Eli Drinkwitz and the Missouri Tigers led South Carolina 31-14 in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game at Faurot Field.

Then, the Gamecocks came storming back, but Mizzou managed to hold on for a 31-28 victory, improving to 5-5 on the season.

After the game, Drinkwitz shared his thoughts in his postgame press conference. Here’s some of what he had to say:

On picking up win No. 5:

On making a change from Connor Bazelak to Brady Cook on the final drive:

So, why not put in freshman QB Tyler Macon, then?

On winning the Mayor’s Cup:

On late turnover problems:

On 2 interceptions by Bazelak:

On the play of Tyler Badie, who had 209 rushing yards:

“He’s really special,” Drinkwitz said about Badie in his on-field postgame interview. “We put the game on his shoulders again, just like against Vanderbilt. He delivered.”

Mizzou hosts Florida next weekend with a chance to pick up win No. 6 and become bowl eligible. We’ll see if the Tigers can pull off another win.