Quarterback Zac Taylor
On his performance
"I really went out there, tried not to turn over the ball and just let the other guys do the work.  I almost threw a pick (interception) early that they should have had, but other than that, I just tried to keep the ball moving and not take sacks, and for once in my life, get rid of the ball before I get hit.  I think I did alright today."

On taking a big hit after throwing the ball before the end of the half
"(Other) people had a better look at it than I did.  I don't know if it was late or anything like that.  It just kind of rang my bell for a second.  I probably could have gone back in there, but there was no reason to."

On Colorado's defense
"We thought they would blitz a lot more.  Really, they didn't blitz at all.  We prepared for a lot of stuff and didn't really have to use it all because they just sat back there and let us do what we wanted to do and didn't bring a lot of pressure."

On Nebraska's potential opponent for the Big 12 Championship game
"Honestly, I really don't care.  I'll obviously be watching that game for a lot of different reasons.  But whether it's Texas or Oklahoma, we're going to prepare the same way.  Either one of those teams would be great because they have a lot of tradition to them."

On the importance of this win
"We wanted to sweep the (Big 12) North.  We wanted to win that last home game.  We lost to Texas at home, but we've played well at home all year.  Just to have a lot of momentum going to the Big 12 Championship game was important to us.  We really didn't want a close game, but at this point, a win is a win, no matter how it happens."

On playing his last game at Memorial Stadium
"I'm sure it will hit me tomorrow.  Definitely, when you run out there on Senior Day, it's pretty emotional to see your parents on the field and all the people cheering.  I can only imagine guys who have been here for five years.  They probably felt it more than I did.  Still, it's an exciting time and it's hard to imagine that's my last time playing on that field."

On the progress of Nebraska's program
"We dominated the North, and that was one of our goals.  Just getting to the Big 12 Championship game with a chance to win it all, that was our goal.  No matter how it happened, we got there.  Obviously, we'd rather be 12-0 than 9-3, but all of our goals are still in front of us.  It's exciting to be 5-0 against the North.  That's definitely a great feat for us."

On Nebraska's performance in the second half
"We went out there and did our best.  It was important.  We had a seven-point lead going into the third quarter and they scored pretty quickly to tie it up.  It was important that we answered that call and came back and scored, just to put them away in the second half.  I was glad with the way we played at the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth quarter.  That was a nice way to go out." 

Kicker Jordan Congdon
On faking a field goal attempt
"When we're scoring touchdowns (on) faking it, you can't really argue with it. We're scoring sevens instead of threes as a team. If things were going differently and we were missing touchdowns then maybe things would be different, but  we're not."

On the possibility of facing Texas or Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship
"We've talked about it a little bit and it would be nice to play Texas a second time, but ultimately it doesn't really matter who we play. Both teams are going to be tough no matter who we play. Any game is huge playing against a Big 12 South team. It really doesn't matter to us as long as we go out there and do our thing because it just comes down to us."

Fullback Dane Todd
On playing his final game in Memorial Stadium
"There were more emotions involved before the game and before the Tunnel Walk than afterward. I think I really realized it was going to be my last game when we came out for warm-ups and looked around and realized it was something I'd never see again. It's an interesting experience. I haven't been looking forward to my last day for four years, but now that it's here I embrace it and I'm glad we won."

On whether he wanted to carry the ball in his final home game
"No. Everybody kept asking me if I wanted to get the ball in my last game here. I have more fun sitting on the sidelines when we're winning and watching the guys who normally don't get to play out there. I have more fun doing that than I do carrying the ball or anything else."

Linebacker Stewart Bradley
On Colorado's running game
"There was a lot of cut back stuff. It's hard because when you're trying to see your gaps and they are so slow developing, guys come off blocks and a lineman stands up and all of a sudden, a gap that wasn't there before is there."

On holding the Big 12 North trophy
"It was good, but that's not the trophy we're going after. We're happy to have that one locked away, but there's bigger prizes we're in the hunt for."

On the momentum this win builds
"Coming off a win, especially against a team that really wanted to beat us, is big. We're definitely rolling and excited to play in Kansas City. That was our goal at the beginning of the season and we've reached it. But we're definitely not satisfied. We still have two more games."

