TCU vs. Texas Tech Postgame Quotes

Oct. 25, 2014

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TCU head coach Gary Patterson
Opening Statement:
"Well, we are bowl eligible. That's what we were looking to accomplish. It wasn't pretty, but we'll move forward."

On the team's performance:
"I don't think we played well all game. We still had to kick three or four field goals in the red zone in the second quarter. If you want to win a championship, you have to play better. I'm way happy for them, but I told them before the ball game they weren't ready after watching them warm-up. Fortunately for us, we didn't play well and we won a ballgame. That hadn't happened around here over the last two years. We were sloppy, had a guy kicked out of the game, didn't play very good pass coverage in the first half. We have to get ready to play."

On the offensive play:
"I didn't want to score the last touchdown. They kept blitzing in the late part of the third quarter and when they bring more than we have, the check is to throw it. It was one of those things where they brought everybody and we threw a pick route and broke a couple of tackles. We were not trying to send a message about anything. We did not go into this saying we wanted to run up the score. That's not what TCU is all about it. We're not that kind of football team."

On Trevone Boykin's play:
"Seven touchdowns. What can you say?

On moving forward:
"I'm keeping my nose down. I know we have a good football team. I understand the level of play that they can play. I've seen them do it, now we have to be able to do that. Next we have a very good West Virginia team that we have to play at their place. They play very well there. We have to get ready."

On the defensive secondary:
"Sometimes, I don't think they give themselves credit. Texas Tech can throw the football and Coach Kingsbury does a great job. They know us really well and they know what we're doing. I finally got them convinced that when they're going quick and are throwing some kind of screen, to back up because they had two big plays on two screens. One was a touchdown and one almost was a touchdown. You have to think about the way they were staying in the game was big plays."

On next week vs. West Virginia:
"We're going to have to play better pass defense and we're going to have to score points because they can score points. Whether it's 59-58 or 3-2, we're just trying to get a win. They've got some good players and they're on a roll. Have to get ready to play and then we have Kansas State after. Those are two good football teams."

Deante' Gray:
On the team's intensity at the beginning of the game:
"We didn't come out with the same amount of energy that we've had in previous games, but once we settled down and started executing, it all came together."

On the team's overall performance:
"We definitely could have played a lot better. The score might not indicate that, but we left some points out there. It's all about making corrections when we come back next week. We have to play a lot better when we go to West Virginia. We have to be ready."

On how other people will see the 82-point effort:
"When people first see the number 82, they'll be like `whoa', but if you look at the game, we definitely struggled in a couple areas. Hopefully on the offensive side they just see that we're really explosive and that we can play with anybody."

TCU defensive tackle Chucky Hunter
On how the team utilizes its talents on both sides of the ball:
"This offseason it was really just about being one unit as an offense and a defense and not just a defense and an offense. We really play for each other."

On being a part of a team that scored 82 points in a game:
"This is a first-time experience being a part of an offense like this. I'm keeping notes and making memories."

On Trevone Boykin's improvement throughout the year:
"Trevone's done hard work and when nobody is looking. It's about how you perform in the offseason and in the summer time and how much chemistry is going on. I felt like I expected him to do that. It's nothing new for me. I expect that out of him as a great athlete."

On how the team's mentality will be compared to next week's game at West Virginia:
"Same thing. We are going on the road. All we got is one heartbeat, and we play for each other. We just have to be physical and stay focused. It's one game at a time, and I've been saying that since we began Big 12 play."

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin
On Gary Patterson's handling of the team:
"Coach Patterson is a good dude, and he loves us. He is probably one of the best things that has ever happened to this school. He's a winner and a great coach at that."

On how he continues to learn and progress:
"You're always a student of the game. It is the things you learn from (Matt) Joeckel and other guys. The thing about this offense is that he knows it in and out, and to sit back and listen is one of the easiest things you can do."

On Aaron Green's big game:
"I always knew Aaron was a good player; even last year when we faced adversity. When we didn't have BJ in the game against Iowa State, he stepped up. He's one of those guys that can come in. I feel that way about all our backups. We practice as if one is out and the other has to step up. You basically know your role, and he did a great job because of that."

On how the team looked at the game in regards to the Nov. 1 contest at West Virginia:
"I kept hearing it was a `trap game,' but it was about us playing our game and staying focused and not worrying about other things."

On how the game factors in with TCU's recent history with Texas Tech:
"Last year's score and the year before, we were 0-2 against those guys in the Big 12. I'm just glad we got a win today."

On what co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie told him after the game:
"He basically told me to be smart and be safe. What we are doing now is good, but the real talk is going be in January."

Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury
Opening statement:
"We've got to give them credit. They were a very good team. Even if we were to play our best, it would have been tough to beat them. You've just got to keep fighting. We've got to keep going, keep trying to be better and try to improve this week."

On Tech's performance:
"They made a bunch of plays. I saw a bunch of missed tackles. I think we gave them the ball four times on our side of the field as turnovers. It's inexcusable in a lot of areas and we have to keep working to improve it."

On Trevone Boykin:
"I said I thought he was a top three Heisman guy, and to watch him live and in person. He's got to be a front-runner. He's that good. He's the best player in the country in my opinion. Even when you think you've got him, you don't have him. He creates plays. You play that many snaps and don't turn the ball over, that's impressive."

Texas Tech junior running back Deandre Washington
On Tech's performance:
"They were a better team today. We've just got to come back Monday and come back ready to work. There is really no excuse for it. Eighty-two points is a lot and there's not excuse. We've got to get better."

On mismatches:
"I don't really think there were any mismatches. I think it was us beating ourselves and not getting lined up and not getting the technique that we practiced all weekend."



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