Q: here with Jordan Zumwalt. Just talk about what this meant?
JZ: to me personally? To me personally, this was a huge rivalry game. We wanted to come out and win regardless. I'm ecstatic.
Q: what was the feeling like in the locker room after this game?
JZ: we won. The feeling… I can't explain it. We came out and won our rivalry game. What are we? We're 9-2 now? Going into the PAC-12 championship? So things can't get any better than right now. Everybody's excited and looking forward to next week.
Q: is this 24-hour celebration going to be a bit more meaningful than the other ones this year?
JZ: uhh… yeah… 24-hour celebration is going to be a good time.
Q: obviously, this game, you're matched up against such a very high power offense. What did you guys know you had to do going into the game?
JZ: execute. We have our defense set. We knew we could stop them if we executed the right plays. We executed really well.
Q: were you surprised at all that they tried to run the ball so much up the middle?
JZ: No. We came in. We knew they were going to try to run. They were going to try to pass. We knew we had to stop them.
Q: do you think that was one of your best defensive performances of the year as a team?
JZ: first half.
Q: overall, do you think about what kind of meaning this has for the program at all?
JZ: hopefully all the recruits out there will pay attention. We're on the up. So I hope we continue to play like we've been playing.
Q: do you think it has certain value, especially for recruiting? You obviously were recruited. This rivalry game…
JZ: well, I know if I was going to ‘SC prior… I mean, not any more.