Below is a selection of quotes from Paul Rhoads following Iowa State's 21-17 loss to TCU:
"I wish I could put into words the pain associated with a loss like this for all those young men, for everybody in the pgoram working so hard for success, for all our fans. You show up being 1-7 and haven't won a game in your stadium and have a crowd like that and support like that. There's only one Cyclone nation, only one program in the nation that can do that at 1-7."
"One more first down. One more first down and extend the clock by another minute-plus."
"I'm not gonna [grade Grant Rohach] until I see the film. Too much technical stuff to look at."
"[Sam Richardson] did not not attempt a pass b/c of the thumb but he's had the thumb injury [since ]. That was when he became more forthright with it."
"That quarterback's a great, great player. preseason player of the year ... [our defense] kept us in the football game. They gave our team a hope we could play 60 minutes and win a game. In the end we got caught in a couple positions where we didn't make good tackles."
"Outstanding [special teams]. You can't have a kickoff return without a lot of contribution but DeVondrick's individual effort on that play was one of the better we've seen all season. Strength, grit, speed."
"The fake punt was obviously a key piece for us. Gave us a one-play drive and led to seven points we really needed at the time."
"The wind really hampered the punting game significantly."
"There's so many plays that go into a game. And there's a lot to point at. Just as I told my son last night, one play doesn't define a season and one game doesn't truly affect the outcome of a game."