K-State Player Quotes

Senior Wide Receiver Brandon Banks

On the team's play today...
"We got off to a slow start including myself with the fumble on the opening drive. We just got off to a rough start."

On what happened when he fumbled...
"I was just trying to make a play trying to reach the ball over the goal line and the defender just made a good hit on me. I dropped the ball and it's my fault."

On how they control their destiny...
"It's good because we have another opportunity, to reach our goal. We are still down about this loss though.  Hopefully, we can bounce back, for another opportunity next week."

Junior Kicker Josh Cherry

On making a career high in field goals ...
"It was definitely fun but the fact that we lost really takes away from it. I hate losing and I'm pretty sure everyone else on this team does to. No one wants to be at home during the off season this game had a lot riding on it. Making four field goals is great but I would rather have those field goals be PAT's."

On calming himself down for next week.....
"I hope not I mean I'm sure I'm going to have a couple more butterflies in my stomach. But it's the same field right here and up there, the field goal posts are just as wide and the kicks are just as long. Just got to keep our mind and don't change anything and keep working on what you are working on all week."

Senior Quarterback Grant Gregory

On the trends of each drive....
"I can't really tell right now. I have to take a look at them. We made a few mistakes and didn't get the job done."

On what went wrong in the rushing game....
"They're a good rushing defense. That's one of the strengths of their team. They did a good job. We still ran the ball decent. They did a good job. I mean, they're good up front and have a good team. They haven't played to what they're capable of up to this point, but they played a good game today and beat us."

Junior Receiver Lamark Brown

On still controlling your own destiny...
"There's a little bit of luck there but at the same time with everything being in our hands we should of played better then what we did today."

On Missouri's defense....
"I don't know what really happened to us to tell you the truth. We weren't in sync, we weren't making plays we were suppose to make. We had opportunities we didn't take advantage of."