Q: How do you bounce back?
Antwan Allen: That's all we can focus on now is UNI. Just watch film and see what we've got to do to make sure we go out there and get a win this week.
Q: How do you get past that part of it? You're a veteran, you've been around sports all your life. Is it tough coming off a game like this, all this passion was involved because it was Iowa State?
Allen: Anytime you lose, no matter who it's to, it's going to affect you. You've just go to move forward. That's the difference between a great team and a team that's not so great. If you're able to move forward from times when things are rough, you're going to have a good chance of having a good team.
Q: Do you see that on a personal level, being back on the field, now you're really embracing that?
Allen: I'm just glad to be out there playing. It's all about that.
Q: How different was it as you went out there, did you sense a real fire?
Allen: The minute I was able to step on the football field again and go out there and practice with those guys, it was just great. Those guys, they embraced me, every day I had communication with them, they just were happy to know that I was back.
Q: You've played a lot of football games, how blessed do you feel that you've been such a big contributor to this program and started so many games?
Allen: I can't even begin to say how glad and thankful I am to have the opportunity that I have. I'm just glad that I still have that opportunity.
Q: How have you grown as a player too? A lot of guys, they stick around 3 or 4 years then they start as a senior, you've kind of grown into the position. What element has that added for you to have on the job learning in real game conditions?
Allen: That's just pure luck. I didn't have really too much to do with that. It was just something that happened.
Q: They saw something in you too, how much does that speak to you that they had so much confidence in you that you've been playing so many games?
Allen: I don't know. It's great for me to know that they had confidence to put me out there on the field. You have to talk to them as to why they did that.
Q: What about UNI, what do you like about them, they throw so many different things, very effective running the ball, spreading it out, things like that?
Allen: UNI, from what I've seen, they look like a very balanced team, different formations to do different things, get different players the ball. It's going to be a challenge.