UNLV vs. No. 24 Oregon State Post-Game Quotes
Sept. 13, 2009
UNLV vs. Oregon State Post-Game Quotes UNLV Head Coach Mike Sanford 9-12-09
OPENING STATEMENT: I have to give credit to Oregon State. Oregon State played very well. They won the game and we didn't win the game. I believe we had a great opportunity to win the game and we didn't get it done.
I am encouraged by how hard we played. I am not one bit satisfied by coming close. I believe we are in a new era in UNLV football and coming close and playing hard is not good enough.
ON THE PLAY OF JACQUIZZ AND JAMES RODGERS OF OREGON STATE:
One of the things we had to do to win the game was to contain the Rogers brothers, and the Rogers brothers were a big factor in that game.
ON TURNING THE BALL OVER TWICE:
Turnovers were a key. We have been a team that doesn't turn the ball over and we turned the ball over twice and Oregon State didn't turn it over. We had some opportunities to get turnovers and we didn't. That is something that we have to continue to improve on.
ON THE PLAY OF SOPHOMORE QUARTERBACK Mike Clausen:
I want to give great credit to Mike Clausen. Mike Clausen came in and did a tremendous job coming off the bench. That is the reason that we played him in the first game, so he could come in and everybody wouldn't miss a beat with him.
ON MOVING ON AFTER TONIGHT'S GAME:
We have to be able to come back and our team has to stay together. We have to come back and come up with a great game plan and prepare to beat Hawaii. The bottom line is this is college football and we have to come back, rise up and have a great game against Hawaii and find a way to win.