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Bearcat safety Zach Edwards talks after impressive 37-13 win against UConn

Zach Edwards led the defensive charge Saturday afternoon with 8 tackles, .5 tackle for loss, a pass defensed and a forced fumble. The defense making plays was a welcomed sight for Bearcat followers.

Zach Edwards talks about the defense after the first drive that yielded a fast score:

“Our d line stepped up big tonight and that was a key factor and we knew coming in our d line had to play well because everything starts and ends with them I mean if they get a rush and they stop the run, their pass was great tonight they couldn’t get the ball off and everything started with them.”

Edwards talks about Tyrell Gilbert’s growth:

“Oh defiantly, he wants the spot and he doesn’t want to rotate, I mean that’s good for a young guy like him and he’s owning up to it and he’s taking full responsibility of everything that he does good and all of him mistakes.”

“It’s been more with the game experience; he’s been getting more comfortable now.”

Edwards on where he thinks the team is right now after a huge win:

“We are just taking it one game at a time right now, we really couldn’t say where we are at right now because we have five games left and we have a game next week so we really can’t say where we are right now, but we are on a winning path right now.”

Edwards talks about the youth movement on the defensive side of the ball:

“Honestly I’m not because have been working hard all along, but they didn’t have the experience early and now they got experience. Yeah, it’s been quicker than a lot of other freshman, but they been ready since they got here.”

Edwards on the defense causing turnovers:

“defiantly because these guys can put up points and this week our whole mindset was get turnovers. We need to get them guys the ball so they can score points and stay off the field as short as can. That was big thing we prided ourselves on this week was getting turnovers.”

Edwards on playing all 60 minutes against UConn after only playing 45 minutes against BYU:

“Since BYU fourth quarter that was it we have to play all four quarters. We were coming out flat in the games before after halftime and our whole mindset is we have to keep our foot on the pedal.”


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