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Rodriguez's 4 TDs help Kentucky hold off Missouri 35-28

Missouri falls to 1-1 on the season
Connor Bazelak
Posted at 11:13 PM, Sep 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-12 00:13:17-04

LEXINGTON, Ky.  — Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for career highs of 207 yards and scored four touchdowns, including the go-ahead run from 8 yards with 11:28 remaining, and Kentucky stopped Missouri late for a hard-fought 35-28 victory in the Southeastern Conference opener.

The Wildcats never trailed this thrilling showdown for the early East Division lead, but had to overcome squandering a 28-14 lead as Missouri tied the game early in the fourth quarter.

Kentucky answered by taking the kickoff and marching 75 yards, helped by Rodriguez’s 28-yard run and Will Levis’ 28-yard pass before Rodriguez barged in for the game winner.