Sunday, October 14, 2012
Hogs make abbreviated work of Wildcats
By Chris Low
Maybe Arkansas is getting its second wind.
Then again, maybe Kentucky has called it a season.
Mercifully for the Wildcats, this one didn’t go the distance. The game was delayed a couple of different times because of bad weather and was finally called in the third quarter with the Hogs winning 49-7.
Despite the abbreviated game, Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson put up monster numbers. He was 23-of-31 for 371 yards and tied a school record with five touchdown passes. Freshman Jonathan Williams had touchdown catches of 77 and 74 yards.
Arkansas, which has now won two consecutive games, led 42-0 at the half and outgained Kentucky 444 yards to 88 yards in the first half. Wilson was 19-of-25 for 331 yards and four touchdowns in the first half alone.
If ever a game needed to be stopped, it was this one … even had the weather been perfect.
It looks like the Hogs (3-4, 2-2 SEC) might be getting their stinger back as they point toward the second half of the season. They’re off next week and then take on Ole Miss in Little Rock on Oct. 27, a game that will be pivotal for both teams’ bowl hopes.
For the Wildcats (1-6, 0-4), the season can’t get over soon enough. They’ve lost five in a row, and their four SEC losses have been by a combined margin of 114 points.