LEXINGTON, Ky. — Missouri dominated Kentucky from start to finish on Saturday, finishing with a 48-17 victory to improve to 9-1 on the season and 5-1 in Southeastern Conference play.
The Tigers got things going late in the first quarter when quarterback Maty Mauk found wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham in the corner of the end zone to put Missouri up 7-3.
Missouri's defense took over, collecting fourfirst-half sacks and shutting down the Kentucky offense. The Tigers finished the game with seven sacks and extended their streak of games with a turnover to 40.
Green-Beckham and the Missouri offense piled it on in the second half. After a quiet stretch of games from Green-Beckham, he caught seven passes for 100 yards and set a Missouri record with four receiving touchdowns. Meanwhile, running back Henry Josey found the end zone three times, twice on the ground and once on a swing pass from Mauk.
With five touchdowns, Mauk tied Missouri's single-game record for touchdown passes, held by Chase Daniel, who threw five touchdowns on four separate occasions during his career.
James Franklin, who had been injured, entered the game in the fourth quarter but didn't throw any passes on the two drives he had under center.
Missouri has a bye week next week before traveling to Oxford, Miss. to take on Ole Miss.