Hogs Win Rain-Shortened Game, 49-7
Arkansas had to overcome both Kentucky and mother nature but the Razorbacks picked up its second straight SEC win.
The Hogs scored 28 first quarter points — 14 before and 14 after– a more than 30 minute weather delay due to lightning in the area.
The game was eventually called with 5:08 left in the third quarter because of a second weather delay with Arkansas leading 49-7. It was the first game in Arkansas history that was called early.
Tyler Wilson was 23-of-31 passing for 372 yards and five touchdowns before being taken out of the game in the third quarter, just before the game was delayed the second time. Wilson hit freshman Jonathan Williams for a 74-yard touchdown on Arkansas’ first play of the game.
Dennis Johnson scored twice on the ground while the senior picked up 82 yards on 12 attempts. Jonathan Williams had two touchdown catches from 70 yards or more, both of which came in the first half.
Kentucky avoided the shutout when it got a 61-yard touchdown pass from Jalen Whitlow to La’Rod King with 6:46 left in the third quarter.
Arkansas ended a three game losing streak of games played in the state of Arkansas, two of which were at Razorback Stadium.
The Hogs are now 3-4 and have a legit shot at getting to six wins and making a bowl game. They are off next week and will host Ole Miss on Oct. 27 at Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium.