On the tough Stanford offense “Every time we were on defense we were trying to get a stop. They did a great job of handling the ball and running down the field and even throwing the ball.”
On what the mindset of the defense in when they have a lot of their regular starters not in the game “The mindset is next guy in. Whoever we’re playing with we trust in, so the mindset is next guy in and do what you’ve got to do.”
On Christian McCaffrey “He’s a great back. He read the holes, went slow, and then hit it. They use him everywhere; passing game, kick return, punt return, and running.”
On if there was anything different about Christian McCaffrey than they saw on film “I saw on film that he was a great back and a great receiver, so nothing different.”
On what makes Stanford so hard to stop “They just don’t give the ball up. They’re smart. they have very smart offensive linemen. They have very smart running backs that hit the hole. They don’t fumble. They don’t really make mistakes. You have to just grind with them and try to stop them.