TCU-Iowa State Postgame Quotes

Oct. 6, 2012

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Iowa State vs. No. 13 TCU
Oct. 6, 2012
Attendance: 42,152
Final: Iowa State 37, No. 13 TCU 23

TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson
Opening Statement:

“You look at this one and you know how we got beat. You can’t give up big plays on defense and you can’t give the ball up on offense. You have to give all the credit to coach (Paul) Rhoads and Iowa State. They came into our house, beat us fair and square and pushed us around. That is only our fourth loss in four years. Losing is a disease if you don’t do something about it, it will just keep spreading. I am not a very good loser. You have to give them a lot of credit they came in and did a great job. We had three big stops and two of them had personal fouls to keep them going. One of them I have to take a look at on film because Stansly Maponga said he saw the ball come out and he dived in. You have to be ready to play.”
On the decision to not play Matthew Tucker:
Tucker was a game-time decision. His ankle just wasn’t ready. So we played B.J. Catalon and Aundre Dean.”
On turnovers:
“How many turnovers did we have, five? We are not going to get very far doing that and at least two were inside the 10-yard line. I believe both of them were by freshmen. We never played Trevone Boykin. You have to get used to it. We hadn’t played B.J. Catalon much. The guys that we had problems with on turnovers had not played in ball games.”
On Iowa State quarterback Jared Barnett:
“They ran the same offense, they didn’t do anything different. He is a little bit faster than the regular starter.
On two Iowa State touchdowns in first quarter:
“Our biggest thing on defense was that we can’t give up any big plays. On the second touchdown we were in a zone blitz and Kevin White got double-moved. I am going to look on film with the first touchdown.”
On Iowa State’s reverse pass for a touchdown:
I told you guys all week what he does when he goes on the road. He has some special stuff because you have to find a way to take games. Even with all of that we just can’t turn the ball over.”

TCU safety Sam Carter
On Iowa State's performance in the game:
"They made big plays. They came out and beat us. No excuses. "No one likes to lose. We just have to move on and take it one game at a time and get ready for next week."

On Iowa State’s two big plays for touchdowns:
"I really didn't even see them. They made a play and we didn't make a play. No excuses. Give those guys credit, but I feel we have played harder, and it cost us."

On moving forward in the Big 12 this season:
"Any team that comes here puts on their shoes the same way we do. You can't make excuses; Big 12, Mountain West, you're always supposed to play hard. No excuses."

TCU wide receiver Josh Boyce
On halftime adjustments TCU made:
“Just protect the ball, we go over it every day in practice, we just got to take it to the field. We just said protect the ball.”

On the play of Trevone Boykin:
“He did pretty well, you’ve got to eliminate the turnovers, but it is his first start. We didn’t get the win so it’s not great but we did pretty well. He took the same reps as Casey and we kept the same game plan.”

Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads
Opening statement:
“We play in a heck of a league. Two very fine football teams played out there today, they played their hearts out. Our team came to play, we played a 60 minute football game. I am very pleased with our execution, with our effort, and our energy that we played with today.”

On naming Jared Barnett starting QB:
“I named him Friday morning before we went through walk-thru. He is a great kid, he understands that football is a competitive game. Every position needs to be earned, all the time. Jared performed well in practice and was ready to go, and he showed us that today.”

On the free play of the game:
“Anytime you can start successfully is great, it was an emphasis by the staff. There is no such thing as an easy play, but we wanted preparation in our play calling to try create such chances. That big shot was one we wanted to take. Execution was just like Thursday at practice when we ran a script and we executed it even better out there today.”

On defining moments:
“We really took advantage of the opportunity, and that is what successful teams do. When you are targeted and you get the opportunity to make a play, whether it is a reception, or if it’s a throw or carry, a tackle or a block you have to step up. Our fourth and fifth year seniors set up and led the charge.”

On creating big plays:
“What we have been talking about is explosive plays for three plus years, and the importance of that. We haven’t had very much success in that. When you are able to do things on time like we were able to do today it gives you a shot. To be able to do that against an outstanding defense should give our kids confidence.”

On David Irving:
“My challenge to him is to play fast all the time and play hard all the time. He is a very talented football player that is a true sophomore. The light is still a little dim for him, it’s not bright yet. Part of that is effort, you have to learn. I imagine his learning curve will change a little bit.”

On ball security:
“Ball security has not been de-emphasized, we know the importance of it. It was good to be on the plus side of it today. Our guys were hungry and got after it today, and were able to take advantage of it. The critical one at the end and not letting it get to an onside kick situation, ball security will always be an emphasis.”

Iowa State wide receiver Josh Lenz
On the win:
“It’s always great to come down here, especially with the guys that are from Texas to get a win in front of family but it is always great to get a win.”

On Iowa State’s game plan:
“They are a great team, but we just felt that we could attack in certain areas, and when just executed with the play calls and we were able to score”
Iowa State linebacker Jake Knott
On today’s win:
 “I don’t think there is anything really special about this win, you know we just go into every game and play our hardest. Before this game there was a feeling that we were going to win this game, and we knew that but to do that we had to battle a great TCU team and had to take care of unexpected things that were thrown our way. “
Iowa State quarterback Jared Barnett
On trying to score points against TCU’s defense:
“We knew that we could score against them, we just had not done it on the field yet. I think we came out there and played today and showed other teams that they can’t count us out. Our offense is really powerful, and if we get to moving and eliminate our turnovers we can really play”



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