Linebacker Corey McKeon
On focusing on Colorado even though Nebraska had already clinched the Big 12 North
"Like Coach (Callahan) always says, you take every game one game at a time. So we were focused on the game plan for this week. We didn't prepare for anything else for next week. Obviously it showed. We showed up this game and came out and pounded on them."

On Nebraska's defense
"I like where our defense is at. We're playing different guys in the front seven. Rotating a lot of guys is nice. We're healthy. We're coming into the Big 12 Championship with a lot of guys to play. I thought we played well today. I don't think we played great as we'd like to see. But we came out in the second half after Coach (Cosgrove) had made his adjustments and shut them down."

Quarterback Joe Ganz
On the fake field goal second quarter touchdown play
"It was a little nerve racking when I took the field. We've been trying to call that play since Oklahoma State, but we haven't had the opportunity to yet. It was originally supposed to go to Todd (Peterson) but Barry's (Turner) guy sat on Todd and Barry ran past him.

"Barry's always bragging about how he was a good tight end in high school. We ran the play in practice and he dropped it - so I didn't think I'd ever throw it to him again.

"We sensed a lot of confusion on Colorado's part. I was surprised they didn't call a time out."

Running back Brandon Jackson
On his performance against Colorado
"I felt like I did a good job. I fumbled, which hurt us, but we won the game and that's all that matters."

 On being undefeated against the Big 12 North
"It was one of our goals at the beginning of the season. Coach (Callahan) said that we have to dominate the North in order for us to bring Nebraska to where it used to be, winning national championships and conference championships all the time."

On adjustments made in the second half
"Coach (Callahan) did a great job of telling us what plays to run and what could work in the second half. I felt like we wore them down."

Defensive tackle Ola Dagunduro
On the performance of the Blackshirts
"I think we came out strong in the beginning of the game. We were a little staggered in the middle, but we finished strong."

On how gratifying the win is
"The locker room is wild right now. We're all excited that we've returned Nebraska back to where they were - back to the top."

 On Barry Turner's touchdown catch
"I'm going to hear every day from him about that touchdown. But I'm happy for him. He was open and caught the pass. In practice he actually missed it, so we thought that we'd never go to him."

Defensive end Jay Moore
On the defense's play in the second half
"It's a point of emphasis for us to keep fighting in the second half. It's been a weakness this year, but it turned out well today."

On the frustration of not being able to stop Colorado in first half
"That's football. Sometimes things go against you. Colorado had momentum on their side and took advantage of it. We couldn't be too disappointed, because we were still up at halftime"

On the confidence level of the team
"This was a huge win for us. It gives us a lot of momentum for our next game in Kansas City. If we would have lost this game it would have been tough to come back next week."

On what he was most pleased with the defense this year
"We don't give up. We might have some downs, but we have learned to forget about it and keep battling. That's what good teams do. You just have to forget about what you did wrong and worry about what's coming up next."

Kicker Jordan Congdon
On faking a field goal attempt
"When we're scoring touchdowns (on) faking it, you can't really argue with it. We're scoring sevens instead of threes as a team. If things were going differently and we were missing touchdowns then maybe things would be different, but  we're not."

On the possibility of facing Texas or Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship
"We've talked about it a little bit and it would be nice to play Texas a second time, but ultimately it doesn't really matter who we play. Both teams are going to be tough no matter who we play. Any game is huge playing against a Big 12 South team. It really doesn't matter to us as long as we go out there and do our thing because it just comes down to us."

Fullback Dane Todd
On playing his final game in Memorial Stadium
"There were more emotions involved before the game and before the Tunnel Walk than afterward. I think I really realized it was going to be my last game when we came out for warm-ups and looked around and realized it was something I'd never see again. It's an interesting experience. I haven't been looking forward to my last day for four years, but now that it's here I embrace it and I'm glad we won."

On whether he wanted to carry the ball in his final home game
"No. Everybody kept asking me if I wanted to get the ball in my last game here. I have more fun sitting on the sidelines when we're winning and watching the guys who normally don't get to play out there. I have more fun doing that than I do carrying the ball or anything else."