TYLER WILSON: Wilson had a record outing, completing five touchdown passes Saturday night against Kentucky. Wilson had thrown for four before, but it marked his best and tied an Arkansas record. Arkansas had five touchdown passes four other times — all by Ryan Mallett.
Wilson was 23 of 31 for 372 yards by the time he completed his fifth touchdown in the third quarter and Brandon Allen took over for him.
Going into the Kentucky game, he was averaging 7.38 yards per offensive play throughout his career — highest in the SEC and third among active NCAA players. His 510 passing yards against Texas A&M in 2011 and 419 against Rutgers this season are one-two on the single-game totals in Arkansas history.
JONATHAN WILLIAMS: The freshman from Allen, Texas, had two touchdowns on receptions covering 74 yards or more. His first TD pass on the first Arkansas play from scrimmage was good for 74 yards; his second was good for 77 yards to end the first quarter. Williams had more than 3,500 yards rushing in his high school career.
COBI HAMILTON: Hamilton had 77 yards on eight catches by early in the third quarter, averaging only 9.6 yards a catch — considerably below his average. The senior from Texarkana, Texas, went into Saturday’s game leading the nation in career yards per reception with an average of 17.9. He also ranks second among active SEC players with 2,196 yards and is third in that group and 13th among active players in the NCAA with 17 catches for touchdowns. Hamilton set a single-game record with 10 receptions for 303 yards against Rutgers.
He has now caught passes in 29 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the league and No. 10 in the nation.
DENNIS JOHNSON: Johnson rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns against Kentucky and caught a touchdown pass from Wilson. His rushing average was 6.8 yards per carry. Johnson is the SEC leader for career all-purpose yards and is fourth in the country among active players. He went into Saturday’s game averaging 5.9 yards per carry. He led the league last season among rushers with at least 100 carries, averaging 6.32 per carry. Johnson scored two rushing touchdowns against Auburn a week earlier, gaining 76 yards on 17 carries.
ARKANSAS DEFENSE: The Arkansas defense played well for the second straight week, recording two sacks — one by a blitzing Ross Rasner and the second by reserve defensive lineman Jared Green. The only Kentucky touchdown came in the third quarter on a 63-yard pass play. Arkansas was up 49-0 when the Wildcats scored.
There were no turnovers in the game but defensive end Chris Smith blocked a pass and the secondary had a near interception.
The defense got five turnovers the previous week against Auburn. Also, Trey Flowers was named defensive lineman of the week for leading an eight-sack performance with 3.5 on his on.