Sept. 2, 2003
Question: Do you feel Saturday prepared you guys for a Division I team?
Josh Bazinet: I think we learned a lot, especially against their offense. Texas Tech plays the same kind of offense.
Q: How much does last year's loss to the Red Raiders carry over to this year?
JB: Losing on national television makes us want to work a lot harder and try our hardest this year. To beat a top-25 caliber team is everyone's goal and will help our team a lot.
Q: Is there any doubts entering this game because of the way they handled you last year?
JB: We have a lot more confidence this year. We had confidence last year but we have a lot of returning starters this year and it is making us work a lot harder. I think we will be able to contain them better this year.
Q: How big is it to beat a BCS school, not only for New Mexico but for the Mountain West Conference?
JB: For New Mexico, it would be a great thing. It would help our conference get more BCS looks and it would give both of us more national recognition.