Eli Drinkwitz is trying to lead Missouri out of the tough loss to Auburn in overtime, but he knows it will be difficult.

“To lose that way, really twice, just devastating for our locker room and our coaches,” he said. “Just stinks. Hard to take.”

Drinkwitz said Missouri is a resilient team and will bounce back, but it’s his job to get the Tigers back. The coach also clarified that he would handle the end of regulation the same way he did if given another chance. He wanted to make Auburn use the timeouts and end the game. The same goes for his kicker, who is usually reliable.

“I’ll go to bat with those guys anytime,” Drinkwitz said. “I’ll put Harrison Mevis in that exact same position. I’m not gonna flinch.”