TCU 43, Cincinnati 10

Nov. 15, 2003

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TCU Postgame Quotes
TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson:

On the season
"We play to be the best we can be. Right now it's all about getting better. Today we grew up a little bit and we had some young guys playing better. So many guys have done so much above and beyond what they were asked. Nothing has gone smoothly, but we're finding a way to win. Finding a way to win on any given Saturday, that's the difference between being 10-0 and 5-5."

On the BCS Bowl picture
"We still have two more games. There's no time to relax and savor the victory. Everyone has been more caught up in the BCS than we have. There's no messing around with this group of guys who came to TCU to play great football and also to get a great education."

On the upcoming game against Southern Miss
"I don't know if we're going to beat Southern Miss. They don't lose many games in Hattiesburg. It's going to be a great ball game."

On what he said to the players after the game
"I didn't congratulate them. I told them that we have practice tomorrow."

TCU Placekicker Nick Browne
On his play
"My main goal is to help the team win the game. It was a big night for the football team and for me."

On the BCS
"We'd be disappointed if we went 12-0 and didn't make a BCS game. We take it one game at a time. All we can do now is keep winning games.

On the winning streak
"It has given us respect. Respect is a by-product of winning games."

TCU Cornerback Tyrone Sanders
On the victory
"A win is a win. We showed them we could score points."

On the blocked punt
"I've been getting closer every week and I finally made a big play."

TCU Safety Flander Malone
On the blocked punt
"Special teams get one shot to fire up the team. You have one chance to have one block."



On playing Southern Miss
"Now we're going to Hattiesburg to play their team in front of their fans, just like Cincinnati had to play with our fans tonight. It's a two-way street."

TCU Defensive End Robert Pollard
On the win
"It feels good to have a large margin of victory. We're not worried about the BCS. We were ready to play the game. All phases were clicking tonight."

TCU Quarterback Brandon Hassell
On the victory
"It's the most complete game we've had all year. Special teams, defense, offense all put points on the board. We had some great punt returns and that helped us with playing a short field. It feels a lot better to win by more than three points."

On being undefeated
"It's exciting being 10-0. We're taking it week by week. We have more to prove to ourselves than to anyone else."

TCU Defensive End Bo Schobel
On the blocked punt
"We went out there and gave everything we had. Right now it's a pride factor to go out there and play the best we can every game. What we have now is special. Our goal is to win as many ball games as possible. It's great for the program to win big and have fan support."

Cincinnati Postgame Quotes
Cincinnati Head Coach Rick Minter:

"I want to congratulate TCU and Gary Patterson. They have a well-run program with a quality individual in charge. They will represent our conference well in whatever bowl they are chosen to play in down the road. They beat us fair and square today."

On the game
"Our team knew coming in that if we gave up a few points, we could be in trouble because of the defense they sport. We're not an offensive powerhouse this year. We're too darn young at wide receiver. If we could throw and catch, we could have had four touchdowns. It was a good day for the Frogs and a bad day for the 'Cats."

Cincinnati Linebacker Jason Russell:
"We have to give them credit for how they played today. They deserve any recognition that they get. Their record show exactly how good they are."

Cincinnati Wide Receiver Thaddeus Lewis:
"They are a very fundamentally sound defensive ball club. They really tighten it up in the red zone. It was very hard for us to find plays to punch it in the end zone."

Cincinnati Running Back Terry Arnold:
On his play
"I tried to run hard tonight, they just stopped me. I played hard, tried to hit the holes hard, hold onto the ball and carry the load. Unfortunately, I made a few mistakes and our team came up short. TCU definitely proved themselves to be BCS-worthy today."

Cincinnati Linebacker Tyjuan Hagler
On the game
"TCU beat us in every aspect tonight. I wish them the best the rest of the season. They are one of the best teams we've played. I'll root for them the rest of the season."

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