Barry Odom commented on Missouri’s 38-27 victory over Ole Miss in a game where QB Kelly Bryant shook off a recent knee injury, and the defense made up for the recent loss of LB Cale Garrett.

“Really challenged our offensive and defensive line on Tuesday,” Odom said, in a press conference video shared by Shane Palma. “I thought the game was going to be won or lost up front. I thought our offensive line took ownership in that. I think they played extremely well together and we were able to run the ball at times when we needed it.”

Mizzou had 562 yards compared to 440 by Ole Miss, and the Tigers had 2 turnovers to the Rebels’ one.

“There were times throughout the game it was ugly and we lost the turnover margin,” Odom said. “Found a way to win the game and proud of our team on the resolve and the resiliency and the toughness and the grit, and all the things that we continue to try to build this program on, I saw it tonight.”

Bryant was 23-for-35 passing for 329 yards, with one TD and one interception.

“The way that Kelly battled with the injury that he had, a huge performance,” Odom said, and added, according to Dave Matter, “You talk about a competitive son of a gun. … I don’t know that I’ve been around a tougher dude. He always pops right up.”

Missouri plays Vanderbilt next for a chance to go 3-0 in SEC for the first time since 2013.