The Missouri Tigers held their annual spring game on Saturday, and everyone was eager to see how new QB Kelly Bryant performed.

The Clemson grad transfer didn’t disappoint, completing 12 of his 17 passes for 150 yards. He didn’t have any touchdowns, but he also didn’t throw any interceptions in limited action.

After the game, coach Barry Odom praised his new starter, saying his leadership was evident all spring (via

“He’s got a high football IQ and he wants more,” Odom said.

“He’s becoming more vocal with the team, which is good. I think that’s important at quarterback. He prepares well enough and puts himself in position that the respect factor is there that he can get guys going and keep them going if things are going really well.”

Bryant is replacing star QB Drew Lock, who might end up being a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft in a couple of weeks, so his level of play will be important this fall.

He’s off to a great start in Columbia, so we’ll see if that momentum carries over to the summer, too.