Nov. 8, 2012
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Ohio Football Quotes
Gerald Moore, #13, S, Redshirt Senior
On the loss
“It’s always rough, it’s hard when your back is against the wall, but that’s what our defense prides itself on. It’s definitely frustrating to watch from the sidelines, but as a captain I have to keep my guys up. As a senior, it’s rough, it’s something I’ll never get back. I’ve enjoyed playing with these guys. We’ve still got two games to go, and we just have to keep playing. We learn from our mistakes and move on.”
Beau Blankenship, #22, RB, Redshirt Junior
On the two scoring drives
“We just clicked; we were running the ball and the line was doing a good job. There were some downhill runs that opened up.”
On Bowling Green’s defense
“Their defense quit blitzing after the first drive, and then they shut us down.”
Tyler Tettleton, #4, QB, Redshirt Junior
On the game
“It all came down to their defense; all the credit goes to them. They have an amazing defense, and it’s one of the best I’ve seen since I’ve been here. They just did it all; they did a good job in every phase of the game.”
On moving forward
“We need to have a good week of practice. We didn’t do anything wrong this week, we just faced a great defense.”
Frank Solich, Head Coach
On the game
“It’s a tough loss for our ball club and our coaches - we hoped to play better. Offensively, we had two really good drives, but we needed more. Defensively, I don’t think we controlled their running game well enough. But, we put our defense in bad field position because of special team’s plays. They were a large part of this football game. It’s a tough way to accept a loss, Bowling Green has a good football team. We could’ve done things better in all phases, especially breakdowns in punt return and the punting game. The punting game across the board was negative and a huge problem in this ball game.”
On Matt Weller punting the ball
“Matt (Weller) has practiced punting his whole time here, he’s our backup punter on the road. It made sense to me to give Matt a try, he’s a player who has been in pressure situations before.”
On Ohio’s breakdowns
“One punt was bobbled twice, and we still had an opportunity to get it off. The one to Matt was a low snap, he has good hands and possibly could’ve handled that one better. We obviously weren’t getting things blocked enough up front. It’ll be interesting looking at that film.”
On Ohio’s offense
“It’s clear they’re the top defense in the MAC. I was pleased with our two drives we had, but we needed to have more points on the board. There were times we did have a running game going, but couldn't get a throwing game going with any consistency.”
Head Coach Dave Clawson’s Opening Statement
It was a great win. (Ohio) is a very good football team and our guys stepped up. Our defense was outstanding. Our special teams made a huge difference in this game. Coach Scheier (the special teams coach) did an excellent job scheming up the punt blocks. That was really a huge changing point in the game. Then, our offense ran the ball in the fourth quarter when they needed to and made first downs. So, it was just a great team win and it was a very good football team that we beat tonight.
Coach Clawson on Ohio and his defense
They are a very good offense. It is not an accident that they are scoring 35 or 40 points per game. So we knew they were going to make plays, but I was really proud of the way our defense stepped up.
Coach Clawson on his defensive line and Ohio’s offensive line
I really thought that was going to be a great battle because I think Ohio has one of the best coached offensive lines in the conference and I think our defensive line is pretty good too.
RS Sophomore DB Jude Adjei-Barimah on the punt return team
Our schemes have been drawn up greatly by Coach Scheier but it has just been on us to execute. We knew we had to make a difference in the game.
Junior DB Josh Pettus on Bowling Green’s defensive game plan
The defensive game plan was to focus on (Tyler Tettleton). He is a scrambling quarterback, but the coaches drilled to us that we needed to get to the ball. That’s what we did tonight.