No. 14 Iowa 21, No. 16 Arizona State 2

Sept. 20, 2003

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Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz
“Defensively, we didn’t expect to have that much success against their offense. Walter is an exceptional quarterback. He can make every throw on the field. It was unrealistic to think that we’d have that much success.”

“Today was a major step for the offense. We’re still green, but we made strides and still have a long way to go.”

“The defense played hard and together. They are growing into a special unit and we’re pleased with the way they are improving. They are making the plays and creating turnovers when we need them.”

“Nathan (Chandler) played a great game. He showed leadership tonight after the first quarter. The first quarter wasn’t fun, but after that, the offense really grew.”

“We were pleased with the play of Fred. We always want to run him because he is a tremendous football player. We knew when Mo (Brown) went down that we needed to get the ball in Fred’s hands because he is our playmaker.”

“Ramon (Ochoa), Calvin (Davis) and (James) Townsend all responded well tonight. They all made some plays and stepped up when we needed them to.”

Arizona State Head Coach Dirk Koetter
“Iowa’s defense is as good as we’ve seen all season. They are a well coached team and they played a good zone defense against us tonight. They we able to blitz from any direction and drop players back into pass coverage.”

“To beat a team like Iowa you need to be patient and on many occasions we lost our patience.”

“We didn’t have one of our better playmakers (WR Daryl Lightfoot) on the field tonight and we really got shot down on offense.”

“I’ve always been impressed with Iowa. There is a reason they have won 13 of their last 14 games. They get it going and they don’t beat themselves. They are especially skilled on defense and special teams. When you do that you are going to be in every ballgame.”

“Our defense and special teams didn’t play particularly poor. They did their part. Our offense stunk.”

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