If you’re a Missouri football fan, it was probably pretty hard to see the glass half full side of things after Kentucky jumped out to an early 21-0 lead on the Tigers at Faurot Field on the Saturday following an unexpected homecoming loss to Middle Tennessee.
But the Tigers showed a little fight in the final moments of the first half of the SEC East contest, and that’s reason for optimism for Tigers fans in need of a pick-me-up. Missouri QB Drew Lock connected with WR Dimetrios Mason for a 27-yard touchdown to get Missouri on the scoreboard and cut the Tigers’ deficit to 21-7.
It was the first career touchdown catch for Mason, who is a freshman from Loganville, Ga.
The Tigers are 2-5 on the season, and in danger of dropping to 2-6 if they do not pick up the pace on the defensive side of the ball in the second half. Missouri alllowed 374 yards to the Kentucky offense in the first half alone.