Kansas State Offensive Player Quotes

Freshman Quarterback Josh Freeman
On getting the offense going...
“I felt about the same as I did last week. We got things rolling at Missouri, of course then we got stopped on the one-yard line. Today we just kept rolling the whole game and gave our defense a chance to rest their legs. It was an overall great team effort.”

 

On the pressure to succeed offensively...
“I think that the defense is doing a great job. The thing about offense and defense is that offense takes a little bit more time to get rolling. I think everyone understands that. Everyone is starting to understand the overall scheme of the offense so we just have to keep it going.”

On being one win away from bowl eligibility...
“We’re just trying to win them all. We’re not playing just to get one and get bowl eligible, rather win them all and be the best team that we can.”

 

Sophomore Fullback John McCardle
On what happened during his second-quarter touchdown catch...
“They fell for the bluff and I just went to the flat and no one really covered me that’s all there is to it.”

On how wide open he was and his thoughts during the play...
“I was pretty wide open. I was kind of thinking, wow, if I drop this it’s going to look bad. I was very confident that I was going to catch it. It was just so wide open and the ball was kind of a little floater so had a thought about it a little bit.”

Senior Tackle Greg Wafford

On the impact of the win...

“It means a lot we’re trying to establish something here especially at home, we don’t want to lose here. We lost last week and we wanted to respond in a good way, put it all together and just come out with a victory.”

 

On the difference between blocking for James Johnson and Leon Patton...

“It doesn’t matter. In practice I block for (Terry) Petrie, Donnie (Anders), everybody. Whoever is back there, I know they don’t mind who is blocking for them as long as we give them an opportunity to make a big play.”

 

On the improvement of the offensive line...

“We’re starting to get a better mentality of finishing and it carries on at practice and it carries onto the field. We’re starting to be more aware and we’re growing we’ve been growing since the first game. Today we had a good game and we need to continue to build on that.”

 

Junior Running Back James Johnson
On the blocking up front...
“The offensive line did a great job today. I have to give thanks to the offensive line because they put the game together for us.”