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December 22, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Boise State post-game quotes

Here are some post-game Boise State quotes as provided by the Las Vegas Bowl:

Chris Petersen, head coach; Joe Southwick, QB #16; J.C. Percy, LB #48; Michael Frisina, K #84

Petersen on Washington…

“We watched a lot of tape and we knew they were a good team. I said it earlier I don’t think all 7-5 records are equal across the board. These guys have beaten too many good opponents and played too much good football that you start to get a gauge and I just knew it would be a really tight game.”

On Final Drive…

“We wanted to score a touchdown. I thought we had a good play, and Joe actually worked the opposite side. He liked the matchup better than what we were probably designed to go to. After that… I felt very strongly he was going to make the field goal. I was more worried about the snap than the field goal. They both did a great job.”

On Blocked PAT…

“No, it was not (the snap), it was a protection issue.”

On Williams-Rhodes return…

“He’s a football player, he’s got great instincts. The return was designed to go to the other side and you could feel him rotate to fast and he hit it back across the field where it really wasn’t supposed to go.”

On Frisina…

“I think you look across the country, and maybe it’s just me, it seems there’s a lot of inconsistent kickers out there. And really quietly, Mike’s been doing a great job all season. Once we got that yard mark figured out early on, he’s been like clockwork.”

On Southwick…

“He’s finally figured out that he has legs and can run. We said long ago he came in here as a good athlete, as somehow as he’s getting through our program he’s turned into a bad athlete, in his mind at least. That’s the main thing I was really pleased to see him run. Everybody knows a scrambling quarterback can crush you and he made some big plays. I thought his whole game was extremely clean.”

Southwick on the season’s progression and the bowl…

“I think the whole season our M.O. on offense was just getting better. And the most satisfying thing about this season is each week you saw us get better.”

“The bowl game coming in, we knew Washington was going to be was as good as an opponent as we could face. They should that on the field today, hats off to them for doing a great job.”

“We knew it was going to be a four-quarter game. We knew that you couldn’t beat this team in two quarters.”

“All year I’ve known I can play at this level, it’s just a lot of work, a lot of moving parts, working together to fit the puzzle together. The last three or four games it’s really showed. We’ve been really executing on offense at a high level. It’s just been awesome.”

“Sometimes you get into a robot mode when you’re a quarterback at this level because technically somebody should be open. It’s one, two, three – someone should be open. But in the game of football it doesn’t work like that. Being able to not see the first guy, feeling some pressure and seeing a running late and hitting it, it’s just going back to instincts of playing football. It was awesome being able to use (my legs).”

On 3rd down conversions

“That’s just a testament to our guys staying cool, staying calm, staying poised, understanding the play-call we were trying to run and then executing it.”

Percy on Bishop Sankey…

“He was doing a good job at finding holes in our defense. He’s a great back, he showed it all year and he was able to run hard and break tackles and use his elusive moves to get away from us.”

On 17 tackles

“It was a great way to end it (my career), especially with a win and to be able to go out with all these seniors as 4-time bowl  champions. I’m so proud to be a part of this program the past five years. It’s been a great thing in my life.”

Michael Frisina on game-winning field goal…

“Every kicker’s dream to hit a game-winning field goal. For this one to come in my last collegiate game, couldn’t ask for anything more.”

“I knew I made right when I hit it. I don’t know where it ended up; I just know it went through the yellow posts.”



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