Post-Game: Akey on Idaho's win over Hawaii

"6-and-1 means an awful lot. It means these guys have come a long ways. It means they've done a lot of things that a lot of people in the outside world told them they couldn't do. It means that they're another step closer to some of the goals that we've set for ourselves. What I appreciate is that they've continued to work their tails off the entire time that we've been together."

About how it feels to be 6-1 on the season: "It feels very very good to be 6-1, and I'm happy we got the job done tonight. I thought we played better in the second half. I really didn't want to give up that last touchdown, but all that matters is that we won. It was still a two score win.

"When we got the three and out it helped us on defense to start the half. The offense got themselves rolling. It was a HUGE third down conversion we needed to Max (Komar) to set up that last touchdown. I'm glad we have replay, because that helped on the exchange on the other one that enabled us get down there.

"I like the way this football team responded. It was another hard fought game, and that's the way the WAC is gonna be this year."


About what it MEANS to be 6-1 at this point: "6-and-1 means an awful lot. It means these guys have come a long ways. It means they've done a lot of things that a lot of people in the outside world told them they couldn't do. It means that they're another step closer to some of the goals that we've set for ourselves. What I appreciate about these guys very much is that they've continued to work their tails off the entire time that we've been together. I'm proud for them that they're starting to see some of the success come. Certainly, you know that we've talked a lot about the bowls, so therefore when you finally get to win number six that means that you're eligible. Now, that doesn't mean that we've got one, it just means is that you are eligible. What matters now is we enjoy the victory today, and we get in here tomorrow – we take a look at what was good, we take a look at what needs to get cleaned up, and then we've got to get to work on number seven, and keep working on achieving our goals week after week."


About DeMaundray Woolridge and his tremendous performance: "Four touchdowns and almost five yards per carry. He's a powerful back, he's doing good things. I still feel we're very fortunate to have the runningbacks we have here. I think they all compliment each other well, and it was certainly a very good day for him. A VERY good day for him. And also you attribute certainly to the runningbacks, certainly to him and his power, but certainly to that offensive line. They're doing a very good job when we're running the ball."


About the confidence of having DeMaundray to carry the ball inside the redzone and come away with a score: "The way our offense is moving - I mean, we're not just talking DeMaundray, I'm gonna say the way our offense is moving and the way that front can do some things there, I think that gives me a lot of confidence. Gives our football team -- I think it gives those players on the field a lot of confidence that they're going to be able to get some things accomplished. Being able to make some of those plays that we've been able to make, it makes some of the decision making easier."


About a lack of mayhem out there after a win, being more of a workman like approach: "I'm happy to see that too. I'm glad to see that the fans are expecting what we're expecting. We're all starting to go into this thing together. We'll save rushing the field for some of the big games. I like it. I want to thank everyone that was here today. All the fans that were here today were absolutely outstanding. They were great.

"Those of ya'll that weren't here, I'm a little disappointed that you weren't. There were a few empty seats out there. I don't know what you're waiting for, but you better get here."




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