Missouri football 2013
Missouri may have a bye week during Week 12 of the college football season, but there are a handful of games on Saturday that could affect the Tigers' fate.
The Tigers have senior James Franklin back in the starting lineup, so where does redshirt freshman sensation Maty Mauk fit into the picture?
Turnovers are more than just a part of Missouri's defense. The takeaways have been one of the main reasons the Tigers have a 9-1 record through ten games. Their plus-14 turnover margin ranks third in the country and first in the Southeastern Conference.
Missouri was pushed one spot back from No. 8 last week after a shake-up in the top five teams.
Missouri keeps its spot at No. 9 in the AP rankings after its win against Kentucky. Oregon's loss to Stanford on Thursday shook up the top five.
After Dorial Green-Beckham torched the Kentucky defense for four touchdowns — a Missouri record — he didn't hesitate when asked if anyone can cover him.
In the past two months, Missouri has dealt with a significant injury to its captain, a devastating loss to South Carolina and the added media scrutiny that comes with the success. The Tigers took it all in stride, taking care of business the last two weeks and setting themselves up to achieve their goals in the final two weeks.
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.
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