Missouri beats Kentucky 33-10 for 1st SEC win

Missouri beats Kentucky 33-10 for 1st SEC win
October 27, 2012, 3:17 pm
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Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri got touchdowns off all three of Kentucky's lost fumbles and quarterback James Franklin presided over a strong finish in a reserve role as the Tigers earned a long-delayed first win in their debut SEC season with a 33-10 victory on Saturday.

Kendial Lawrence ran for 108 yards on 23 carries with two TDs for Missouri (4-4, 1-4), which overcame its own sloppiness, too, after getting last week off following a 32-point loss at home to top-ranked Alabama. Marcus Murphy fumbled his first two punt-return attempts and Corbin Berkstresser was intercepted on consecutive passes by freshman J.D. Harmon to start the second half before getting replaced by Franklin, who was limited in practice this week after missing most of the previous two games with a strained left knee.

Raymond Sanders scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter for Kentucky (1-8, 0-5), which has lost seven in a row.