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Penn State vs. Wisconsin - Quotes

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Nov. 27, 2011

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Penn State Head Coach Tom Bradley

On what he learned about himself after a loss like this:
"You learn a lot about yourself in that locker room which you have to say to those players after the game. Obviously we didn't play a very good football game today. One of the key ingredients was the turnovers. We can't turn the ball over against that team; we had four of them today. Crucial times, crucial situations. I told them to keep their heads high, keep working at it and we'll get back to work tomorrow when we have a meeting and go from there."

On how quickly things began to snowball at the end of the half:
"That's what did us in at the end of the half, 7-0, 7-7, turn the ball over there and then it starts rolling down hill. It was 21-7 we get the ball to start the second half, come out maybe get a score. We just didn't play very well today in all phases of the game."

On Russell Wilson being the best quarterback Penn State faced all year:
"He's pretty darn good. He played a heck of a game, take your hat off to him and realize he did a heck of a job today."

On Wisconsin being one of better all-around offenses in years in the Big Ten:
"I think so. One of the things I know (we) had trouble with this week is that they are not in a whole lot of third-and-longs and I think we got them there and then just didn't tackle them. We just missed tackles. Once they get that edge on you and they get up in that situation they are even harder to defend and we turned the ball back over we couldn't comeback and score any points to get back into the game."

On how disappointing it is to lose the regular-season finale:
"Hopefully we'll have one more game in us and we don't have to go out like this. I think they're disappointed; you know they didn't play at all the way I anticipated us playing today."

On the possibility of not being allowed to play in a bowl game:
"I'm frustrated because the thing we have here is a group of players that didn't do anything. They weren't involved in this, they worked their tail off, they were 9-3. They've done everything we've asked them to do and you got to give them credit for everything that has gone on they've hung tough. They've done a great job sticking together and I am proud of them. I'm proud of the way they behaved, I'm proud of the way they acted and my hats off to them in a situation that is unprecedented in the history of college football. They didn't have anything to do with it they weren't involved in anyway and I think they deserve the opportunity to play a bowl game."

On what he told his front seven on how to contain Montee Ball:
"They got us in some formations today where we were out-leveraged. Anytime you play defense its all about leverage and numbers and a couple times we didn't have leverage or numbers and that makes for uneven field over there so they did an excellent job scheming us today."




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