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Postgame Quotes

Dec. 31, 2011

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Georgia Tech Head Coach Paul Johnson

On the game:

“It was a heck of a football game and you have to take your hat off to Utah for the way the came back in the game. We had a lot of opportunities and we just couldn’t capitalize. We didn’t make enough plays and we missed three field goals. We couldn’t block in the fourth quarter and the plays we needed to make just didn’t happen. It feels like somebody kicked you in the gut. When you are competitive, it really hurts.”

On the fourth quarter:

“We should have put the game away in the fourth quarter. We didn’t let up. We ran most of the same plays in the fourth quarter that we ran in the rest of the game.”

On the field goal miss at the end of regulation:

“We talked about it beforehand. I thought he hit the ball good and I actually thought it went in but I guess it was a few feet to the right.”

On the defense:

“We held the ball for 48 minutes. We shouldn’t have been tired and I don’t think we were.”

On the players in the middle:

“Quayshaw had a great play and the guys in the middle are great.”

Georgia Tech Quarterback Tevin Washington

On finding a groove in the fourth quarter:

“The offensive line did a good job and our receivers made plays when they had a chance.”

On the fourth quarter:

“We just didn’t finish. We didn’t make the plays that we needed make to be successful. We should have put the game away when we had the opportunities.”

On the feeling of this game compared to last season’s final loss:

“This is a lot harder to take. We had contol of the game but we weren’t able to finish it.”

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