NCAAF Game Recap - Missouri at Kentucky
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

Ark
7
Ala
48
F
Aub
20
LSU
23
F
Wisc
7
OHSt
38
F
BC
7
Clem
59
F
Okla
41
K St
48
F
PSU
28
MSU
7
F
ND
14
Mich
45
F
WaSt
35
Oreg
37
F
Cal
0
Utah
35
F
Tex
27
TCU
37
F
SMU
34
Hou
31
F
MD
10
Minn
52
F
Iowa
20
NW
0
F
App
30
SoAl
3
F
OkSt
34
IASt
27
F
AzSt
32
UCLA
42
F
USC
35
Colo
31
F
BGSU
10
WestMI
49
F
MisSt
30
TxAM
49
F
Lib
34
Rut
44
F
Ill
24
Purd
6
F
MiaFL
16
Pitt
12
F
SJSU
34
Army
29
F
SMiss
20
Rice
6
F
Ohio
34
Ball
21
F
Nev
3
Wyo
31
F
W Ky
23
Marsh
26
F
NMSt
7
GaSo
41
F
Akr
0
NIU
49
F
E Mi
34
Toled
37
F OT
MiaOH
23
Kent
16
F
C Mi
20
Buff
43
F
Tul
38
Navy
41
F
Ariz
31
Stan
41
F
Ind
38
Neb
31
F
FLInt
17
MidTN
50
F
FlAtl
41
OD
3
F
UConn
56
UMass
35
F
UVA
21
Lou
28
F
Syr
17
FlaSt
35
F
NorTx
38
Char
39
F
SoFL
45
ECU
20
F
Hawaii
45
NM
31
F
SCar
21
Tenn
41
F
Duke
17
UNC
20
F
TxSt
14
ArkSt
38
F
Troy
33
GASt
52
F
Mem
42
Tuls
41
F
UCF
63
Temp
21
F
TxTch
34
Kans
37
F
ColSt
41
Fres
31
F
Mizzu
7
KY
29
F
LaTec
42
UTEP
21
F
UtSt
7
AF
31
F
SDSU
20
UNLV
17
F

Oct 26, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Missouri (5-3)

0

0

7

0

7

Kentucky (4-4)

0

22

0

7

29

Bowden, Kentucky have no trouble in rain, beat Missouri 29-7
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:29 AM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Lynn Bowden Jr. is hard to stop on a dry turf. He proved to be even harder to slow down in a steady downpour.

The Kentucky junior converted quarterback rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a 29-7 win over Missouri Saturday night.

"What can you say about Lynn? Amazing," Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said. "So tough - so tough and talented. If the weather had been clear like in the first half I felt he would have thrown the ball well. We had some opportunities in the pass game because he is so dynamic in the run game. It was tough out there. It was really coming down."

The two teams combined for seven fumbles and four lost miscues in a steady rain that didn't seem to bother Bowden. Going into the second bye week of the season, the Wildcats (4-4, 2-4 SEC) moved within two wins of bowl eligibility with four games remaining. Kentucky has won five straight over the Tigers.

"Really good victory for our team and for our program," Stoops said. "Really proud of our guys. I told you and told them the last three or four weeks I've felt they have been gelling. Working exceptionally hard and playing for each other and very unselfish. The big thing is playing hard and preparing the right way."

Making his third consecutive start in the absence of injured starter Sawyer Smith, Bowden was nearly unstoppable. Sparked by Bowden, the Wildcats rushed for 297 yards. Bowden has rushed for 499 yards and four touchdowns since taking over as the team's starting quarterback.

Bowden threw a career-best 44-yard strike to Bryce Oliver that led to a 1-yard touchdown run by Kavosiey Smoke, giving the Wildcats a 6-0 lead. Bowden also contributed to the drive with an 18-yard run.

Smith replaced Bowden for three plays in the second quarter, but returned and rushed for a first down on a fourth-down play that led to a 20-yard score by A.J. Rose. On the next series, Bowden ripped off a 46-yard run that led to a 43-yard field goal by Chance Poore for a 15-0 lead.

A Missouri fumble resulted in a 10-yard touchdown run by Bowden with 10 seconds remaining in the first half, giving the Wildcats a 22-0 advantage at the break.

Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant threw for 130 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Badie to open the second half for Missouri (5-3, 2-2). Backup quarterback Taylor Powell replaced Bryant in the third quarter and threw for 34 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Kentucky: The Wildcats' defense shut out No. 10 Georgia in the first half of a 21-0 loss on Oct. 19 and didn't allow a score in the first half against the Tigers. Kentucky has surrendered just 24 points or less in 22 straight games, the longest streak in the nation. The Wildcats improved to 4-1 at home this season. The lone home loss was a 29-21 loss to No. 7 Florida on Sept. 14.

Missouri: The Tigers averaged 38.8 points per game in their first six contests but have struggled during the past two weeks. Missouri has failed to score more than two touchdowns in each of the last two games. The Tigers rushed for 123 yards against the Wildcats after managing 153 a week ago against the Commodores. Missouri is in the midst of a three-game road swing after playing five of their first six games at home.

NO KASH

For just the second time in his career, Kentucky senior linebacker Kash Daniel didn't play after starting 19 of the past 20 games. Daniel suffered an undisclosed injury in Kentucky's 21-0 loss at Georgia on Oct. 19. Daniel is third on the team in tackles with 36 tackles this season and has logged 146 in his career. Chris Oats started in place of Daniel and finished with eight tackles.

KICK AND RUN

Kentucky punter Max Duffy is averaging a nation-leading 45.3 yards per punt but displayed his speed when he converted a fake punt into a first down with a 26-yard run in the fourth quarter. The extended drive led to a 33-yard touchdown run by Bowden.

UP NEXT

Kentucky hosts Tennessee on Nov. 9

Missouri is at No. 10 Georgia on Nov. 9

Passing

Mizzu Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Bryant 19 10 52.6 1 130 74 0 92.0
T. Powell 10 4 40.0 0 34 17 0 49.6
KY Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
L. Bowden Jr. 7 3 42.9 0 54 44 0 69.9
S. Smith 1 1 100.0 0 9 9 0 104.2

Rushing

Mizzu Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Rountree III 15 58 3.9 13 0
T. Badie 6 31 5.2 12 0
KY Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Bowden Jr. 21 204 9.7 46 2
A. Rose 15 51 3.4 20 1

Receiving

Mizzu Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Badie 2 82 41.0 74 1
J. Nance 3 23 7.7 8 0
KY Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Oliver 1 44 44.0 44 0
C. Thomas Jr. 1 9 9.0 9 0

Fumbles

Mizzu F FL
L. Rountree III 1 1
K. Bryant 2 1
KY F FL
L. Bowden Jr. 2 2

Returning

Mizzu KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Badie 1 12.0 0 12 0 - 0 0
R. Floyd 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
KY KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Ali 0 - 0 0 3 9.7 0 18

Punting

Mizzu Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. McCann 6 262 43.7 56
KY Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Duffy 5 262 52.4 70

Takeaways

KY Int Yds InTD
J. Wright 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Mizzu KY
Points For 7 29
Total Yards 289 360
Rushing Yards 125 297
Passing Yards 164 63
Passing Completions / Attempts 14/29 4/8
Turnovers 2 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 5/2 2/2
First Downs 14 15
Penalties - Yards 8/75 4/48
Time Of Possession 41:41 19:19
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/14 3/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/2 2/2
Punts - Average Yards 6/44 5/52

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Mizzu KY
No scores this quarter
2nd Quarter Mizzu KY
KY 2:33 TD Kavosiey Smoke 1 yd run (missed kick) 0 6
KY 8:57 TD Asim Rose 20 yd run (missed kick) 0 12
KY 14:16 FG Chance Poore 43 yd FG 0 15
KY 14:50 TD Lynn Bowden Jr. 10 yd run (Chance Poore kick) 0 22
3rd Quarter Mizzu KY
Mizzu 2:20 TD Tyler Badie 74 yd pass from Kelly Bryant (Tucker McCann kick) 7 22
4th Quarter Mizzu KY
KY 3:35 TD Lynn Bowden Jr. 33 yd run (Chance Poore kick) 7 29

Game Information

Stadium: Kroger Field, Lexington, Kentucky
Attendance: 48,446
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