"We've got to learn to deal with the emotion of being in a big ballgame, and to this point in our existence, there hadn't been a lot of big ballgames," Hottle said. "For us, every game is a big game. We look at every game the same way, but when you look at nationally a big game, polls are polls, but the kids see that and see that as a national opportunity, and we have not been in that position before. I think you have to learn to deal with the emotion of that and really focus on the football. I think at times on Saturday, we were pretty tight, and we were afraid to make the big mistakes and not play as fast as we had been."