No. 12 Kentucky scores on last play, beats Missouri 15-14
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Terry Wilson threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Conrad on the final play to give No. 12 Kentucky a 15-14 victory over Missouri last Saturday.
Kentucky took over on its own 19 with 1:24 left. With 4 seconds left, Wilson threw toward Ahmad Wagner in the back left corner of the end zone. Wagner caught the ball out of bounds, but Missouri cornerback DeMarkus Acy was called for pass interference, giving Kentucky an untimed down that it turned into the winning score.
Lynn Bowden Jr. returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown with 5:18 left to pull the Wildcats (7-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) to 14-9.
Kentucky held Missouri (4-4, 1-4) without a first down on eight secondhalf possessions.
Wilson, who was replaced by backup Gunnar Hoak for part of the second half, completed 22 of 31 passes for 267 yards. Bowden had 13 catches for 166 yards. Benny Snell, who entered the game as the nation’s fourth-leading rusher, gained just 67 yards on 19 carries.
Missouri opened a 14-3 halftime lead with two 10-play touchdown drives. Damarea Crockett scored on a 2-yard run early in the second quarter, and Larry Rountree added a 1-yard TD run just before halftime.
Missouri’s Drew Lock completed 15 of 27 passes for 165 yards.
Kentucky appeared to have squandered its last chance to get back in the game when A.J. Rose was stuffed on a fourth-andgoal run from the 2-yard line with 7:31 left. It was the third failed fourthdown conversion of the game for the Wildcats.
Kentucky cornerback Derrick Baity Jr. breaks up a pass intended for Missouri wide receiver Jalen Knox during the first half of the game on Saturday in Columbia, Mo.