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Danny Clark and Chance Poore get opportunities vs. Missouri

Kentucky backup QB Danny Clarke’s first play from scrimmage didn’t go too well.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

The Kentucky Wildcats team mixed things up a bit during the first half against the Missouri Tigers.

Freshman kicker, Chance Poore, got his first chance (no pun intended) to kick for the Wildcats in today’s game against Mizzou. The Wildcats marched down the field on their first drive of the game, thanks in large part to a brilliant catch and run from wide receiver Lynn Bowden. However, the drive stalled and UK had to settle for a field goal.

Instead of senior Miles Butler, Poore trotted onto the field for his field goal opportunity of the season. Last week against Vanderbilt, Butler missed his only field goal attempt and was 3-for-7 entering Saturday’s game in Columbia.

Poore stepped up and nailed his first field goal from 31 yards out to put the Cats in front early 3-0 with 11:12 left in the first quarter.

Danny Clark, the redshirt freshman from Columbus, Ohio, saw a rare opportunity to make an impact. With 2nd-and-1 from the Missouri 38 yard line, Clark was called upon to get the first down. Unfortunately for Clark, it didn’t go as planned.

With 7:21 left in the 1st quarter Clark took the ball off right tackle in an attempt to pick up the first down with his legs. As he crashed toward the ground, the ball popped out and was recovered by Missouri.

Clark was ruled down on the play, but the play was reviewed. Thankfully for Clark, the play was upheld and the Cats were bailed out and given a first down at the 36 yard line. It was only Clark’s second rush of the season. His other attempt went for a touchdown against Murray State from just 2 yards out.

Seeing both players used in key situations early in this game means we probably should expect more of them over the final four games of the regular season.