VIDEO: Washington linebacker Cory Littleton talked to the media Saturday after the Huskies beat Sacramento State 49-0 at Husky Stadium

Washington senior linebacker Cory Littleton spoke to the media Saturday after the Huskies defeated Sacramento State 49-0 at Husky Stadium. Littleton was a key cog in a UW defensive effort that held the Hornet scoreless - a current run of six-straight quarters played without a point surrendered.

On if the defense wore down Sacramento State “I feel like we played the game we should have played, through that whole second quarter and everything else, the first quarter. We didn’t come out necessarily the right way, but we showed exactly what we are capable of.”

 

On the first two series of the game “First two series, we just knew we were about to start playing football. That’s everybody’s mindset. We’re out here just ready to play. They started moving the ball on us and as a defense we just knew we had to come together and just get a stop.”

 

On the feeling on the sideline after the first two series “It was honestly no stress at all. At times offenses are going to move the ball. It’s honestly what it comes down to at the end of that drive. We bucked up and we stopped them.”

 

On if he can see discouragement in the eyes of down players “I’m not going to lie, there have been games, and it’s happened vise versa. Sometimes it’s a little demoralizing, especially being down from a big deficit like that. But at the end of the day, certain players standout when they actually continue to play.”

 

On when the shutout became a big deal for the defense to preserve “To be honest, the big deal was when they got close to scoring. Then we ended up getting that block to stop it, which came in clutch because we didn’t want to give it up, like you said.”

 

On how the starters on the sideline reacted when Sacramento State got the ball near the goal line “We were just on the bench. We were just chilling, and next you know defense was up again. Our two’s came in and they stepped up. They got a stop of two yards, negative two yards on one run play, negative one on the next, and they just came out to play.”

 

On the blocked field goal “I was actually on the outside. I made a little gap for Travis (Feeney) to get the block, and Tani (Tupou) ended up getting it.”


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