LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky’s defense did everything they could to keep the Wildcats in the game, and Terry Wilson put together an 81-yard walk-off game-winning drive to take down Missouri 15-14.
Terry Wilson began the game with a short connection to Lynn Bowden that ended up turning into a long gain of 45 yards. Bowden was the lone bright spot for the Kentucky offense most of the game, racking up 149 yards on 12 catches. Kentucky’s drive stalled, forcing the Cats to settle for three points off the foot of Chance Poore, his first points for Kentucky.
Missouri took advantage of Kentucky’s fourth-down conversion woes. Three times the Wildcats faced fourth and short, and each time UK tried to run it to no success. One of those attempts was inside the Missouri red zone. The Tigers had two short rushing touchdowns to push the lead to 14-3 heading into halftime.
Kentucky looked done for late in the second half, until they received a spark from the special teams unit, specifically Lynn Bowden. The Wide Receiver returned a punt 67 yards to the house giving Kentucky some life. The Wildcats failed on the 2 pt. conversion making the score 14-9.
Kentucky’s defense got the stop they needed, in fact, Missouri didn’t pick up one first down in the second half. That allowed Wilson, who had been benched in the second half, to prove why this is his team.
Wilson connected with David Bouvier for 16 and 27 yards on the drive, then found Lynn Bowden near the sideline at the ten-yard line that looked like it would set up one last play.
Wilson lofted one into the end zone for Ahmad Wagner, but the Tigers were called for pass interference on the play, giving UK one more shot at the 2-yard line and no time on the clock.
Terry then connected with CJ Conrad for a two-yard touchdown to give Kentucky an improbable 15-14 road win.
Kentucky hosts Georgia next week in what will likely be the SEC East championship.