Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly

On approaching the upcoming weeks…

“It is tough losing but it is not always going to go your way and that’s life; that’s football. It hurts everyone so badly because they have all put so much into this. It is times like these that you wish you would have the right words to say to take the pain away but there are no words to do that.”

“We have so much to work for. We will be back to work on Monday to get ready for Oregon State. They all know what’s at stake.”

On the game…
“I give a ton of credit to Stanford. They showed us a wonderful ball game. They played as hard defensively as we thought they would.”

“When you play a team like them it is all about execution and when it comes down to it, they executed better than us tonight.”

On Oregon’s approach…
“We had to keep mixing it up against them. We tried to keep them off balance but Stanford played a bit better than us tonight.”

“This past week I thought that we practiced outstandingly. We really pride ourselves on not making excuses so we aren’t going to blame it on injuries or anything. Every team has injuries. When it comes down to it Stanford played better football than us.”

STANFORD COACH QUOTES

Stanford Head Coach David Shaw

Opening remarks...
“Our word of the week was “resolve.” It was about us playing our best football and withstanding a mad rush we knew we were going to get from a great football team in Oregon. We knew we were going to have a chance to make some plays.  We knew some things were going to go against us. We had to stay with the same mentality.”

“Our kids keep fighting. They keep fighting all the way to the end.  We knew when we were getting into the fourth quarter that we were going to give ourselves the chance to win. That’s what our guys did.”

On the season so far and what is to come...
“We try not to worry too much about who we play, it is how we play. You can look back at the two games that we lost and say what could have been, or you look at where we are right now and see how much better we can be. We are forward thinking. We are looking forward to next week and try to play our best football from here on out.”

“There is no trophy for this game. There is no tangible evidence of this game. All we did was put ourselves in a good position and we are going to play a really good UCLA team next week.”

On Oregon...
“We had a chance to open up an even bigger lead than we did. But these guys come storming back. They’ll be good for a while, as long as that quarterback [#8 Marcus Mariota] is here. I honestly wish they would change that rule about letting guys go pro early. He’s special.”

OREGON PLAYER QUOTES

#24 RB Kenjon Barner

On Stanford…
“They did a great job of executing. You have to give a lot of credit to them.”

On losing…

“It’s an extremely uncomfortable feeling, but we need to learn from it and bounce back.”

On being in this position before…

“We want to bounce back and get back on the right track on Monday. We’ve been here before against USC last year and we have today and tomorrow to feel this loss and then we have to get back to work on Monday.”

#8 QB Marcus Mariota
On the loss…
“I learned a lot, this was my first overtime I’ve ever played in. I feel like as a team we grew tonight, we just have to come back Monday and work.”

“It hurts, but the guys in the locker room have done a great job of keeping my head up. It’s one loss, it doesn’t define a season.”

On how to bounce back from this loss…
“We have to start with looking at film and getting better. We need to come back Monday and go all out. We understand we still have games to play.”

On the defense…

“The defense did an awesome job tonight, they kept us in the game.”

#46 LB Michael Clay

On the game…
“We came out with our greatest effort, the just planned really, really well for us. Not much more you can do than give your best effort.”

On Stanford’s Tight ends…
Their tight ends are amazing, they got behind us all night long and they have incredible hands. They are both going to be catching balls on Sunday soon.”

On Stepfan Taylor’s game tonight…

Stepfan Taylor kept churning and gaining more and more yards. They are a good team, but it will show our team’s character with how we rebound from this game.”

#41 PK Alejandro Maldonado

On the final kick…
“I am very, very disappointed. We talk a lot about consistency on our team and I did not exemplify that today.”

On preparation for the upcoming weekend…
“My practice this week was exceptional so to have a game like this is a shock to me. I am still replaying it over and over in my head, but I have to rebound and put this one behind me and get ready for Oregon State.”

#12 S Brian Jackson
On strategy after the game…
“We have to come back on Monday strong. The season isn’t over yet, we still have games to play, and that needs to be our number one priority now.”

On the game…
“Things didn’t go our way tonight. Hats off to Stanford, they played incredible tonight.”

#96 DE Dion Jordan
On the defense’s game…
“We played good tonight, but you can always be better. We have some things to work on this week in practice.”

On leadership…

“As a senior I can’t let these guys feel like the season is completely over. We need to come back Monday and get ready for the Civil War next weekend.”

#6 RB De’Anthony  Thomas

On what to do next…
“We need to come back on Monday and work harder. We still have another game to play next week.”

On how he feels…
“I feel good. A loss doesn’t mean anything; we still have a lot more to accomplish.”


STANFORD PLAYER QUOTES
#86 TE Zach Ertz
On the touchdown...
“I knew I caught it. I just wasn’t sure if I was in-bounds or not. I went up, caught it, but the [Oregon player] kind of stuck his hand up in there and he broke it up but the ball bounced my way. It was a great play.”

#19 K Jordan Williamson

On the winning kick...
“Everyone on the team put their hearts out there to try and win. I felt it was the time for me to come out and help them win.”