Here are BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall's postgame comments after the Cougars lost 23-13 to Notre Dame on Saturday in front of 80,795 fans at Notre Dame Stadium.:
"First of all, Notre Dame is a first-class program and facility, same with coach [Brian] Kelly. It's a great place to play and a good football team. It was a good football game. A few opportunities that we didn't make, and a few that Notre Dame did make. Notre Dame earned the win.
I thought there were some courageous efforts on our part, and early in the game Rob Daniel, our field corner, was ill. All kinds of IVs were pumped into him. He wasn't expected to play. And then found a way to play for all but the first three or four series of the game. It made a huge difference in us being able to play the pass more effectively.<