South Carolina vs. Arkansas Nov. 5, 2005 Arkansas Post Game Quotes Arkansas Head Coach Houston Nutt "It was a tough day. We hate to lose for our seniors. They are really good people and thats what hurts the most. We had opportunities, but at the most inopportune times we had penalties. The defense was outstanding. They did a good job of stopping them most of the time." On Casey Dick: "He did a good job for his first time out." On fourth-and-one (First Quarter): "Probably shouldnt have gone for it. I know better than that. We just wanted to come out and get some momentum. We didnt want to go three-and-out and be on the sidelines. I really thought we could get six inches. Casey (Dick) is a strong guy, and I really thought we could get the six inches." On fourth-and-two (Fourth Quarter): "I thought we missed a block in the middle. That had been our best play all day." "We just have to hang in there. Its not what we wanted. Football is the greatest game, but its hard to see that right now. Its a tough time. We just have to keep our heads up and finish strong." "I really thought wed be singing today. I thought we had some momentum, and the defense was good. I really felt confident. We had great fans, beautiful weather, great homecoming festivities-we really wanted to win for them and the seniors." Arkansas quarterback Casey Dick "It was a different experience and definitely a different level of game. The defense was so much faster than what I had experienced in high school. (On the interception) I didnt think there was any way he could pick that off because we had two guys blocking him. But he jumped over them and made a great play. I give him all the credit. After the interception my teammates immediately came over and told me it was okay and to get back in there. After that we came out there and I hit Cedric (Washington) for that long pass play." Arkansas tailback Darren McFadden "It was real frustrating because we got in the red zone a few times and couldnt get much out of it. We have a real young team so we will build off this and come out tomorrow and work hard to get better. I thought (Casey Dick) did a real good job in handling the pressure like he had been there before. We will stay positive and try to get better." Arkansas linebacker Pierre Brown "We will not give up. We will continue to fight for the rest of the season. I felt like we dominated as a defense, so its frustrating. I think we held them to something like 190 total yards so I thought we played good as a defense. We have to continue to do our job and fight so we dont finish the season 2-9." South Carolina Post Game Quotes South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier "This was a fun win. It was just as much fun as last week and even more fun than winning by four or five touchdowns. "Our offense had a lot of bad plays but our defense kept us alive. Our defense has come a long way. We stopped their run at crucial times and that was the biggest key to this game. Our team is playing like winners. "Arkansas was tough and this was a big win for us. We are very fortunate and got good penalties from them. We played with extreme effort. It (our effort) was much different than earlier in the season. We set a goal of winning at least six so we are ready to accomplish another goal of winning more than six. This was one of the biggest of my career. God has been smiling on the Gamecocks." On Casey Dick "He did okay I guess. We didnt think they would throw it all over the place. We werent surprised." South Carolina quarterback Blake Mitchell "We got that sixth win behind us so now we are bowl eligible and we have to keep working for next week. They have a great defense that did a good job of getting pressure on me and took Sidney (Rice) out of the game. It goes to show we can win close games." South Carolina running back Mike Davis "It feels great to take these seniors to a bowl. They have worked real hard and it feels great to go to a bowl my freshman year. (The running game) is really coming along. Im starting to get a real good feel out there. I took today as a challenge."