Oct. 9, 2010
Utah Head Coach Kyle Whittingham
On scoring so many points
"I thought we did a lot of good things. Obviously, once we got the two turnovers behind us in the first quarter, we got into a rhythm and did a nice job. We were very productive."
On special teams play
"Special teams gave us a big lift. Shaky Smithson was tremendous in the return game. Reggie Dunn is electrifying when he has the ball in his hands, so we had a lot of production there."
On defense only giving up points on short field
"The defense played tough. The majority of the points Iowa State got came in short-field situations. That's a part of the game and every team in the country experiences short-field situations to some extent or another. It's tough to play great defense when you're starting on the 7-yard line, but the offense more than made up for it. They did a great job and controlled the game from that point on."
On Shaky Smithson's play
"Shaky is a dynamic football player. He's gained a lot of confidence and he's feeling very comfortable back there in the punt return game. He's got that special ability to make guys miss, which all great returners have."
Quarterback Jordan Wynn
On how the team did
"We did a good job. We went out and did what we needed to do; we started a little slow though, and that's something we need to correct. We can't fumble the ball and I can't throw an interception like that, especially on our side of the 50. We did a good job of bouncing back and just executed for the rest of the game."
On his performance
"I got in sort of a 2-minute mode, I just got in a groove. A QB can get into that real easily going that fast. I just started seeing things, and I just rolled with it. Aside from the one time I got hit, which was my fault because I tried to run up the middle, I wasn't touched for the rest of the night. As a whole, the offense we just started clicking."
Receiver Shaky Smithson
On his night
"Tonight was very important for us. It's very important and I just do everything I can to help the team. I wanted to make a big play every time I get my hands on the ball and get a lot of momentum for my team. We came out and were successful today. "