How much Arkansas paid to get trounced by Western Kentucky
Arkansas’ loss to Western Kentucky was costly in more ways than one.
Elliott Pratt of the Bowling Green Daily News reported that Arkansas paid the Hilltoppers $1.5 million to schedule the game, a 45-19 loss to the Conference USA team.
First-year coach Tyson Helton received a bucket of sports drink in the celebration on the sidelines at Arkansas, as WKU celebrated a big SEC win.
Of course, the big story in this one was the reunion of QB Ty Storey, who transferred to WKU from Arkansas since last season. Storey completed 22 of 32 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown while adding another 77 yards on the ground and two more scores. This will be a game Storey and Arkansas coach Chad Morris won’t forget anytime soon.
Western Kentucky moved to 6-4 and doubled its win total from a year ago as the Hilltoppers reached bowl eligibility with its most lopsided win against an SEC team on the road.
Arkansas tried its sixth QB change of the year with a start by John Stephen Jones, but it didn’t last long.
Morris’ current buyout figure is around $10 million.
Western Kentucky 45
Hilltoppers move to 6-4 with a bye next week and Tyson Helton gets a bath. pic.twitter.com/BY1ojuqxi1
— Elliott Pratt (@EPrattBGDN) November 9, 2019