Iowa State Player Quotes

Junior Quarterback Bret Meyer

On Iowa State’s injury situation ...

“You’d like to have your starters out there, but that’s part of the game. If someone goes down someone else will step up and play. Euseph (Messiah) came in there. He never even came close to playing before. He made three or four big catches and got some good yardage. That’s football someone else has to step up and play.”

 

On the season’s momentum...

“You just have to come back and work harder. There’s not some magical potion for trying to get it done. It’s just never giving up knowing that if we win out, we’re still going to post-season play.”

 

On game-changing plays...

“There were a few plays. The false start that we had on third and one was a big play. Then with the punt, Chris (Singleton) thought (Ryan) Baum had touched the ball. That’s just instinct to go after it. Those were just two things that didn’t go our way. It kind of changed the game a little bit.”

 

Sophomore Defensive Back Chris Singleton

On the game...

“It’s hard for us because we wanted to win this game. We did well in the first half. In the second half, during (K-State’s) long touchdown run, we thought we had the running back contained but he broke out and scored.”

 

Junior Wide Receiver Milan Moses

On stepping in for Todd Blythe...

“When people go down you have to be able to step up and fulfill their role. I feel like that’s what I did tonight. I felt comfortable out there. Now I know that if anyone goes down I can step up.”

 

On the team’s morale after the loss...

“We can’t focus on the past. All we can do is look to the future. We still have a lot of games left to play.  We just have to work hard in practice and go out and prepare for the next one. There are brighter days ahead. We just have to take it one day at a time.”

 

Senior Wide Receiver Austin Flynn

On his leadership role...

“As far as leadership wise, just having a never-say-die attitude is crucial. Every play, every snap, every catch and every throw is that much more important if we want to have a chance. I approach it as a leadership style that everything we do is important. As a senior, the last chance to play K-State, a game that was almost a do-or-die situation it just kills you.”