Nebraska Player Quotes

Senior Quarterback Zac Taylor
On offensive game plan...
“We ran the ball well the last couple weeks and we thought we could do it against them as well. Anytime our defense plays well, we don’t turn the ball over, and we run the ball as effectively as we did we are going to have a great chance to win.”

On the 4th down and 2 bootleg...
“The good thing about that play was that there was so little time on the play clock that I didn’t have time to think about it. They were planning on a run from the tailback so it worked out pretty well.”

On winning in Manhattan for the first time in 10 years...
“It’s good to get that record out of the way so people will stop talking about how we haven’t won down here. Now we have and hopefully we can start a new streak here.”

On Maurice Purify...
“He’s a big guy and corners really have to respect him. A lot of times we’ll bump other guys up and they have to back off of him because they are scared of the big play. He gives himself a lot of opportunity to make plays.”

 

Sophomore Running Back Cody Glenn

On the importance of establishing the run early...

“It’s real important for us. It allows us to open the passing game and get the receivers down the field. That’s what we want to do, we’re Nebraska and we want to run the ball. We want to show everybody that we can run the ball no matter what so it’s real big for us to get the ground game going early and often.”

 

On the rotation of running backs...

“Everybody’s real comfortable with it right now. We’re at the point in the season when we know when we’re going to play and how we’re going to play. It helps keep everybody fresh, especially when we get down to the fourth quarter and we’re trying to close out games. We’ve got fresh running backs going against defenses that have been out there the whole game.”

 

Sophomore Kicker Jordan Congdon
On the fake field goal...
“At the beginning of this week, they [Nebraska coaches] said that they had seen on film that they [Kansas State] pretty hard coming in on blocks. There have been a lot of times this year that they have blocked field goals and punts. It was wide open in the film so we just took a shot at it and we did it.”

 

Sophomore Nose Guard Ndamukong Suh
On establishing the line of scrimmage...
“Establishing the line of scrimmage was a big thing for us, we wanted to stop the run. One of our goals was to make K-State one-dimensional. We wanted to keep their young quarterback in the pocket and go after him
for sacks.”

On the win on the road...
“It’s very huge for us, that was our goal throughout fall camp. We wanted to come out and win at Iowa State and Kansas State before going back home to face Texas.”

On K-State’s offensive line...
“It’s a very good offensive line, there were a few faults with our rush and stunts. We got off the ball quickly though and they just had to follow us.”