The Missouri Tigers took a 38-0 lead into halftime of Saturday’s game against FCS Southeast Missouri.

That’s when the starters on both sides of the ball came out, and that’s when the Redhawks started looking better. Still, it wasn’t enough, as Mizzou cruised to an easy 59-28 victory.

After the game, coach Eli Drinkwitz spoke with the media. Here’s what he said about a number of things from Saturday’s contest:

On Connor Bazelak playing up his injuries:

On a pair of key players held out:

On allowing 28-second half points:

On the Tigers’ depth in the receiving corps:

On the backup QBs leading scoring drives:

The Tigers head east next weekend for a nonconference game against Boston College. That won’t be easy for Drinkwitz and the Tigers.