COLUMBIA — This week in Missouri sports, the football team defeated Kentucky 48-17 and the volleyball team stayed perfect at 29-0 after two road wins.
Missouri football moves to 9-1 with rout of Kentucky
The Missouri football team traveled to Kentucky this weekend and came away with a dominant 48-17 victory. Sophomore wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham had his best performance as a Tiger, setting a new school record with four receiving touchdowns. Quarterback Maty Mauk started his fourth straight game in place of injured starter James Franklin. Mauk tied a school record with five passing touchdowns, but Franklin took a few snaps late in the game once the Missouri victory was ensured. Coach Gary Pinkel indicated that Franklin would be ready to start against Ole Miss on Nov. 23 after the Tigers' bye week.
With the win, Missouri stayed in the top ten in the AP rankings for the fourth straight week, holding steady at No. 9.
Missouri volleyball passes two road tests, moves to 29-0
The Missouri volleyball team played the first two games in a four-game road trip and won both, defeating Auburn in its fourth consecutive sweep Friday and beating Alabama in four sets Sunday. The Tigers are now 29-0 and will travel to play Florida on Friday and South Carolina on Sunday. Missouri defeated both those teams at home earlier in the season.
Men's basketball kicks off regular season with rout of Southeastern Louisiana.
With coach Frank Haith serving a five-game NCAA suspension, assistant coach Tim Fuller stepped in as the Tigers' interim coach and passed his first test with flying colors as Missouri defeated Southeastern Louisiana 89-53 in its season opener Friday night. Freshman Wes Clark impressed in his Missouri debut with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists. The Tigers also debuted a perimeter-focused offense and shot 52 percent from 3-point range. Missouri will face Southern Illinois at home on Tuesday and travel to Kansas City for a game against Hawaii on Saturday.
Women's basketball wins season opener at Saint Louis
The Missouri women's basketball team entered its season looking to build on the success of last year, when the Tigers reached the WNIT tournament and had their best season since 2006-07. They started the season off on the right foot with a 74-59 win at Saint Louis on Friday. Freshman forward Kayla McDowell led Missouri with 19 points and 10 rebounds. The Tigers returned home on Sunday and defeated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville by a score of 59-48.
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