"Pretty straightforward today, we got beat by a very good football team. Going into it all this Group of Five talk ... I don't know what any of that stuff is," Stanford coach David Shaw said. "Doesn't matter. What matters is they've got talent, they've got speed. They've got playmakers, and they're a tough team ... one of the best teams in America the last two years. They don't need a statement win."
"They're bigger, faster, stronger than the team we played a few years ago," Shaw said. "They've done a lot, won a lot. They play the game fast and they play the game well."