Head Coach Al
On his team's play
"We worked really hard to be balanced. We'd like to think we have a quarterback who
is multi-dimensional, who is getting more comfortable throwing the ball. We'd like to think we have some receivers who
can catch the ball, tight ends who can catch it, and we have some running
backs. Every offense's aim is to be
balanced. If you take a look at Yale's
(offense), they're extremely balanced as well.
They have two to three kids running the ball, you have a kid who can
throw it, you have two or three who can catch it. Those are things that become very difficult
to defend. You don't know whether to put
eight in the box or try to defend the run with six."
On the pressures of the streak:
"We're a different team this year than we were last year. We graduated 33 seniors. Obviously, there are a lot of new faces, a
lot of moving parts. You just got to get those guys better and better, make
sure they stay focused for you the entire game and just make sure they
understand how hard they got to work during the week, how hard they got to work
on Saturday and how much time and effort it takes to win games in this
league. It's a struggle. Every week it's a struggle. We're not surprised that it's a struggle
especially when you look at this game.
Our kids fight, they scratch and they claw and we keep playing and we
keep playing & today we were fortunate to get the win."
Junior Quarterback Billy Ragone
On the team finishing the game
"It speaks a lot about our team that we are never going to give up in a
game and early on in the game we were moving the ball and doing what we wanted
to do offensively but we weren't punching it in. We couldn't get it in before
the half there. We just had to keep doing what we were doing and we made a lot
of plays in the second half and we were able to get in and that made a
On the receivers:
"I think that having so many weapons is great and we work on trying to get
everyone the ball in certain situations and positions where they can thrive.
Today everything seemed to fall in place in the second half, we had guys wide
open making nice catches and running after the catch and when we play like that
we are a dangerous offense. We have to keep building off of this and we have to
Senior linebacker Erik Rask
On the defensive mindset against Yale:
"On defense, especially playing a team with a quarterback and his potent
offense, we expect them to get a couple yards on us. Obviously, it's not the
goal coming in but when it happens you have to rebound and come back the next
play and shake it off. I think we are allowing too many big plays from where we
would like to be. The good thing about that not a lot of them were turning into
points. As long as you make them consistently drive the ball down the field, we
think that we will be alright."
On pressuring the
"With him (Patrick Witt) back at quarterback, if you give him all day to
throw the ball he is just going to pick you apart. Our goal was to bring a lot
of pressure, and try to get guys in his face and moving around. In the second
half, for the most part, we did a great job of that. He is a good player, so he
will put the ball where it needs to be in certain times. But we got in his face
and put pressure on and we were able to capitalize on that."