We got a chance to talk to some offensive players after practice, and two popular subjects were quarterback Keith Price and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
You can see some video of each of their meetings with the media below.
Price said among UW’s motivation in this game is the obvious one of wanting to make amends for the loss in the regular season finale against WSU.
“The way that we went out wasn’t the way that we expected to go out,” Price said. “I thought we played a good game all the way until the final minutes, and that’s one of our mottoes is finishing ball games and we weren’t able to do that. Luckily we have another chance to finish.”
Here are a few more comments from Price:
On Boise State’s defense: “They are pretty straight ahead. They line up and they play hard. Their secondary doesn’t give up deep plays. So when we have our opportunities to go up top I have to make throws and our receivers are going to have to do a great job of making plays for me. But they are an excellent football team, very disciplined and they don’t mess up. They just wait on teams the whole game and wait on teams to beat themselves. So that’s our big thing is not turning the ball over and executing.’’
On how to be patient against Boise State: “We understand how good they are and how good their defensive line is and their secondary so we just have to be patient. If we get stuffed for a two-yard loss we just have to continue to grind throughout the game because we know it is going to be a four-quarter ball game so we just have to stick to our rules and execute.’’
On if Boise State plays a lot of man coverage: “On third downs. They are two-high safeties, they will drop to single high and play zone coverages. They will pressure and play zone behind their pressure. But you never know. It’s a bowl game, so they could be working on a whole bunch of stuff and come out with something new so we just have to be prepared for the unexpected.’’
Here’s the video of Price:
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And here’s Seferian-Jenkins:
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