Missouri looks for more offense against Kentucky

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Maty Mauk insists he’s never doubted himself. The Missouri quarterback promises to get the offense back on track for the final month of the regular season.

Speaking of confidence, Kentucky just showed its commitment to second-year coach Mark Stoops. The Wildcats (5-3, 2-3 SEC) have more wins this year than the past two seasons combined and were competitive in a two-touchdown loss to top-ranked Mississippi State week.

Stoops is signed through 2019 for a total of $21.75 million.

Mauk threw for just 141 yards last week in a victory over Vanderbilt and completed just 11 of 23 passes, but threw for two touchdowns with no interceptions. Another positive sign was a season-best 58 yards rushing.