Post Game Quotes

Sept. 19, 2009

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DL Karl Klug

On Key Plays
“We had a lot. Off the top of my head, the opening drive was a big one. We made a statement with that. We also had some big plays on third down. I really think we had a lot of key plays throughout that game.”

On how the team looked this week
“We played a little better than the past two weeks. We looked a little sluggish in the past weeks. We picked up the momentum, as far as running the ball and game tackling today. The last two weeks, we were sluggish and this week we really picked it up a lot.”

On Penn State next week
“Oh yeah, they are going to have some revenge on us. We are going to have to bring our ‘A’ game.

DL Adrian Clayborn

On the Defense
“I thought they played great in the second half. We had guys flying around and that’s the way we need to play. The defensive line as a whole is getting to the ball better than they have the past two games. We were better with our technique this week. The sky is the limit and we have a lot of season left to go and we can only get better.”

How to make the quarterback uncomfortable
“I think we can give pressure without getting sacks. We got some sacks today, but I think that sometimes people measure on sacks too much. I think we hurt them a bunch today. Just getting to him and let it be known that we are there. We have to be right there and I think today he knew we were there.”

WR Colin Sandeman

On scoring during the opening drive
“Anytime you can get the ball at the beginning of the game, go down the field and put point on the board, it definitely sets the momentum for the team. I think it kind of knocked them down a little bit.”

On a win against a Pac-10 team
“It’s awesome! Anytime you play a Pac-10 team, and get a win against a conference like that, it feels great. It definitely gives us momentum going into Penn State.”

On playing more consistent later in the game
“I think that’s how everyone plays. You have to get warmed up and get into the flow of the game. You know Rick (Stanzi), he just doesn’t let anything effect him. Once he started hitting his receivers, we rolled down the field.”

On if he was worried about his position in the scramble of receivers lately
“You try not to think about it, but we have such a deep receiving core, Coach Campbell could throw in any combination and have great production. I really wasn’t too worried about it. I just had to fight my way in like everyone else.”

LB Pat Angerer

On Iowa’s goal line stand
“To hold them to three points is always good, especially when they’re on the two-yard line, that’s unbelievable! That’s a good team.”

“There are still things we need to work on, but I think we took a big step forward this week. Obviously, there were some mistakes out there but we took a big step forward. Our defensive line came to play and that was definitely a key to our victory.”

“We continue to keep it simple, continue to run to the ball, continue to work hard and when you know you have 11 guys running to the ball, you’re going to play well.”

Arizona Head Coach Mike Stoops

“I have to give Iowa a lot of credit. I thought they played very well. They’re a very disciplined, well-coached football team, which we knew coming in. Defensively, they’re very strong in a lot of different ways. I’m impressed with their philosophy and their kids, the way they play. Their defense was very disruptive to us most of the day”

“I thought we were good at times, just inconsistent most of the day. We didn’t make any plays, defensively. That third and 23kind of broke our back. We had called a run defense, we figured the run was coming, but we still didn’t do a very good job stopping it. That led to a touchdown and that was very big. Iowa hit some big plays on us, they did what they do and that is execute on offense.”

“Iowa’s backs ran hard. You can tell they’re a physical football team, a very mature team and we fell short in some of those same areas. We’re going to have to be much better next week on the road against Oregon State, who’s a very similar team to Iowa in some ways. Overall, I was disappointed in the whole team’s performance. We couldn’t make a play, and they made the plays necessary to win.”

On emotions returning to Iowa
“Nothing big really. There’s a lot of great people and I have a lot of fond memories. It’s really irrelevant though, and I don’t mean that in a derogatory way. I loved my time here, but my concerns are about my program and what we’re doing. I love Kirk and I love the people here, but it’s more about what we needed to do to win and I’m disappointed we didn’t play better as a team and a program. That’s the disheartening part to me. I love coming back, but I didn’t feel anything out of the ordinary. It’s about Arizona right now for me.”

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