Eli Drinkwitz is full of jokes.

Like most people, he isn’t thrilled about Missouri’s 11 a.m. kickoff against Kentucky this Saturday. Regardless, he’s counting on a good crowd showing up at Faurot Field when the time comes.

He provided a hilarious statement on the matter Tuesday afternoon.

That’s an even earlier tailgate for those who participate. We’d say the 10:30 estimate is considerably later than most would be starting Saturday morning.

Mizzou has found itself back in the race for a bowl bid with its recent win over South Carolina. The Tigers need 2 more wins on the season with Kentucky, Arkansas and Vanderbilt all on the docket as games they could win.