SCOTT: Wildcats on amazing run

Here's something the average SEC fan probably hasn't considered:

With Kentucky's 42-29 victory at Arkansas on Saturday, the Wildcats have now won nine of their past 10 games while the Razorbacks have lost five of their past six.


Who would have thought an SEC opponent would have said this about the Wildcats: "They were very physical," Arkansas star Darren McFadden said, "... one of the most physical teams in the SEC."


Both McFadden and Felix Jones rushed for more than 100 yards and Jones returned a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown but the Wildcats scored the game's last 21 points. With Florida Atlantic coming to Lexington this Saturday the Wildcats should be 5-0 going into next week's game at South Carolina.


"This team doesn't buckle, even when things don't look good," coach Rich Brooks said. "We don't fold. We just get more focused."


Meanwhile, the Razorbacks seem to have lost some of their sense of direction on Saturday. They appeared to be well on their way to a halftime lead of at least 23-7 with McFadden in the locker room for heat exhaustion and Jones taking a breather when third-string tailback Michael Smith fumbled and Kentucky's Trevard Lindley returned the fumble 67 yards for a touchdown.


"When you've got them by the throat in the second quarter, you've got to finish," Arkansas coach Houston Nutt said.


After two consecutive fourth-quarter SEC losses to Alabama and Kentucky, the Razorbacks have two weeks of North Texas and Chattanooga to get things right before Auburn comes to town on Oct. 13.




Richard is a Birmingham-based sports writer, author and featured columnist in Tiger Rag. Reach him at

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