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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Oct. 29, 2005

Fall Classic at Arrowhead IV Quotes

Northwest Head Coach Mel Tjeerdsma
*On giving up 56 points…
"We got hammered in the first half. It was the first time since 1994 that we have been manhandled like that.

*On trying to stop the Pitt State offense…
"We didn't do a very good job on adjusting."

*If he feels Northwest will made the playoffs with three losses…
"I definitely feel we deserve a shot at the playoffs."

Senior Defensive End Dave Tollefson
*On how good the Pitt State offense was …
"We had a hard time adjusting, we put ourselves in a position not to make plays. When they run the ball that good it will be tough to get to the quarterback."

Senior Wide Receiver Andre Rector
*On getting down early…
"Our job is to keep going and not to let down."

Pitt State Head Coach Chuck Broyles
*Thoughts on his offense…
"You've got to get off to a good start. I don't think we could have gotten off to a better start."

*Thoughts on Northwest…
"They did a good job at running their offense and getting back in the game a little bit."

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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