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By: Scott Crumbly
SEC Digital Network
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Tyler Wilson was back to his old ways on Saturday night against Kentucky, tossing five touchdown passes for Arkansas en route to a 49-7 Razorbacks win. Wilson had the hot hand from the start, throwing four of his scores in the first half to allow Arkansas (3-4, 2-2 SEC) to pull away comfortably.
The Razorbacks put on an offensive show against the Wildcats (1-6, 0-4), amassing 533 yards of offense in the victory. Wilson accounted for 372 yards through the air, and he combined with four other Hogs to compile 161 rushing yards. Dennis Johnson was the standout in the backfield, running for 82 yards and two touchdowns on just 12 carries.
Kentucky was not able to get it going offensively and Jalen Whitlow and Morgan Newton combined to complete just four passes on the evening for 104 yards. La’Rod King made the biggest play of the night for the Cats when he hauled in a 61-yard touchdown pass from Whitlow for Kentucky’s only touchdown of the game.
For Arkansas, Jonathan Williams was absolutely explosive; the freshman only caught three passes, but he averaged 50 yards per reception and snagged two touchdowns. Arkansas’ leading receiver Cobi Hamilton grabbed eight passes for 77 yards on the evening.
Passing – Tyler Wilson, 23-for-31, 372 yards, 5 TD
Rushing – Dennis Johnson, 12 car, 82 yards, 2 TD
Receiving – Jonathan Williams, 3 rec, 150 yards, 2 TD
Passing – Jalen Whitlow, 2-for-10, 83 yards, TD
Rushing – Raymond Sanders, 5 car, 21 yards
Receiving – La’Rod King, 1 rec, 61 yards, TD
• This was the seventh meeting between these two teams, and Kentucky holds the advantage all-time, 4-3.
• Arkansas has now won eight straight games against teams from the SEC Eastern Divison.