UNLV Post Game - Todd Blythe Q&A

For the first time in Todd Blythe's career, he was held without a single catch on Saturday night during Iowa State's 16-10 win over UNLV. Though his game wasn't the best of his career, Blythe was cheerful with the media after the game and made plenty of jokes to back that up. Find out what Iowa State's star receiver had to say right here in this CN post game interview with Todd Blythe.

Q: How frustrating was it to be out there for the whole game and not get a catch?

 

A: It's frustrating but at the same time, I know I was doing my job. I was out there running routes and working to get open every play. I guess it was just one of those nights. It wasn't my night to go out there and make plays. We had a lot of guys step up and make plays. Like I said last week, JD (Jon Davis) and R.J. (Sumrall) both had big catches. Stevie (Hicks) ran the ball well so I don't have to do anything to win sometimes.

 

Q: Are these last second nail biters good for a team? Are they wearing on your nerves?

 

A: Sometimes, I was a little nervous tonight, but at the same time, it shows that we have some character. We have some backbone to step up at the end of a game. We just need to play better in the middle of the game so it doesn't come to that all the time. We had some chances as an offense to put them away but we hurt ourselves with penalties.

 

Q: Did UNLV do some things at halftime to slow down the offense a little bit?

 

A: I'm sure that they did. Basically coverage wise, they were just giving us cover one and cover three, a little bit of cover four, just basic stuff. It was just one of those nights. It was a weird night out there where you get open and things don't click sometimes.

 

Q: Have you ever seen a team stand out on the field for 20 minutes after the game waiting for you to come back out?

 

A: (laughter) I didn't really know what was going on with that. I saw them standing out there but we just turned around and sang the fight song with the band and went to the locker room.

 

Q: Were they jawing with you guys?

 

A: After the game?

 

Q: Yeah.

 

A: Not with me (laughter). I didn't hear it. They probably wanted me to come back after tonight. (loud laughing) I didn't hear anything like that. They didn't come at us at all. I think that they were just doing it amongst themselves and their coaches.

 

Q: Were their times when you were open and they went to other receivers?

 

A: Yeah, but that's just kind of the nature of the business. We have three or four guys going out for routes on different plays. With all of the good receivers and running backs that we have, even when I'm open sometimes I won't get the ball.

 


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