Kansas State Player Quotes

QB Josh Freeman

ON THE OFFENSE...
“We did not do anything different today than we had in the past games. The coaches were calling the same plays, and we were just able to execute. The line did a great job protecting, and the running game was really able to help us out. I think we are just getting on the same page. Everybody is just starting to get a good understanding of the offense. Coach is still pushing us and we are responding well. I wanted to come out a throw the ball today. I didn’t really know about my stats. Coach called a great game. I was just paying attention to the score. They came out a made a nice little rally.”

 

ON 74 YARD TD PASS TO JORDY NELSON...
“That was all Jordy (Nelson). We were hot on that play, I just got rid of the ball to Jordy and he made a play.”

 

ON HELPING OUT THE DEFENSE... 
“It felt good to help out the defense today. Colorado’s offense is struggling. Colorado’s defense is ranked pretty high, we just had to come out and play a good game. I think we did that.”

 

ON HIS COMFORT LEVEL...
“Today I was fairly comfortable. the line did a great job protecting. I just did what I could do. It helps me out a lot when the line is opening big holes and our backs are running through it and it is taking more than one guy to bring them down.”

 

ON GETTING THE ROAD WIN...
“It means a lot. We come out every week with the intention of putting up a game like this, and having a level of being unstoppable on the field. Today they had a real tough time stopping us and we took advantage of that. It was just a great overall team effort.”

RB James Johnson

ON QB JOSH FREEMAN...
“(Josh) Freeman is an awesome quarterback. He led us to our victory tonight.”

 

ON BECOMING BOWL ELIGIBLE...
“It is a chance for another victory for us. It is also a chance for us to bring Kansas State back to where it was during the 90s.”

 

ON WR JORDY NELSON...
“He made a great play (on fourth quarter 74-yard reception). We are weightlifting partners now, so ever since he started working out with me, he is making big plays.”

 

RB Leon Patton

ON GETTING THE ROAD VICTORY...
“We just tried to focus on keeping our mentality in the second half. We did not think about it like we were too confident. We know how good Colorado’s defense is. I was kind of surprised at how well we moved the ball against them.”

 

ON REACHING A BOWL AS A FRESHMEN...
“It means a lot to be a freshmen and reaching a bowl game already. I’m just really excited.”

 

CB Justin McKinney

ON BECOMING BOWL ELIGIBLE...
“It feels great for us. We have been working really hard, and our team really deserves a chance like this.”

 

ON QB JOSH FREEMAN
“He is just a leader. He is young, but he is coming along every week very well. I have the utmost respect for Josh (Freeman).”

 

ON GETTING THE ROAD VICTORY...
“It feels great. We have had great practices all week, and I think our coaches prepared us really well for this game.”

 

LT Greg Wafford

ON HIS DOWN FIELD BLOCK DURING WR YAMON FIGURS’ 30-YARD TD RUN...
“It felt really good. I just kept running until I heard a whistle. We always play to the whistle. I did not know where (Yamon) Figurs was during the play. I just looked at the guys in front of me, and they were still coming so I kept blocking.”

 

ON BECOMING BOWL ELIGIBLE...
“We still have a game next week that we really need to focus on. We just need to take it by game. We need to focus and prepare for playing Texas next week.”

 

 

DT Blake Seiler

ON THE DEFENSE...
“We had a good pass rush today, and that allowed us to not have to blitz that much. We came out really strong, and then we got into a little slump but we were able to pull out of it and bounce back. Our offense had a good running game today, and that was able to help out the defense.”

 

ON THE WIN...
“It feels really good to get to six wins and be bowl eligible. It brings a lot of happiness to the program. We have a big game against Texas coming up this week. We need to have a good week of practice, and hopefully we will be able to win out.”