By TONY CARTAGENA
Special to ESPNWisconsin.com
MADISON – Freshman wide receiver Reggie Love collected his first career catch — a 19-yard strike from Danny O’Brien — in the first quarter of UW’s 16-14 win over Utah State.
ESPNWisconsin.com intern Tony Cartagena caught up with Love after the game for a brief question and answer.
How does the receiving core as a whole react to the quarterback switch at halftime?
Love: We knew that both quarterbacks were prepared, so they sat Danny and Stave came in and played great, he played an excellent game. They’re both great players so we were prepared for that.
What do you anticipate for this week of practice? Abby (Jared Abbrederis) is coming back, and this new found quarterback “controversy” if that’s what you want to call it. How do you expect to hit the ground running this week?
Love: Well we try not to get into that quarterback controversy and stuff like that so we just keep our mind focused on what we want, we practice our assignments. Both quarterbacks are outstanding so whoever it will be that is who we will roll with.
After narrowly escaping a non-conference opponent with Utah State, what was the mood of the locker room? How was the team doing?
Love: Even though it was a close game against a team that in my opinion we should have came out with a bigger win but a W is a W. Everyone was still happy, everyone was still excited that we got the W. We didn’t look down because it’s still a W, we just have to prepare better next week.
This team has faced a lot of adversity so early on in the season, how does that help prepare a young team for the rest of the season especially with Big Ten season quickly approaching? You guys have played three really close games thus far.
Love: That’s one of our goals, we have that right in our meeting room, “embracing adversity” so we are doing a much better job with that. Even though the first three games have been close games and its not Big Ten play yet, but we are just going to embrace the adversity and go out thee and give it our all.
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