Kansas State Player Quotes

Freshman Defensive End Joseph Kassanavoid

On containing Colorado Quarterback Tyler Hansen...
"My job this week was to spy the quarterback and make sure he did not get out of the pocket. As you could tell from watching the game, Hansen has some speed to him and some scrambling ability, so my job was to contain him and just make sure he didn't get away from us."

On the leadership of senior defensive end Jeffery Fitzgerald...
"The leadership of Fitzgerald has been huge. He does a very good job of keeping all the guys together. He hadn't been feeling well this week, and he came out and played really well today. His leadership has really been keeping us going."

Sophomore Safety Emmanuel Lamur

On what happened during his second interception of the day...
"I was just reading the quarterback's eyes and I broke on the ball. It happened very fast, and I just had to secure the ball because they were trying to rip it away from me again, just like on my first interception."

On trying to get better every week...
"I have been practicing hard every day, like Coach Snyder says, we have to get better every day. I try to get better all the time and stay focused on my keys and having good fundamentals and technique."

Sophomore Defensive Back Tysyn Hartman

On the defenses' effort...
"The defense went out and did our job today, and we executed really well, just like last week. We held them and got crucial stops when we needed to."

On containing Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen...
"That was a big emphasis all week. We knew what he could do from watching him the previous week, and we knew he could get on the edge and run really well."

Senior Wide Receiver Brandon Banks

On being number one in the north...
"It feels good. We have to keep it up. We have a lot more games to play that will determine whether we stay at the top so we have to keep it up. It feels good. KSU has a winning tradition, we are known for winning Big 12 Championships. Hopefully we can stay on top and continue to win."

On slow offensive half...
"Penalties and just execution, guys would not get hat on hat. We had penalties that set us back from the 30 yard line. It is hard to get into a rhythm; our defense works really hard to cause turnovers and forcing the other team to punt. We should reward them by putting up points on offense. It is very frustrating knowing that we are letting the other side of the ball down."

On reaching 3000 yards...
"It is pretty good. It is an honor to be able to get to that point when you are a wide receiver. I like to make plays and I always hope to make touchdowns."

Senior Quarterback Grant Gregory

On the win...
"A win is a win. It feels good to be 3-1 right now. We owe this win to the defense because we came out in the second half and did not do much offensively. At halftime we were feeling pretty good, we felt like we could duplicate what we did in the first half, but we didn't do much on offense. Colorado played well defensively, but we did not do what we needed to do offensively."

On Coach's reaction...
"He was pretty angry because we did not progress offensively. I thought we improved last week against Texas A&M, but we didn't do that today. That is what he was disappointed with."

On improvements needed...
"We have got to play a lot better on offense. Our defense played great and gave us good field position throughout the game. We did not capitalize on those opportunities. We have a huge test next weekend against OU (Oklahoma) and we have to get our mistakes cleaned up."