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November 27, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Chris Polk quotes

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Here are some quotes from UW running back Chris Polk following today’s 16-13 win at Cal in which he scored the winning touchdown (which is pictured at right in an AP photo):
On wanting the ball on the last play: “Obviously, I’m the running back, but I’m just a player. So whatever they’re going to roll with, I’m going to roll with. I’ll run or block or whatever they want me to do.”
On what he thought when the play was called: “I knew we were going in. I knew that if I kept my legs going, I had no choice but to go forward.”
On who made the block: “It was the o-line. I get the credit for it, but I practically walked in. It was blocked real nice.”
On the hurry-up snap: “It’s not difficult for us because we run it every day in practice, so we’re used to speed breaks, and we know that we catch the defense off guard. It’s something we practice, so it’s real easy.”
On if that caught Cal off-guard: “I think we caught them off guard because they were expecting us to run up the middle, and we ran wide right. I think that they just didn’t know where we were going.”
On who he ran behind: “I don’t even remember. I just remember lowering my head and get there any way possible.”
More on what he thought when he heard the call: “I knew it was going to be a touchdown. I knew it.”
On if Cal was looking for another Jake Locker sneak: “Yeah. They were really stacking the A-gaps, so they thought we were running the quarterback sneak again. When they called it, I knew it was going to be perfect. I knew we had no choice but to score on that play.”
On the feeling when he scored: “It’s a great feeling. We still have our hopes of the bowl game. We’ve just got to go out there and get another win.”
On if he knew they would go for it: “I knew we were setting it up. I knew he was going for a touchdown. It’s just a matter of when we would get in.”
On the huddle before the play: “We were all in there laughing, making jokes, smiling. We all knew we were going to score. We knew we were confident. We knew we were going to drive the ball down there because we’re a clutch team.”
On the Apple Cup: “It’s going to be a great one. A heated rivalry, it’s going to be real cold. They’re not going to want us to go to a bowl game, so they’re going to bring their A-game. We’ve just got to go out, enjoy this win and get back to it next week.”
On winning on the last play three times this year: “When we play up to par, and we do everything we can, we can’t help but be successful. We listen to our coaches and be critical of what they want us to do, and do it exactly how they want us to do it, we can’t help but be successful.”
On WSU wanting to knock them out of bowl: “They want to be able to say they took our bowl hopes away and get the Apple Cup back. It’s going to be real hectic. They’re not going to just lay down and let us stomp over them in their house. They’re going to come and bring their A-game. So it’s going to a real good one.”

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