Kentucky beats Mizzou 35-28 in big SEC East Showdown
The Wildcats improve to 2-0 with a home game against UT Chattanooga next Saturday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The University of Kentucky snagged a 35-28 win against the University of Missouri Saturday night.
Kentucky opened the scoring with a touchdown from Will Levis to Chris Rodriguez for a 7-0 lead. The Wildcats extended that lead to 14-0 with another touchdown from Rodriguez.
Missouri cut the lead to 14-7 before a rushing touchdown from Levis to make it 21-7 in the second quarter.
After a Rodriguez fumble on the goal line that would have made it 28-7, Mizzou scored right before halftime to cut the lead to 21-14.
In the third quarter, Rodriguez got redemption with his third touchdown of the night to extend UK’s lead to 28-14.
Missouri would answer back with 14 unanswered points before Kentucky scored a touchdown with 11:28 left for a 35-28 lead.
J.J. Weaver tallied the only sack of the night with under two minutes left to seal the deal.
The Wildcats host Tennessee Chattanooga September 18 at noon.
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