Elijah Robinson and Texas A&M gave LSU a valiant effort on Saturday, but ultimately the Aggies couldn’t pull out a signature win to end the season.

The interim head coach, who led the Aggies to a win in his first game at the helm, praised his team’s ability to stay locked in over the past few weeks while dealing with Jimbo Fisher’s firing.

“It’s a resilient group, and I’m thankful for how they responded,” Robinson said in his postgame press conference. “Once this transition happened, they could have packed it in. They didn’t back down from anything. They didn’t look back. They fought forward for the last two weeks.”

Jaylen Henderson has had to step up as the Aggies’ starting quarterback to close out the season, and he’s done a good job. On Saturday, he had 294 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

“He’s a warrior, and I think he fought his tail off to put us in the best position to be successful,” Robinson said.

Robinson had praise for his offense as a whole, giving them credit for their ability to sustain drives throughout the game.

“Our job was to sustain drives. I thought our offense did a good job of that,” Robinson said. “I thought Bobby (Petrino) called a really good game… On defense, we have to get off the field and eliminate explosive plays.”

Robinson’s future is uncertain at Texas A&M. The Aggies are searching for their next head coach, and it’s not clear where Robinson will be next season. For now, he’s focusing on winning Texas A&M’s bowl game in a few weeks.

“I’m focusing on a bowl game,” Robinson said. “My family loves it here. I love those players in there… I’m going to do everything possible to be in those players’ lives for as long as I can be.”