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Nov. 9, 2008
Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno
"We didn't play well, but you have to be careful. I don't want to take anything from Iowa. Those kids played tough. The quarterback played a heck of a game."
On passing it on third and 24 in the 4th quarter:
"You have to kick the ball into the wind. We wanted to get as close as we could. It was an option route and we had three or four other guys in the route. Figured we'd have one guy open to collect the ball to get closer."
On their approach to handling the wind:
"We tried to eat the clock up. We were trying to make first downs running."
On his feelings about the loss:
"We need to keep our heads up. We still can have a heck of a year. We can't start moaning about this one. Monday we have to go out and be ready to work. I'm more worried about my football team. Their balloon still isn't busted. If we win the next two we'll have an opportunity to go to a big bowl. That's a pretty good year."
"You have to have the right kind of kids; they can start to go out and regroup and leaders come to the front, and some of the guys will go home and get angry about some things that we didn't do well. It's not that tough. We've got to do better."