Eli Drinkwitz describes what Mizzou run defense must do after loss at Boston College
The Missouri Tigers battled back with a strong fourth quarter on Saturday in Boston against the Boston College Eagles.
However, in overtime, the Eagles scored and the Tigers didn’t, leading to the Tigers being handed their second loss of the season, 41-34.
The Eagles ran for 275 yards against the hapless Mizzou run defense. That was a big topic of discussion in coach Eli Drinkwitz’s postgame press conference.
Here’s some of what Drinkwitz had to say:
On Harrison Mevis’s 56-yard field goal to send the game to overtime:
#Mizzou football head coach Eli Drinkwitz on what he believes kicker Harrison Mevis’ range is: “I think today we probably pushed it."
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On comparing this loss to the Kentucky loss (via the Columbia Tribune):
“That’s the feeling,” Drinkwitz said. “We had multiple turns to stop them, and we couldn’t get off the field.”
On the struggles of the run defense (via the Columbia Tribune):
“We have who we have, and we have to adjust our scheme to make it match,” Drinkwitz said. “We can’t repeatedly give up 275 yards and be successful. Next week is going to present a whole other challenge.
“We’ve got our work cut out with this. That’s the job. We’ll figure it out. It’s what we’ve got to do.”
On team goals moving forward (via the Columbia Tribune):
“I told the team in the locker room: We’re 2-2 and we’re gonna go play an SEC opponent. We have a chance to get where we want to get, but we’ve got to go to work, and it’s more about us than it is about anybody else right now.”
The Tigers host Tennessee next weekend. We’ll see if Mizzou can claw its way back above .500.