Kansas State Head Coach Ron Prince Quotes

Opening Statement...

“We played against a very physical team today as we knew we would.  We were pretty certain that we would have to do a real good job of spreading them out and distributing the ball and try to neutralize them and their strength, which didn’t happen in the first half.  Offensively, we had a really tough half and really didn’t get much going.  Defensively, I thought we did a real nice job obviously with the turnover and going back for the score, that was a big play for us and we just couldn’t capitalize on that from a momentum stand point which was very disappointing.  We had a couple good moments in the game, the long drive with Carson and then Banks return where we were in the game and had a chance to cut it and make a serious run at it.  But they showed what very good teams do.  They were able to put a drive on and score in a very physical way and that’s what really good teams do.  I thought the biggest play of the game from a negative standpoint early was the fumble on the punt return.  We made a good quality stop and we had the turnover there.  I thought that was unfortunately a key play of the game.”

 

On his decision to pull Josh Freeman out of the game...

“He wasn’t his normal self for whatever reason and because of that I pulled him out of the game.  We’ll have to have an evaluation to see what’s going on.”