Saturday, October 13, 2012
Wildcats blown out in storm-shortened game
In the end, the weather was the UK football team’s only effective weapon in stopping Arkansas in a storm-shortened 49-7 loss.
The game was called with 5:08 remaining in the third quarter in the midst of the second weather delay of the evening.
“Given the extended weather forecast and out of concern for the health and safety for both teams and fans, the commissioner, after consultation with both institutions, has terminated the game,” Southeastern Conference spokesman Charles Bloom said in a statement.
The game’s first suspension came with 3:32 remaining in the first quarter and Arkansas leading 14-0 and lasted for one hour and six minutes.
Facing a UK secondary that started three true freshmen due to injuries, Arkansas scored a touchdown on each of its first six possessions, and quarterback Tyler Wilson tied a school record with five touchdown passes. Wilson completed 23 of 31 pass attempts for 372 yards before leaving after one possession in the second half.
The Razorbacks scored twice on one-play drives with Wilson finding running back Jonathan Williams for touchdown passes of 74 and 77 yards.
UK’s only touchdown came on the Wildcats’ last drive of the game when freshman quarterback Jalen Whitlow hit senior wide receiver La’Rod King on a 61-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown. The touchdown was Whitlow’s second completion of the game. He completed two of 10 passes for 83 yards in the game.
Despite playing less than three complete quarters, Arkansas totaled 533 yards in the game.