Kansas Post-Game Quotes
Northern Colorado Head Coach Scott Downing
General thoughts of the game:
"I was disappointed in the final score, but I thought that we played a lot of guys. After going down 28-0, we came back in the second half and we won the third quarter 3-0. I think there are a lot of things we can obviously improve upon. We don't want to take anything away from Kansas because they're the 25th-ranked team in the country. They are a very good football team. I told our team that we'll go back home, watch the tape and learn from it. We had to play some young guys, but that's the nature of the game. We were able to play some freshmen and some redshirts. They got in the game and we got them some game time, so we'll see nothing but better things in the future."
On Northern Colorado's offensive play:
"Our offense started to click in the second half. We showed a lot of life. Our receivers ran pretty well with the ball after the catch. We still have some things to sharpen up in our running attack, but Andre Harris had some runs that were pretty good. John Burnley also came out and made a couple of good runs. I'm excited about the potential of the offense and as we continue to work, they'll be fine."
On Kansas' play:
"(Todd) Reesing is an awfully good player. We're like most people that they played last year. We just don't have an answer to a quarterback that can sit back there and throw. Then when he takes off, he can either run it or keep it alive. He's back there running around like a greased pig and you can't get him down. It's obvious on film and when you're watching him live. He's an important factor, obviously, but I take nothing away from guys like Kerry Meier. He did a great job and Jake Sharp did some good things as well."
Senior Quarterback Bryan Waggener
On what got the game out of hand:
"We struggled in the red zone; we had some penalties that killed us in the red zone. The missed field goal hurt a little bit and Todd Reesing took over the game today and showed why he's one of the better quarterbacks in the nation."
On Todd Reesing:
"I feel like he's just a playmaker out there. He's just real scrappy and knows how to get it done and finds ways to make plays all the time."
On not getting any touchdowns:
"We always expect to score. We expect to play with them and be in the game, we come out here trying to win every game and it was a disappointment not to get in the end zone, but they're a Top 25 team for a reason."
Junior Safety Max Hewitt
On the game as a whole:
"Obviously no one wants to get beat, but the score doesn't represent how the game went. We're going to watch the film and obviously take some negatives away from this and have to correct them, but I know we're going to find a lot of positives out here."
On staying close with Kansas:
"We've got to eliminate some of the big plays and I felt like we played with them. They're a top 25 team for a reason; they're a real good team. Todd Reesing deserves a lot of credit. He made a lot of big plays out there. But I do feel like we went toe-to-toe with them for a while. They got two scores late to kind of run up the score and that's something we're going to address and fix it and try to beat San Diego next week."