By NOAH TRISTER
AP Sports Writer
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Andre Woodson and Kentucky have the
comeback down pat.
Woodson threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns and ran for
another score, leading the 21st-ranked Wildcats to second
consecutive fourth-quarter comeback and a 42-29 victory over
Arkansas on Saturday night.
Keenan Burton caught a 32-yard touchdown from Woodson, who is
emerging as a Heisman Trophy contender, with 4:02 remaining to give
the Wildcats the lead for good. Last week, Woodson beat Louisville
with a last-minute TD pass and that led to Kentucky's first AP Top
25 appearance since 1984.
As for Arkansas' Heisman hopeful, Darren McFadden ran for 173
yards and Arkansas' only offensive touchdown, but for the second
consecutive week the Razorbacks let one get away in the fourth
quarter. They lost last weekend 41-38 to Alabama on a touchdown
with 8 seconds to play.
The Razorbacks led Kentucky 29-21 after Felix Jones returned a
free kick 82 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
Kentucky responded with Derrick Locke's 2-yard touchdown run to
make it 29-27, and although the 2-point conversion attempt was
stopped, the Razorbacks couldn't move the ball and had to punt.
Kentucky (4-0, 1-0) went 68 yards in 1:33, taking the lead when
Burton came down with Woodson's pass between two defenders. Woodson
then found Burton for a 2-point conversion, and after Arkansas
turned the ball over on downs, the Wildcats scored again on
Woodson's 1-yard run.
The Razorbacks (1-2, 0-2) outgained Kentucky 373-131 in the
first half but led only 20-14 after a huge play near the end of the
second quarter. Arkansas appeared to be moving toward at least a
field goal when third-string running back Michael Smith fumbled.
Kentucky's Trevard Lindley recovered and went 66 yards for a
touchdown with 26 seconds remaining.
Woodson went 21-of-39 and has now thrown 296 passes without an
interception, breaking Trent Dilfer's major college record of 271.
He got off to a rough start against Arkansas. On the Wildcats'
first drive, he was hit immediately after the snap when he appeared
to be trying to hand off. The ball came loose, and the Razorbacks'
Antwain Robinson returned the fumble 16 yards for a touchdown and a
Kentucky answered quickly, moving 72 yards in only five plays
and scoring on Rafael Little's 14-yard run.
Jones broke free for a 73-yard run to the Kentucky 6 in the
second quarter, but Arkansas had to settle for a field goal. The
Razorbacks squandered another great chance when Kentucky's Dicky
Lyons fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Arkansas recovered at the
Wildcats' 36. That turnover cost Kentucky only a few yards of field
position because the Razorbacks couldn't move the ball and had to
McFadden made it 20-7, taking a direct snap at quarterback and
running 56 yards to the end zone. It was a spectacular run even by
McFadden's standards. Last year's Heisman Trophy runner-up split
two defenders, then cut back past defensive back David Jones with a
beautiful change of direction.
Arkansas rushed for 207 yards in the second quarter alone, but
didn't have much of a lead to show for it. In the second half, the
Razorbacks' offense did almost nothing.
Kentucky took the opening kickoff of the third quarter and went
80 yards in 12 plays. Woodson found Burton for a 15-yard touchdown
and a 21-20 lead.
Arkansas went back ahead in the fourth on a safety after Woodson
dropped back in his own end zone and ran into tailback Alfonso
Smith. Woodson was sacked, and Jones returned the ensuing kick for
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