Oct. 17, 2009
Final Stats |
No. 8 TCU vs. Colorado State
Oct. 17, 2009
Final: TCU 44, Colorado State 6
CSU Head Coach Steve Fairchild
On CSU's performance against the Frogs
"We just didn't perform well here today. Gary (Patterson) does a good job coaching, and they have good players. We certainly did not play well enough to win the game."
On CSU's first-quarter performance
"Anytime you take field goals instead of touchdowns, it is going to come back and bite you. When it's all said and done, they out-played us. They deserved to win, and they won big."
TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson
On Jeremy Kerley's 69-yard punt return for a touchdown
"He's a pretty amazing dude. It¹s always fun when you get the ball in his hands. You¹ve also got to give his blockers a lot of credit. That's two home games in a row. The amazing thing is that I thought he would have called for a fair catch. It was a shorter punt, but he looked right and saw that everyone was walled off. He's got a unique ability to tell that kind of stuff."
On falling behind 6-0
"We always seem to start slow. I wish we would start a little faster but, in the end, it turned out all right with 44 unanswered points."
On the polls
"With the BCS standings coming out tomorrow, we could have scored another touchdown. Like I told you before, it's not about that for us. We got our two's and three's in the game. It's about preparing your team for the second half of the season. When you hold somebody under 200 yards, that's not good enough for some people. If 44 points isn't enough for some people, what do you do?"
On next week's game at BYU
"The good part is that we are done by six o'clock. We aren¹t coming home late from somewhere. We'll have a chance to get some rest, even as a staff. I got to bed last Sunday at 5:30 a.m., and I had to be back in the office by 9 a.m. When you get home late, all that stuff reflects how you do things the next week. You never know what bothers kids."
TCU wide receiver/punt returner Jeremy Kerley
On his punt return for a touchdown
"I've got to make the most of my opportunities. I just try to make somebody miss and keep my eyes on the end zone. Once again, I want to give all the credit to my teammates blocking ahead of me. They do a heck of a job. I'm just trying to have great vision. It¹s what I worked on all spring."
TCU quarterback Andy Dalton
On TCU's slow start in the game
"I think things just started coming together. We were hurting ourselves in the first quarter and stopping ourselves. Once we settled down, we played our game, and that's when things took off."
On TCU's first half of the season
"We feel we've been playing pretty well. We still haven't played our best game. Hopefully, we will be able to look at some of the things we did tonight, fix our mistakes and go from there."
TCU safety Colin Jones
On TCU's defensive play
"We stared out slow, but it was nice to be able to hold them to field goals on their first two scoring drives. I think that picked up the team's momentum, and it kept rolling with (Jeremy) Kerley's punt return. That got everybody pumped up and excited."
On Jeremy Kerley
"That was an amazing play. I was trying to watch on the video board to see how many tackles he broke. He is a great athlete in terms of the ability to make big plays."