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Postgame Quotes: Wisconsin vs. Arizona State


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Postgame Quotes
Wisconsin vs. Arizona State
Sun Devil Stadium - Tempe, Ariz.
Sept. 15, 2013

Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen
On the game:
“I don’t have a lot to say, I’m proud of my kids and they played hard. ASU is a good team. It is a shame that it went down that way. If there is 18 seconds left we teach the kids to spike it and of course he slipped but that is what we practice. We were worried we would have a kickoff our way.”

"I was very proud of them; I am unbelievably proud of the football program, they kept battles on both sides. These kids were resilient. It's emotional for me to be in a position with my kids to play that hard and then they lose."

"It hurts it’s a close game. The senior class will have a hard time absorbing that. We will get on the plane and take some deep breaths and get ready for the Big Ten. The key is to not let ASU beat you twice."

"We have to be respectful to our opponent, which we absolutely do. I can handle the other stuff, I’m a big boy and that’s my job to deal with all the other things on the side and what I think is right. It is hard to lose a game like that and well move forward and take care of our business. The lesson is don’t let ASU beat you twice."

"My kids played that hard, their quarterback has come a long way and played very well. It was a big challenge for us. They got good wide receivers; they got good skill all over the place. Both teams were full of skill and it was a very big challenge for us on the defensive side."

On Arizona State's defense:
"They play hard and are an aggressive defense. They gave us a lot of different looks, and they changed their looks up a bit without question and there was an adjustment we had to make."

On what he told his team:
"I told the kids at the beginning of the year the difference between a good team and a bad team is 10 plays and we missed one of those opportunities in the game today. But it wasn’t just the last three plays, there were a lot of opportunities where somebody makes a play and some where somebody doesn’t make a play."

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