Kentucky-Missouri Postgame Notes

Kentucky-Missouri Postgame Notes

OCT. 14, 2023

FINAL SCORE: Missouri 38, Kentucky 21

Team Records and Series Information

  • Kentucky is 5-2 in 2023 and 2-2 in the Southeastern Conference, while Missouri is 6-1 on the season and 2-1 in the league.
  • Kentucky remains the leader in the all-time series, 9-5.
    • Kentucky remains the leader in games played in Lexington, 5-2.
  • Next for UK: Kentucky has an open date before playing host to Tennessee on Oct. 28.
    • The game time and television assignment will be announced Monday.


Team Notes

  • UK has forced 11 turnovers in the first seven games, most in its first seven games since 2017 (13).
    • UK has forced at least one turnover in each of the first seven games for the first time since 2014.
    • UK has forced a turnover in 11 consecutive regular-season games for the first time since a 15-game stretch in the 2007-08 regular seasons.
  • Kentucky has scored on its opening drive in five of seven games this season after Ray Davis’ touchdown reception on UK’s first series.
  • Kentucky had a 100-yard rusher for the fourth consecutive home game vs. Missouri.


Player Notes

  • Quarterback Devin Leary completed 14 of his 27 passing attempts for 120 yards and two touchdowns.
    • He had his first rushing touchdown of the season, and the sixth of his career, on his 13-yard scamper up the middle on the second possession of the game.
  • Running back Ray Davis had 20 carries for 128 yards.
    • It marked his third 100-yard game of the season and the 12th of his career.
    • Davis has scored a touchdown in all seven games this season, the first Wildcat to score a TD in the first seven games of a season in school history, based on single-game statistics available since the 1940s.
      • He is the first Wildcat to score a TD in seven straight games within the same season since Randall Cobb in 2009.
      • He is the first Wildcat to score a TD in seven straight games since Benny Snell tallied the last six games of 2017 and first game of 2018.
    • Wide receiver Anthony Brown-Stephens had a 4-yard touchdown reception, the first score of the freshman’s career.
    • Wide receiver Barion Brown had three receptions for 18 yards.
      • He improved his streak of 20 straight games with a reception, which is every game of his college career.
      • He has 904 career yards receiving, needing just 96 more to become the 33rd player in school history to eclipse 1,000.
    • Running back Demie Sumo-Karngbaye had one rush for 28 yards and he had a season-high three receptions for 13 yards.
    • Inside linebacker Daveren Rayner led Kentucky with a season-high 10 tackles, including five solo tackles.
      • He added one tackle for loss (-1 yard) and his first quarterback hurry this season.
    • Defensive back Maxwell Hairston had three tackles and an interception.
      • He had his fifth interception this season, including his fourth in league action.
        • His five interceptions are tied for fifth-most interceptions in a single season in program history.
        • His five in a single season are the most since Sam Maxwell in 2009 (6).
      • He has totaled 131 interception return yards this season, most since Greg Long had 176 return yards in 1981. (School record is 197 by Dave Hunter in 1968.)
    • Defensive lineman Tre’vonn Rybka blocked a field goal in the third quarter.
      • It is the first blocked kick of his career.
      • It’s UK’s second blocked field goal of the season, including Octavious Oxendine against Ball State.
    • Coming off a season-high 11 tackles at Georgia, inside linebacker D’Eryk Jackson had nine stops against Missouri.
      • He added a quarterback hurry.
    • Game captains: Eli Cox, Devin Leary, Kenneth Horsey, Zion Childress

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