"First off, I can't give enough credit to Coach Ayers and his team. I knew
this would be a tough, four quarter game and it was. We made some big
mistakes on defense that led to three touchdowns for them. Bottom line –
we found a way to win. It's the second week in a row that we've won the
second half. Wofford didn't score a touchdown in the second half. The
defense stepped up and the offense finished the game. We have to improve
on some things and we have to get better fast in some places. It's good to
get this win and get to 2-0."
On playing freshmen:
"We made mistakes and guys have to grow up. Today was another learning
experience. We have to do better against the option. We got burned on
fourth down against the option and the guy ran forever. If you're going to
cover the quarterback, you can't move to the outside and try to cover the
pitch. Things like that have to change. Bottom line – we're never mad at a
win. We've played better in games that we've lost. We will get better."
On Tajh Boyd:
"I thought Tajh played outstanding today. He made a great decision on
third down when he threw a great pass to Nuke (DeAndre) Hopkins. That was
a huge play for us. He knew all the right plays to make today. He also
made plays with his legs and has improved since last week. He had a steady
game. We had some drops in the first quarter that hurt him a little, but
he was efficient overall. He had an excellent day. He took care of the
ball and he made some big throws. I'm proud of how he ran the offense
On pace of the game:
"We really controlled the pace of the game today and that helped us. We
got them tired. In the second half, we really had a good tempo going and
we were able to milk the clock at the end of the game and win the game on
On offensive line:
"We were able to rush the ball ok today and that was good. We didn't pass
protect well and that was disappointing. Tajh reacted well when the line
didn't help him and he made some good decisions."
On Andre Ellington:
"It was good to see him play a physical game today. Wofford the defending
Southern Conference champion and they played us all the way to the end. I
really wanted to rest him today, but Wofford played us so tough, we had to
play him. He had a very solid day and that's very positive for us."
Dabo discusses tough win
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