The No. 8 Tigers keep the Wildcats in check in Lexington

By Stefan Guilliams, Staff Writer

As expected, the Tigers of Missouri took care of the Wildcats in high scoring fashion. With a bye week on the way and Texas A&M on the horizon, the Tigers needed to get back on track.

They did just that, apart from a few big drives at the beginning of each half, the Tiger’s defense shut down the 2-6 Kentucky offense keeping them to only 369 total yards. The tandem Mizzou rushers Henry Josey and Russel Hansbrough ran for a combined 223 yards. Josey led the committee of rushers with two touchdowns and 113 yards of his own.

Despite not throwing as many yards as Whitlow, Mauk threw a, all be it young, career high five touchdowns through the air. Four of those going to sophomore stud Dorial Green-Beckham. DGB led both teams with 100 yards.

However, the offense would be nothing without the killer field position given to them by the vicious Tigers defense. Only two drives were longer than 70 yards with both resulting touchdowns in the second and fourth quarters. Mizzou also won the turnover game 2-1 with a fumble recovery and stopping the Wildcats on a fourth down conversion attempt.

The No. 9 Tigers go into their week 12 bye week 9-1 and still first in the SEC division with a one game lead over No. 10 South Carolina. The next month will prove to be Mizzou’s toughest yet. Ole Miss, who took down a No. 6 LSU team in week eight, will look to expand on their potential four game winning streak. Then who else but Johnny Football and Teaxs A&M to travel to Mizzou to close out the season. With that being said, the Tigers need to prove that they’re worthy of their top 10 rank and potential Championship game against ‘Bama in December.

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