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Kentucky vs. Arkansas: Wildcats Embarrassed in Fayetteville 49-7

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - OCTOBER 13:  Tyler Wilson #8 of the Arkansas Razorbacks runs the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats at Razorback Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Nick NafpliotisCorrespondent IOctober 30, 2016

It took less than three quarters for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks to hand what might be one of the Kentucky Wildcats' worst losses in the last 60 years. While UK has faced a rash of injuries as of late, the team looked far worse than even the most pessimistic members of the Big Blue Nation had anticipated.

The game was called due to lightning, but an unspoken mercy rule to save Joker Phillips and his team even more embarrassment might have also played a factor.



The Good

  • We didn't have to watch the fourth quarter.



The Bad

  • Arkansas scored on their first six offensive possessions. Each drive (or huge play) involved missed tackles by the Kentucky defense.
  • The Kentucky secondary was burned to a crisp, giving up huge plays (including 74- and 77-yard touchdown passes) and leaving Razorbacks receivers constantly open in the middle of the field...and near the sidelines.
  • The Wildcats were outgained 533-170 in total yardage (with 61 of those yards coming on a Jalen Whitlow touchdown pass to La'Rod King a few minutes before play was suspended).
  • Arkansas was 8-11 on third down conversions.
  • Kentucky's offense was absolutely atrocious; they ended up having to punt the ball eight times in a little over two quarters of play. To give you an idea of how bizarre that is, Wildcats punter Landon Foster had more touches than any of the Kentucky running backs.



The Weird

  • The game was delayed twice due to lightning. The first delay came in the first quarter and lasted a little over an hour.
  • Kentucky extended their odd/depressing streak of not scoring a touchdown in the first quarter to 19 games.
  • As bad as this game was for the Wildcats, there were no turnovers for either team.



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