Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder’s reaction to the game:
“We have made strides in a lot of different ways. Like I shared in the press conference on Tuesday, we are getting better at the right things, and those give you an opportunity to play better. I think we played better, and we played better because we prepared better. Preparation encompasses how you practice and what type of approach you take at practice and how you bring ‘those translucent values’ to the table day in and day out.”
Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads on the Cyclones’ offensive play:
“Still too many missed decisions, too many plays left out there, not enough production in leadership of the offensive football team to get us into the end zone.”
On replacing Sam Richardson with Grant Rohach for a third consecutive game:
“Zero points and no finished drives.”
Kansas State safety Ty Zimmerman’s thoughts on not getting a shutout:
“We are a little bit disappointed. That is definitely something we talked about on the sideline. We cannot remember the last time we got a shutout. It is tough there. I got put in a tough situation but hopefully we can improve and take it to them next week.”
Iowa State linebacker Jeremiah George on his reaction after the game:
“From a leadership standpoint it is just the fact that I try to show my teammates you can count on me every single game. To the young guys, I want them to know we are never down and out, no matter what our record or what the score may be. Every day you put on that uniform, everyday you go to practice – you have to still work hard. Harder than your opponent.”
George completed his seventh consecutive game with 10-plus tackles and has 7.5 tackles for loss in five conference games.
Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams on room for improvement offensively:
“I would say that. I know that coach (Bill) Snyder and all of the offensive coaches expect more from us. I think we all expect more from ourselves. We played well today. We did not finish sometimes in the redzone and we had one turnover.”
Iowa State quarterback Grant Rohach on the offensive struggles:
“We haven’t gotten into the groove. We need to buy some time and everybody is making their own mistakes. We aren’t getting balls when they are right in front of us and are not converting on the third down.”
The Cyclones converted just 4 of 15 third down opportunities.