* OSU coach Jim Tressel on the decision to punt the ball away, trailing 17-10 and facing fourth-and-13 at the UW 46-yard line with 3:40 left: "With fourth-and-13, as we talked to our defensive guys, we really felt if we kicked it down and had a couple timeouts, we could get it back fairly quickly. We felt we had a higher percentage of getting down there that way than by making it on fourth-and-13. There was some discussion (of going for it), but I think it was the right thing to do."
* Tressel on QB Craig Krenzel's return to action: "Coming back off an injury, he got his first game back in not great conditions. I thought early in the game, he took a couple of pretty good whacks. I thought he showed what he was made of by coming back and playing pretty well down the stretch. We didn't end up getting it done, but he's a guy you want out there."
* Tressel on TB Lydell Ross' status: "They cleared him to go back in later, but we chose not to. I think he is OK."
* Punter B.J. Sander on his fine day (four of seven punts down inside the 20 to go with a 44.3 average): "It was a good day, but it doesn't matter if we don't win."
* Flanker Drew Carter on his response to the loss: "It's sickening. It gives you a sick feeling in your stomach. I don't like that. I wish we could play right now, play the next game. But we have to come in tomorrow and it's a new day.
* Wisconsin WR Lee Evans, a Bedford, Ohio, native, on playing the team from his home state: "You know every time I play these guys, I'm always fired up ready to go. Early in the game, I had some opportunities when I was open to make plays and the ball just didn't come up. I stayed patient, let the game come to me. In crunch time, it came up and I made the play."
* Evans on whether this win was one of his biggest (No. 3 OSU was the highest ranked team UW has played at home since No. 1 Michigan in 1997 and the highest ranked team its beaten since No. 3 OSU in 1985): "Definitely, yeah. It ranks up there No. 2 probably to the Rose Bowl, No. 1."
* UW backup QB Matt Schabert on his pass to Evans for the game winning score: "We had been running a lot of those routes all day and we usually like to throw that when we get guys jumping. We came out and the coverage really wasn't there for us. I trust Lee. He runs great routes and the guy bit on it. I just threw the ball over the top and let him do the rest."