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Postgame Quotes: UMass 48, William & Mary 7




Oct. 7, 2006

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UMass Head Coach Don Brown on his team's performance:
"You never know how you're going to come out after a bye week. I did have a good feeling on Friday the way we handled the week. We came to fruition. We were four for four in our first four scoring opportunities and defensively, coach Jimmye Laycock is an excellent coach who we have a lot of respect for. His staff made a change at quarterback. It threw a wrench at us. We played extremely well on the defensive side as well. We gave up one defensive touchdown when some of our regulars were out. We certainly don't get upset about that.

Brown on the running game:
"I want to make sure to make this point. Alex Miller and David Thompson had their 40th starts today on the offensive line. Those guys don't get enough credit. They're a big part of the reason why we exploded today for a great offensive day. I'm in a fist fight to try and get Steve Baylark out of the game. He was the real deal all day long. We got the rookie here (Tony Nelson) who went in there and did a great job, had three scores. J.J. had his third career 100-yard day. When you look at Liam's day, he only throws the ball 17 times, but comes up with 275 yards. Life is good. Charles (Walker) did a great job of running the ship today against a group that throws the ball extremely well. The one thing we did probably better than most was that we didn't let them run the ball an inch. I felt really good where we were at with that piece; we made them one dimensional. Just a good solid team win. Special teams was solid although we had two penalties that gave them extended offensive series, but we'll get those straightened out."

 

 

Charles Walker on the defensive performance:
"We just try to hold them to the lowest amount of points possible. We would like for them not to score, if they don't they can't win. As far as playing linebacker, I take pride in them not running the ball an inch. And eliminating as many deep balls as possible. I think we did a pretty good job of that today."

Tony Nelson on his 3-TD day:
"I'm the young guy. Coaches and players have been telling me all year long to be patient, keep learning from the older guys. I love the situation that I'm in. They help me to play better. They teach me, at the end, hopefully, one day I'll be better than they are. Keep playing like I know how to. Play hard, fast physical, step up when I'm asked to. I think I did a pretty good job today."

William & Mary head coach Jimmye Laycock on the game:
"Obviously, we are very disappointed with the outcome. I would've liked to have thought we could have played better, but I think a lot of it had to do with how well UMass played. They are a very good team, we knew that going in, and they executed very well. It was very difficult for us to get anything going on either side of the ball.

"I was pleased that our players kept working and kept going. We never had any problems with any guys not giving a great effort, and not working hard out there. There wasn't any quit in our players, they kept going after it down after down. It just wasn't our day. UMass got on a role, and they played very confidently, so my hat's off to them."

Laycock on the UMass rushing game:
"It was very good. Baylark is a great runningback. They have a very, very good offensive line, and they get that going with everything, and it's very good. We knew that going in."

Quarterback Mike Potts on the William & Mary offense:
"We had some good plays here and there. Like coach said, the effort was there, but we just didn't make plays at the right times. When we got down on there side of the 50, we had plays here and there, but we just couldn't really sustain a drive pretty much all day."

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