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Kentucky guts out 21-17 win over Missouri, assuring 7th consecutive bowl appearance

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Kentucky wide receiver Dane Key, right, dives over the goal line for a touchdown in front of Missouri defensive back Kris Abrams-Draine, left, during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Will Levis passed for three touchdowns, including what turned out to be the game winner in the fourth quarter, as No. 24 Kentucky held off Missouri 21-17 on Saturday at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium.

Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed 29 times for 112 yards in the game, whilemfreshman Dane Key caught four passes for 53 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including the game winner. Kentucky (6-3, 3-3 SEC)
got a big effort from its defense in the victory. The Cats held the Tigers to 232 yards of total offense, including just 89 yards on the ground. Trevin Wallace led the Cats’ defensive attack with nine tackles, including a sack and three tackles for loss.

Kentucky finishes the season with three consecutive home games, the first of which comes next week against Vanderbilt. Kickoff is set for noon ET and the game can be seen on the SEC Network.