POST-GAME PRESSER: Oregon State coach Mike Riley

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Opening statement:
“It was a great job by our team. I just loved it. I thought it was a whole team effort and defensively again we were remarkable. That was a really good group of offensive players and a good offensive scheme and I thought we just kept playing. When something bad happened, nobody blinked and somebody else made a play. I was just so proud of them for their resiliency, for playing hard and making plays to win the game.”

On Oregon State’s attitude and confidence:
“I think it’s part of our identity. They just work hard. There are some guys that have grown up a little bit, and we’ve had a good start. That’s what I’ll say right now. There’s a good mixture of guys playing in the games, which I love too. It’s nice to see so many guys having that involvement.”

On Oregon State’s two big touchdown passes:
“They were huge. You just need to get some big chunks once in a while. It’s really hard to just chip away all the way down the field and do that all the time. So to get some big plays was huge for us today.”

On quarterback Sean Mannion:
“I thought he played with poise. I thought he made some big plays, and for a young kid he’s really, really ahead of the game.”

On being 2-0 after a tough offseason:
“It’s great. That’s why the fall for football is the spring time of the year for us in reality. We get to start fresh and we get to make our own bed. So, we’ll see how we do and we’re off to a good start.”

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