The Missouri Tigers picked up a huge win over No. 17 LSU on Saturday afternoon, using a late defensive stop to earn a 45-41 victory.

That was first-year coach Eli Drinkwitz’s first win at the helm of the program, and after the game, he was excited and proud of his team.

Here’s what Drinkwitz had to say about the Tigers’ thrilling win:

On the Tigers’ character against LSU:

On the late goal-line stand:

On star LB Nick Bolton:

On the defensive line being hit hard by injuries and COVID-19:

On not slowing down moving forward:

On QB Connor Bazelak’s 400-yard, 4-touchdown performance:

Mizzou takes on Vanderbilt next weekend with a chance to even their record at 2-2.