Postgame Quotes

Western Carolina 20, North Greenville 17

E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field

Cullowhee, N.C.

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

Att: 7,216


Western Carolina head coach Mark Speir:

Opening Statement:

“Number one, it is good to get win. Right now there are no ugly wins. You have to fight hard for these wins. That game did get messy and I was proud of how our team found a way to win. The defense just turned loose on the quarterback at the end. It was a great way to finish a football team.”

“Congratulations to North Greenville; they came in and did a great job. I was proud that in a game that could have gotten ugly and with as much adversity we’ve brought on ourselves, it could have been easy for our guys to say it is not worth it and they did not.”

On the performance of redshirt sophomore quarterback Will Jones:

“I thought Will (Jones) did a nice job in the second half and got more comfortable. He made nice throws. We just have to be consistent as a team overall. Will came up big when he had to and that is big. He will get more confidence.”

On the victory before the team’s open date:

“It feels good to give Chancellor (Kelli) Brown her first win. We gave her the game ball in the locker room and we appreciate her and her husband Dennis being with us. Sometimes a win can heal a lot to help you moving forward. We know we have an open date coming up and we’ve got to get a lot better as a team as we have a very good Chattanooga team coming up.”

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Will Jones:

On getting the win to end losing streak:

“It is good to get a win and get started to where we want to go this season. We’re not satisfied. The defense played a heck of the game and offense played our role and stayed with it.”

On the work of the offense and Daquan Patten (12 catches vs. NGU):

“Daquan (Patten) did an amazing job. He made me looked really good. I just did my job running the ball and gave it to everything I had.”

On the final touchdown in the fourth quarter:

“It was just a dump play I saw (Clayton Bardall) come open and I got the ball to him.”

On dealing with kickoff enduring a two and half hour lightning delay:

“We kept harping on in the locker room to say mentally focused and locked in. We wanted to be ready to play.”