Arkansas Outlasts UK in 7-OT Thriller in 2003

April 30th, 2013| by

Historically, Arkansas has a penchant for providing fans with “free football.”

Only twice in FBS history has a football game needed seven overtimes to decide the outcome, and the Razorbacks were on the winning side of both: A 58–56 triumph over Ole Miss in 2001 and a 71–63 thriller over Kentucky in 2003.

The more recent game — staged 10 years ago this November 1st — ended when Wildcats QB Jared Lorenzen was stopped short of the first down marker on 4th-and-3 and subsequently fumbled. Before any Kentucky player could jump on the ball and move the chains, Hogs LB Tony Bua covered up the pigskin to seal the victory.

A two-time team captain (2002 and 2003) and Arkansas’ all-time leading tackler (408), Bua played professionally for four seasons from 2004-2007 — three in the NFL, one in the CFL. After retiring as a player, he returned to northwest Arkansas, where he now owns and operates Next Level Training gym in Rogers.

For the upcoming 2013 season, both the Razorbacks (Bret Bielema) and Wildcats (Mark Stoops) welcome new head coaches to Fayetteville and Lexington, respectively. On August 31st, Arkansas opens up the season by hosting UL-Lafayette, while Kentucky faces off against Western Kentucky at LP Field in Nashville. Tony Bua profile

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