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Mauk's 5 TD passes lead No. 9 Missouri to a 48-17 rout of Kentucky

  • Missouri's Henry Josey (20) receives the handoff from quarterback Maty Mauk (7) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Missouri's Henry Josey (20) receives the handoff from quarterback Maty Mauk (7) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

  • Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk (7) scrambles during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk (7) scrambles during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow (2) is sacked by Missouri's Lucas Vincent (96) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow (2) is sacked by Missouri's Lucas Vincent (96) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)  (The Associated Press)

Maty Mauk threw five touchdown passes, four to Dorial Green-Beckham, and No. 9 Missouri cruised past Kentucky 48-17 on Saturday.

Making his fourth consecutive start in place of the injured James Franklin, the Tigers' redshirt freshman completed 17 of 28 attempts for 203 yards and took full advantage of 6-foot-6 sophomore Green-Beckham, whose TD receptions set a school record.

Mauk added a 6-yard scoring pass to Henry Josey, who also rushed for two TDs, including an 86-yarder.

Missouri (9-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) allowed Kentucky (2-7, 0-5) two touchdowns in the third quarter but the Mauk-to-Green-Beckham connection answered both scores with TDs.

The victory helped the Tigers stay a half-game ahead of idle South Carolina (5-2) atop the East division heading into their second bye and gave coach Gary Pinkel his fourth nine-win season in 13 years with Missouri.