Missouri Tigers wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) celebrates in the game against Kentucky Wildcats safety Ashely Lowery (5) at Commonwealth Stadium. (Mark Zerof, USA TODAY Sports)

The Postgame: Tigers Win Big at Kentucky

 

VITALS

Score: Missouri Tigers 48, Kentucky Wildcats 17

It Was Over When:  Maty Mauk completed a back shoulder touchdown pass to DGB. The Tigers completed a 10 play, 67 yard drive to put the at 21-3, half way through the 2nd quarter.

Player of the Game: Dorial Green-Beckham. He totaled 100 yards on 7 receptions with 4 touchdowns. That’s a great game for a wide receiver at any level.

Honorable Mention: Henry Josey. He had two touchdowns, including one ran in from 86 yards.

 

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THREE POSITIVES

1. Green-Beckham gets 4 touchdowns on 7 receptions. That nearly doubles his touchdown count for the year. Mauk has found that he can trust DGB in the red zone. This is a great pairing for future games and future years.

2. Mizzou kick returners, Marcus Murphy and John Gibson, averaged 36 yards per return including a 62 yard return by Gibson. Starting field position is an underrated factor in winning football games. The Tigers are lucky enough to be able to shorten the field with some great special teams play. This will be important against teams like Ole Miss and Texas A&M.

3. The Tigers ended 7 of 12 drives with touchdowns. Only one drive went three and out with the starters on the field. That’s superb efficiency. The offense was capable of controlling the game and the clock. And yards were gained both in the air and on the ground. Great game by the offense overall.

 

THREE WORRIES

1. Two fumbles marred a mostly great performance by the Tigers. They can’t be giving the ball away if they want to make it to the SEC Championship Game.

2. Umm.. I don’t know. Mizzou played a really good game. There’s not much to worry about during this game.

3. The rest of the schedule looks rough. The last two weeks Mizzou played Tennessee and now Kentucky, the last two games are at Ole Miss and home against Texas A&M. Those aren’t going to be easy, but they are winnable. Keep your fingers crossed.

 

 

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