The Kentucky Wildcats edged Missouri 35-28 on Saturday to improve to 2-0 on the young 2021 season. It was a back-and-forth affair, but since Kentucky held a seven-point lead in the first quarter, it never trailed for the remainder of the game.
Head coach Mark Stoops was pleased with his team’s effort but wanted more. Kentucky hosts Chattanooga next week before hitting the road to take on SEC foe South Carolina.
Quarterback Will Levis was solid in the contest, going 10-of-18 passing for 179 yards, one touchdown, one interception, 25 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. But the run game was the biggest positive for Kentucky on Saturday night.
“I’d like to first recognize the heroes day today before I get into talking about the game. But just, you know, today, 9/11, just greatly appreciate all the folks that are on the frontline that work their tails off for us day in and day out. So thank you.
I’d also like to recognize the stadium and the fans. I thought it was a wonderful — it was just an awesome atmosphere. It’s been a while since we had an atmosphere like that. And thank you. We need it. Our players deserve it.