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UConn Struggles In Fourth, Falls To BYU, 30-13

Oct. 3, 2015

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UConn Quotes

Bob Diaco

"Tough loss. Everybody is hurting. But, we're going to move forward. We're going to get better and learn from our mistakes and improve, finish, and execute. We're going to close out games that are winnable."

On the personal foul kicking the ball out of the stadium: "That was a big play."

On the altitude change: "I don't think it's even a factor for teams coming here. I would say to most teams coming here to not even prepare for it."

"It was tough for the defense to be on the field that long. Anytime it's tilted like that it's hard. We need to make stops and get off the field better. The offense is going to take a little bit more time. BYU is a strong defense. You have to give credit to them. They played well. They're a good team."

"There was a two-minute span of a dog fight there where we have a chance to win the game. But it was two minutes there of a physical error, executive error and a mental error. The score isn't indicative of how the game went."

"We're a stronger football team now than we were at the beginning of September. We're learning what we're doing well and what needs to be eradicated from our game. The team is healthy and we're going to take this five-game stretch and use it to our benefit as we start conference play."

"BYU did a wonderful job. Coach Mendenhall is a great guy and he does a great job with his team. I like their program. I like how they play, especially on defense."

"The guys were executing the plan defensively. We felt good about it and it was working for the better part of four quarters. We just needed more offense. They're starting to groove. They're younger. The young men are trying so hard. We'll take it on ourselves. We'll just keep finding out what plays we execute well and we'll find ways to close out these games with wins. I'm proud of these guys."

"We felt good about our plan against BYU. It was working for the most part."

Jhavon Williams

"We put in so much time and effort into it and to not be successful and not come out victorious, it hurts."

Last quarter and a half:

"We just got to stick together and gel as a team. Now we’re going into conference play and that’s just the most important thing now, winning the conference. Going to a bowl game that’s the most important thing for us now too."

On his game:

"Honestly, I’m just trying to make plays to help my team and today we didn’t win so I’m hurting."

How to settle down after BYU’s big plays:

"Our coaches told us to play our defense and once the smoke clears, we’re going to be all right. That’s what we try to do."

What team can take away from a game like this:

"We take a lot of things from this game. Being able to gel and contain the final run. We depend on our brotherhood. We learn a lot from this game. Each game you can tell we get better and we got to continue from this."