Nebraska Player Quotes
vs. Kansas State
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007
Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, Neb.)

Quarterback Joe Ganz
On having a school record passing day (Audio)
"It feels really good. It feels really good to go out there and play a complete game. I’m more proud of not turning the ball over really than (breaking) those two records. Obviously those two records are a great accomplishment with the rich tradition here, but I’m happy I didn’t turn the ball over and that we got the win."

On the win overall (Audio)
"It’s awesome. It’s an incredible feeling, just to do it for the seniors and the coaches. It means a lot to us. It means a lot to send the seniors out the right way."

On breaking the two Nebraska records (Audio)
"That’s awesome. It’s a credit to the guys, preparing and coming out here. It was just one of those days where everything clicked and it’s credit to the offensive line and backs, receivers and tight ends - just preparing as hard as they can and not letting outside distractions get in their heads and just keep focused on the game. They did a great job and that’s the result."

On Cortney Grixby’s kick-off return (Audio)
"The last time we ran a kick back was 1999 or something like that, so I mean that’s awesome for Grix. He deserves it. He’s battled so hard. He’s played his heart out here for four years. People have been over him a lot just because he doesn’t have prototypical size, but the kid plays with more heart than I’ve ever seen. It’s great for Grix to get it on senior day and it means a lot to him."

On moving on from last week’s loss to this week’s win (Audio)
"It’s a test with these guys being mentally tough. We’ve been going through a lot. It’s been really tough on these guys and it has been an emotional drain. It’s a credit to these guys and the type of character they have. They're hard nosed, tough-minded kids. They don’t let a lot of things bother them. It’s great."

Wide Receiver Nate Swift
On Joe Ganz’s performance
"I wouldn’t say we came into the game saying we were going to pass a lot or anything like that. The gameplan just wasn’t like that. Joe had a great game and hit every guy that was wide open. He made plays staying alive in the pocket with his feet. He brings a spark and energy to the offense. He’s just a really consistent guy and he makes the throw when he has to."

On the Colorado game in two weeks
"Offensively, it means a lot since Coach Watson and Coach Gilmore (coached at) Colorado, so we want to get a win for them and obviously get our sixth win of the season and try to get to a bowl game and keep our season going."

Safety Ben Eisenhart
On Joe Ganz’s performance
"I wouldn’t say we came into the game saying we were going to pass a lot or anything like that. The gameplan just wasn’t like that. Joe had a great game and hit every guy that was wide open. He made plays staying alive in the pocket with his feet. He brings a spark and energy to the offense. He’s just a really consistent guy and he makes the throw when he has to."

On the win in the senior's final home game (Audio)
"It was the most amazing thing, I don’t know if I can even explain it. The last five weeks haven’t been very good to us, so to get this done especially on the last home game is a great feeling and is definitely something I’ll remember for the rest of my life for sure."

On the rest of the season (Audio)
"I don’t think it’s going to stop here. I think we have to get some momentum going. I think we have to go up to Colorado. We have two weeks to prepare, we have to go out and play and we have to get to a bowl game. We’re going to definitely do whatever we can to do that."

On the team’s unity (Audio)
"The last month has just been terrible, it really has been. But there was nothing you could say, it was just one of those things that happens and we had to bounce back and to have this today. It was almost surreal. It was just such a feeling to go into halftime and be up with that score and to keep it going in the second half. Joe Ganz did such a great job today and our whole team just game together. It was one of the first times the whole season that our team actually bonded together. We have talent, there is no question about that, it was just nice to have that finally come out for the first time."

Defensive End Zach Potter
On the team’s performance
"It was fun. We got up early and we played loose. We didn’t have our back to the wall today. We kept playing loose and had fun."

On senior Thomas Rice playing for the first time in his career
"It’s great for a guy like him to get him to come out and play like that. He even made a tackle too. To see a guy like him who has always been on the scout team and come out and play like he did, it means a lot to me and it means a lot to him. It’s inspirational. People were jumping around when he made that tackle."

On winning the final home game
"It’s always fun to play at home, but getting a win at home, especially after losing the way we have, it felt really good to come in and hear the cheers from the fans."

Wide Receiver Frantz Hardy
On Joe Ganz’s performance
"Joe is amazing. His decision-making was good. When he scrambled for the first down on 4th down and 20, that set the tone right there."

On his three touchdowns receptions
"I didn’t really have to do anything. Joe just threw the ball and it was right on the money. Every pass he threw today was right on the money."