Coaches Review The Battle . . .
Texas Tech Head Coach Spike Dykes:
USL Head Coach Nelson Stokley:
(On the end of the season): "We really ran out of gas toward the end of the season. Texas Tech does really well what we can't stop on defense. We haven't been able to stop the run and they do it better than anybody we've played. That's why I knew it was going to be an uphill struggle. We've played good against teams that throw the ball. But people that can really run the ball, we have a hard time with."
(On USL's defense): "We came out in the first quarter and it looked like we were going to play really well defensively. And, then we just lost it once they got it going and got it rolling we couldn't stop them. I think once we get past this game and reflect back on some of the things that happened this year there's a lot more positives than negatives. These guys worked awful hard all year. We didn't have any problems with them, they were a lot of fun to coach. They worked hard and for the most part they played hard."
(On extra chances after penalties): "They didn't need any help. Unfortunately we gave them some opportunities when we felt like we had them stopped. Two times we did it on the kicking game. And, both times they took it and scored. They are awful good offensively. Everybody saw what they did against Texas. They just came up a few points short. They are a heck of a good football team."
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