Mark Mandelko, Lincoln: “It (the win) was real big. I think any win is a big win, but going into the BIg 12, this was a really big win.”

Gene Kudlacek, Elkhorn: “That’s (soundly beating Colorado) as good as it gets. I think Colorado should be 0-12 rather than 2-10. It’s OK, let them talk, they can’t play football.”

Curtis Kimball, Sterling, Colo: “It (the win) was very satisfying. It was good. I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if Nebraska won the Big 12 title.”