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Kentucky Outscores, Outlasts Missouri 40-34


Missouri’s explosive offense exploited the Kentucky defense, but the UK offense had an excellent counterpunch for the Tigers.

Mizzou scored on passes of 50, 58 and 75 yards.  Drew Lock also completed a 48-yard pass before sneaking in a Missouri score.  The Tigers tied the game on a three-play, 75 yard drive to start the fourth quarter to put Kentucky against the ropes.

Four of seven on second half third down conversions, Missouri had a chance to take the lead with 6:15 to play but was forced to settle for a 45-yard field goal.  Lonnie Johnson blocked it to put UK in the driver’s seat.

Even with an unbelievable play from Lynn Bowden, Kentucky was stopped on third and goal from the four and (surprisingly) opted to settle for a chip shot field goal.  The decision almost cost them the game.

Kentucky almost stopped them without a first down, until Missouri scampered 17 yards on a 4th and 2.  They continued to move rather easily until Johnson made a great tackle on the 28 that ran the clock down to three seconds.  On the final play of the game Lock’s pass fell short of the goal line.

Some how, some way, Kentucky got another close victory.  Halfway through the season, Kentucky is 5-1.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

39 responses to “Kentucky Outscores, Outlasts Missouri 40-34”

  1. A_Blue_Wildcat

    Weekly reminder that with Mark Stoops as the coach we make bad teams look good.

    1. Bobbum Man

      How bout those refs though? Nice of them to take theyir sweet time spotting the ball on the last play

    2. UKantstopus

      Maybe we should hire Joker back…

    3. original slappy

      How can anyone disagree with that? Happens every week.

    4. Catuary

      We knocked the ball out at the end. Glad it worked! https://twitter.com/larry_thornton/status/916869508169650178

    5. dtcarty

      Why do the stats at the end of the post say Eastern Michigan? Also a win is a win, GO CATS!!

    6. LosingTradition

      We used to lose to bad teams. I’ll take making them look good any day, even though I may have to visit a heart doctor if this keeps up.

    7. CatsfaninFL

      Weekly reminder that despite your sorry @$$ negativity we’re 5-1. Go. Big. Blue.

  2. My Dixie Wrecked

    Have we covered the spread yet? Mizzou…meh.

    1. Eazy

      Yeah, we were a 7 point underdog at SC.

    2. Catsby80

      and covered against florida. haven’t covered as a favorite yet though.

  3. KYcats11

    Say what you want, but we are 5-1!!!

    1. Living in TX But Heart Still in KY

      Why is this fan base so negative?!?! Just two years ago, we only won five games all year. Apprecaite your positive outlook.

  4. LegggoooCats

    WE SUCK ASS!!!!!!!!!! So frustrating to watch.

    1. bailey000

      Quit watching then. Go be a cards fan. U suck!!!

    2. KYcats11

      You are right, yall got killed by Clemson, and NC STATE was not too much prettier. They would be frustrating too watch if I was a Loserville fan, too! But hey, at least you have basketball season to look forward to…

    3. LegggoooCats

      I’m a Kentucky fan you jackasses, but unlike some of you, I’m just calling it like I see it. The absolute beat we will go is 7-5, and that’s against our softest schedule in years. PATHETIC!

    4. Blue Bill

      Then DON’T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5. Eazy

      I think we will win 8 games easily. 9-10 is possible. We should beat Ole Miss and Tennessee. Will probably beat Vandy. And Louisville is a toss up.

    6. Eazy

      Also, I think we have a shot at Miss St. Hopefully we’ll play better coming off the bye. We play better against better teams. At SC we were a 7 point underdog and won in front of 83,000.

  5. UKantstopus

    It’s Kentucky football, a win is a win and I’ll take it… Doesn’t have to be pretty, Just have to score more points at the end of the game..

    1. KYcats11

      Hell Yeah!

    2. Blue Bill

      Smell yeah.

    3. Blue Bill

      Was CJ thrown any balls at all tonight?

  6. KYcats11

    AGSlater, you said we were going to lose. What happened?

    1. 4everUKblue

      Slater is complete idiot. Ask him how his FBI team did against NC State.

  7. original slappy

    Someone on the site please list all the injuries. I feel like it might be some kind of record.

    1. HunterGTS

      Ugh, no kidding. I think they were prison shanking us after every tackle.

  8. INCALWETRUST

    If Charlie Brown and The Karate Kid had a child it would be Kentucky Football. We are so used to having the football snatched away at the last second, we should anticipate defeat. Occasionally we manage to pull off the crane kick and even though Cobra Kai has kicked our ass, we win the trophy. We start to feel good about our selves, and Lucy pulls the ball away in the end. GO CATS!

  9. kydrummer

    Hope Luke Wright is Ok! Prayers for the young man.

  10. CatsfaninFL

    Why is everyone so dang negative? Yah our offense hasn’t looked like we expected, but it’s clear we are different without Boom, Badet, Timmons, and 2 stellar O- linemen. Our defense is VASTLY improved and we are winning close games (something we usually lose). Would I like for us to look better? Of course. But I feel our expectations are jading us. 5-1. Go Cats!

    1. TBW3011

      I think most are fine with the record. Some people just expect the team to perform to the best of their abilities. It’s not unfair to think that’s not happening and we’ve been lucky to scrape by some pretty bad teams.

    2. 4everUKblue

      But WE WON!!!!

    3. Catsby80

      offense wasn’t the issue tonight. the ONLY thing that is possibly seen as a negative is how many 40+ yard plays we’ve already given up this year. There were 4 tonight (I think) and a couple against Florida… Offense has really played well all season, but the secondary has been decent at best. Gotta sure that up if we want to compete with some of the bigger boys of the SEC. As long as we continue to not turn the ball over and play steady on offense, we should have an opportunity to win every game (sans UGA).

  11. TBW3011

    Tired of hearing Mizzou offense called explosive. They have sucked other than against Mizzou State and us.

  12. Miller45

    Better figure out and resolve what ever is going on with the secondary quick. Still 5-1 GO BIG BLUE

  13. dcforuk

    Are any of you that some may label as negative Nancy’s golfers? If so, have you ever heard of the saying that there is no description on a scorecard but just a number? Jack Nicklaus wrote in his book that the most satisfying victory was his win when he had far from his best stuff. That’s called being a bulldog and finding a way to win. Do you recall Rich Brooks saying that “a win is a win is a win is a win”? Defensive injuries contributed significantly to looking bad at times. Get your win and go on. Coach Cal always says that He’s rather learn a lesson through a win than a loss. Suck it up you buttercups and enjoy the victory!

    1. 4everUKblue

      Yes that ^^^^^^^

  14. BluKudzu

    Bad news: we gave up 34 points against Missouri. Good news: we scored 40.
    I will take 5-1.
    Go Cats. BBN rules. It is a Blue World Order.