Oct. 16, 2004
UNLV HEAD COACH JOHN ROBINSON
(On the Difference of Play from Last Week):
"This game was not dissimilar from last week except we played the role of BYU. The quarterbacks had too many turnovers (three fumbles and two interceptions). Neither quarterback was able to function enough to win the game."
(On the Game):
"We came out in the second half and we never got a turnover. We did not tackle. There is just no explanation except it wasn't a good performance."
(On the Play in the Third Quarter):
"In the third quarter [the quarterback] had the ball knocked lose. He holds the ball out with one hand when he starts to scramble. On the next play we fumble the snap. Those two plays turned the game. The third quarter was a nightmare."
(On Next Week's Game at No. 10 Utah):
"We will obviously have to play better next week against Utah when we go up there and face an exceptional team."
NEW MEXICO HEAD COACH Rocky Long
"That was a game exactly like I thought it would be with all the momentum shifts. We caused a fumble at the end of the game that gave us the win."
(On UNLV RB Dominique Dorsey in the First Half):
"We have speed on defense and in the first half we were over running the toss-sweep. In the second half we played it much better after we started slowing it down. That forced them (UNLV) to go to other things."
(On UNLV's Six Turnovers):
Our defense did some things to get our offense moving. One of the key plays in the game was after the roughing the kicker penalty on us, Gabriel Fulbright got a pick in the end zone to keep the game close."
"We are showing signs that maybe we have a chance to be a good offense. We did some good things today."
(On UNLV Blocking a Punt and Field Goal):
"Penalties are a concern, as are our mistakes in the kicking game."