South Florida Head Coach Jim Leavitt
On the call to go for it on fourth down in first quarter:
"It was early in the game. We had less than a yard to go. It wasn't a hard decision. I would have done it again. We knew if we didn't make it we would have good field position and we would give them a long field. It was an easy decision."
On what was the difference in the game:
"We made mistakes. We got a personal foul that really put us in poor field position. You can't fumble. I thought we were going to score on the last drive. We handled the clock very well. We came in here expecting to win and we didn't."
On quarterback Adam Barmann:
"It didn't affect anything that he started the game. He threw the ball pretty well. We knew we couldn't let Cornish get going and he had a couple of big runs. We knew they ran draws from last year's film. We knew if Cornish got out of the gate we'd be in trouble. But I really thought we held them in check."
On the officiating:
"We got called on a pick and I will have to look at film. That was a huge play that put us up hill. For the most part I thought the official did a pretty good job."
On the Kansas defense:
"Their defense was about as good as I thought. We thought we could do a few things, but I give them credit for holding us to seven points."
On the final drive of the game:
"I thought we were going to score on the last drive. We came in here expecting to win and we didn't."
Quarterback Matt Grothe
On the overall game:
"We just got stopped. We didn't execute well tonight and it showed. We should have gone for it (fourth down on first drive of the game), but we didn't get it; that's the way it happens sometimes. We should have scored on the first drive and there were a lot of other drives we could have capitalized on. We had too many mistakes. It's alright, we'll learn from tonight and get better as a team."
On the interception the last play of the game:
"I was trying to find the open receiver. I threw it up there and they (Kansas) made a pick."
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