What Barry Odom said after Mizzou's 38-7 victory over West Virginia
The Missouri Tigers bounced back strong after a disappointing loss at Wyoming last weekend, taking down West Virginia 38-7.
It was just what Mizzou nation needed after last week’s loss, and both sides of the ball looked good. The defense didn’t allow West Virginia to score in the first three quarters of the game.
After the win, coach Barry Odom spoke with media members, discussing a number of topics. Here’s what he said on Saturday afternoon:
On QB Kelly Bryant:
“I thought he made some plays. He got us out of some situations at times. He’s going to be in a position where he can extend plays. He’s going to break tackles, he’s going to make plays and he’s going to make throws. … I think he made progress from Week 1 to Week 2.”
On TE Albert Okwuegbunam:
“We need that every week. We don’t just one want of them. … Albert is a great player. We’ve got to have great consistently.”
On enforcing the Tigers’ will:
“I thought we controlled the game. I thought we controlled it from the jump.”
On winning the turnover battle:
“Turnovers are so important. Keeping the ball is No. 1. Defensively, our goal is to get the ball back to our offense.”
On RB Larry Rountree III:
“The pulse of our team a lot of times will probably go with Larry (Rountree).” – Barry Odom after win over West Virginia
— Corey Miller (@corey_miller5) September 7, 2019
On fan turnout:
Head coach Barry Odom said he was impressed with the crowd today. Attendance was listed north of 51,000. “That’s the way it’s supposed to be.” pic.twitter.com/JvYBQTmUOh
— KCOU Sports (@KCOUSports) September 7, 2019
Mizzou plays Southeast Missouri State next Saturday at Faurot Field, where it should improve to 2-1 on the season.