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Arkansas-Auburn Post-Game Quotes

Arkansas-Auburn Post-Game Quotes

Auburn at Arkansas
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium – Fayetteville, Ark.

Post-Game Quotes

Arkansas Head Coach Houston Nutt

On the loss to Auburn …

“I’m real proud of all our guys, especially the defense. Holding Auburn’s explosive offense to only nine points and no touchdowns was great.”

On the defense…

“I’m real proud of our defense. They played like warriors and they kept the offense out of the end zone. You can’t ask for anything more.”

On Arkansas’ final scoring drive…

“That one long drive was a great drive. Lucas Miller made a great catch and I thought that would have won it, but it didn’t.”

On Lucas Miller’s great catch…

“Lucas (Miller) did a great job there at the end. He made that great over the shoulder catch. It was six points and we needed it.”

On Darren McFadden’s play and breaking the record…

“Darren’s a great back and a great player. Even though he broke the record, but didn’t play well, I know this one game doesn’t make him any less of a running back. He’s still a special player.”

On starting 0-3 in the SEC…

“We have to learn how to close out games. We could have won all three of those conference games, but we play in the toughest conference in the nation. That’s what is great about football. It’s a great teacher.”

Arkansas Player Quotes

Running back Darren McFadden

On the great performance of the defense …

“I applaud our defense tonight. Keeping them to only three field goals is doing a great job. They really got it done tonight.”

On the game…

“Auburn came out ready to play tonight. We didn’t have our heads in the game and we were not ready to play.”

On breaking the record…

“I wasn’t worried about breaking the record. I had it in the back of my mind, but I wasn’t thinking about it. I’m glad to be the top rushing leader in the school. It’s a great achievement for me.”

Linebacker Weston Dacus

“The defense really stepped it up tonight, but we weren’t able to finish the game. We still have a lot to look forward to since we have half the season left. The biggest thing will be keeping our heads up and start making plays. Defensively, we were good, so we will build off this week and hopefully have a better result next week at Ole Miss.”

Strong safety Matt Hewitt

“We have got to get better at finishing games. Tonight’s game was like a boxing match. The defenses kept hitting the offenses in the mouth, but they got the final blow. Their receivers made plays on the last drive and that was why they got the victory. The good thing is that it’s a long season and we still have to work hard to get bowl eligible.”

Fullback Peyton Hillis

“The defense obviously played great the entire game, but the offense couldn’t get anything going. We have to move forward and not think about this loss too much. I’m obviously very disappointed that we never got any momentum on offense going and we got away from our bread and butter. Ole Miss is a good team. They are a lot like us because they have lost a few games at the very end.”

Quarterback Casey Dick

“It was a very frustrating game because we didn’t execute well at all and couldn’t move the ball. The defense played a great game, but we let them down offensively. Auburn’s front seven were great at stopping the run and never allowed us to get anything going. This game is a gut check for the entire team, but we have six games left so we have to regroup and try to win the rest of our games.”

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