Kentucky star running back Chris Rodriguez made an appearance onĀ  “The Paul Finebaum Show” Monday to discuss the Wildcats’ exciting win over Missouri Saturday.

Rodriguez told Finebaum last year’s 20-10 loss to Mizzou motivated his team this year.

“Throughout the week we just knew that we had to have a chip on our shoulders because last year we felt like we were prepared but our energy level wasn’t there so we felt like we owed them one,” he said on the show.

Rodriguez said that head coach Mark Stoops also challenged his team to play better and not let Missouri outplay them and out-execute them as they did last year.

“We knew we couldn’t let that happen again. We went in with a mindset that we had to go win this game,” he said.

And that’s what the Wildcats did, winning 35-28.

Rodriguez rushed for 206 yards and 3 touchdowns in the victory, which garnered him Co-SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors.