Northwestern Postgame Player Quotes

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska vs. Northwestern
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013
Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, Neb.)

Junior Running Back Treyvon Green
On how he's feeling
"I feel pretty good. It was a tough loss. We can only get better from it and come back to work next week."

On his reaction to the Hail Mary play
"There are no words to describe it honestly. It happened so fast and you would think that'd be the last thing to happen on that play. It's something we work on in practice every week. I was pretty upset obviously because we lost the game but it was tough."

On if he personally practices those plays
"No, that's what the defense does. They work on it by themselves."

On what Pat Fitzgerald said to the team after the game
"He said we need to come back to work next week. Tomorrow we'll look at the film and see what we can do better. Our team needs to heal up a little bit and the bye week should help us. With a loss like this, there's not much he can say to us to make us feel better. We have to process it internally and get through it."

On why the rushing game was effective in the first half
"It was the offensive line. Kain Colter and I are the ones running the ball but they are the ones giving us the hole and giving us the seam. All the credit goes to the offensive line, they put the offense on their back today and our rushing game was successful."

On his injury
"I just got a little dinged up on my leg. It's nothing big, I just got dinged up. I knew I would come back. I just needed a little bit of time to brush the rust off after I got hit."

On why the offense had trouble moving the ball in the second half
"Nebraska made adjustments. Give credit to them. They obviously came out with different things to switch it up to stop our run. We just had to go with the flow and make adjustments as well."

On what the locker room was like after the game
"It was pretty quiet in there. A lot of people just want to be alone at this moment so they can process what just happened. I'm still processing it myself."

Senior Defensive Lineman Tyler Scott
On whether he was on the field for the Hail Mary
"I was not. We were rotating guys in and it's something we practice every Thursday. It's something that we always focus on. It's the last play we do on Thursdays. They just went up and the kid made a great play. All the credit goes to them. We could have gotten some more pressure up front but our guys did what they could. The kid made a great play."

On what he saw
"Our defensive backs are taught to knock it down. I saw the ball go up and in that circumstance you never know what is going to happen. It's a coin flip as to who will come down with it. Their guy made a play and they deserved it. I couldn't really see from my angle on the sideline, but anytime you see the ball go up, it's up for grabs."

On whether he thought the game was over when he got the interception
"You can't ever think the game is over. You have to go out there and execute. We've been in these battles all the time and we know they can go either way. I didn't think it was over, but I just thought it gave us a good chance to win. Our offense put up three points and left it out there for the defense to go out and finish the game. We came up unsucessful, but everybody gave it their all. I'm proud of my guys, my teammates and everybody left it out there."

On Pat Fitzgerald's message after the game
"He said to keep our faith, stay the course, and keep working. That's pretty much all he said. It's a hard one. It's a hard one to lose a game like that but we have to come back. We have this bye week to get healthy and start working again and start preparing for Michigan. That's what we're going to do."

On whether the defense is glad to be getting turnovers again
"Yes, I mean that's been our goal these past couple of weeks, to get the ball back and let our offense have it. Anytime they have the ball they can do prolific things. It was good that we got that mentality back and we got some turnovers."


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