Some leftover quotes from Wyoming’s 31-20 loss to TCU on Saturday.
“This year was a different mindset. We expected to win. We came into this game thinking we could win. At halftime we knew we could win.” — senior linebacker Brian Hendricks. UW lost the previous three games to TCU by a combined score of 144-17.
“The majority of it was missed tackles. We were in position and didn’t wrap up. They have a good trio of running backs and a powerful offensive line, and when you play a team like that you have to wrap them up.” — coach Dave Christensen on TCU running for 390 yards.
“They told me just to keep my head up. They said it was a good hit.” — true freshman cornerback Blair Burns on being called for a personal foul on a hit above the shoulders.
“We didn’t hold up long enough. We did at times, just not enough.” — Christensen on the play of the offensive line.
“I think what took the air out of was that long run. I think that took a lot of momentum from the defense. That shifted the momentum their way. If we could have held them down that series, I think the outcome of the ball game could have been different.” — senior safety Tashaun Gipson on the 74-yard run by TCU running back Waymon James in the fourth quarter that moved the ball from the TCU 18-yard line to the UW 8 and set up the Horned Frogs’ final touchdown.
“I’m not worried about missed tackles. “I’m a little bit disappointed in myself. I missed quite a few tackles out there. I put that on myself. We have to comeback, wipe this slate clean and come back and get ready for Air Force That’s a huge game.” — senior defensive end Josh Biezuns
“No excuses. You have to give them credit. They have great players and made great plays. We have to wrap up and make the play. That’s why we’re here. Unfortunately we had way too many missed tackles.” — Hendricks
See Monday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle for more UW football coverage.