Vanderbilt snapped a 9-game losing streak against ranked opponents with a 21-14 upset over Missouri, which gave the Tigers their first SEC loss of the season and the Commodores’ second win of the season.

As Vanderbilt got off to a rough start this season with a 1-5 record, questions about Mason’s job status increasingly became more common. The Vanderbilt athletics director was also asked about Mason’s status in a radio interview earlier this week. Mason was also asked about making changes to his coaching staff. So the win on Saturday was especially sweet, as Mason appeared to let his emotions loose in a post-game interview on the SEC Network.

“It’s been a rough patch,” Mason said. “I told my team this, and I want everybody to understand this. A lot of people want this job, so they think, but I’m the man that’s built for this job. Every day we grind. Don’t question us. Don’t question who we are, what we do, or how we play. We’re Vanderbilt men, Commodores angry.”

Ke’Shawn Vaughn led Vanderbilt with 96 rushing yards and a touchdown, and also had 4 catches for 80 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown. The defense, meanwhile, held Missouri to just 3-for-15 on third down conversions, and Missouri had 12 penalties for 120 yards.