Kansas Player Quotes

Senior Quarterback Todd Reesing

On the loss...
"We are pretty frustrated. That is pretty disappointing, to hit a stretch like this in the middle of your season. We are looking to bounce back. We are not going to throw the towel in and say it is over. At this point, we have got a three game season. We have got to pull it together. Next week is our last chance to play at home. We have got to win and give ourselves a chance for a good bowl game, try to end the season on a good note."

On losing to a rival...
"It goes without saying when you lose to a rival it hurts more than when you lose to someone else. We enjoyed a three year stretch. This is my first loss to K-State and it is not what you want. It hurts and it stings. But sometimes in life and in football you hit stretches where things don't go your way and no matter what you do, how hard you prepare, and keep a good attitude, sometimes you get kicked down into the dirt. It is too hard to get back up. The good thing about our guys is we are going to keep trying. We are not the team to give up and throw in the towel after a bad month."

On his play...
"This week was the best week of practice we have had in a long time. Guys were flying around, we were enthusiastic and positive and working hard. To have that tempo and come out on Saturday and not play like you practice is tough. I don't have any answers. Aside from turnovers, I threw the ball pretty well, had a pretty high completion percentage but we could not get into the end zone. Turnovers killed us again. We have just got to hang onto the ball. I've got to be mindful and tuck the ball and not get it stripped."

Senior Wide Receiver Kerry Meier

On the loss...
"It is definitely one of the tougher ones to swallow, but K-State came in and did all the things they do well. They came in and established the run game. In all four quarters they beat us up front and beat us in all aspects of the game. They did all they could to give themselves a win today."

On Reesing's play...
"Defenses are keying in on Reesing and taking away the things he's good at, which is getting out loose to run. He turned the ball over a few times and that hurt. But it was not just the three turnovers. A lot of other things go into that. We missed a couple field goals after driving down the field. We just could not get points on the board. That is what it all comes down to. At the end of the day, we failed to execute and put points on the board. When you play a good ball club like K-State you cannot do that. Any opportunities you have, you have to take advantage of and we did not do that."