Kansas Player Quotes

Kansas Postgame Quotes
Lawrence, Kan.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007

KU Quarterback Todd Reesing
On the offensive explosion
"This is one of those games that you’re never going to forget. Anytime you can score over 70 points against a team like Nebraska, it’s unbelievable. We’re ecstatic. We understand what we’re doing, but we’re playing within the offense. The coaches are calling good plays to put us in position to make big plays."

On the series with Nebraska
"In this entire season, every game people continue to look at the past history and records we have with every team. That has no effect on us. This is a whole new season; you can’t look in the past on those kinds of things. We’re a whole new team and we’re bringing a new attitude to Kansas. We’re not going to look in the past, because that has no effect on the here and now."

On breaking offensive records
"We’re never thinking about statistics and records. We’re out there scoring points, having a lot of fun and trying to get a victory. There’s no reason to worry about the stats because we’re going to find a way to score. It doesn’t matter who’s scoring or how we do it. That’s not important to us."

Sophomore Free Safety Justin Thornton
On the offense today
"It’s hard to lose when your offense scores 76 points in a game. We were fortunate that our offense was clicking on all cylinders today. They put up points on almost every drive. That definitely helps (the defense) out."

On the defense
"We came out and weren’t on top of everything. We made a couple of technique mistakes. I think the coaches made some good calls, but (Nebraska’s) receivers made some good catches at times and at times we slipped up and allowed them to make big plays."

On Nebraska’s passing offense
"By watching film, and the other games they’ve played, we expected them to come out and balance their run and pass game. They have a good running back (Marlon Lucky) who is their leading receiver on their team. We expected him to get some more balls. It was definitely surprising that they came out and passed that much. At halftime we had to make some adjustments and we were able to come out in the second half and put on a pretty good defensive show."

Senior running back Brandon McAnderson
On scoring 76 points
"It felt pretty good. We were clicking and really executing today and it paid off. It was pretty big stuff, but a win is a win. We scored 19 in a couple of games and won, and today we scored 76, but it wasn’t like we were celebrating the 76 points we scored, we were just celebrating the victory."

On not turning the ball over
"It’s really good, because we aren’t beating ourselves. In the past, it had been one of our huge problems. This year we have a different mentality and we’re more mature."

On helping the defense out
"We owed them one. Nebraska did some good things in the passing game and had some success against us. It’s not necessarily a good thing, but now we can go on the practice field and correct some problems we’ve had on defense. I’m non on defense but I know we’ll be ready."

On if the team feels more pressure at 9-0
"I don’t feel the pressure. I’m not just trying to say the right things here, but I feel like we’re a different kind of team. We have a lot of chemistry, and we go out there and have fun. It’s always more fun when you win, but I’ve already been having fun."

On the atmosphere today
"It was pretty cool. It’s always good to see the stands packed, especially for Nebraska."

Junior linebacker Mike Rivera
On forcing five turnovers
"It was nice to get some turnovers. We needed those in the first half, but I’m glad we got them in the second half. It was nice."

On the game
"It was a big win. We just have to keep things rolling. Being 9-0 feels really good. We just want to keep it going on the rest of the year. We’re looking forward to Oklahoma State next week and to start studying for them."

On if the team has any more to prove
"I feel like we do. Every week you have to prove yourself. It’s not like you’re 9-0 and all of the sudden you’ve got nothing to do. We have a lot of work to do and a lot of things to correct on defense. We want to get out there and do it big next week."