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Kentucky vs. Missouri: Corbin Berkstresser faces young Wildcats secondary

Tigers' quarterback Corbin Berkstresser faces a Kentucky secondary that features five true freshman.


The Missouri Tigers head into their homecoming matchup against the Kentucky Wildcats as more than two touchdown favorites ,and one of the big reasons is the youth of the Wildcats' secondary.

Stu Durando of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes the Wildcats have five true freshman in the secondary, with two of those five likely to start. Even with backup Corbin Berkstresser starting in place of injured James Franklin, Tigers offensive coordinator David Yost says he likes the offense's game plan against the young the Wildcats' defense:

"Our game plan is around Corbin and his strengths and what he can do to attack the Kentucky defense."

As Durando points out, the Wildcats are the only team in the country to allow opposing quarterbacks to have a completion percentage of 70 percent against them. Berkstresser only has a completion percentage of 48 right now, so facing such a young secondary could be exactly what he needs to get into a rhythm. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CT from Faurot Field.