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On the last play:
I was buying a little time, I didn't want to throw too early because we were trying to set our jump formation up. So I held on to it for an extra second and I didn't see him behind me. He got me pretty good.
On if he felt they played well:
Yeah. We just have to stay mentally tough and not make mistakes at the end of the game. It's not how you want to start your season, at 2-2. But I think we're getting there, with our offense, close to clicking. And I think our defense played a hell of a game.
On running game issues:
I don't know. We just have to be physical. No real signs to it, push the guy in front of you, fall forward. In the end, we didn't convert in critical moments.
On losing to a top ten team they had on the ropes:
It sucks. It's not so much they're a ranked team. It's one of the top teams in our conference and we'll see them again. This game, in terms of our standing in the Pac-12, it doesn't mean much. But personally, in our heart and soul, it hurts a lot. But we'll see them again. And we'll get a better out of us.
On knowing they could see them again:
One week at a team. That's what we're preaching next week.
On how he played:
I think I did pretty well. I executed for the most part what the coaches wanted me to. I was content with how I played. From a win or loss standpoint, at the end of the day, you have to get the job done. You have to make plays and I didn't at certain points tonight. Like trying to force it to Kenny (Walker) on the pylon, I could have run for a first, or dumped it off to Austin (Roberts). I threw across my body to try to hit Ish. It was a drop, but at the same time, I should have gotten the first. Overall, I was happy with how I played, but I'm not happy about the result. As a quarterback, you have to do whatever it takes to win and I didn't do that. It's really disappointing and we have a lot to fix.
On if he was targeting Nate Iese specifically:
I don't see in concepts that aren't man to man, I don't see guys. I see areas, areas on the field. We're in and out of a lot of personalities, 10, 11, 12. If it ever comes to a man-to-man matchup, I look for who I've got. Not as much, he just played more football today and was at the right spot.
On the drops:
I just have to keep them up, keep them motivated and focused. A drop for them is a misread for me. I've had plenty in the last three weeks. It's tough because it's not an individual sport. Mistakes happen and how you move on from them.null