The Mizzou Football Heartbreak Continues

Heartbreak has been an all too common theme for the University of Missouri Football program throughout the past few decades. It struck again on Saturday when #12 Kentucky scored on a 2-yard touchdown pass at the end of regulation to upend the Tigers 15-14 at Faurot Field.

Head coach Barry Odom described this loss as “one that will live with you forever.”

Kentucky scored the final 12 points of the game in 5:48 seconds that started with a 67-yard punt return touchdown by Lynn Bowden Jr, and ended with a 2-yard TD pass from Terry Wilson to C.J. Conrad on an untimed down to end the game.

Mizzou built a commanding 14-3 lead in the first half with a pair touchdown runs by Damarea Crockett & Larry Rountree III, but in the end, it wasn’t enough.

Cornerback Demarcus Acy was flagged for a controversial defensive pass interference call in the endzone to set up the final play.

“I played it as best as I could,” Acy said. “His hands were all over my helmet. I tried my best to get his hands off. I guess the referee saw otherwise.”

Drew Lock was a middling 15 for 27 with 165 yards, and failed to lead the offense to a single first down in the entire second half. Kentucky’s defense stifled Lock and the Tiger running attack, holding the Tigers to a mere 34 yards in the second half.

Kentucky QB Terry Wilson was coming off a 14-yard passing performance in a 14-7 win over Vanderbilt, and had his best game of the season against the porous Mizzou secondary. He was 22 for 31 with 267 yards, with both a touchdown and an interception. Wilson threw 104 more yards than his next best performance in a 48-10 win over Murray State.

“There’s anger, there’s hurt, there’s sadness, about every emotion you can feel on that side of things.”, Odom said. The loss drops the Tigers to 0-4 in SEC play, 4-4 overall. Up next for Mizzou is a visit to the Swamp to take on the #13 Florida Gators.