The Missouri Tigers posted their first win in the Southeast Conference with a 33-10 win over Kentucky on Saturday in Columbia. The Tigers had been 0-4 in SEC play before today’s victory. Kendial Lawrence ran for two scores and Marcus Murphy also had a TD run. The Mizzou defense added a touchdown when E.J. Gaines returned a fumble 13 yards to end the scoring at 33-10.
St. Louisan Sheldon Richardson made a big play on defense in the first quarter to set the tone. Kentucky on their opening drive had the ball at the Tigers 13 yard line, when Richardson stripped the ball out of the Kentucky running back’s hands. Richardson recovered the fumble and rumbled 60 yards down field to the Wildcats 25 yard line. The Tigers quickly converted that with a Kendial Lawrence TD run to give Mizzou a quick 7-0 lead.
The win evens Missouri’s record on the season at 4-4.