ESPN 680′s Jason Anderson spoke with Missouri State head coach Terry Allen about their loss to Kansas State and their upcoming battle with Louisville.
On Missouri State’s game last night where they hung close with Kansas State through three quarters before falling, 52-9.
“We played well for three quarters, but it was extremely hot out there and we wore down a little bit and K-State is a good football team. We take positives out of the fact that we were able to hang in there but you would like to be able to play four quarters. If we can find a way to do that on Saturday, maybe we can be competitive.”
On what he sees from Louisville.
“I think they are a very good football team. I think they are more athletic than K-State, obviously with their quarterback. I think they are a very good football team and that Charlie Strong has done an outstanding job. We definitely have our hands full on Saturday.”
On Teddy Bridgewater.
“I can see why they’re (the fans) are excited about him. He throws the ball very well, but his legs can get you, too.”
On returning nine guys on defense and how that will help against Louisville.
“It helps that you have the experience, but I look at it this way, Charlie’s got the Southeastern Conference mentality. Offensively, that league is always going to try to find a way to rush the football so stopping that is a task in itself. Defensively, they just come after you. So, yeah we have a little bit of experience, but I don’t know if that will bode well for us on Saturday or not.”
To listen to the entire interview, go to the ESPN 680 audio vault at ESPNLouisville.com. Also, don’t forget to listen to our show every Sunday morning from 10 a.m. to noon on ESPN 680. This week we will break down the Cards’ match-up with the Bears of Missouri State.
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