It was a dramatic finish in Atlanta on Thursday night.

Trailing 21-10 midway through the fourth quarter, Michigan State scored touchdowns on its final two offensive possessions and sealed a 31-21 victory with a pick-six from Cal Haladay to defeat Pitt in the Peach Bowl. With the win, the Spartans finished the season with an 11-2 record.

Wide receiver Jayden Reed was named the Offensive MVP, totaling 80 yards and 2 touchdowns on 6 catches. Haladay was the Defensive MVP with 11 tackles and the pick-six.

After the game, head coach Mel Tucker talked about his team’s resiliency in Thursday night’s bowl game, as well as the course of the 2021 season. He also reflected on his second season, talked about player performances and started looking ahead to 2022.

Here’s what Tucker had to say following Michigan State’s victory over Pitt in the Peach Bowl: