Oct. 26, 2013
Final Stats |
Ohio 41, Miami 16
Ohio University Postgame Quotes
Athens, Ohio | Peden Stadium
Oct. 26, 2013
Ohio head coach Frank Solich
On the game
"We played really well and at times I thought we tailed off and weren't playing as well as I would want us to play. This time of year is when you want to have your team playing its best and a solid four quarters of football. We got over 500 yards of total offense and held them to 200 yards so statistically we had a really good football game."
On the return of Jon Lechner and the performance of the offensive line
"His return really helps us (the team), it allows us to have the young players settle in at one position. Jon coming into the season was a standout offensive lineman for us so it's good to have him back."
On becoming bowl eligible in 2013
"I don't want to look too far down the road, we want to play one play at a time and do the best we can on that play."
On Josiah Yazdani's performance as the starting kicker
"If you are going to successful, then you have to have a reliable kicker. It has been great to see Josiah step up like he has. He hasn't been the best kicker statistically in practice, but when he gets in games he seems to come through."
On Donte' Foster becoming the school's record holder in career touchdown catches
"He is a complete receiver. The one thing that has made him so successful is that he is a smart football player. We are really proud of Dante getting that record, but obviously someone has to throw him the football and protect."
Tyler Tettleton: Ohio Quarterback
On having three consecutive games with 300 yards passing
"We have some playmakers out there and I just try to take advantage of that. Hopefully we can continue that."
On Donte Foster breaking the Ohio career receptions record
"We never talked about that stuff. We're focused on whomever we're playing that week and doing whatever it takes to get to Detroit. None of that stuff matters before the game, but it's great that he got it."
On the season
"It's not me. There are so many other guys in the locker room that take part in that. It's the coaching staff, the athletic director and everyone else that goes into this team. It's great that we've gotten there and hopefully we'll keep winning."
Travis Carrie: Ohio Cornerback
On the improved defense
"That's something the coaches emphasized a lot this week during practice and it clicked for a lot of the players. We came out and gave 110 percent on each and every play. The coaches came out with a good game plan to defend Miami and we were happy to execute it."
On his first interception
"It was exciting. The defense has been doing very well with everyone contributing and doing their job. When somebody gets a turnover for the defense, it's a good momentum and it leads us to do better in the games."
Donte Foster: Ohio Wide Receiver
On surpassing the record
"It feels surreal. First of all, I have to thank Tyler and the offensive line. I also have to thank our defense. There are a lot of factors that tied into that."
On LaVon Brazill being at the game
"He really didn't want me to beat it, but he's proud that I did. It was a little competition going on between us and it feels good to beat him and Terrence McCrae. They're two of the best receivers to come through Ohio."
Beau Blankenship: Ohio Running Back
On the end of the season
"We have the same preparation each week and take it one game at a time. We have to continue to execute and hopefully we'll get the outcome we want."
Miami Head Coach Mike Bath
Thoughts on first time coaching in this rivalry game
"It was a great atmosphere today, and that's what college football is all about."
Feelings after the loss
"It hurts as a player to lose this game and it hurts even more so right now as a coach, just because we poured so much into it, and it was disappointing."
On problems protecting Boucher
"We were banged up on the offensive line. That's something we knew coming into today, and those injuries really caught up to us. Also, at quarterback we have to trust what we're seeing, and I don't believe we did that as much as we should have today."
On offensive inconsistency
"We can't use change in offensives three weeks in as an excuse. We're college football players, we're college coaches, and we got to go. We got to commit to doing what we're coached to do, because I don't know if we're always doing that, and that's on me as a coach."
On stopping Tettleton
"Tyler Tettleton played a great game, and we got to do a better job of defending things that the opposing offense is doing, and, today, was that example. Today, Tyler picked and chose to do some things we've got to prevent and part of this is on the offensive part of the ball, going too many three and outs. It's a team effort, but we also have to do a better job of putting our young men in a position to make plays."