Although the eighth-ranked Missouri Tigers are still without starting quarterback James Franklin, their offense continues to roll.
Redshirt freshman Maty Mauk completed 17-of-28 passes for 203 yards with five touchdowns and zero interceptions, running back Henry Josey rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns and former five-star phenom wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham caught seven passes for 100 yards and four touchdowns as the Tigers rolled to a 48-17 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats.
The Wildcats got off to a nice start, taking an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter.
However, the lead didn’t last long. With 1:20 left in the opening quarter, Mauk hit Green-Beckham for an eight-yard score, giving the Tigers the lead. The Tigers blocked a punt on the ensuing drive and Josey scored from four yards out. It was all Tigers from there on out.
Jalen Whitlow was 17-of-27 for 233 yards and rushed for another 44 yards on 24 carries for the Wildcats.
The Tigers put up 425 yards of total offense with 222 coming on the ground.
The win improved the Tigers to 9-1 and they still control their own destiny in the SEC East. They’ll enjoy a bye week before ending their season with two very tough games. The Tigers will be at Ole Miss on November 23 and will welcome Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies on November 30.
The loss dropped the Wildcats to 2-7. They’ll be at Vanderbilt next week.