November 13, 2007

Stanford disappointed with loss to WSU

Stanford had another bad loss on Saturday, losing to Washington State 33-17. After the game, Jim Harbaugh was quick to point out how aggressive Washington State was in forcing turnovers.

"They are very aggressive," he said. "They got through on a few blitzes. Put pressure on our quarterback. They caused some turnovers and interceptions. They are a good team."

Quarterback Tavita Pritchard felt that the offense played well, but came up short in the crucial situations.

"As an offense and me personally we played well for most of the night, just not when it counted," he said. "We couldn't put the ball in the end zone in the first half and there down the stretch. Just felt like the offense and especially myself needs to get it done in those situations when we need a big play."

Receiver Mark Bradford also agrees that the loss was simply a matter of lost opportunities.

"I feel like that happens with any loss," he said. "There are always plays out there to be made; we just didn't make them today."

Cornerback Kris Evans gave a lot of credit to Washington State quarterback Alex Brink after he torched Stanford for 449 yard in the air.

"He is a real good quarterback," Evans said. "I knew he was good from watching film but you can only watch so much film and give you an idea. He did real well getting out of the pocket, working the scramble drill and getting rid of the ball real fast.

"We tried our best it is just another thing, containment along with the missed tackles. We've got to go back and work on that."

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