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Nicholls State head coach Tim Rebowe yells to his team during the first quarter of last season's game against Kansas in Lawrence. Kansas State cruised to a 49-14 win over Nicholls at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday.

Kansas State had no issues dispatching Nicholls in Saturday's opener at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, winning 49-14.

Afterward, Nicholls head coach Tim Rebowe met with media members. 

A sampling of his quotes are below, provided by K-State's sports information department.


Opening statement ...

“Hats off to them, they came out ready to play. They got that running game going and once they did, it was hard to stop. It opens up so many other things for them. I thought the quarterback threw a bunch of good balls and it didn’t matter what running back (was in). I thought they handled us upfront, and then offensively, we couldn’t get anything going because we didn’t really have the ball — I mean time of possession and number of plays in the first half was really ridiculous. Thought we had a little momentum in the third quarter, got our offense on track a little bit, and then the turnover to start the fourth quarter just kind of put another little knife in us. Good football team. He (K-State head coach Chris Klieman) is going to do a good job. I know what he is trying to build here and he is going to do a tremendous job.”

On what he expected out of this game ...

"They play Big 12 football, Division I. I knew they had good football players. We didn’t even look at last year’s record, to tell you the truth. We watched players and then we watched schemes from where they came from, but we expected a really good football team.”

On whether Klieman’s past at North Dakota State helped in this game ...

“Well, he knows what he is doing. His offensive coordinators and defensive coordinators got after it, they had answers to some things. If you go back and look at it, those guys played in some big-time games before. So yeah, I expected that from them.”

On K-State’s running game ...

“They ran hard. It didn’t matter which back they put in there, but of course, when they are running behind that big offensive line, I think whoever can get in there. They broke some tackles, we missed a bunch of tackles. Of course I think it is a combination of good running backs and us doing some poor tackling. Any time they can pound the ball in the middle, it opens up the perimeter game for them, too, so that is what they did. We saw running back after running back in there so they ran the ball hard.”

On the cycling of K-State’s running backs ...

“We didn’t really get a beat on which back could do certain things, they just kept coming. That momentum once they get the running game going was hard to stop.”

On K-State’s defense ...

“Not to take anything away from them, but we played 17 snaps in the first half. Offense just didn’t have the ball. The first play of the game, we gain 9 yards and then we throw a pick. We couldn’t get into a rhythm offensively. (Kendall) Bussey, I thought, ran the ball hard, and in the second half, (Julien) Gums had the big long run, but he also put the ball on the ground. So again the offense was just not getting on the field too much. I thought (quarterback) Chase (Fourcade) threw the ball well. We had some new guys starting on the offensive line, which I thought contributed to that. We had a couple busts up frontm but Chase threw the ball well and I thought Dai’Jean Dixon had a good game.”

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