clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Gamethread: Tigers @ Kentucky

New, 427 comments

The Tigers are in Lexington today for one of their most pivotal matchups of this season. Stay tuned for updates during the game.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Mizzou 28 - Kentucky 28

Final

Fourth Quarter Notes

  • The third-down scramble from Bazelak was huge. He keeps finding ways to make plays when he’s needed most. That’s something you love to be able to say about your QB.
  • That dropped interception was very lucky.
  • Mizzou took advantage of that second chance, and Tyler Badie is doing Tyler Badie things. What a player this guy is. 28-28.
  • Surprised to see Jalani Williams still in this game, to say the least.
  • Well, it’s time for the Tigers to answer again after that TD. Let’s see if they can do it again.
  • On the biggest play of this season so far, Mizzou drew up a basic play that Kentucky was all over. Can’t have that happen when you need a score.
  • Blocked!!! OH MY GOODNESS!
  • Well, after that fourth down, it seems like that’s all she wrote.

Third Quarter Notes

  • That’s about as bad of a start as the Tigers could’ve had to start the half. A pick and a quick score put the Tigers behind the 8 ball again.
  • If DPJ can emerge as a threat in the red zone passing game, that can really elevate this offense.
  • The play design was great there. Mizzou is battling but when they get their chances, they have to take them.
  • A three & out after a score? That’s just what the doctor ordered. Never a better time for the defense to come up big.
  • Mizzou's offense couldn’t take advantage. Story of this game so far is that they can’t take their opportunities to tie this game.
  • Back-to-back three and outs. We will see if the Tigers can capitalize this time.
  • Mizzou’s offense looks locked in right now. They’re doing everything they can to put themselves in a position to win this game. Time for the fourth.

Second Quarter Notes

  • Jaylon Carlies with his second pick of the year, and the Tigers must tie this game now.
  • Mizzou has to find themselves in third and manageable more often. In third and long, the Tiger offense looks lost.
  • Mizzou just can’t keep letting Kentucky convert on 3rd and long.
  • After making it 21-7 Kentucky just looks like they’re on another level than Mizzou.
  • Mookie Cooper’s first catch not on a designed play was a big one on third down
  • Mizzou really needs to figure something out. They look bad on offense, and the defense is getting cut up. Not good.
  • Jaylon Carlies once again comes up big for Mizzou. That play was huge. Completely changes this game.
  • Bazelak showed amazing poise on that drive. He was never flustered and just took what was given to him. If they go 2 for 1 to tie this game, look back at this drive to end the half as a reason why.

First Quarter Notes

  • Tigers need to answer after that swift Kentucky drive
  • Dom Lovett had the first catch of his career. Only time will tell how he fits into this offense.
  • Quick 3 and out for Kentucky. Time for the Tigers' defense to step up.
  • Abrams-Draine overcommitted big time on one of those catches on the second Kentucky drive.
  • Mizzou’s defense seems flustered. This could get ugly early.
  • Screen to Badie was a great play design. They have to find more ways to get him the ball.
  • Tyler Badie makes this offense go. He’s the key. Feed him.
  • Mizzou needed that TD more than anything. Anything less than 6 there would've been a disappointment.

Pregame Updates

ICYMI

TIME: 6:30 CT

DATE: Saturday, September 11, 2021

LOCATION: Kroger Field, Lexington, KY

Missouri-Kentucky football: Follow the game, TV Channel

TELEVISION: SEC Network

STREAM: Watch ESPN

TWITTER: @MizzouFootball

FACEBOOK: MizzouFootballShowMe

ESPN+: ROCKMNATION

STATBROADCAST: unavailable for today’s game

Looking for FuboTV? Try our signup link: FUBOTV

Missouri-Kentucky Football: Betting odds, predictions

Mizzou comes in as +5 underdogs against Kentucky according to actionnetwork.com

Last... Give us your score predictions, and MVP for the game in the comments below!