"Guys, the entire season, just fought hard, trusted each other. (Taggart) did a great job getting us to this point right here, but we shot ourselves in the foot a bunch tonight. We saw the negative plays and turnovers, but these guys, I want to say, they never stopped fighting. They always competed, because that's what they are, competitors," Cristobal said. "I told them I wish I would have done a better job for them. I'm going to take that upon myself, and our coaching staff."
"I think a lot of teams would fold their tent when they're down 24-0 or things don't go their way," Cristobal said. "You look at the way they just kept fighting, scratching and clawing to make this thing a competitive game, to me, that's the positive."