Kentucky escapes Mizzou with 21-17 SEC victory

In college football on Saturday afternoon, the Kentucky Wildcats got by the Missouri Tigers 21-17 in controversial fashion at Faurot Field in Columbia.

The play in question occurred with 2 1/2 minutes remaining, as Missouri was penalized for roughing the punter at the 4-yard line, giving UK possession back and a first down.  The Wildcats then ran out all but 38 seconds off the clock.

The roughing the punter call came after the ball was snapped over the head of Kentucky punter Colin Goodfellow, who chased the ball down and got the punt off just before he was tackled by linebacker Will Norris.  Goodfellow was injured on the play and carted off the field.

Here is MU head coach Eli Drinkwitz in postgame remarks to Chris Gervino of the Tiger Radio Network: 

Drinkwitz noted the Tigers only converted 2 of 13 third down attempts throughout the defensively dominated game. 

Other Southeastern Conference finals from Saturday, November 5, 2022: 

Florida 41, Texas A&M 24

Georgia 27, Tennessee 13

Liberty 21, Arkansas 19 

LSU 32, Alabama 31 (OT) 

Mississippi State 39, Auburn 33

South Carolina 38, Vanderbilt 27

Missouri will travel to the University of Tennessee to play the Volunteers on Saturday, November 12th, with an 11 o’clock kickoff on KTTN FM 92.3, with pregame hitting the air at 9 o’clock.