Game Day Blog: Hogs Come Up Empty On Another Red Zone Possession
2:32, 4th Quarter – Facing a third down, Ben Hicks is sacked for a big loss and forces Arkansas into a bad spot. Hogs face 4th and 15 at the UK 22. Hicks was then hit on a fourth down attempt and another red zone possession comes up empty.
6:53, 4th Quarter – Mobile QBs have always killed Arkansas and this might be the best (or worst) example because the pass game is no threat. Bowden with 125 and two TDs. Bowden just went 23 yards essentially untouched as Kentucky regains the lead. Wildcats 23, Hogs 20
10:35, 4th Quarter – Rakeem Boyd gave Arkansas the early lead as he scored on the second play of the game and he just gave the Hogs the lead again. Two yard touchdown run after a pair of big plays by Treylon Burks. The freshman receiver ran 12 yards on a busted trick play and then hauled in a 15 yard pass from higs. Arkansas 20, Kentucky 17.
11:27, 4th Quarter – Kentucky went backwards on their drive and a big punt return by Treylon Burks gives the Razorbacks great field position. They take over on the UK 29 after a 26 yard return. Hogs need points as they trail 17-13
13:13, 4th Quarter – Hicks gets sacked on a 3rd and 2 attempt and the Hogs are forced to punt. Kentucky will be backed up as the punt was downed at the UK 2.
0:00, 3rd Quarter – Ben Hicks has thrown for 30 yards on his first drive as Arkansas is near midfield as they head to the fourth quarter.
1:40, 3rd Quarter – Cleary Chad Morris had seen enough ineffectiveness from Starkel as Ben Hicks comes in at quarterback. On the first play, CJ O’Grady was called for holding so the Hogs are behind the sticks.
1:50, 3rd Quarter – Bowden gives Kentucky their first lead of the game with a touchdown pass. The Arkansas defense has struggled to contain the Wildcats rushing attack and that pass was a backbreaker. UK has 182 yards on the ground. Wildcats 17, Razorbacks 13
5:06, 3rd Quarter – Three straight plays. Three straight incomplete passes by Nick Starkel, who is now 7-of-19 passing for just 41 yards. Kentucky takes over on the Arkansas side of the 50.
5:32, 3rd Quarter – The Arkansas defense came up with a huge three and out to get the ball back for their offense. Hogs take over at their own 12.
7:44, 3rd Quarter – Nick Starkel missed a wide open Treylon Burks on third down and the Hogs are forced to punt. With all the momentum, Kentucky has a chance to take the lead. Starkel is just 7-of-16 passing for 41 yards.
9:35, 3rd Quarter – The Razorbacks got a much needed big play from their defense as Sosa Agim’s third down sack forced a fourth and long for Kentucky. The Wildcats then were charged with a false start but Ruffalo hit a 50-yard field goal. Arkansas 13, Kentucky 10
9:58, 3rd Quarter – Arkansas looked to get a much needed fourth down stop on the opening drive of the second half but Montaric Brown was flagged for pass interference. Kentucky gets a fresh set of downs inside the Arkansas 30.
0:00, 2nd Quarter – Arkansas appeared to dominant most of the first half but leads just 13-7 at the break. A late touchdown drive by Kentucky let Big Blue back into the game. The Wildcats will get the ball to start the second half.
0:55, 2nd Quarter – Lynn Bowden is a utility weapon for Kentucky and he just led an impressive scoring drive for the Wildcats and put them in the end zone for the first time. Bowden has 45 yards on the ground and 65 through the air and just found the end zone on the ground. Arkansas 13, Kentucky 7
5:48, 2nd Quarter – Connor Limpert banged home his second field goal of the day after the Razorbacks’ drive stalled inside the Kentucky 30. You won’t complain with points but Arkansas missed a chance to put some distance between them and the Wildcats. Arkansas 13, Kentucky 0
9:46, 2nd Quarter – After putting together their best drive of the night, Kentucky comes up empty as they missed a 47-yard field goal attempt. Hogs have good field position with a chance to take full control of the game.
14:57, 2nd Quarter – It hasn’t happened often this season for the Razorbacks but they have an early two score lead as Connor Limpert knocks through a 28-yard field goal. Hogs 10, Wildcats 0.
0:00, 1st Quarter – The red zone woes continue for Arkansas as the Hogs will have to settle a field goal attempt on the first play of the second quarter. The Razorbacks have now scored touchdowns on just nine of 21 red zone trips this season. Arkansas 7, Kentucky 0.
1:47, 1st Quarter – Arkansas finally does force a turnover as Scoota Harris pounced on a loose ball at the Kentucky 33. Hogs in business.
4:20, 1st Quarter – Apologies for the lack of updates. The news gets in the way sometimes. Arkansas just caught a huge break as Kentucky muffed a punt and the Hogs recovered, or did they? Jordan Silver came out of the pile with the football but the officials awarded possession to Kentucky. The play is being reviewed. And the call stays with Kentucky.
14:18, 1st Quarter – It took exactly two plays for Arkansas to get to the end zone as Rakeem Boyd broke free and raced 74 yards for a score. Best possibly start for the Hogs. Arkansas 7, Kentucky 0
Arkansas has not won a SEC game since the last week of October, of the 2017 season. Almost two calendar years.
The Razorbacks appear to have a chance at snapping that 13-game losing streak today as they are at Kentucky. The Wildcats are down to their third starting quarterback of the season because of injuries.
Follow along as @5NEWSBobby will have updates and analysis as the night goes on.