Outscoring opponents is all that matters to Kentucky after another tense victory that came down to the final play.
The Wildcats can also feel good about getting back on track in Southeastern Conference play as they enter a bye.
Austin MacGinnis kicked four field goals, including two in the fourth quarter, and Stephen Johnson and Benny Snell each had two touchdowns as Kentucky outlasted Missouri 40-34 in a back-and-forth marathon Saturday night.
“We were way too loose,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. “We’re not going to win a lot of games if we play like that and allow 40 shots a game. … It’s not the way we practice and it’s too loosey-goosey.”
Then came Carolina’s rally: Ryan pulled the Hurricanes within a goal by redirecting a shot by Justin Williams with 3:40 left in the second, and Hanifin tied it at 3 after taking a pretty feed from Aho and slipping the puck past Stalock with 14:45 left in the third.
This is a season of promise for both teams, with Carolina aggressively adding players during the offseason in its bid to end the league’s longest active playoff drought (eight years) and Minnesota confident that it has kept its window for Stanley Cup contention open after spending almost exactly to the $75 million salary cap.
The road back: The Cowboys have to win out and hope they get another shot at TCU in the Big 12 title game. They will have back-to-back road games at Texas and Find Cheap Jerseys Online West Virginia before the first ranking is revealed, then host Oklahoma on Nov. 4. If it Hanson Brothers Cheap Jerseys can survive that stretch, Oklahoma State will at least be back in the conversation.
FPI says: Oklahoma State is favored to win each of its remaining games except Oklahoma (42.2 percent).