LEXINGTON, Ky. – Enduring three consecutive blowouts was tough for Arkansas.
None of those losses could compare to what the Razorbacks felt on Saturday at Kentucky. What looked like a sure victory and a positive momentum builder, turned into a 21-20 loss to the Wildcats before a crowd of 70,534 at Commonwealth Stadium.
Arkansas led 17-0 at halftime and was ahead 20-7 with 10 minutes remaining before allowing the Wildcats to rally. Failure to score in short-yardage situations and late defensive breakdowns – the sorts of problems that plagued the Razorbacks in consecutive losses to Alabama, Texas and Florida – once again led to a loss.
This loss was much tougher for Arkansas (3-4, 1-3) players and coaches to deal with in the aftermath.
“Saying we gave this game away is an understatement,” center Jonathan Luigs said. “We had them right were we wanted them, had them where they were about to quit. Somehow they found their way back into the game.
“It’s a tough one to swallow.” [read more]