What Gary Patterson said after TCU beat Texas Tech 27-3
TCU took down Texas Tech 27-3 on Saturday to stay in the driver’s seat for the Big 12 title game.
Here’s what coach Gary Patterson had to say after the win.
On his team’s effort to get the victory
“I told them I was proud of them.”
“I told them, you have to decide if you want to be all in. There are players I remember through the years that I know, no matter what happened, they were always all in. … We had one goal: to give the seniors their best senior season they could possibly have. And they’ve got an opportunity in the regular season here to win 10 ball games.”
On the play of freshman QB Shawn Robinson
“He didn’t panic. He asked me coming out of the tunnel, before the second half. I said just play. Don’t worry about it. Nobody’s expecting you to be great today. Just win the ball game.”
On how his running backs played
“I think we missed Darius Anderson today. We’ve got to get better at the running back position.”
“Sewo [Olonilua]’s got to hold onto the football. [Kenedy] Snell, I thought came in and made some runs. Kyle [Hicks] was Kyle.”
On how his defense played with multiple starters injured
“I think Arico [Evans] played okay. I think Sammy [Douglas] played okay. I think Ty [Summers] played okay. I think Innis Gaines learned some valuable lessons because he had to play even in our field team when Ray [Ridwan Issahaku] went down.”
“You learn some valuable lessons out here. Like I tell people, when you get to the end of the year, you’re not just trying to win for this year. You’re actually building experiences for your next football team.”
On Jeff Gladney fumbling the ball before the end zone on an interception return
Patterson joking around about Jeff Gladney and his pick-six-near-turnover-instead: 'Listen, we're not going to give him too much credit. Let's just say good play.'
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