Wyoming @ Nebraska – Sept. 10, 2016
"Congratulations to Coach Riley, I thought Nebraska played well. There was a tipping point in the game and sometimes games can get out of hand. This one certainly did. For us to win we were going to need to play error free, create some turnovers and certainly take care of the football. Nebraska did an excellent job of defending our running game, which made us one dimensional, and when you get that one dimensional a lot of bad things happen. So we've got some work to do, but I don't want to take anything away from the front. Nebraska established the line and tackled well. Certainly we were concerned about the skill players, typically the wide receivers, and they lived up to their billing and they made some great plays. There was a time when we ran the ball, but it's only a 60-minute ball game. We didn't get it done, and I thought we got whooped today."
On the tipping point of the game
"First of all, (quarterback) Josh (Allen) is a really competitive guy, and we will look at the tape but I think there was a stretch where we had three out of four series where we had interceptions, and that's tough to start pressing the ball that much. We need to do a better job with that. I don't know when the exact tipping point was, but it was after one of those turnovers. You saw the point spread and the margin begin to be really tough."
On the composure of the players
"I don't think we lost our composure. It was a competitive game, but Nebraska players played competitively as well."
On the game up to the fourth quarter
"We will build on that. You know at that time I thought that the game was fairly evenly matched. I know we missed a couple scoring opportunities on field goals and we weren't able to convert as many times on third down and makeable as we would have liked. There were some positive things. Our depth came into play. I want to credit Nebraska too. I thought they responded well."
On Nebraska's defensive technique
"They played really good technique. I know they lost (Mick) Stoltenberg but I thought their defensive line really established the line of scrimmage. I'm sure they made improvement. We showed we had the ability to run the ball pretty well, so I am sure they worked hard on our running game and they defended it well."
On being from Lincoln
"There is a lot of family here, but I have been asked that question a lot. This is about the University of Wyoming and about our football team. So coaches are typically really good at compartmentalizing. So you look and it was a football team, Coach Riley and I are on the board together and all these other things. We got beat by a good football team, so it really didn't have a lot to do with emotion."
On the running technique being overmatched
"From the naked eye from the sidelines sometimes that can be misjudging. I thought we had a hard time getting movement on them. We tried some power stuff and outside G several times. Part of the running game that was successful was the jet sweep to Austin. He got some yardage. I'm going to credit Nebraska and also our technique a little bit. I don't thing we got enough movement up front."