SEC Digital Network
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky hung tough with No. 8 Missouri in the first quarter, but a 21-point effort in the second quarter propelled the Tigers to a 48-17 win on the road on Saturday. The Tigers ran for over 220 yards, and wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham turned in a stellar performance with four touchdown receptions.
Green-Beckham hauled in seven passes on the day for 100 yards, including his four scores. DBG accounted for four of Maty Mauk’s five total touchdown passes, and the Tigers’ (8-1) aerial attack received a strong boost from its rushing attack, which was spearheaded by a 113-yard day from Henry Josey.
Kentucky (2-6) had a decent day on the ground, led by Jalen Whitlow and Raymond Sanders, who each found the end zone. In total, the Wildcats ran for 134 yards on 51 carries, which amounted to a paltry 2.6 yards per carry against the Mizzou defense.
After taking a 7-3 lead into the second quarter, Mizzou used two touchdowns from Josey (one receiving and one rushing) as well as a TD from Green-Beckham to create separation and never look back.
Passing – Jalen Whitlow, 17-for-27, 223 yards
Rushing – Jojo Kemp, 8 car, 45 yards
Receiving – Raymond Sanders, 4 rec, 68 yards
Passing – Maty Mauk, 17-for-28, 203 yards, 5 TD
Rushing – Henry Josey, 11 car, 113 yards, 2 TD
Receiving – Dorial Green-Beckham, 7 rec, 100 yards, 4 TD