Dec. 23, 2008
Final Stats |
TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson
On the game:
"First off, you have to give Boise (State) a lot of credit. They have a good football team.. They were 12-0 coming into this game with a redshirt freshman quarterback, which is hard to do. They play great defense and they played great defense tonight. I felt like, when we got down 13-0, and it probably could have been 21-0, but we held them out of the end zone and fought back and scored before the half.
"I told them at halftime the biggest thing about it was we really hadn't had much go right for us except that last drive. We had a couple of turnovers. If we can come out and play in the red-zone offensively, and come out defensively, we're going to have to make some more stops, we would have a chance. The kids kept fighting. I don't think you can say that much more. I probably get all the credit but the bottom line is that the kids never gave up and kept on playing.
"This is the winningest TCU group of seniors I've had (with) 41 wins.
I can't tell you how much we're going to miss them."
TCU quarterback Andy Dalton
On the first half:
"We were executing in the first half. We knew we could overcome those (turnovers). We were down 13-7 at halftime and we were still in the game. We just had to keep doing what we were doing in the first half."
On the touchdown at the end of the first half:
"That gave us big momentum. We needed that."
TCU safety Stephen Hodge
On the team's defensive game plan vs. the Broncos:
"The game plan going in was to stop the run and watch all the trick plays - they know (all) the trick plays. (We needed to watch) balls over our head - we let that get out of hand a little bit, but once we got that under control, we got it under control."
On if he wanted to end his career with a game like this:
"I did want to end (it) like this. My brother was talking to me all week that this could be my biggest game. It was the first interception of my career [in the fourth quarter]."
TCU linebacker Daryl Washington
On playing in place of Robert Henson at linebacker:
"I couldn't let the team down. I knew I?had to play a good game. I had to play a good game knowing he [Henson] was out. I give all the credit to my team. I just had to win my game. I had to just come and play my game that's all."