No. 12 Kentucky (6-1, 4-1 SEC) at Missouri (4-3, 0-3), 4 p.m. ET (SEC Network).
Line: Missouri by 7.
Series record: Kentucky leads 5-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The Wildcats need a road victory to go into their Nov. 3 matchup against No. 7 Georgia tied for first in the SEC East. The Tigers are looking for a statement victory to turn their winless conference record around.
Kentucky's defense vs. Missouri's passing attack. Missouri ranks 11th among FBS teams with 501.1 yards per game of total offense, and that's after playing Georgia and Alabama. Tigers QB Drew Lock threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns last week against Memphis. But Kentucky is giving up just 12.9 points per game, second in all of college football.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Kentucky: RB Benny Snell. The junior has 868 yards rushing (fourth in FBS) and nine rushing touchdowns. Snell rushed for 169 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries last week against Vanderbilt. He also owns the school record with 41 career touchdowns.
Missouri: Lock and TE Albert Okwuegbunam. The duo linked up for 159 yards and three touchdowns last week. Okwuegbunam had a breakout season last year, but hadn't posted a 100-yard game this season until last Saturday.
FACTS & FIGURES
Missouri coach Barry Odom has not beaten a ranked opponent in his three seasons leading the Tigers. . Kentucky's 4-1 start in the SEC is its best five-game conference start since 1977, when it went 5-0. . Missouri's 65 points against Memphis last week was a season-high, and the most since defeating Idaho 68-21 in 2017. ... Kentucky threw for just 18 yards on 3-for-9 passing last week and the Wildcats rank 124th with just 127.3 passing yards per game. ... Missouri has allowed opponents to just 3.3 yards per carry over the last 14 games, which ranks 12th nationally.
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