Player Quotes - UW/Oregon

For the fifth week in a row the Husky football team came up short on the scoreboard losing to the Oregon Ducks 34-14 on the road. The players all say they have the resolve to win out and make it to a bowl game, but there were some very long faces as they addressed the media following the game.

DE Greyson Gunheim (9 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 sack)

On the defensive gameplan: "We wanted to contain them and make them hurry things, but we just didn't get the gaps filled like we needed to. They made plays, but when we had the chance to make plays we didn't and that's frustrating, but we need to come back and get it right next week and that's what we're going to do."

On Oregon's ability to run on the Huskies: "It did kind of surprise us because they're a predominantly passing team. We didn't think it was going to be that much different. They were able to run the ball and they did it effectively so why would you stop doing that?"

WR Sonny Shackelford (6 catches, 31 yard and 1 touchdown)

General feelings about the game: "I feel that we didn't play football. I feel that we started off ok and our defense played strong in the beginning and we just couldn't hold onto it."

On the feeling of the team after some tough losses: "The feeling is we can still go to a bowl game. It's zero to zero in both our upcoming ballgames and we're going to go back and look at the film and get ready for Stanford."

On the receivers letting QB Carl Bonnell down: "Yeah I think we did. I did early in the ballgame on third-and-short I tried to run before I caught the ball and Cody (Ellis) down the middle of the field when we came down, he had a chance to make a big play, but he didn't come down with it so we need to eliminate those mistakes and get ready for Stanford next week."

DT Jordan Reffett (2 tackles)

On Jonathan Stewart: "He's a good back. Strong upper-body and lohe came to play and played hard today and he was a tough matchup for us. It's tough to match up against when they are running on all cylinders like they were today. They just made plays when we didn't."

On troubles with the Oregon offense: "I think a couple times early in the game and in the second half we weren't gap-sound and we weren't getting into our gaps and that's the problem with an offense like theirs because they'll gash you if you aren't where you're supposed to be."

On the defensive line's performance: "I always look at it as us not getting it done. We could have played a lot better, but I give all the credit to Oregon because they came out here made the plays and got the ‘W'."

QB Carl Bonnell (15 of 34, 125 yards passing, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception)

On the offensive game-plan: "We wanted to come out and play with two back and run it, but we got behind and had to throw it a lot more than we wanted to and Oregon came out of it today with the win."

On next week's game: "We have Stanford next week so we have to come out, have a good week of practice and do our best to get a win and get those last two wins for the bowl game."

On the long drives taking steam out of team: "They did a good job of putting up some good numbers on our defense and we just couldn't get a stop and then when we got the ball back we were down so we had to throw it more than we wanted to."

Chris Hemphill (14 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception)

On the defense and his confidence: "We got lined up right and from watching the film, we knew we needed to shut down the pass and we worked really hard on that this week, but then they beat us on the run. They get the credit because they did a good job of keeping us off balance."

On his interception: "I watched the quarterback's eyes and all week I had been studying their routes and what they like to do with their tendencies and when I saw where he was going to go I made my break and caught it. I was hoping I could score because it would have lifted our team up, but we got the score anyway and at that time it was a big play for us and that's really what I'm out there trying to do – to make big plays to help out the team."

On the three long Oregon drives: "Long drives always take a lot out of the defense because a lot of us play special teams and stuff like that so it can take a lot out of you, but as a team, coach says we need to see that and do something to get that stop and we just weren't able to do it today. We'll work hard this week and do our best to get things fixed so we can make those stops." Top Stories