LEXINGTON, Ky. (KMIZ)
The Mizzou football team took getting scheduled for homecoming at then-No. 24 Kentucky personally. A night game, in front of a sellout crowd, at Kroger Field was the perfect place to show just how personal it was for head coach Eli Drinkwitz and company.
It all started with a pregame speech.
"[Running back Cody Schrader] told everyone to turn the cameras off. He wanted that moment just for our team and he told them about how disrespected we felt as a team to be homecoming to be not picked," Drinkwitz said.
Despite taking a punch at the beginning of the game, down 14-0, the Tigers railed their way back to a 38-21 win in Lexington, which is the first time the team has captured a win there since 2013.
Thanks to the win, MU found itself in the AP Top-25, again, on Sunday. The Tigers are ranked No. 20 in both the Associated Press and the Coaches Poll. MU is now 6-1 a little bit more than halfway through the season and will return home to host its own homecoming game against South Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 21.
ABC 17's Kyle Helms was in Lexington for Saturday's night clash between the big cats. Don't miss his recap on SportsZone after the game on Fox 22 and at 10:30 on ABC 17.