Missouri football 2013
Check out our gallery of photos from the game between the Missouri Tigers and the Kentucky Wildcats.
The fans filing into Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium did so more out of responsibility and appreciation than out of optimism for an upset. As one of 14 schools with a football team in the SEC, Kentucky fans appreciate what they have and attempt to act accordingly.
Here's a look at what fans had to say on Twitter about Missouri's win on Saturday.
The Missouri Tigers defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 48-17 in Lexington, Ky. The Missourian provided score updates and social media posts during the game.
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.
In a matter of weeks, the theme for the Missouri Tigers' 2013 season has changed from whether the team can compete in the Southeastern Conference to how far the team can go.
Kentucky fans are excited for basketball season, while football and the game against Missouri on Saturday takes a back seat.
Missouri controls its own destiny in terms of which bowl game it will play in.
Through five games of Missouri's Southeastern Conference schedule, sophomore wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been the clear third option in the passing game, but his presence is still being felt.
Senior quarterback James Franklin is close to getting back on the field for the Tigers, but he is still listed as "questionable" in this week's injury report, and will likely be held out until Nov. 23.
After defeating Tennessee 31-3 on Saturday, Missouri moved up one spot in the BCS rankings to No. 8.
Missouri's one-sided win against Tennessee on Saturday, paired with Miami's loss, helped the team move up to No. 9 in the latest Associated Press rankings.
Missouri's quarterback Maty Mauk outdueled his Tennessee counterpart in a blowout 31-3 win at Faurot Field.
For almost two full quarters of Missouri's 31-3 win over Tennessee on Saturday, it felt as if the devastating loss to South Carolina from a week earlier had never happened, but a missed kick from Andrew Baggett caused a few flashbacks.
Maty Mauk led an impressive offensive attack. The redshirt freshman passed for 163 yards and ran for 114 more. The offense as a whole had 502 total yards, and the defense held Tennessee to 330 yards and a lone field goal.
All of Missouri's goals are still well within reach. In fact, there are a number of scenarios in the final four games in which Missouri could end up in Atlanta playing for the SEC Championship on Dec. 7.
The Volunteers haven't beat a ranked team on the road in more than seven years, so maybe Butch Jones was trying to swing some karma in his SEC conference call Wednesday morning.
Most college athletes don't resist the urge to check their phones after games to see fans' commentary. But when social media breeds negativity, it can take a toll on players.
James Franklin, the senior quarterback will be No. 3 on the depth chart for Saturday's game against Tennessee. Coach Gary Pinkel said Franklin is listed as questionable, and Maty Mauk is likely to start.
Missouri kicker Andrew Baggett wasn't thinking about the excuses, about what went wrong or what other plays could have helped the Tigers win. He was thinking about how he was responsible for the Tigers' heartbreaking 27-24 loss in double overtime.
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