Missouri Player Quotes

Sophomore Middle Linebacker Will Ebner

On their efforts against Daniel Thomas...
"I thought it was great. I don't even know how many yards he had but I thought that we stopped the run well. We held them to 12 points - four field goals - so it was a big stand for our defense and a big statement."

On the importance of not letting K-State score a touchdown...
"It was huge. I mean that was just a fun little ride. I think at that point in the game it was clear that we were going to win, but for a fourth down stand half an inch from the goal line is unbelievable. And it just brings guys together. You saw the whole sideline going nuts when we stopped them so it was big for our defense and it was really exciting."

Junior Center Tim Barnes

On the team attitude coming into the K-State game...
"Everyone was a little unhappy about the losses and so everyone just kind of put their head down, not in a bad way, but just to focus, put their head down and it didn't matter what was going on around us. We had to focus down and it was just a big team focus. You could really tell that everyone was wanting to come out and win this game."

Senior Running Back Derrick Washington

On coming together as a team this week...
"We were playing for our pride, we were playing for Mizzou, our fans, for the guys lined up next to us. We just had to go out there and do it. We lost a lot of respect last week, and we had to come out and earn it back this week."

On finishing the game in the second half...
"We just came out and knew that we had to finish. We came in at halftime and knew that we had to get it going in the second half. We have struggled in the second half in the last couple of weeks, and we went three-and-out on our first series, after that though, we were firing on all cylinders."

Sophomore Quarterback Blaine Gabbert

On the play of Danario Alexander...
"He got open all day, and just made a bunch of plays. When you get him the football, he just makes tremendous plays."

On bouncing back after last week...
"We had our backs up against the wall today, so we had to come out here and show everyone what we were made of. I thought that we did that pretty well today. We knew that we could score points all along. "