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Golden Nuggets: Tedford and Bridgford Discuss QB Play Against Oregon

Allan Bridgford had a rough outing in his first full game at quarterback. Tedford and Bridgford talk about the junior's performance during the post-game press conference.

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One of the most intriguing aspects of yesterday's game was how well Allan Bridgford would perform in his first full game. Tedford spoke about Bridgford's performance during the postgame press conference.

On the change after the first interception:

"That is a great team; it can really get away from you in a hurry when they get rolling. I thought we did a pretty good job containing the run, for the most part. They made some huge plays in the pass game, which cost us. We played hard, going into the second half scoring and stopping them; but they can get away from you in a hurry if you are not careful. We hadn't turned the football over yet. We had some costly penalties in the red-zone that backed us up; one of them we overcame, and one we didn't."

On QB Allan Bridgford:
"I thought Allan did a good job. For starting against that team, he managed it well. He kept his composure; He didn't panic. He tried to put some balls in places; he threw on time and anticipated. On a couple of them, the timing was a little ahead - on both of the picks. He was trying to make something happen, because we needed to make something happen."

Here's Allan talking about his performance.

Allan Bridgford, QB

On the outcome of the game:
"We were right there with them in the first half. I missed two chances to capitalize and score. We were in the red zone and got a penalty on one and the other. We missed a field goal and made a field goal. That put us in a hole a bit. We were right there with them. We thought at halftime that we could win the game. We had our chances [but] we beat ourselves."

On what needs to be improved:
"We just need to get more first downs, complete more balls and make more plays overall. Oregon made more plays than us today."

On the running game and Isi Sofele:
"We were running the ball really well. We started getting down a bit but we wanted to stick with the run because it worked so well. That's the tough thing about playing Oregon. If you don't score, they can get ahead. Isi [Sofele] had an awesome game. That one drive we did three plays in a row and scored a touchdown. He must have gotten 70 yards on that drive."

And video from the press conference:





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