Kentucky football vs Missouri recap: QB Will Levis finishes with 3 touchdowns for UK

Last Saturday wasn’t an enjoyable experience for the Kentucky football program.

UK fell to Tennessee, 44-6, on the road in Knoxville. Due to the win over Kentucky, plus its undefeated record, UT debuted as the top team in the College Football Playoff rankings.

The lopsided loss left the Wildcats unranked in the latest AP College Football Poll, though they sit at No. 24 in the USA TODAY coaches poll. Kentucky sits at 5-3 overall and 2-3 in the SEC going into today’s 12 p.M. Matchup with Missouri (4-4, 2-3 SEC).

Injuries are starting to add up for Kentucky. Linebacker DeAndre Square, Kentucky football’s leading tackler this season, likely won’t play today. Sophomore Trevin Wallace will move into the lineup at weakside linebacker if Square misses the game. Wallace has 18 tackles (one for loss) and an interception in seven games this season.

For Missouri, the Tigers just beat the Gamecocks on the road last week — the same South Carolina team Kentucky lost to, by 10 points, last month. But in that setback, UK was without Levis.

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FINAL: Kentucky 21, Missouri 17

Missouri gets called for roughing the Kentucky punter – 2:34, Q4

On 4th and 4 from the Kentucky 41, UK was set to punt. The snap sailed over Kentucky punter Colin Goodfellow’s head. Goodfellow ran the ball down, which was dangerously close to the end zone. Goodfellow was somehow able to punt the ball away but was drilled by a Missouri defender in the process.

Missouri was called for roughing the kicker, which gave UK an automatic first down. Goodfellow was taken off the field in a cart.

Kentucky’s Dane Key catches TD from Will Levis – 5:18, Q4

Kentucky wide receiver Dane Key now has two touchdown catches in this game. This time around, Key caught a 22-yard score from quarterback Will Levis to give UK the lead.

Kentucky 21, Missouri 17.

Missouri quarterback Brady Cook’s big run gives the Tigers the lead over Kentucky – 8:07, Q4

For the first time in the field, Missouri has the lead over Kentucky. Mizzou quarterback Brady Cook had an impressive touchdown run for 20 yards where he spun around a defender who missed the tackle.

Cook converted the 2-point conversion with a pass to Tauskie Dove.

Missouri 17, Kentucky 14.

Missouri scores touchdown on fourth down – 13:09, Q4

The Kentucky defense stopped Missouri from scoring at the 1-yard line for three-straight plays, but Tigers quarterback Brady Cook punched in a touchdown on 4th and goal to tighten UK’s lead.

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Missouri failed at a 2-point conversion attempt.

Kentucky 14, Missouri 9.

End of the third quarter – Kentucky 14, Missouri 3

UK football’s Will Levis throws second touchdown – 5:47, Q1

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis completed a 1-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Dingle. The score capped off an eight-play, 34-yard drive.

Kentucky 14, Missouri 3.

HALFTIME: Kentucky 7, Missouri 3

Fight breaks out during Kentucky-Missouri football game after Will Levis is shoved out of bounds

Missouri picked up an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty late in the first quarter Saturday against Kentucky football following a scuffle between the two Southeastern Conference rivals.

The fight occurred after Mizzou defender Trajan Jeffcoat shoved UK quarterback Will Levis out of bounds on the UK sideline at the end of a 3-yard scramble.

Read more on the fight here.

Kentucky WR Dane Key breaks freshman receiving record

Kentucky wide receiver Dane Key now holds a Kentucky football freshman record to himself.

Key hauled in a 9-yard pass for a touchdown in the first quarter of Saturday’s game at Missouri. It marked his fourth TD catch of the 2022 campaign, setting a single-season program mark.

Read more on Key’s record here.

End of the first quarter – Kentucky 7, Missouri 3

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Missouri gets on the board with a field goal – 5:17, Q1

The Kentucky defense held strong for the most part, but Missouri moved the ball just enough to get into field goal range. Mizzou kicker Harrison Mevis booted a 44-yard field to put the Tigers on the board.

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Kentucky 7, Missouri 3.

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis throws TD to Dane Key – 9:33, Q1

Kentucky football is on the board first to start the game. Will Levis marched the Wildcats down the field and completed 3 of 4 pass attempts for 65 yards. The drive was capped off when Levis tossed a 9-yard touchdown to Dane Key.

Kentucky 7, Missouri 0.

Missouri coach Eliah Drinkwitz gets an extension, raise

Hours before Kentucky football takes on Missouri, the Tigers announced an extension for head football coach Eliah Drinkwitz.

According to @RockMNation on Twitter, the University of Missouri Board of Curators voted 7-0 to approve a contract for Drinkwitz through the 2027 season. Drinkwitz is 15-16 in three seasons with Mizzou and has the team at 4-4 in 2022 (2-3 SEC).

How to watch Kentucky football vs Missouri on TV, livestream

Game time: 12 p.M. Saturday, Nov. 5.

Location: Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium (Columbia, Missouri).

TV: SEC Network.

Online livestream: ESPN.Com/watch.

Terrestrial radio broadcast: 840-AM in Louisville; 630-AM, 98.1-FM in Lexington.

Online radio broadcast: UKAthletics.Com.

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Kentucky football vs Mizzou betting odds

Missouri is favored by .5 points (last updated Nov. 4).

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook. Access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list.