Football Sounding Board

“It’s all about the Creme.”

—Morris, on how important junior receiver Kyle Cremarosa’s block was to springing his 54-yard touchdown off a screen pass

“Defensively, we broke down in every imaginable area, in every imaginable way.”

—Cornell coach Tim Pendergast, offering his take on his team’s defensive performance

“We thought coming in that Harvard would throw the ball on us. I guess we guessed right. But guessing right didn’t help us at all.”

—Pendergast, reacting to a 353-yard passing performance by Crimson quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the fourth-highest game total in Harvard history

“The conditions really didn’t affect us, ’cause we’re in Ithaca and it’s always rainy or snowy or overcast there.”

—Big Red wide receiver Keith Ferguson, refusing to blame the dismal weather for his dropped passes

“He’s a problem no matter where he lines up. He could have lined up at quarterback and he would have been a problem.”

—Pendergast, on how Harvard lined up senior wide out Carl Morris in different ways on Saturday. The All-American finished the afternoon with 11 catches for 165 yards and a touchdown

“I actually didn’t think they were going to kick it deep because they had squibbed it earlier, so I wasn’t expecting it.... To be honest, I thought I would be caught at the end.”

—Sophomore receiver Rodney Byrnes describing his 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Needless to say, he wasn’t “caught at the end”