Pennington: It was a tough night. There is no doubt about it. The defense was hanging in there making plays. Offensively my guys were focused and I just didn't get the job done. One thing I didn't want to do was to lie back after some of those interceptions happened. I wanted to stay aggressive, but that kind of backfired on me.
Q)Have you ever thrown five picks on any level?
Pennington: Yeah, my first college start against UT-Chattanooga, but we won so it didn't matter.
Q)Did it mean a lot to you after the game, so many of your teammates told you the interceptions weren't your fault?
Pennington: Yeah, it means a lot because when you know you lost the game for your team and your teammates come to you and offer encouraging words, it means a lot.
Q)Santana said not all the picks were your fault, it had more to do with coverages and receivers . . .
Pennington: The ball leaves my hand and I am responsible for it. So look at it as my fault. This is a learning experience for he and I and the rest of the team. We will finish up strong next week and come back firing next year.