In the most bizarre ending that
these eyes have ever seen,
"Officials officiate and I coach. The official told me that the game was over, period, end of story," McCarney told the media after the game.
McCarney said that he waited for UNLV coach Mike Sanford, but was unable to hook up with him after the game.
"I stayed out there for a long time trying to wait for him and I never saw him so I shook a lot of player's hands and a lot of assistant coach's hands," McCarney said.
Todd Blythe was held without one single reception during Saturday nights game and that's not acceptable to McCarney.
"They did a really good job. Obviously number 21 (Eric Wright) is one of the best defensive backs that we'll see all year. It's not like we weren't trying to get the ball to him, believe me," McCarney said. "Their secondary did a really good job. They did some things with underneath coverage and it's really disappointing coming out of a game and Todd doesn't have one catch."
Though Blythe has been held to
only five receptions in
"I don't think that
McCarney did say that his offense made some mistakes defensively in the 2nd half.
"We obviously made a lot of mistakes offensively in the 2nd half. Some uncharacteristic penalties and mental errors that we made, we've got to get it corrected and corrected fast. We're going to have to get better really quick," said McCarney.
Tonight's game came down to the wire, but McCarney isn't blaming his young defense.
"If you score some more points it
never comes down to that. If you give up 10 points defensively, you're going to
have a really good chance to win games which we did tonight," McCarney said.
"But we were disappointed that we only put up three points in the 2nd
half. It's really disappointing; I can't even put into words how disappointed I
am. We have 10 veterans back who know how to play, can start and have started
before. We need to get a lot better really fast because we're going to be facing
Look to CN on Sunday for more post game reaction from numerous players.