Missouri finished nonconference play strong Saturday night beating Troy 42-10 in a score that could have been much worse for the Sun Belt team had Kelly Bryant not gotten hurt.

If you missed it, Bryant took a cheap shot to the knee. He was down on the field for several minutes before he got up and walked off the field. He went back to the locker room before halftime and did not return.

When asked for the latest update on the QB’s status, Odom did not offer any new information following the game.

The Tigers are now 4-1 on the season and will jump back into SEC play next weekend as Ole Miss is scheduled to travel to Columbia.

Following the game, Barry Odom spoke about this team’s strong performance against Troy. While the Tigers were never threatened in the contest, the team’s nine penalties for 106 yards and 6 of 13 third-down conversion rate weighed heavily on his mind.

“I think in the first half we executed pretty efficiently on both sides of the ball,” Odom noted. “Had too many penalties, left some things out there on third down but glad to get back in the winners circle in the first time out and now we are back in league play and it’s on.”

The outstanding season of linebacker Cale Garrett continues for Missouri as the senior registered two interceptions in the game, including a pick six. The latest touchdown for Garrett is his third of the season.

“He does it every week because he practices so hard, he prepares so well, he is the heart and soul of who we are,” Odom commented.

Finally, when asked about the state of his team moving forward, the Missouri coach appeared optimistic regarding what his team is capable of accomplishing moving forward.

“When you look, I think we are 18-7 in our last 25 games. We got a lot of great things going,” Odom said. “I love this team, the way they work together, the culture that we have set. The thing that we have going — we have a lot of momentum. Now the focus is to get back to work and put this one behind us.”