Mizzou Football Gets First SEC Victory in School History

The Missouri Tigers Football team looks for their first SEC victory against the Kentucky Wildcats. MUTV’s Warren Sayles and Molly Carlino takes you in the action with exclusive sideline footage and in game action.

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On Mizzou’s 101st Homecoming, the Tigers took home their first SEC win in school history over the struggling Kentucky Wildcats 33-10 on Saturday.

The game was told by turnovers as each team had three of their own. The only difference was that Mizzou capitalized on all three of theirs.

The Wildcats stomped down the field until their opening drive was halted by Mizzou defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. Richardson stripped Kentucky running back Jonathan George, recovered it and ran it back for 60 yards to the Wildcat 25-yard line.

The fumble recovery set up Kendial Lawrence’s 5-yard touchdown run. Lawrence finished the game rushing for 108 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns.

Mizzou also had turnovers of their own, but Kentucky could not capitalize on them.

Marcus Murphy muffed two punts in the first half and lost one, which gave the Wildcats great field position and lead to a 43-yard field goal. Redshirt freshman, Corbin Berkstresser threw two picks on the Tigers first two drives in the second half.

The Tigers even received a Homecoming surprise. In the third quarter, instead of seeing Berkstresser on the field, it was junior James Franklin, who had been out with a knee injury.

Franklin was not spectacular in his return, completing six of nine passes for 16 yards.

To make matters worse for Kentucky, Will Ebner stripped wide receiver Raymond Sanders in the fourth quarter and E.J. Gaines scooped and scored from 13 yards out. The Tigers held the Kentucky offense to 16 total yards and no points in the second half.

Mizzou rebounded off its bye week to get a victory, but now the Tigers must travel to The Swamp to take on the Florida Gators next Saturday. Kickoff time will be announced Sunday.

-Alex Farkas
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