Missouri defeats Kentucky 20-10, takes SEC East lead

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COLUMBIA (AP) - Maty Mauk completed 18 of 33 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns - both to Bud Sasser - to lead Missouri past Kentucky in a 20-10 win Saturday.

Mauk added another 75 yards on the ground, picking up four first downs, and completed 10 consecutive passes in the first half, including a 26-yard toss to a streaking Sasser in the end zone over defender J.D. Harmon. Sasser finished with six catches for 67 yards.

Coupled with Georgia's 38-20 loss to Florida, the Tigers (7-2, 4-1) now lead the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division by a half-game.

Missouri's offensive struggles reappeared at times as the Tigers gained 320 yards, but the defense limited Kentucky to 258 yards and 2-for-16 on third-down conversions.

Patrick Towles gained 158 yards through the air for Kentucky (5-4, 2-4), a week after throwing for a career-high 390 yards against Mississippi State.

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