Kansas State Head Coach Ron Prince Quotes

”That was a great football game. We've been trying to put ourselves in a position here for three years to be able to have a close ball game like that, with the ball, to have a two-minute drive to go win it, and we didn't get it done. We came up short.”


“Credit Colorado on both sides of the ball and the kicking game.”


“They did a good job of keeping our returns down. We'll look back and have plenty of what-ifs, plenty of second-guessing to do, I didn't obviously do a good enough job with our offense this week”.


“We were there, close to make a play and we didn't make it. I don't want to take anything away from Colorado great effort, they ran the ball, tried to keep the game short.”


On Play of Defense

“I was very pleased with our defensive effort, particularly in the second half. That's one of those games where the head coach ought to be able to get us some scores there at the end, and I was unable to do that.”


“I thought our defense, by and large, tried to play a very sound game. We'll look back at this one and say, 'What it? and woulda, coulda, shoulda. But the reality is we didn't.”


On too Many Third and Longs Given up Defensively

“I don't look at it that way. Yeah, we'd like to stop all the third downs. The one third down at the end, the third-and-15, that was a real big play on their part. We were in maybe the only coverage the particular route could've hurt us in and it did.”


On Play of Colorado Freshman Quarterback Tyler Hansen

“I had a pretty good sense that they would run the ball by whatever means they could. I had a sense they'd use all three runners, I had a sense that they could use a couple of different quarterbacks.”


“His game in particular I wasn't familiar with. But the idea of the quarterback running with the ball from that position, a lot of people are doing it these days and he was definitely a factor and able to convert. That was very positive for him.”