Post-Game Quotes

 

 
 

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PROVO, Utah -

Utah State head coach Gary Andersen
"You look at the stats and we played against a tremendous defense, obviously. We're six weeks into the season and it's happened week after week after week, but we did not play well enough on the offensive side of the ball to have a chance to win the football game - numbers will speak for that."

"We didn't throw well enough; we didn't take advantage of opportunities well enough; we didn't catch it well enough; from A to Z, we were not good enough."

"Defensively we knew it was going to be a battle. We were going to have to play extremely well to get us into a position to have an opportunity to win the game. We did play well."

"We played well on defense and made plays at times, gave up a drive at the end of the first half that ended up being ultimately a big factor in the football game."

"Special teams were solid at times and we missed a kick. It's a team loss, from top to bottom and a tough loss."

"My credit goes to BYU-a physical, tough-minded football team. A very difficult place to play, my hat goes off to the crowd."

"It's a tremendous crowd, a great place to play, unbelievable environment. I thought we handled that part of it very well, tough game though."

"We got beat by a very good football team in a very, very difficult place to play and we'll continue to fight. The bottom line is this, we're 4-2, two games away from being bowl eligible, which is huge, and we haven't started WAC play yet."

BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall
"Utah State matched us down in and down out the entire game all the way to the end. I think the supporters of Utah State have a great coach leading a great team. I do think, however, our players were very resilient. They performed during some crucial plays up until the very end. It was a fantastic game and an excellent rivalry game. We are lucky, and I'm glad that we won. I'm fortunate to coach this team."

 

 

"I think Utah State is strong on defense. Other than the interception after the personal foul, I thought Taysom (Hill) threw the ball well. He went from a 47-0 game where there was not much pressure to a game where every play was pressured. I think his 19 carries were too many. His throwing reps will eventually balance out with his running. It did with Riley. We will get there."

"Regardless of rivalry or not, it's a great in-state game. Besides just winning it's really hard to win another football game. Utah State has earned the right to call it a rivalry with the way they play, so that's what it is."

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