Eli Drinkwitz shares how Connor Bazelak's demeanor played a factor in his success
QB Connor Bazelak had a breakout game on Saturday in Missouri’s upset win over LSU.
Bazelak made his second career start and his first of 2020, and passed for four touchdowns and 406 yards with just five incompletions in the 45-41 victory. It was Missouri’s first win over a defending national champion since 1978. His completion percentage (85.3) was the best against an FBS opponent in school history.
“I think he’s cool, calm and collected,” Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz said on the SEC coaches media teleconference. “Obviously doesn’t get too high or too low. He did an outstanding job being prepared for his opportunity. Obviously his confidence in his performance came from his preparation they put in throughout the week. He made some mistakes that will work on correcting. But it was a good starting point and obviously we got a lot a long way to go.
Drinkwitz also explained how Mizzou is doing with getting players back from COVID-19 quarantines as the Tigers’ game with Vanderbilt this week was postponed.
“Our total numbers of COVID positives is not significantly high enough to say that we’re at close to a type of herd immunity so I don’t think it will prevent us from having any type of necessarily outbreaks in the future,” he said. “We just got to continue to practice safe social distancing, use our masks adhere to the guidelines and keep following the protocols that are in place. But as we all can tell with what’s going on this this virus is so unpredictable and, and very difficult to contain.”