Oct. 9, 2010
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TEXAS TECH (3-2, 1-2) 45, BAYLOR (4-2, 1-1) 38
COTTON BOWL • DALLAS, TEXAS
OCT. 9, 2010 • ATTENDANCE: 48,213
Baylor Head Coach Art Briles
On the way the game ended...
"I am really proud of the way our guys played. I thought they showed a lot of heart, a lot of belief, a lot of resiliency, which is a nice trademark of youth. It's unfortunate at the end we didn't score when we had opportunities."
On what was Tech doing to move the ball and score points...
"They have a fifth-year quarterback executing as well as he can and did. And everybody being on the same page. I think we eventually started getting a little pressure on them and wearing down a little bit. But he was very accurate throughout the day."
On the game ...
You gotta win. I'm not into playing exciting games, and neither are our players. We're into winning football games. We didn't win. We came to win. We prepared to win. It didn't happen. But that doesn't mean we're going to lose any of our hope, faith, drive or determination, I can guarantee you that. We'll stay the same. We'll have the same vision, the same goals, the same attitude and the same purpose."
Sophomore Quarterback Robert Griffin III
On the rally...
"We never gave up. We continued fighting and that shows a lot about the character of this team. We shouldn't have gotten behind, and when you get behind against teams that can put up points, it can hurt you. We did rally and get back in the game, but it wasn't enough."
On playing close games with Texas Tech...
I just look at it as another game. We owe a lot of people in this conference. We've got a lot of games we need to not make up for, but go win. Tech happened to be one of those, but it's not something I'm going to beat myself up about. Offensively we played well. We could have put more points on the board to win the game and we didn't, so we bear that burden."
Senior Linebacker Antonio Johnson
On the defense...
"I feel like we played very hard. We played a very good offense and they (Texas Tech) played a really good offense. But it all came down to who was going to stop the one-sided offense then. I guess they did their job."
On what started to work in the second half...
We stayed with a lot of pressure. We started getting more pressure on the quarterback, still dropping more in our zone and doing more of our assignments like we were supposed to do in the first quarter."