Postgame Quotes

Oct. 13, 2007

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Cincinnati Quotes:
Head Coach Brian Kelly

"For us this was a disappointing loss. Our kids played as hard as they possibly could. Like it always does when you have two good football teams playing each other, it comes down to just a couple of plays to make the difference in a ballgame."

"I'm proud of how our kids played. They were prepared to play. We came up short tonight. We'll have to go back and see what we can do better."

"Give Louisville credit. They got good pressure out of their front four. Ben (Mauk) had to move his feet a little too much tonight. You don't like to see your quarterback where he can't set. From my vantage point it looked like Louisville did a good job up front."

"We can critically analyze everything we did. At the end of the day, Louisville is a pretty good offensive football team and I thought today, they played their best defensive game. We had a chance to win the football game but couldn't make a couple plays at the end. They will bounce back. This is not a situation where our team gave everything they had and have nothing else. We'll be alright because we have a long season ahead of us."

Louisville Quotes:
Head Coach Steve Kragthorpe

On the Louisville defense
"Our defense stepped up and made big plays. The first quarter got off to a shaky start, but we were able to turn it around and get the turnover on the first drive. Then, the second through fourth quarters our guys made play after play. We got pressure on the quarterback and forced him to be a little uncomfortable. It was great."

On winning the turnover battle
"Four nothing in turnover margin, that was big. We didn't turn the ball over, and did a great job taking care (of the ball)."

"Our guys stepped up and made play after play. We never got down. Our guys kept battling and made plays."

On the key fourth down conversation
"At that point in time, we were just saying `I wanna keep the football and not give it back to them'. We have been getting great surge on the offensive line, and Brian (Brohm) did a great job on the sneak. At that time, I was saying `what the heck, we came here to win' and not look back saying I wish I would have."