Sept. 7, 2008
Final Stats |
Cincinnati Senior Wide Receiver Mardy Gilyard
On his game today:
"I had a decent day, but I worry about our team a lot. No matter what I do, it doesn't matter if the team as a whole doesn't perform well. Oklahoma is a really good team and we knew we had to play consistent. We did it in spurts in the first half, but in the second half we didn't play with consistency at all. As far as my personal performance, I am cool with it. I just feel like it's overshadowed by our team not playing consistent."
On having to come from behind:
"It's not really tough coming from behind, as long as you stay consistent with what you are doing. The defense needs to stay consistent with making stops and the offense has to be consistent with moving the ball. We have to get scores. We can't have turnovers, we can't have penalties, we can't throw interceptions. It all boils down to consistency."
On the kickoff return for a touchdown:
"We have been practicing our kickoff return all week and coach just kept saying that it was going to hit. Well eventually it hit and I had a couple of big returns. I noticed some flaws in their kickoff defense on those returns and I took advantage of those opportunities."
Cincinnati Senior Punter Kevin Huber
On the fake punt:
"We took a chance and it didn't pay off. That's why you do a fake though, if it works, great, and if not it comes off as a bad call. It's something you have to do. We called it, we ran it and we didn't complete it. They make that play and then turn around and score a touchdown. I think he was pretty open if I had gotten it over him."
Cincinnati Senior Quarterback Dustin Grutza
On the injury:
"It's a fracture. They didn't really give me an idea of how long I would be out. Hopefully I can be back in three or four weeks and recover quickly. We have a great medical staff that can help me do that."
On the play of the offense:
"We started off a little slow. We got it going in the first half though. When it got to the third quarter, we didn't execute very well. The consistency wasn't there and we need to work on that. Hopefully the coaches and the offense can get that worked out in practice this week."
On what Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops told him:
"He came out there when I was down and told me that I played a great game. He is a great guy and that shows a lot of class on his part."