It wasn't easy. It was a courageous effort by both teams and we feel absolutely blessed to come out of here with a victory tonight.

Once again, our defense had a great goal-line stand. They are maturing as a group and are becoming a very solid defensive unit.

You can look at it as a way to fail or you can look at it as a great opportunity to succeed. I guess we're lucky that we have kids who look at it as a great opportunity to make a big play and have a great victory.

I think it's time for the government to release some reserves. ... This is going to end up slowing down the economy, ... We're going to get to the point that we're not going to be able to do the driving to do the work we need to do.

[That was a problem for Scott Carlson and his family. When they moved into a house in Baltimore, Carlson said, the kitchen was] totally trashed and totally outdated. ... super expensive.

He's as steady kid as you'll find in Iowa. Regardless of what's going on, he'll come ready to play and we saw that tonight. Playing both sides of the ball on a hot and muggy night, he really showed what he's made of.

Unfortunately, we let them off the hook after we went ahead. On the conversion try, we tried to stay aggressive and force them to make a great play. We sent a lot of bodies to the point of attack and that turned out to be a great call which was executed well by our defensive unit.

We were able to wear Atlantic down a bit and that may have made the difference in the game.

Coming into the season, one of our areas of concern was how well we could block up front on the offensive side of the ball. It was great to see that we could have such a dominant performance from our young guys, as well as our veterans in the line.