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    Nov. 21, 2009

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    Pat Hill, FRESNO STATE HEAD COACH

    "I want to give Louisiana Tech a lot of credit. I told my players going into this game, this is going to be a tough football game. Just watching them on film, we could tell they're very athletic, they're very physical and they showed that tonight. I thought they played very, very well."

    "When he (Ryan Colburn) had to drive us about 60 yards to get the field goal, he did it with his legs, he did it with his arm, he did it on fourth down. I'd like to give him a great credit for that final drive."

    "I kept saying his (Kevin Goessling) day will come, he'll be a great player for us. Great thing about him is we'll have him two more years after this. I'm very, very proud of "Goose," he hit that thing right down the middle. There wasn't any question about it."

    Bobby Shepard, FRESNO STATE LONG SNAPPER

    "When they're trying to ice us, I don't really think about it. It's the same type of mentality as being on the sideline, except you're on the field ... nothing out of the ordinary, just treat it like a regular field goal."

    Ben Jacobs, FRESNO STATE LINEBACKER

    "It wouldn't have been possible without my defensive line - Banks, Logan, Chris Carter and Chris Lewis - those guys played hard. Those guys controlled the pile all night. That's where it's at. The d-line played amazing tonight."

    "It's great, they (defensive touchdown) are hard to come by. When you do it, you have to thank your defense, because if it weren't for those guys, you wouldn't have been able to do it."

    LA Tech Derek Dooley, Head Coach / Director of Athletics
    "You never get what you want in life but you always get what you deserve. We had plenty of opportunities to not let it come down to the last drive. We didn't make a throw and catch when we needed to. We are going to have to regroup and change. We played hard. Playing your tail off isn't the objective. It is what you are supposed to do.

    Our tight end made some great plays. We have to be able to stop the pass. We gave up a fumble for a touchdown. You can't fumble the ball and give them a touchdown. We had four balls come out. You can't win a game when you are minus-3 in the turnover margin."

    LA Tech Daniel Porter, Senior - Running Back
    "My team came through, but we just didn't get it done. It is a disappointment (to lose this game), but we have to come back ready to play San Jose State. I enjoyed my career. I am happy I came to LA Tech. My four years went fast and I hope the team continues to improve. I think these guys are on their way up."

    LA Tech Dennis Morris, Senior - Tight End
    "I thought I played well tonight. It would have been even better if would have won the game. I could have blocked better, but they got me the ball when I was open. Fresno State is a good team and we just needed to make more plays. It is a tough loss, but we have to get ready to move on."

     

     

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