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Mizzou completes comeback against Kentucky for first win in Lexington in 10 years


The Mizzou football team overcame a 14-point deficit in the first quarter to capture the program's first win in Lexington since 2013. The Tigers topped the No. 24 Wildcats, 38-21, on Saturday night.

You can watch extended highlights of the win in the video player below.

With the win, head coach Eli Drinkwitz and company improved to 6-1 on the season, which makes the Tigers bowl eligible, once again.

You can watch the full postgame press conference with Drinkwitz in the video player below.

UK got out to a quick start with two, unanswered touchdowns in the first quarter, both from the arm of quarterback Devin Leary. However, the second quarter belonged to MU. Quarterback Brady Cook and his offense rang off 17, unanswered points, out-gaining Kentucky 171-16 in the second quarter.

A gutsy, fake punt call by Drinkwitz flipped the momentum towards Mizzou near the start of the second quarter. Punter Luke Bauer launched a 39-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Marquis Johnson to make it a one score game at Kroger Field. From there, the MU offense found its rhythm.

You can watch the full postgame press conference with Bauer in the video player below.

Harrison Mevis hit a 25-yard field goal and Cook found Theo Wease Jr. in the back of the end zone to take a 17-14 lead into the locker room.

Leary and the Wildcat offense did make it a ball game, once again, in the third quarter. The quarterback found Anthony Brown-Stephens for a four-yard touchdown to take back a one-point lead. However, the Tiger defense managed to shut them down from there.

Defensive lineman Darius Robinson led the team with six tackles, 2.5 of which were for a loss. Defensive coordinator Blake Baker's group also forced a couple takeaways. Kris Abrams-Draine and Marcus Clarke both intercepted Leary at critical points in Saturday's game.

You can watch the full postgame press conference with Robinson in the video player below.

Mizzou made it a two-score game in the fourth quarter. Cook ran it in for a touchdown and running back Cody Schrader completed the two-point conversion to make it a 28-21 ball game. Then, about three minutes later, Schrader ran it in again to get up 35-21.

Cook finished the night 19-of-29 for 167 yards and two touchdowns, one in the air and one on the ground, and one interception. His top target was Wease Jr., who finished with six receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown.

You can watch the full postgame press conference with Cook in the video player below.

It was the first time in five games that the leading receiver in all of the FBS, Luther Burden, did not hit 100 receiving yards. He ended with two receptions for 15 yards.

Schrader carried the load on the ground with 20 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown.

Up next - Mizzou will host South Carolina on homecoming at Faurot Field. Kick off is slated for 2:30 p.m.

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