Postgame Press Conference, Oct. 2, 1999

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Quotes From Postgame Press Conference
Lafayette 20, Dartmouth 10
October 2, 1999 - Fisher Field - Easton, PA

Dartmouth Head Coach John Lyons

On the loss in general ...

"It was a game in which we had our opportunities. We did some good things but we make the critical plays we needed to. Lafayette really solidified its running game late in the second half. Their big back (Brian Tuma) really turned it on late in the game."

On the play of Lafayette ...

"They really wore us out. We made some bad decisions throughout the game, but they really capitalized on those mistakes."

Dartmouth Senior Tailback Reggie Belhomme

On the play of Dartmouth ...

"I really think we were stopping ourselves, especially late in the game. Our youth and inexperience really showed in the second half."

Dartmouth Senior Cornerback Tom Ruesser

On the play of Dartmouth ...

"I really think we were stopping ourselves, especially late in the game. Our youth and inexperience really showed in the second half."

Lafayette Head Coach Bill Russo

On getting his 100th victory at Lafayette ...

"I'm really proud of it. I honestly don't remember the scores of games real well, but I definitely remember the players. They win games."

On the win in general ...

"There were a lot of similarities between today's game and our first three. We experiences a lot of the same emotions, with many ups and downs. I was real pleased with how we moved the football today."

"Today, we were able to overcome our own turnovers for the first time this season. Plus, our defense came up with some huge turnovers."

On the play of freshman center Chris Royle, who made his first start ...

"I think the real unsung hero today is freshman center Chris Royle, who stepped in for an injured Scott Heiser and played every single offensive down. That was a huge responsibility for a true freshman."

Lafayette senior free safety Angel Colon

On his first of two interceptions, which he returned 43 yards for a touchdown ...

"I actually did the wrong thing on that play. We were in a run defense and I was supposed to be the deepest man on the field. Fortunately, I was in the right place at the right time."

Lafayette junior quarterback Brian Buczek

On the improved play of the offense ...

"I am relieved that we won and got the first victory under our belts, but next week we face Colgate -- one of the best teams in the league. We need to keep improving."
 

 

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