Post-OSU Press Conference: Oregon St. Quotes

A sobering experience against a talented and athletic OSU team has our beloved Cardinal licking its wounds after a 38-28 loss that wasn't that close. Most of saw all we needed to see, but we might as well hear what the bravado-worthy Beavs had to say. Our Andy Drukarev was on the scene at today's disappointing game and provides quotes from Mike Riley and Jacquizz Rodgers from the post-game presser

Post-OSU Game Press Conference: Oregon State Quotes


Oregon State Head Coach Mike Riley:


On the win...


I'm proud of all parts of this team and the coaching staff. We had a great week of practice and practice is a good indicator of enthusiasm, hard work, and attention to detail.


On the team...


Everybody's working hard and has kept working throughout this to keep it going and to get better all the time. That's what I'm the most proud of. The last two weeks we look like we've gotten better. We just need to figure out a way to keep doing that.


On the wildcat…


The players were kidding Danny (Langsdorf) for a long time about when he was going to call that in a game since we've been practicing it since last spring. As I always say, that play was in the lab forever. We have been practicing it for a while and I thought it gave us a jump-start and we made some good plays on it.


On the upcoming bye week…


We'll practice all the days we normally practice to get ready for the game. It's coming at a good time. It's in the middle of the year. I think if you have to pick a time for a bye this would be it.


Running back Jacquizz Rodgers:


On the win…


This definitely was a big win for us. Stanford came in as the No. 1-ranked team in the Pac-10. It gave us the energy to come out, get the win, and get everything rolling now.


On running the wildcat…


The first thing was just to get the snap; everything just fell into place after that.


On his 61-yard rush…


I was just patient to let everything happen in front of me so then I just hit the crease.


On what the win means and the next game against USC


We just need to stay focused and have everyone be ready for USC and come out strong for practice.


Quarterback Sean Canfield:


On having two weeks to get ready for the road…


We'll take a bye next week and look at the film tomorrow of this game and evaluate. I think we can always learn something from a win. They are a good USC team. We know them and that will be a tough place to play down there.


On this being the best offensive performance of the year…


Yeah, I mean it goes back and forth. We look at things on film and it's hard to say but it was a great day offensively, execution-wise, and we kept at it.


On having success early in the game…


It was awesome, and we did the same thing last week. So we have to keep that going. The main thing is that we kept at it and we kept putting points up. We just keep that going for USC in two weeks.


On being aggressive out on the field…


You have to play to win. You can't play to lose so that's my mentality as a captain. I was proud of the way we played.


Defensive Tackle Stephen Paea:


On Stanford throwing so much during the game…


We practiced to stop the power run and I think they knew that because they do a lot of running.


On what the team did to prepare for the run game…


Their O-line is big. We were trying to hit them before they move their feet. Their O-line is good. It's the best in the conference.


On the significance of the game…


It was a defining moment for us. We were expecting a tough game and it was a tough one, but this is just another win in the Pac-10.


On what changed since the home loss to Arizona


Guys are playing hard. If we didn't get the double teams our linebackers can't get their hands on the ball.


Safety (and former Stanford recruit) Cameron Collins:


On the game plan…


They've got one of the best backs in the nation so we knew we had to contain the run. Once we took away the run we had to take away the pass.


On this game being the team's best defensive performance…


This game might have been our biggest challenge, so I'd say this was our best performance


On Chris Owusu's opening-play drop…


It was a great play-call. It was a good thing, it made us realize that not only can they run the ball, but they can throw it as well. They've got a pretty good quarterback.


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