UW-Nebraska: What they were saying

WyoSports senior editor Robert Gagliardi is doing a new feature this season followed UW football games of what players, coaches and fans were saying after the Cowboys win or lose.

And of course, you can let Gagliardi know what you are thinking anytime via the blog, Twitter or comments on wyosports.net.

Here’s what he came up:

— “Unbelievable, man. Moral victory or not, Nebraska knows that the Cowboys are explosive.” — via Twitter from @johnywyo.

— “Good game! Still not sold on the team, but a good start to the season.” — via Twitter from @mattfallin1.

— “Win or lose this is un-freakin’ believable.” — via WyoSports’ live game chat from “ulou.”

— “We knew our depth wasn’t good up front. We don’t have eight guys that can play. I thought our guys up there battled. At the end we made some stops, and that is encouraging.” — UW coach Dave Christensen on the play of the defensive line.

— “Coach Christensen called a great game. The backs ran really hard. The receivers did a great job of getting open and the line was protecting. (The loss) hurts, but shoot, I am really proud of the guys.” — UW junior quarterback Brett Smith.

— “To come in and face a top-25 team like Nebraska and play like we did, it’s definitely encouraging. We just have to go to work on Monday and keep up the hard work. We have to continue to be hungry.” — UW junior receiver Dominic Rufran.

— “When you have a team that’s willing to go out there and put it all on the line like that then says great things about the character of your team.” — UW senior free safety Marqueston Huff on the Cowboys’ fourth-quarter rally.

— “It was fun. It’s what I do.” — Christensen on his first game calling the offensive plays.

— “We won by three points, but I think we realized we are better than that.” — Nebraska sophomore defensive end Randy Gregory.

— “It wasn’t very good very good tonight. … There were a couple of things we didn’t react to, and a couple of times we just didn’t make plays.” — Nebraska coach Bo Pelini on his defense that allowed 602 yards of total offense.

— “We just didn’t finish. We talk about being a dominant offensive team, and we didn’t come out there and put on the show we wanted to put on.” — Nebraska senior offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles. The Cornhuskers had 535 yards of total offense and 375 rushing yards