Sept. 5, 2010
East Carolina Head Coach Ruffin McNeill
"I like to win and I appreciate that. I like the way the kids kept fighting and never gave up."
"We all knew we lost a lot of guys from last year's team. We all knew there were going to be some growing pains."
"I'm proud of the kids and the way they kept fighting. We were able to win by [at least] one and get out of there. Any mistakes we made today, we will watch film on tomorrow. It will be our task to fix those and get ready for Memphis."
"We knew the situation and the clock [on the last drive of the game]. The thought process was to just drive it 70 yards and score. We felt like we had enough time with one timeout left. I was happy with the offense because that's the way we practice those situations."
Tulsa Head Coach Todd Graham
"We didn't execute on the last play, we called a timeout and we didn't execute the play. That was our fault, but they just made a play."
"They executed down the stretch and you got to give them credit. They caused us a lot problems in the second half."
"We had a lot of young guys playing on the back end and gave up a lot of big plays."
"We made a critical error on the fourth-and-four play. We didn't run the coverage."
"I'm really proud of our guys and how hard they played on the road. We absolutely gave the game away. I'm really proud of the effort, but we had some critical errors."
On The Last Play:
"I've been doing this for 24 years and that's never happened to me. We usually have a play we execute to put pressure on the quarterback so he can't make that throw. We called the play and didn't execute. That's our fault. They made the play and we didn't."