"Coach (Mark Gottfried) said in the locker room: Nobody's going to give us anything and we've got to take it," Howell said. "That's the mindset we came out with. We've got to take everything ... and that's what we did."
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"I haven't been in this much pain in a long time," Howell said before saying he would "definitely" be ready to play Saturday.
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