UCLA vs. Oregon State - Postgame Quotes
Nov. 6, 2010
UCLA Kicker Kai Forbath
(On missing the two earlier FGs): "It's tough missing, so I wanted another opportunity and I wasn't sure if I was going to get one. When it looked like I was going to, I just had to completely forget about the miss and only think about making the next one. So that's what I did when I went in there."
(On if he wanted to kick a 65-yard FG) "We were going to try wherever we were. I can't say that I wanted to kick a 65-yarder. Luckily, we got that one second back and that was all we needed. I just focused on my technique. On the one I missed, there was a little problem with the snap and hold, but I can't blame them for that miss. It is always an emotional win when it comes down to a last-second kick. The only way to be consistent is to try and hit it the same way every single time." (On the earlier miss from 45 yards) "There was a little problem with the snap and hold. I can't blame them for the miss. I just stuttered a little on the step because the hold wasn't there yet."
UCLA Head Coach Rick Neuheisel
(On the offense getting conservative in the second half): "When the running game is going with the commitment we have made to this offense, it is difficult to get away from it because it isn't an offense that churns it out in big chunks. It is an offense that pounds it and so to stay ahead of it, you get caught up in a slug it out mentality. Another thing that happens is when you have a young quarterback, you don't want to put a lot on his shoulders. We had the sack on the previous drive that took us out of field goal range."
(On how well the defense played): "I take my hat off to our defense. I thought they were spectacular. It was as good as they've played since the Texas game and hopefully something we can really build on."
Oregon State Head Coach Mike Riley
"It was a very rough night for our offense. There were some big penalties in the game. One of them gave them points. I think they scored a touchdown. And the other one, we had just had a good first down run and we were in pretty good shape and then the ball moved way back and we never capitalized and moved back into scoring territory."
(On the one second being added back on the clock at the end): "Well, it was close. It was smart by Rick to challenge it because he had the timeouts available so he did it. For us, it was just wait there and see what was going to happen. I know that (Kai Forbath) is a great kicker, and we were fortunate that he missed the ones that he had already."
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