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Kentucky Student Athletes Quotes After Win

Posted at 7:28 PM, Sep 15, 2018

UK Student-Athletes

#33, David Bouvier, WR

On getting a “spark” on offence…

“You never want to get plays called back, but you just have to move onto the next one. As long as we win, I don’t care. I don’t care what my stats are.”

On the halftime score…

“It was all player led, Kash (Daniel) and (Derrick) Baity, they stepped up and said, ‘guys we’re a lot better than this,’ and they got us focused to come out stronger in the second half.”

On big plays putting things in motion…

“No matter what game, yes. I knew once Fish (Zy’Aire Hughes) got to the second level he was gone. That man is too fast. When we have big plays like the ones last week, it kills the defensive momentum and it’s great for the offense.”

#1, Lynn Bowden, Jr., WR

On how great of a QB Terry (Wilson) is…

“Fast, and great on the ground and in the air.”

On how Terry’s (Wilson) day was…

“I just told Terry we’re going to play this game. Trust me, give me a chance and I will make you look good.”

On the team’s mindset…

“We expect to win every game. On my part, I want to be the best person I can.”

#13, Zy’Aire Hughes, WR

On expecting touchdown plays…

Yeah, I was expecting it. We’ve been practicing all week. It’s actually called “12 Fish” and it’s a play designed for me to get a reverse and basically score. The whole time I’m thinking that I would score, but to me the play is just a reverse to get yardage off of, but I wanted to score.”

On what you saw during the play…

“They say get as wide as possible, but the way our receivers were blocking I saw a hole and that left me no choice but to cut it up and run for the touchdown.”

 

On limited opportunities due to large amount of receivers…

Honestly, it’s not, well for me because I know what I’m capable of. If I get in, I know I’ll do something with the ball and with my opportunity. So, it’s not really frustrating, it’s actually kind of good as long as we’re winning.”

 

#26, Benny Snell, RB

On mindset for next stretch of SEC games…

Nothing is going to change. We take it game-by-game, opponent-by-opponent, and we’re going to bring that fire. We know what we can do, we know what Kentucky football is. It’s really all about coming out early, offense and defense doing their jobs, they’re (defense) doing a great job getting stops, us getting movement at the o-line and we’re going to keep doing us. We ready.”

On Zy’Aire Hughes’ touchdown…

“Coming out the Wildcat we’ve got Terry coming in motion, I toss it to Terry. I’m the secure block, so I’m the safety guy. Terry tosses it to Zy (Zy’Aire Hughes), I seen him coming around and I was like bet, it’s on. I see a linebacker coming and I know the receiver takes care of the corner. It was good because the safeties were already beat and it was a one-on-one block with me and number six, I gave it to him. I see Zy’Aire (Hughes) has the speed, so I just knew it was money. He’s so fast and with the Wildcat we have in motion and I knew I was going to get that block too. I see Zy’Aire (Hughes) all the time in practice and he works his butt off every day and for that to be his first touchdown, it’s just so much more to come that you guys just haven’t seen.”

On the game next week…

“This is a good opponent. We’re not going to change any plans, everything is different. Defense has to get some stops and we’ve (offense) got to move the ball. They have a good defensive line up front, I know that for sure. So, our o-line is going to be in battle. We’re going to step it up, just like Florida; it’s a big game and we’re going to go into it like it’s a big game.”

 

#3, Terry Wilson, QB

On a comfortable win…

It felt great. It starts off another week of preparation and I think we had a good attitude going into this game. We weren’t trying to play down to their level and continued to play how we play. I think we did a good job out there.”

On reverse to Zy’Aire (Hughes)…

I knew it was going to be a touchdown. I was telling Fish (Zy’Aire Hughes) before the game, I said ‘I’m going to be down there celebrating with you.’ I was excited for my man to get that touchdown, that’s huge, so it was a very good thing for him. Benny (Snell) was talking to me like ‘Yeah that’s my touchdown Terry’ and I’m just like ‘You can have it’ it’s good man we scored, so I’m glad.”

On the 40-yard run…

I’ve seen the safeties and everybody just dropped out and it was wide open, so I took it. My receivers did a great job on blocking for me, so I just made a cut and got to the end zone. I couldn’t have done it without them (receivers) and I’m proud of that.”

#50, Marquan McCall, Defensive Lineman

On the future of Kentucky’s defense getting to play this game …

“It felt amazing, I felt like we were all in high school again. It was fun. “

On his relationship with DeAndre Square…

“That’s my boy. We said when we came up here, we are going to ball out together and that’s what we’re doing. We’ve known each other since high school, he’s like my brother.”

On the upcoming Mississippi State game,

“I can’t wait. We’re waiting to see what they got and we know going forward what we have as a team. So I’m ready to see how they are going to play.”

 

On the defense in today’s game,

“Coach was saying don’t let up. It doesn’t matter what team, keep going and have the same intensity as last week and that’s exactly what we did in today’s game.”

#41, Josh Allen, Linebacker

On how the team approached this game after coming off the Florida win …

 

“After the Florida game, we’re moving on. It was a good team win but we have to move on to the next team. Just like this coming week, we’re going to watch film and then come back to practice Monday with a focus and edge to win game four.”

On the current depth of the team …

“All of us can play, we just have to continue to play together and as one. I feel like we’re working on that and we are getting a lot better this year. “

On seeing his teammates succeed in today’s game …

“I was really happy to see Zy’Aire (Hughes) get that touchdown. It was a good play. He told me he was going to make that play, so I had to hold that to him.”