Postgame Interview with NM State head coach Doug Martin
Defense seemed to come up with the stops that you needed during the times you needed them.
“That’s about as good of defense that you’re going to get especially under the circumstances. The offense didn’t help them out at all during the second half and didn’t convert on any third downs. Our defense played their hearts out.”
During the second half the offense seemed stagnant. What are your thoughts?
“When people are going to play better than us, you have to complete passes. We didn’t do that. We also didn’t make any plays offensively. We couldn’t convert on third downs, which was the biggest thing that held us back.”
Last week is your last rivalry of the season. How about UNM?
“We just have to get back to work and find a way to solve the third down problem on offense. We have to find a way to get points on the board. We play good enough defensively to win tonight but we have to score tonight.”
Postgame Interview with SDSU head coach Mike Locksley
Coach what are your general impressions?
“It’s nice to win a game, and I’ve been coaching long enough to know that there’s no such thing as an ugly win because they are too hard to come by. With that being said, we need to win. We need to get a whole lot before we play again Friday night.”
What do you think it was in offense early on?
“It’s obviously execution, we’re not executing plays that are being called, when you don’t execute plays that are being called you don’t move the football and if you don’t move the football you don’t score.”
What do you take from Pumphrey from what he did tonight?
“I think he did a nice job running the ball, obviously there are some holes in there. He got out on the open field and he’s fast enough that he can outrun some people.”
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