Kansas State Player Quotes

Quarterback Josh Freeman


On being on the sideline on Oklahoma State’s final drive...

“It wasn’t fun, obviously, but (Zac) Robinson did a great job of getting them into field goal range.”

On his 404 yards passing...

“We wanted to take some shots on these guys and we were able to do so, but it was nowhere near what we expected.”

 

On his play...

“Average. It wasn’t good enough to win. I’d take last week’s game over this week’s game any day.”

 

Wide receiver Jordy Nelson

On the loss...

“When you lose, it’s never good but Oklahoma State played well, and we didn’t play well enough.”

 

On the two-point conversion play...

“It was just a play that the coaches had for a two-point play, and it’s kind of a double rub where the outside guy runs a hook route and we just try to get a little rub and get it to the guy in the flat. He (coach Ron Prince) told me before we even got the ball back. He said if they score and we score, we’re going for the win.”

 

On watching the final drive from the sideline...

“We had faith in the defense and everything, but you always like to end the game with the ball in your hands and we were unable to do that.”

 

Wide receiver Deon Murphy

 

On the game...

“We played our hearts out. We gave them all we had, but it just wasn’t enough for them. Every loss is tough to swallow. I don’t think that anybody wants to come in here and lose. Every time you come out here and play a game, I think everybody wants to come win so it will always be tough for us.”

 

On going for the two-point conversion...

“It’s just something that we’ve been working on during practice. We feel real confident that we can go out there and do things like that and when you feel real confident and play like it, that’s what’s going to happen. We’re going to succeed.”

 

Defensive back Chris Carney

 

On the last defensive series...

“We missed tackles, and that’s a problem we’d been having. Give all the credit to Oklahoma State because they went down and did what they needed to do and scored.”

 

On problems with run defense...

“Tackling. It’s been an issue, and it’s still an issue.”

 

On improving...

“Drills. It comes down to fundamentals, and that’s what we’ve got to get back to.”