If the Missouri Tigers thought their loss at Vanderbilt last week was a major disappointment, they are going to have come up with another way to describe what happened on Saturday night in Lexington, Ky.
For the second week in a row, the Tigers came into the game as a heavy favorite but didn’t play like it, falling behind Kentucky 22-0 at halftime before suffering a 29-7 loss to the Wildcats.
The game was played in the rain and Missouri’s offense acted as if it was stuck in the mud, gaining only 289 yards of total offense, 74 of which came on one play, their only touchdown of the game – a pass from Kelly Bryant to Tyler Badie in the third quarter.
Bryant was replaced in the third quarter by Taylor Powell in the third quarter.
Kentucky quarterback Lynn Bowden Jr. rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns as the Wildcats beat the Tigers for the fifth consecutive time.
The Tigers have lost all three of their road games this season and fell to 5-3 on the season. The schedule does not get any easier for Missouri, which has to travel to 10th-ranked Georgia next Saturday.
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