Out of all the football games I have watched, that was one of them. The Kentucky Wildcats leave Columbia victorious as they hold on for a 21-17 win over a Missouri Tigers team looking to win three straight.
Kentucky led 14-3 in the fourth but the defense let up on the gas a little, which led to the Tigers taking a 17-14 lead.
Kentucky responded with a Will Levis to Dane Key connection to take the lead with around five minutes remaining in the game.
The play of the game however, will go to Colin Goodfellow, Kentucky’s punter.
Late in the fourth, Cade Degraw snapped the ball over Goodfellow’s head, the ball traveled down to the two-yard line, Goodfellow picked it up and got punted it just in time before he was leveled by a Tigers defender.
Missouri was flagged for roughing the kicker because Goodfellow was technically still in the tackle box. Kentucky gets a free first down and basically seals the game off a potentially horrendous special teams botch.
Kentucky goes to 6-3 on the season is bowl eligible for the seventh straight season.
They get Vanderbilt at home next weekend. Here’s what Twitter had to say about that chaotic game:
We're leaving Missouri with a tough road win. Go Cats! pic.twitter.com/RYQlbZM0rl— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) November 5, 2022
FINAL: Kentucky 21, Missouri 17— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) November 5, 2022
Wildcat defense shines and Will Levis throws 3 TD passes as UK improves to 6-3 on the season. pic.twitter.com/p4fUTijUKx
Kentucky takes the lead! Will Levis to Dane Key. pic.twitter.com/TqtUEXOo4F— Rare Rookies #BBN (@rarerookies) November 5, 2022
Will Levis to Dane Key may have just saved the season— Jordan Mathus (@JordanMathusCC) November 5, 2022
Perfectly executed shoulder-to-shoulder hit by Tyrell Ajian. Don't care what the call is, great play.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) November 5, 2022
Entire Mizzou offense is shook of this defense pic.twitter.com/8KiW3Emi02— Barstool Kentucky (@BarstoolUK) November 5, 2022
I like what I’ve seen from Will Levis today. Limited attempts but he’s made some nice throws! pic.twitter.com/02DDHyL8ic— Full-Time Dame (@DP_NFL) November 5, 2022
Trevin Wallace has 7 tackles (6 solo), 3 TFL’s, and 1 sack… IN THE FIRST HALF.— Fifth Quarter Kentucky (@FQKentucky) November 5, 2022
Honest question, this is roughing the kicker? The tackle box extends to St Louis?pic.twitter.com/1CeLgWzzMN— Collin Wilson (@_Collin1) November 5, 2022
Kentucky’s shitty special team just won this game because they are awful.— CousinShane (@BigOrangeVolz) November 5, 2022
You guys are so toxic never even considered the snapping issues might come in handy.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) November 5, 2022
Missouri fans boo as Colin Goodfellow gets carted off the field. Losers.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) November 5, 2022
The fact that we can’t guarantee that we can snap to the Punter here to end the game is a sad statement— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 5, 2022
Too often this season, there is a reason to say, “What the hell is Kentucky doing?”— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 5, 2022
Punted that from the Mizzou 35 on fourth and 2 with the backup punter (zero experience) and guy who just sailed the last snap.
Worked out, but every dumb. https://t.co/PEFArSWwer
Will Levis looks battered. He’s tough as nails. Respect.— Freddie Maggard (@FredMaggard606) November 5, 2022
I've seen UK lose many games like Missouri did today.— Larry Glover Live (@larrygloverlive) November 5, 2022
Final | Kentucky 21, Missouri 17— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) November 5, 2022
Will Levis: 12-18, 160 yds, 3 TD
Chris Rodriguez: 29 rush, 112 yds
Dane Key: 4 rec, 53 yds, 2 TD
Barion Brown: 4 rec, 44 yds
Jordan Dingle: 3 rec, 35 yds, TD