The Missouri Tigers knocked off the No. 15 Kansas State Wildcats 30-27 on Saturday in one of the biggest upsets of the college football season so far.
While Tigers head coach Eli Drinkwitz was in a joyous mood following the game at his post-game press conference, he also took time to address Missouri fans who booed starting quarterback Brady Cook early in the game.
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“I’m gonna say it. It pissed me off when we booed our starting quarterback to start the game. It pissed me off. He went out there and played his butt off for this university and this team. They need to get behind him. We need to get behind the young man. You wanna boo me? Fine. You don’t boo the starting quarterback. It’s bull crap. I’ll say it again, it should never happen.” The fourth-year head coach said.
In the past, fans have often gotten upset with Cook due to his inconsistent play, but Drinkwitz seemingly isn’t going to let it happen anymore.
Cook, to his credit, rebounded from the shaky start and booing to put out one of the best performances of his career, finishing with a career-high 356 passing yards and two touchdowns in the upset win. The sophomore quarterback also continued his streak of not throwing an interception this season.