Ole Miss Vs. Arkansas Postgame Quotes

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Oct. 27, 2012

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Ole Miss Head Coach Hugh Freeze

Opening Comments
“I’m thrilled. Our word for the week in our character traits program was courage. The football team, every facet of it, made a play at some point that really meant a lot to the outcome of the game. I wasn’t happy at halftime with our defensive staff. They took it in stride, and what a job they did in the second half.

Offensively, we sputtered the whole second half, but made a drive when we had to and the game was on the line. Our team grew up some today, won on the road in this tough conference, against a very good football team. They were good on the defensive front. They really dominated us up front in the second half.

For our team to fight, continue to battle, go down 10-0 and come back to take the lead, make good plays and tie it up. We were very poised. Bo (Wallace) made some really nice throws and people made nice plays. The PAT/field goal unit put through the winner. The ride home will be really, really sweet.”

On facing Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson
“We just had a mixture. Come after him some, but we’re playing all those freshmen, and when you do come after him you’re going to have some one-on-one matchups. Against guys like Cobi Hamilton, you try not to do that a lot. We got some pressure with our front four. Just really do what we do, but we did play more dime stuff, and they hurt us. They popped two runs on us on that last drive which was good by their coaches. We knew that would be a weakness, and they did that to their credit.”

Ole Miss LB-Denzel Nkemdiche

On Arkansas
“It was tough, but I knew we were prepared and we had prepared the right way during the week. Nobody was intimidated. We weren’t scared of the players that they had, we just wanted to do it for each other and bring home the win. (Tyler Wilson) is a great quarterback, so we had to do different things against him.”

On Arkansas RB Dennis Johnson
"He’s just a great back. He runs hard. He doesn’t stop on first contact. I take my hat off to him, he’s just a great back.”


Arkansas Players

QB Tyler Wilson

On how the team moves forward
“I don’t expect this team to slump any. Obviously it’s a disappointing loss, you want to continue to move forward, and I think this team has what it takes to do that. We are just going to come out and battle hard next week.”

WR Cobi Hamilton

On his performance today
“I feel like I could always do better, with us losing. You can feel good about your numbers, but you have to do better and focus on next week.”

On the team’s chance at a win with two minutes left
“Yeah, I felt like people thought we could win. We just didn’t finish well and ran out of time. It hurts.”

On trying to get to bowl eligibility
“I’m not sure people are thinking about that. For me personally, I am just trying to take it one game at a time. I am just trying to play whoever our opponent is that week. I want to focus on them and try to beat them and go out and compete.”

RB Dennis Johnson

On willing his team to victory
“Willing the team to win, I told myself we are not going to lose this game. If they put the ball in my hands, I am going to do everything I can to win.”

On his performance
“It feels good being out there. It feels good every time you step on the field. But my performance was good, but it wasn’t good enough to win.”

On the team moving forward
“We just need to stay focused. We have to stay focused on this team and focused on the next game.”

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