and we stepped it up when we needed to. I’m proud of the team and proud to say we came together today.”

 

Junior Defensive Back Marcus Watts

On the importance of getting the win...

“It’s huge. It was the first Big 12 win of the season and it also helped us get ready for Nebraska coming in next week. Oklahoma State is a very good team, they’re a very big team, and this was a huge win for us.”

 

On knocking the ball out in the end zone...

“The quarterback was looking at that receiver the whole time and I knew he was going to throw it to him so I left my landmark. Luckily, I got there at the same time as the ball, and luckily he couldn’t hold on.”