Eli Drinkwitz should be the happiest person on earth after Harrison Mevis made a 61-yard, SEC-record setting field goal to help Mizzou beat No. 15 Kansas State on Saturday afternoon at Faurot Field.

An embarrassing delay of game penalty made what would have been a 56-yard try a 61-yard attempt to end the game, which Mevis absolutely drilled.

After the game, Drinkwitz took responsibility for the mistake, saying sometimes you get lucky and your players bail you out.

He then joked that they took the penalty to make the finish more dramatic:

Oh, and that flag that mysteriously appeared on the final kick? Drinkwitz explained that the Wildcats had 2 players with No. 8 uniforms on the field for the final field goal attempt by Mevis:

So Mevis was basically taking a free kick on the 61-yarder. The fact that he made it just etched his name into the SEC record books as the longest field goal ever made in the league.