Oct. 19, 2013
Fresno State Quotes
Head Coach Tim DeRuyter
"I thought we had a great crowd with tons of festivities going on. I thought it was awesome to have our tribute to Pete Mehas and to Coach (Jerry) Tarkanian. To have all of our football alumni, that was awesome to see our guys running through. I know our guys were charged up for that. I thought we started the game fast, which was our intention. We hadn't played in a couple weeks so we wanted to get going and get the crowd into it and that played well. We got into a little bit of a lull in the second quarter and got a little sloppy, but you got to give UNLV some credit. They stiffened up when we tried to land some knockout punches which is a tribute to them. I really think we made some good adjustments in the second half and were very efficient on offense methodically moving the ball down the field. All in all it is great to be 1-0 and looking forward to San Diego State next week."
On Davante Adams' big day
"He's good and Derek's good throwing it to him. Davante has worked really hard. He is focused and when he is focused I don't know that there are many people that can cover him one-on-one. Derek found him in good matchups and he made some good plays. I thought there secondary tried to play physical and that plays into his game. He just made a bunch of plays."
On the long touchdown on first play
"Coach (Dave) Schramm comes up with a great game plan each week and we talked about taking some shots early and Derek hit him. It was a great shot on the money and Davante made a great catch and did what we expect him to do."
On the strong running game
"We are still making progress there. I liked what we did when you can finish a game the way that we did is good. We got a lot of hard running yards when it was tough. We got in our "T" formation when Juice (Josh Quezada) scored and really executed that well. It was a little tip of the hat to Coach (Jim) Sweeney and his old "T"-heavy offense and a lot of our alums might recognize that. I think we are really making progress there."
On San Diego State next week
"We know it is going to be a challenge. We have such a great history with San Diego State. Coach (Rocky) Long has done a great job with those guys. They run a really unique defense. He has Coach (Bob) Toledo on his staff and he has been an offensive coordinator for years so we know we'll have our hands full. With the Oil Can here, we know they are going to want it back and it is going to be in their backyard. It is going to be a heckuva challenge for us."
On second half defensive adjustments
"I thought Nick (Toth) and our defensive staff made some really good adjustments. We got creased on one play that we didn't fit well. When you run some spread-option stuff like they do, you get one-on-ones and when one guy misses it can get ugly and it did. But we got some fits straightened out and I thought he did a nice job calling some pressures. We really did a nice job containing the run and got them in some third-and-long situations and when you do that you've really got a chance to get to the quarterback."
#4 Derek Carr
Derek, when you left your feet to get that first down what was going through your mind?
Derek, can you talk about what it means to break the school record today?
Were you aware of the progress you were making towards breaking those records?
Can you remember the last time you were sacked? Because, once again you're uniform is the cleanest of the bunch!
How big was Devante Adams tonight?
Adams had three TD's in the first half last game, and another three in the first half today. Do you see him elevating in his game more in the past couple weeks?
#15 Davante Adams
On what's been better these past couple games
"Early on in the season we had a few decent games, but we were seeing a lot of doubles toward my side or Cover 2 with a guy under me and over the top which made it difficult. We have to take things like that as a compliment. For them to put two guys towards me, we have other guys like Burse and Harp and Greg and Marcel that produce just as much as I do. If they are going to continue to put people on me or cover one-on-one, I am just going to keep doing what I do."
On the one-on-one coverage from UNLV
"I think of it as just guys being stubborn or running what they run. We just have to keep attacking it and get them out of it. They kept going back to it and we just kept going and attacking it."
On school-receiving record touchdown being nullified by pass interference
"The official called it, so I guess I did. I don't know if I agree with the call, but that is what refs are for. I would've liked to have had the record. But in the end, I would much rather get a victory and come out and see my team happy and singing in the locker room than getting the record."
On the touchdown catch on first play of the game
"They were in a good coverage to cover it. I got on my horse and Derek hung on to it for awhile and the guy can throw the ball for 80 yards so it wasn't a problem for him so I just ran and beat him inside and I looked back and the ball was gone and it was 6."
#6 L.J. Jones
You guys were getting to the QB quite a bit tonight
Any thoughts about San Diego State next weekend?
You guys didn't have any turnovers tonight but did feel like this team could perform?
Do you think this was the best defensive game for you guys thus far?
Head Coach Bobby Hauck
What was done differently by the Bulldogs that surprised you?
What did you take away from the game?
Why so many short passes for QB Caleb Herring?
On Carr's "on-the-money" passes
On the short passes, why?
On the great field position in second half and if it is critical going 3 and 0
On their game against Reno coming up and if it will be easier bouncing back from a loss