Colorado Player Quotes

Sophomore Quarterback Tyler Hansen

On what happened after the first drive...
"We just did not execute. There is always one guy missing a sign. We didn't play solid football. It's just frustrating and disappointing. We should have won that game."

On wide receiver's not getting open...
"A couple of times the wide receiver's couldn't get open. They were doing good in coverage making it tough for us to find open guys. Their defense did a good job tonight."

On if Kansas State made an adjustment after the first drive...
"I don't think so. They did stuff that we have seen before. It's pretty much on us to execute. But we just didn't get it done. "

Wide Receiver Scotty McKnight

On the defensive pressure faced by Tyler Hansen...
"I don't think we were really having trouble getting open. I think Tyler (Hansen) was getting some pressure and that was hard on him."

On why Colorado struggled with penalties today...
"I have no idea. I really couldn't tell you. It comes down to discipline and focus. I think there comes a time out there where guys get unfocused and maybe get too caught up in the game. Part of playing at this level is that you've got to stay focused and know your assignment - do only what you can do and don't try to do other people's jobs. That starts with the snap count and it carries on to other parts of the game. You've got to practice the way you want to play. If you're jumping offsides, if you're holding, if that's happening to you, then that's something you need to work on extra at practice. You can't make mistakes like that. We've just got to clean it up."

On losing their fire on the road offensively...
"I felt like after that first road, 'Okay, we're going to roll today on offense," and we just got stagnant and things weren't working out for us. That's on us as an offense. We've got to help our defense out. They played pretty well for the most part. We've got to do everything right in every phase of the game. The Big 12 is a tough conference and this is a good football team, so hats off to them, but we've got to come out and execute. We've got to be smarter. That's something we've got to thrive on. We've got to be a smart team who doesn't make technique mistakes. We can't make many mistakes. That's got to be our deal."

Junior Defensive End Marquez Harold

On the K-State running game...
"You know, I think that's what they focus on. They focus on running the ball and managing the clock. They got a good, fast, hard running guy back there. You know they stick with it. We stopped them a few times, but they always kept coming back to the run."

On how they adjusted to K-State's option running...
"They got us a couple times. I mean, we practiced the option, we were ready for the option. It's just kind of guys fitting up in the right places."

Senior Linebacker Marcus Burton

On being able to slow down Daniel Thomas...
"I think it was difficult when he has the speed and size that he has. He's able to stretch out the field and make certain cuts, and at the same time he's able to run people over. It's difficult defending a guy like that, but I think we just have to do a better job of doing our job."