UNLV vs. Wyoming Postgame Quotes
 
 
 
 

Nov. 13, 2010

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UNLV Head Coach Bobby Hauck
Opening Statement…
“Obviously we’re feeling pretty good about the effort tonight. Winning is hard, losing is easy, all you have to do is cave in. We had a chance to do that. They did a nice job with their plan and caught us once there on that first play from scrimmage. We had to punt later on and they hit us again on the trick play, so they had two, quick, one-play drives in the first quarter. Our kids could have cashed in and they didn’t, that’s the toughness I have alluded to at times this week. I was proud of our guys, of our assistant coaches who put together a nice game plan on both sides of the ball. Our players executed the best we’ve executed this season and consequently we got a good win.”

On freshmen coming through and making plays…
“If we’re going to win we have to have some freshmen come through. I’m excited about them obviously. As I keep saying, the belief is that the future is bright here and you caught a glimpse of it with some of those plays that our young kids made tonight.”

On controlling the ball, clock, game…
“It was good, comfortable. It wasn’t biting our nails in the fourth quarter. We felt good about our third down, pretty good fourth down and our quarterback was very efficient and effective tonight. If we can run the ball for 200 yards, we’re going to have a good chance to win and that’s what we did.”

On Wyoming fourth quarter drive that could have closed the gap…
“I think our team has tremendous confidence in our ability to play in the fourth quarter. We haven’t had a lot of games that have gone that distance, but when we’re there I think our guys feel strongly that they are fresh and have the ability to play hard and make plays in the fourth quarter. I think they’re comfortable in the fourth quarter. It goes back to one of those plays where they could have caved in, that fourth down with the helmet to helmet penalty. They withstood it and got it stopped.”

On Omar Clayton having a standout game…
“It was great. Tonight the game seemed to slow down a little bit for him. This is a completely different offense from any he’s played in. It appeared to slow down for him and he had a great grasp of the plan. I’m excited for Omar and a great job by Coach Rob Phenicie getting him ready to go.”

On Robert Herron, the injured Wyoming player…
“I certainly hope he will be ok. We certainly hope that leaving the field that way was only precautionary.”

On running back Tim Cornett’s game…
“It’s a pretty big night. A lot of guys go careers without scoring four touchdowns, so for a true freshman to do it is tremendous. On several of those runs we had great push, so it was also a great job by our offensive line.”

On clamping down after the 72-yard touchdown…
“We’re looking to grow on defense and it was a good performance tonight. They ran that same play again and we stuffed it. We got it adjusted early on after that big play. We need something to hang our hat on and I think tonight is a good building block for us.”

Wyoming Head Coach Dave Christensen
On injured player’s health…
“I think he is going to be OK. He has feeling in all of his extremities, feeling from his hands and his lower body. He’s got a heck of a headache. He will probably have a pretty severe concussion at this point in time. All of the indications is he is going to be fine. We will find out more. He hasn’t had the MRI at the hospital yet.”

On the onside kick after scoring the opening touchdown…
“If they didn’t adjust we were going to use the onside kick. It was close, but we didn’t get it. Of course, that gave them great field position, but that wasn’t the issue of the game. If you can’t execute on third-and-ones offensively, you can’t get them off the field defensively. That’s the bigger issue. We can’t slow people down or stop them consistently. We can’t move the football and score points consistently are probably the two biggest, glaring problems we are having right now.”

On scoring two touchdowns early, but then being shut down by UNLV’s defense…
“It’s execution. They didn’t do anything different. Their game plan was the same from the start of the game to the end of the game. Our execution was better at times. We moved down the field, we got down in the red zone, but we didn’t get it in. You can’t do that. You can’t get down inside the 15-, 20-yard-line and not come away with points.”

On having the rivalry game left against Colorado State and motivating the team…
“Well, I would hope so, if they’ve got any competitiveness at all. Our seniors are 1-3 against them the last four years. I’m sure like the last two teams, they see us coming and think they have a chance to win. Our challenge is to come out and execute and play the best game that we can and try to find a way to win a game.”

On whether or not he saw the competitiveness in his team today…
“Well, you’ve got to give UNLV a lot of credit. Bobby (UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck) said they played their best game of the year today and it just happened to come against us. They’ve got skilled players. They’ve got some really good players and we knew that coming in. And, you know, we’ve got to get better.”


 

 

 
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