Oct. 13, 2012
Virginia vs. Maryland
Oct. 13, 2012
Maryland Player Quotes
Freshman Wide Receiver Stefon Diggs
"A lot of kids from my school play at UVa, so it felt good to come here and play so many people that I know. There was a great energy and a great vibe playing here. I'm glad we could come and win in their house."
On running game:
"We have had a lot of ups and down, but it's all about how you look at it in the end. You have to have faith in your quarterback, and you can't get down on him at all."
On 100 yard kickoff return:
"I knew once I got the ball in the end zone that I was going to take it out regardless. I hesitated a little at first because they were telling me to `stay in, stay in' but I was thinking, `No we're going to take this one out.' Last game we had a shot but we didn't go for it. My front line guys did a good job so I didn't want them to waste all their energy."
Freshman Defensive Back Anthony Nixon
On season so far:
"Everyone has such high hopes for the season, and we're all expecting a lot of good things from each other. We struggle with playing all four quarters together. You can notice that in certain games we will play good the first half and the other team will come back the second half. We just need to learn how to put all four quarters together. We're getting better each day.
On punt return:
"Coach told me to come in and make sure that I caught everything and that's what I did. I think Stefon [Diggs] may have gotten a little nicked up, but he came and asked me to go in. It turned out ok."
Senior Defensive Line Joe Vellano
On playing all four quarters:
On Virginia turnovers:
"That's the biggest thing, just fighting on every play and I think our team kept fighting. The Virginia offense had a lot of runs and combinations, they made some plays on us that were tough but we just had to step it up in the red zone, and we blocked that field goal which gave us great momentum."
"We've been working on that all week. We have to capitalize when we get them and really take advantage of that opportunity when they lose the ball like that."
On season compared to two years ago:
"Everyone is just fighting harder and taking it week by week. Everyone really wants it and we're focusing on the ACC now. Next week [vs NC State] is one of our biggest games that we've ever played, so we're just glad to get this one and now we need to get ready for next week.
"We do two minute drills and a lot of guys take a lot of pride in those last two minutes, so we were just stepping it up. We try to prevent easy reads and hold them to their line."