Columbia, MO- With star QB James Franklin out with a concussion the Mizzou defense knew it had to step up against Kentucky and they did. SR CB Kip "Dynamite" Edwards intercepted 2 passes and turned them both into Taints. Mizzou got off to a good start taking a 14-0 lead on Franklins 13 yard scramble for a TD on the last play of the 1st quarter. But after a quick 3 and out Franklin tossed a pick and Kentucky scored a quick TD. Converting on 4th and 1 from inside the 5. Mizzou scored 2 TDs in the final :32 seconds of the quarter to seal up the game before halftime. #3 QB Ashton Glaser hit L'Damian Washington for a 65 yard score to put Mizzou up 21-7. On UKs ensuing drive Kip Edwards scored his 1st taint of the day on a 40 return with :06 left to take a 28-7 lead into halftime. Kentucky then managed to thrown a second pick 6 when Edwards stepped in front of another pass returning this one 39 yards for a score. Mizzous last scores of the day came on a FG and a long pass to 6'6" freshman WR Dorial Green-Beckham. The defense was exceptional all day forcing numerous 3 and outs, 3 turnovers, and 5 sacks. The Wildcats only managed 249 yards of offense. 11 yards rushing and 238 passing. They were incredibly inept on 3rd and 4th down going a combined 1-14, including 0-10 on 3rd down, on the most critical plays. Mizzou racked up 407 yards of offense including 160 yards rushing, led by Henry Josey's 64 yards. Mizzou travels to Gainesville to face Florida next week. The following week Mizzou will head to Knoxville to face the, presumptive #1 team in the country, the Tennessee Volunteers in a game that could decide the SEC East and possibly lead to a National Title berth for the winner.