Kansas State Player Quotes

Senior WR Jordy Nelson

"I think we practiced pretty well. I think as the season goes on, teams keep getting better and we have to do that. Iowa State has played some tough games these past couple weeks and they have been able to compete. They (Iowa State) were able to get us today."

"It’s not good to lose, especially in the situation we were in. We just have to continue to get better and take every game as seriously as the big ones. I don’t know what happened, but we will go back and look. Iowa State made plays and we didn’t."

"I think we had great focus. I don’t think this is a team that’s going to be hopping up and down and going crazy all of the time. We are a very calm and focused team. They were able to make a play right off the opening kick off and were able to get momentum and get the crowd into it. When a team gets momentum like that they are tough to deal with."

Sophomore LB Jon Houlik

"(We are) frustrated for sure and really disappointed. They (Iowa State) are a lot better than their record shows being 1-8. We just didn’t come in and play very well. We didn’t stop the run. When we needed to come up with some big stops, we gave them some big plays."

"We were pretty focused when we came up here and traveling and with walk-throughs in the pre-game. I think maybe we were too focused and too uptight. We weren’t really relaxed for the first half. We did not get into our rhythm like we have been able to the last couple of games."

Senior TE Mike Pooschke

"It’s another loss. This game was really important to stay in the Big 12 North hunt. We have to come out and practice hard for the game next week. It’s not going to get any easier from here on out. We need some help right now with some other teams losing. We can’t control any of that, we just have to control ourselves."

Sophomore DE Eric Childs

"We aren’t really worried about bowl eligibility, we just want to go out next week and beat Nebraska."

"There were a couple of things that surprised us, but they just made a few more plays than we did."

"We didn’t make many adjustments in the second half. We went with the same calls."