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Missouri Football Live Game Thread: Mizzou vs. Kentucky

The Tigers look to continue their winning ways, welcoming the Kentucky Wildcats to town for Military Appreciation Day.

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NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri Tigers 17 | Kentucky Wildcats 21


First Quarter Notes

  • Kentucky wins the toss and elects to defer. Mizzou will start on offense on this chilly 43-degree Saturday with 20+ mph wind gusts.
  • The Tigers go three-and-out on their first drive, going backward seven yards. Kentucky will start with the ball at its 29-yard-line.
  • The Wildcats march down the field immediately, piecing together an eight-play, 71-yard drive with quarterback Will Levis leading the way. Levis found Dane Key for the opening nine-yard touchdown pass.
  • A 12-men on the field penalty gives Mevis another shot, this time from 44 yards. He knocks through the attempt to put Mizzou on the scoreboard.
  • Matt Ruffolo misses a 43-yard field goal attempt, and Mizzou will take over on offense at its own 25-yard-line. Despite Levis’ success, the Tigers are hanging in.
  • 0-3. That’s how Mizzou has fared on third down conversion attempts on offense thus far. Another failed try results in a punt that only went 23 yards, with some help from the wind. Kentucky will start on its own 47-yard-line.
  • A scuffle has broken out on the Kentucky sideline and flags are out. Josh Landry, in his return, is the only one flagged and it’s for an unsportsmanlike conduct. The Wildcats received no penalties.

Second Quarter Notes

  • Perhaps the perfect example of Mizzou’s defensive turnaround, the Tigers stop Kentucky running back Christopher Rodriguez Jr. for a one-yard loss and then sack Levis twice for a total loss of 18 yards. A 50-yard punt will have Mizzou starting at its own 4-yard-line.
  • On a third down run, Cook drops the ball and hands Kentucky the ball in Mizzou territory. The Wildcats are back in business and have some momentum heading toward the Tigers’ end zone.
  • Matt Ruffolo is not having his best day, misses again from 47 yards. The Tigers will take over at their 29-yard-line.
  • Mizzou offensive lineman EJ Ndoma-Ogar is down on the field for the Tigers, looking like it’s a left foot injury. He did not place any weight on the foot while being helped off the field.
  • The defensive’s effort is not matched on offense. The Tigers go three-and-out again, but the punt does pin Kentucky at its own 11-yard-line.
  • The Wildcats trade a three-and-out right back. Mizzou will begin at Kentucky’s 47-yard-line after a 31-yard punt.
  • On a QB carry, Cook goes nowhere and Mizzou turns it over. Despite the strong field position, the Tigers could not score.
  • DJ Coleman and Darius Robinson notch another sack as the Tiger defense forces Kentucky into another punt.
  • Cook kneels out the clock, sending the game into halftime. Mizzou finished the half with 76 yards on offense, including only 19 passing yards. Kentucky, meanwhile, managed only 78 yards after their opening touchdown drive. The Mizzou defense is stepping up big, but will they be able to carry the offense to a victory?

Third Quarter Notes

  • Kentucky begins at its own 9-yard-line. After a 25-yard rush from Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky stalls out and punts it away. Mizzou will begin at its 25-yard-line.
  • A dropped snap forces Stonehouse to run with it on a punt, and he comes up one yard short of the first down. Kentucky has prime field position at the Tigers’ 34-yard-line.
  • Kentucky’s short field position pays off. Levis found Jordan Dingle wide open in the end-zone to extend the Wildcats’ lead. A questionable third down ball placement from the referees earlier in the drive is something that may loom large.
  • Cook misses a couple of wide open passes and Mizzou punts the ball back once again. Kentucky will have an opportunity to extend its lead, beginning its drive at its own 16. A chorus of boos rained down on Cook after an incompletion to Barrett Banister.
  • The Tiger defense comes through once again, forcing a three-and-out. Darius Robinson picked up another sack, bringing Mizzou to five total on the day. Mizzou starts at its own 48.
  • Cook found receiver Mekhi Miller on an unlikely 25-yard gain and a pair of runs have the Tigers within the Kentucky 10-yard-line. Mizzou will have an opportunity from the 3-yard-line to begin the fourth quarter.

Fourth Quarter Notes

  • It may have taken four attempts from the three-yard-line, but Cook leaps into the end zone for a touchdown. On the play, however, Xavier Delgado was hurt, so keep an extra eye on the offensive line. The two-point try is no good.
  • Needing a stop, the defense displayed its true colors. Jeffcoat added another sack on third down, prompting Kentucky to punt. Mizzou will begin at its own 36-yard-line with an opportunity to fight back into this one.
  • Luther Burden III with a catch all Mizzou fans have been waiting for, a 35-yarder to push Mizzou into field goal range. A 12-yard third down competition to Banister earns the first down and Cook with a spin-move 20-yard touchdown run caps the drive. Tauskie Dove with the two-point conversion catch.
  • Kentucky wide receiver Dekel Crowdus was helped to the sideline after gripping his ankle. He injured himself while committing a holding penalty that negated a touchdown.
  • The fumble call is overturned, Kentucky ball.
  • Given a second opportunity, Levis finds Key for their second touchdown connection of the day. The Wildcats will now need to hold the Mizzou defense without a touchdown.
  • Dominic Lovett was drilled on a hit, and the targeting call was overturned. Instead, it was an illegal touching penalty on Lovett. The Tigers settle for a punt, giving the Wildcats ball at their own 35-yard-line.
  • The defense does its job...again, but the special teams botches another play. Will Norris runs into the punter, who punted despite having the ball snapped well over his head. Kentucky now earns a first down and an opportunity to completely shut the door.
  • Kentucky does actually punt. Mizzou will have 38 seconds to go 87 yards.
  • The Tigers try the lateral game, and it goes right into Kentucky’s hands. Every year, the referees make their appearance in the Kentucky/Mizzou game, and once again, they’ve left their mark.
  • Cook finished with 137 yards passing, 17 yards rushing, two touchdowns and a fumble. Schrader added 65 yards on the ground, while Burden notched 60 receiving yards on six receptions.

Pregame Updates

Missouri-Kentucky football: Time, Location

TIME: 11:00 a.m. CT

DATE: Saturday, November 5, 2022

LOCATION: Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium; Columbia, MO

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Missouri-Kentucky football: Betting odds, predictions

As of last evening, Mizzou is a ONE point underdog to Kentucky, according to DraftKing’s Sportsbook. The total points (over/under) is 40.5.

Fan Questions:

  1. Who will lead the Tigers in rushing? What about receiving?
  2. How many turnovers will Mizzou force today?
  3. How many catches and yards will Luther Burden have?
  4. Will the two teams combine for more than 50 points?
  5. Will Harrison Mevis hit a 50+ yard field goal?
  6. On this Mizzou Military Appreciation Day, shoutout any service members or veterans you know of in the chat. A big thank you to them as well as any of you who have served the nation in any capacity.

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