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Postgame Quotes

Oct. 6, 2007

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• Baylor Head Coach Guy Morriss

ON THE GAME: "I think everybody was a little up tight and pressing a little too hard. We went a little different route in our meeting last night about relaxing and focusing. We told them to throw their body around and be reckless, because if you don't do that you're going to lose anyway."

ON PENALTIES: "It's hard to overcome and our offensive line played well last week against A&M, but our offensive line had a couple of illegal procedures on the first series.They always come at a bad time, and we had our fair share of them. You've got to give Colorado credit; they came at us. We just have to get up off the deck and make a game out of it in Kansas.

ON COLORADO SCORING: "Well it doesn't help when you're sputtering, and they put them up that fast. You can feel that doubt creeping in and its never good."

ON THE KICKING GAME: "Some of that we do to ourselves, and it's kind of unfortunate that we can't take a punt snap. Right now our three kickers are struggling, and it's something that you don't like but you've got to live with it and hope that they will learn from it."

ON WR David Gettis: "He played well last week, and had an even better game tonight. Anytime he touches the football he has the speed to make something happen. I think he is getting comfortable with Blake (Szymanski) and comfortable with this offense. I think he is starting to become more of a polished receiver like we knew he could do. He has the speed to go deep on anybody."

ON SHORT PASSES: "I don't know that we didn't find the underneath people fast enough, but I know in the second half, they were really bailing. You just have to be patient and take that."

• Baylor RB Brandon Whitaker

"I was just trying to find a way to get to the end zone. I got my helmet messed up a little bit, and I couldn't really see where I was going, but I was just trying to get to the end zone."

"It's one of those things we've got to get corrected. Offensively we came out with penalties back to back, and it's hard to overcome that stuff. Tonight, Colorado was the better team, and that's something that we've got to fix in practice."

"There's a little bit of frustration on the offensive side of the ball. It's just one of those things that we've got to fix in practice. The thing is that we know we can do it, but we just keep killing ourselves offensively. We'll watch film tomorrow and go from there."

"That record is something that I really don't care about. I just want to win, and we didn't come out with a victory tonight, so we've got to regroup and come back ready next week."

• Baylor LB Nick Moore

"I don't think anything feels good right now. Getting beat like that wasn't really what we thought was going to happen, and in the first half we got down by a lot. In the fourth quarter we showed some good things, but we're too far into the season to be playing like this."

"That's definitely how you lose games. Penalties and turnovers are going to kill the game. Any time you have that many turnovers and that many penalties, it's going to take a lot more than what we did to win the game. It just didn't work out tonight."

"We got them to make a couple of mistakes at the end, but we just weren't doing our job. We weren't flying around the ball like we should be, we weren't executing all of the things that were called. Our offense didn't come through until the end. We've got to give them the ball more, and they've got to come through a little bit more."

• Baylor FS Jordan Lake

"We just couldn't get any momentum on either side of the ball. It seemed like we'd get them into a third and nine and they'd get 10, or offensively we'd get a big first down and then have a holding penalty. It's just little things with us beating ourselves, and we just can't do that. This is the Big 12, and you can't just come out and sit around for a half and expect to compete and beat these teams. From the opening snap, you've got to be on point, playing mistake-free football."

"We've heard it before. They had every right to boo tonight; we played terrible. At the same time, this team is playing for itself. We're representing the university, but all of these guys in the locker room are who we're playing for, so it has no effect what the fans are saying."

• Colorado Head Coach Dan Hawkins

ON THE GAME: "We are always seaching for that perfect tapestry, there are a lot of teams today that had ugly losses so the fact that you come on the road and have a win on the road, score 43 and win by 20, that's probably a good sign for your team. I don't want them going away frowning. It doens't matter whether its Oklahoma or Miami. We've got things to learn."

"When you play these types of teams, they are getting a lot of yards, and it becomes frustrating for everyone."

"I had my pain last year, no matter what happens we have to learn from this and keep a smile on your face because there are a lot of teams frowning today."

• Colorado Kicker/Punter Kevin Eberhart:

ONTHE GAME: "I didn't surprise myself, but it definately wasn't my best ball today. Luckily there was a little help from behind on that one and I hit it just enough. You get some really great balls that don't go in and you hit some balls that you wish you had back to do again."

"There is going to be a time when its going to be an important kick early on and you never know when you are going to get another chance later in the game."

• Colorado Tailback Hugh Charles:

ON HIS CAREER RUSHING: "Its a great honor, I came in here wanting to be one of the top backs and I know coming into the end of the season that I had opportunities to break some records and I'm just doing my job out there and playing hard."

GETTING THE RUSHING GAME GOING: "I was disappointed with the first half, I wasn't really getting the rock like I wanted to. The second half they started feeding it to me and the running game was going. The first half it wasn't there and that's the most important thing for an offense to have."



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