LEXINGTON — Two teams in similar positions square off Saturday night at Kroger Field.
Kentucky, ranked No. 23 in the US LBM Coaches Poll and No. 24 in the Associated Press poll, enters the game with a 5-1 overall record and a 2-1 record in the SEC. They are coming off their first loss of the season against top-ranked Georgia last week. Missouri (ranked No. 25 in the coaches poll and receiving votes in the AP poll) also has a 5-1 overall record, with a 1-1 mark in SEC play. They suffered their first defeat of the season last week against LSU.
Recently, Kentucky has dominated the series between these two teams, winning seven of the past eight matchups. They have also won their last four meetings at Kroger Field, with Missouri’s last victory in Lexington coming in 2013.
Courier Journal reporters Ryan Black and Matt Stone will be providing live updates from Kroger Field throughout the game on X, formerly known as Twitter. You can follow their coverage on X at @RyanABlackand @mattstonephotog.
Kentucky 14, Missouri 7 (2Q, 11:38)
In a surprising move, the Tigers score their first points with a trick play: a fake punt. Punter Luke Bauer finds Marquis Johnson for a 39-yard touchdown pass.
Kentucky 14, Missouri 0 (1Q, 2:09)
Kentucky’s offense continues to perform well, as they drive 64 yards in nine plays to score a touchdown. Devin Leary rushes for a 13-yard touchdown, marking his first rushing touchdown for Kentucky.
Kentucky 7, Missouri 0 (1Q, 8:32)
The Wildcats strike first with a touchdown on their opening possession. Quarterback Devin Leary connects with Ray Davis for a 7-yard touchdown pass.
Kentucky football injury update
Kentucky will be without junior linebacker Trevin Wallace, who leads the team in tackles for loss and sacks, for this game. Offensive lineman Jager Burton is also not dressed out. However, there is some good news as Kenneth Horsey, who has been out for the past five games, is back in uniform and participating in pregame activities.
UK vs. Missouri football pregame reading
- C.L. Brown: Mark Stoops places blame in wrong direction after UK’s 38-point loss to Georgia
- Kentucky vs. Missouri matchup look: Story lines, key players, odds and more
- ‘They bought some pretty good players’: Stoops on NIL after Georgia loss
- College football rankings: Kentucky contributes to historic first for basketball blue bloods
- Blake Toppmeyer column: Stoops gives coaches a new excuse: Blame fans for being cheap
- Look back at Week 6: What we learned in Kentucky football’s lopsided loss to Georgia
- Recruiting: Wildcats land one of highest-ranked commits in program history in 2024 edge Brian Robinson
- C.L. Brown column: John Calipari’s youth formula might be recipe for Kentucky basketball disaster
- From the hardwood: Wildcats announce site, date for Blue-White preseason game
- Zvonimir Ivisic: See Kentucky freshman center from Croatia introduced at Big Blue Madness
- Kentucky basketball recruiting: Meet the highly touted prospects who attended Big Blue Madness
- Can UK hoops return to Final Four? 5 key games to watch during 2023-24 season
How to watch Kentucky vs. Missouri football game
Who: No. 25 Missouri (5-1, 1-1 SEC) at No. 23 Kentucky (5-1, 2-1)
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Kroger Field, Lexington
TV: SEC Network
Radio: Tom Leach (play-by-play), Jeff Piecoro (analyst), and Dick Gabriel (sideline) will provide the UK radio network call on 840 AM in Louisville and both 630 AM and 98.1 FM in Lexington and online at UKAthletics.com. The game can also be streamed on Sirius (Channel 138), XM (Channel 190), and the SiriusXM app (Channel 961).
Streaming: Authenticated subscribers can watch the game live on SEC Network via TV-connected devices, WatchESPN.com, the WatchESPN app, or ESPN+.
For more coverage of Kentucky football and basketball, follow Ryan Black on X at @RyanABlack.
This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Kentucky football score? Mark Stoops, Wildcats vs Missouri in SEC game
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