Kelly Bryant admits Missouri 'didn't come ready to play'
Coach Barry Odom admitted that Missouri was “out coached” in the upset loss at Vanderbilt. QB Kelly Bryant had a different take on the shocking 21-14 loss by the Tigers as they snapped a 5-game winning streak as a struggling offense sputtered throughout the game.
“Got to give credit to them, they played really hard today,” Bryant said. “Come into an environment like this, you’re on the road, you’ve got to bring your own energy, and I feel like we just didn’t come ready to play.”
The No. 22 Tigers had trouble on offense from the very beginning, and couldn’t find a rhythm.
Vanderbilt held Missouri to a season low in points as the Tigers came in averaging 38.8 points per game and had a streak of 11 straight games of scoring 31 or more points. Bryant was sacked 3 times, and Missouri missed 2 field goal attempts.
Missouri played fairly well on defense, but gave up a 61-yard screen pass for a touchdown as the Commodores started their third-string quarterback, Mo Hasan. He replaced Riley Neal, who briefly relieved him when Hasan suffered a head injury on a play where Missouri was flagged for targeting.
Missouri travels to Kentucky next week.
— Teresa Walker (@TeresaMWalker) October 20, 2019