Oct. 18, 1997

Post-Game Quotes

Texas Tech Head Coach Spike Dykes postgame Quotes

"There's not a whole lot to say when get thoroughly manhandle. I thought that Nebraska's defense was relentless. I think that Cha Mc bride, all the defense coaches and coach Os borne should all be commended. Boy, that's a great defensive football team."

"We just had a hard time all time all day long with our defense, we really did. Of course, we had so many penalties that we never did have much of a chance."

"I thought their defense was every bit as good as I thought they would be. I thought we did a pretty good job with their offense. But we had some opportunities, we just couldn't take advantage of them with our offense. When you play the No. 2 team in the nation, you have got to make a lot of plays to have a chance to stay in the game."

"I thought our defense played hard, especially in the first half. I thought we made a bunch of gallant stands and a bunch of gallant efforts. It's a just a hard day at the office when you play those folks."

"I congratulate them because they are everything that college football is all about. They have a great football team, they've got great fans, they are great sports and I commend them for that."

"I really thought that we hung in there pretty good. I am really proud of our guys for playing hard for 60 minutes. Like I said, that's a good football team. A good offense football team and a good defensive football team."

"I thought that at the end of the first half we were still in the ball game. i know we weren't dominating the game or anything like that, but when you down 13 points at the half in a college football game you've got a chance. But we didn't start off very good and it sort of went from there."

"They are big, strong, fast, and tough...and anything else you can think of."

On the missed field goal in the first quarter:
"It looked like the guy ran into him to me, but I don't know. But I think it's pretty hard to break your leg just kicking, unless you kicked it awful hard."

"I'm disappointed that we weren't more opportunistic. We had some breaks, but we just didn't capitalize on them, but Nebraska had a lot to do with that."

"Ahmam Green had got eyes in the back of his head it looks like, and Joel Makovicke is just old blue collar all-american. He is real good old fullback."

"I'm surprised with our lack of offense. We just weren't very good."

Tom Osborne
Texas Tech Post-Game Quotes

Opening Statement:
"I'm pleased with the way we played today. Defensively we did outstanding job. Any time you don't let anybody score you obviously had a great day. We decreased the nimber of big plays against us. The pass coverage was good. The pass rush was good. The run defense was solid and we just made fewer mistakes. I'm satisfied with that progress."

"Offensively, we went against a good defense. My main concern going into the game was that Texas Tech had really played outstanding defense the last couple of weeks. They are a real solid unit and we really had to work to get our yards. The wind was strong enough that it affested the passing game a little bit. Their concerns are good and they blanket you and they don't give you much to throw at. Fortunately we were able to run the ball."

"We ended up with a couple of turnovers which really hurt, but overall Texas Tech is a real solid football team and I think people may have looked at that North Texas score and tried to write them off, but I think they have played good football the last two weeks."

On if the outcome of the Penn State-Minnesota game makes NU No. 1:
"I don't know. I don't want to get into that stuff. I get so tired of coaches saying we desreve this. What do we deserve? We played well today and that's what we try to do. I think we have a good team and I think we are playing well. We are not unbeatable. We didn't run away from these guys. We have to play well every wekk."


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