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Oct. 13, 2012

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Kansas State Head Coach Bill Snyder
Opening Statement
“I’d like for us to have played better than we did across the board. There were times we played extremely well. I think Iowa State played extremely well. Their fans have a great appreciation for them. Paul and his staff do a neat job, those guys play awful hard and some of the problems we had were created by good play by Iowa State. But by the same token, we still had some issues. It was out of character for us to be a highly penalized team and we were. That’s not the right direction for us to be going.”

On penalties committed by his team...
“It was tremendously out of character for us, we had been the least penalized team in the country and now we look like the most penalized team in the country. That’s a matter of discipline. That’s a matter of a lot of things, part of it is focus. That means we didn’t coach them well, particularly well enough to sustain the direction we were going in regards to not being penalized.”

On the play of his defense...
“I think we played well defensively, we just didn’t play with the consistency we would like to and because of some errors in the kicking game and the offense not moving the ball on a couple drives, we gave them good field position. We had our moments, but we certainly had things that we’d like to have back.”

On communication difficulties...
“I’m not so sure that it was the crowd noise, and I haven’t visited with Collin and our offensive linemen about it but I think it was more us not getting the calls where they needed to be and putting him in a position where he had too many decisions to make and not enough time because we didn’t get plays in as quickly as we should. It was that more than anything else, just not getting in position and not getting lined up.”

Junior Linebacker Tre Walker
On the penalties...
“It was very crippling. We are not known for making penalties, and that killed us today. Whether it was holding or clipping a player, we just can’t make those pentalies, because that can allow a team to stay in the game and it allowed Iowa State to stay in this game today.”

On focus in the last few minutes...
“I think the main thing we were focused on were the attachments. Iowa State brings one or two receivers across the field to push everybody out and then bring one guy across the field, we call it a crosser, and we looked for that.”

Junior Defensive back Ty Zimmerman
On momentum shift after his interception...
“We talked in the huddle about a quick defensive change and we made sure to get a stop or turnover to switch the momentum, and tha’ts what happened. We were really fortunate to get that.”

Iowa State Head Coach Paul Rhoads
Opening Statement
“This was a standard Kansas State football game, coached by a legendary coach and quarterbacked by a great football player. I thought our kids battled the fifth-ranked team in the country tooth and nail. We fought to the very end.”

On missed opportunities...
“I think the biggest is getting a fumbled punt, then turning around and turning the ball right back over. It was a very big opportunity. It was not the only and certainly not the blame-all for the loss.”

On Kansas State...
“Their guys played our looks very well. Some of those looks take a little bit of time to develop, and we have to wait a little bit for those windows to open up. It came down to which team executed better, and they executed better down the line.”

On Collin Klein...
“He’s a great player. He’s an All-American in my book. He doesn’t get the attention because he’s not as flashy and doesn’t put up the gaudy numbers that some of the other college football players do, but he has a 6-0 football team that is ranked in the top five in the country. They can play with anybody in the country with arguably less talent on the field than everybody in the top 10 if not everybody in the top 15.”

On K-State’s third-down conversions...
“The key is beyond patience. It’s patience that leads to an open hole and that comes from a great offensive scheme. They do a fine job of learning their game plan and making bits and pieces, as well as making adjustments to it.”

On matching up with Kansas State...
“I would have liked to have played better. Until you physically get on the field with a group, it’s hard to tell exactly how we measure up. Their offensive line was very physical. Their offensive line remained very fresh. As the game went on they made some key plays, and tomorrow we’ll see how many of those were made because of mistakes by us.”

Linebacker Jeremiah George
On what Collin Klein brings to the table...
“Patience.Sometimes when there wasn’t even a hole he’d just wait it out. He’s not a hard runner he’s a tough runner, he’s just gonna wait and find maybe five yards and wait until people get on top of him.”

On K-State’s third down success...
“You try not to get too frustrated and try not to get too hard or too low. I try not to get too frustrated, I play these games with a lot of passion and a lot of energy, and I take advantage of every time I get on that field.”

Running back Jeff Woody
On if it was a game of missed opportunities...
“Sad thing is this is the fourth year in a row that it is a game of missed opportunities. The thing that is most impressive about Kansas State is not their six wins, it is their zero losses. If you are going to beat Kansas State you can’t beat yourself because that is what they want you to do.”

On if it felt like a rivalry game...
“Yes. I don’t know if it’s because of location, or history, or the fact the four years have been complete nail bitters. They have been so close and similar schools it just breeds a rivalry.”

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