COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Missed PAT costly in Cats OT loss

Matt Corral hit Elijah Moore with a 3-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Logan Logan’s extra point pushed Mississippi past Kentucky 42-41 on Saturday night.

Chris Rodriguez’s 1-yard run for Kentucky with 2:04 remaining eventually forced OT and Terry Wilson’s 10-yard scoring TD gave the Wildcats the initial lead. But Matt Ruffolo missed the extra point, opening the door for the Rebels (1-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) to rally again for the win.

Five-yard runs by Corral and John Rhys Plumlee were followed by a defensive pass interference penalty on Kentucky’s Kelvin Joseph in the end zone. Corral hit Moore two plays later and Logan easily converted the PAT to give Lane Kiffin his first win with the Rebels and spark a wild celebration.

Wilson rushed for three TDs, Rodriguez two and Asim Rose one as the Wildcats (0-2, 0-2) gained 402 on the ground. But their defense tired in the second half and Ruffolo’s missed PAT proved costly.

Kentucky will host Mississippi State Next Saturday night.

At Lexington

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

OM (1-1)…7  7  7  14  (7) – 42

UK (0-2)….14  7  7  7  (6) – 41

Scoring:

First Quarter

OM – Jerrion Ealy, 1-yard run (Luke Logan kick), 12:38

UK – Terry Wilson, 4-yard run (Matt Ruffolo kick), 7:36

UK – A.J. Rose, 2-yard run (Matt Ruffolo kick), 1:33

Second Quarter

OM – Kenny Yeboah, 14-yard pass from Matt Corral (Luke Logan kick),13:19

UK – Terry Wilson, 22-yard run (Matt Ruffolo kick), :29

Third Quarter

UK – Chris Rodriguez Jr., 22-yard run (Matt Ruffolo kick), 10;41

OM – Jonathan Mingo, 24-yard pass from Matt Corral (Luke Logan kick), 9:17

Fourth Quarter

OM – Jonathan Mingo, 24-yard pass from Matt Corral (Luke Logan kick), 13:37

OM – Snoop Conner, 1-yard run (Luke Logan kick), 8:23

UK – Chris Rodriguez Jr., 1-yard run (Matt Ruffolo kick), 2:04

Overtime

UK – Terry Wilson, 10-yard run (kick failed)

OM – Elijah Moore, 3-yard pass from Matt Corral (Luke Logan kick)

Next up: Kentucky (0-2) vs Miss. St., Oct. 16.