Coach Chuck Amato
"It was penalties and turnovers that were so costly."
If we had put it in the end zone on that one drive
instead of throwing an interception, we would have
been in a position to get back in the game."
"We got our fannies slapped, for sure."
"That first possession of the second half was so
important. They go 77 yards on four plays."
"We knew this was going to be a rebuilding year for
us. We still have a lot of work to do."
Quarterback Marcus Stone
"No one had there heads down coming into this game."
Linebacker Patrick Lowery
"There are definitely things I have to correct. No one
person lost this game for us. The score was 37-17, so
obviously we make a lot of mistakes."
On the team's awareness about comments about partial
"I think it was a little skewed on the team. Not
everybody on the team was aware of it, but I read the
newspaper every day, so I knew. But it's not like that
was on my mind when they were running zones down our
"They kept us off balance all night. Their tight end
(Shawn Nelson) is a real special player. He's a tough
matchup, especially for defensive backs."
"Number 25 (Damion Fletcher) was a lot better than
what we saw on film."
"We open the ACC schedule with Boston College and
we've got to get ready for them. If you think these
guys (Southern Miss) were physical, wait until next
Center Leroy Harris
"This really lit a fire under us. It's discouraging to
get beat this bad, but it fires you up. I can't wait
to get back on the field."