Central Michigan at Iowa: Postgame Quotes
Head coach Dan Enos
Q: How did your team perform today?
A: One of the big keys to the game was our quarterback (Ryan Radcliff). He played very well and in order for us to be successful against any team, he has to play well. When you come into an environment like this on the road, if your quarterback plays subpar it's going to be a long day. Our team kept believing and we limited our mistakes. We had no turnovers for the first time all year. We got our first penalty of the year in the third quarter. At times, they ran the ball on us very effectively. I was very impressed with their back; he ran hard.
Q: Can you talk about the game winning field goal?
A: David Harman is an unbelievable young man. When I got the job two years ago, in spring practice he was the third or fourth kicker. I didn't even know who he was for a week or two. He was a walk-on and didn't have a very strong leg. He works, and he's tough. In the second ball game of that first year, we lost two kickers to injury. We had to put him in the game against Temple in the fourth quarter, it was 10-7 and he kicked the field goal to put us into overtime. I knew right then, this guy has the mindset and he's got the determination. He's tough. He believes in himself, and he's a competitor.
Q: Could you describe the onside kick?
A: The onside kick is something we worked on for many, many weeks. It was executed very well; it was a good kick. Then Jesse Kroll, who is a redshirt freshman wide receiver, was very determined and he went in there and got the ball. To beat teams like Iowa on the road, you have to have something like that happen. You have to have a play go your way.
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Q: How are you feeling?
A: I feel like my mind is going a million miles an hour and the same with my heart. It is exciting, especially for it to come in a place like this.
Q: What were you thinking on the sideline knowing that a kick may be coming up?
A: I had to prepare myself to do the onside kick and there was so much adrenaline going after that I had to calm myself in order to get warmed up.
Q: What does this mean for the team?
A: I think it’s huge. This is a big one for us, especially going into MAC play next week because those are the games that really matter. As great as a win like this is, we want to win a MAC championship. That’s the next step.
Q: What was the feeling once it went through?
A: I don’t know what I did or where I went or what I was thinking. I just remember a bunch of people hitting me and I remember scrambling to try to find the kickoff team because I knew I had to kick off still.