KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Casey Clausen threw five touchdown passes, three to Cedrick Wilson, as Tennessee beat Arkansas 63-20 on Saturday.
Travis Henry ran for a career-best 214 yards on 25 carries and scored one touchdown for the Volunteers (6-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference), who won their last two games with last-minute scores.
Arkansas (4-5, 1-5) has lost four straight for the first time since 1997 and has not won on the road this season.
Tennessee won its fourth straight by jumping out to a 35-0 lead in the first quarter. Arkansas never got closer than 35-14 even though tailback Fred Talley picked apart the nation's second-best rush defense (68.25 yards per game) for 142 yards.
After leading Tennessee to a 42-14 halftime lead, Clausen threw his final TD of the game, a 30-yarder to Wilson with 10:17 left in the third quarter. Clausen completed 16 of 27 pass for 191 yards.
Talley came back with a 30-yard touchdown run with 8:45 to go, but the extra-point kick failed, leaving it 49-20.
Henry was a one-man show on the ensuing drive, running for 65 yards to set up his own 16-yard touchdown that gave the Vols a 56-20 lead with 7:01 remaining in the third quarter.
The Vols got started in the first quarter with two quick TDs and a fake field goal before the defense got into the act. Clausen hit David Martin on a 2-yarder for the first TD with 12:43 left in the quarter, and he hit Eric Parker on a 30-yarder on the next drive.
Stalled at the Arkansas 2, the Vols came out to attempt a field goal on fourth down. Holder Seth Reagan grabbed the snap and took off through a big hole into the end zone to put Tennessee ahead 21-0.
Arkansas' first fumble led to Tennessee's fourth TD of the quarter. Clausen threw a 12-yard TD pass to Wilson with 1:21 left. The Tennessee defense struck again 23 seconds later. This time DeAngelo Lloyd forced Hampton to fumble and then grabbed the ball and ran it back 34 yards for a touchdown.
Arkansas held Tennessee scoreless until 1:01 left in the second quarter, but it was too late.
|Quarter ||1st||2nd ||3rd||4th||Final|
|Team||Score Time||Summary||Running Score|
|Tennessee||12:43 1stQ||Martin 12 yd pass from Clausen (kick good)||UT 7-0|
|Tennessee||7:21 1stQ||Eric Parker 30 yd rec from Casey Clausen|
|Tennessee||3:07 1stQ||Seth Reagan 3 yd run|
|Tennessee||1:21 1stQ||Cedric Wilson 3 yd rec|
|Tennessee||:58 1stQ||Deangelo Lloyd 34 yd fumble ret|
|Arkansas||11:40 2ndQ||Boo Willams 15 yd rec from Robby Hampton (kick good)||UT 35-7|
|Arkansas||5:47 2ndQ||Boo Willams 13 yd rec from Robby Hampton (kick good)||UT 35-14|
|Tennessee||1:01 2ndQ||Cedrick Wilson 16 yd rec from clausen (kick good)||UT 42-14|
|Tennessee||10:17 3rdQ||Wilson 13 yd rec from Clausen (kick good)||TU 49-14|
|Arkansas||8:45 3rdQ||Fred Talley 30 yd run (kick failed)||TU 49-20|
|Tennessee||7:01 3rdQ||Travis Henry 16 yd run (kick good)||TU 56-20|
|Tennessee||4:20 3rdQ||Travis Stevens 1 yd run (kick good0||TU 63-20|
RUSHING_Arkansas, Talley 27-142, Holmes 2-(minus 2), Rutledge 1-(minus 6), Hampton 5-(minus 16), Tennessee, Henry 25-214, Stephens 10-48, Biggers 4-12, Fleming 4-8, Brewster 1-4, Reagan 1-2, Bartholomew 1-1, Clausen 5-1.
PASSING_Arkansas, Hampton 11-16-1-128, Clark 0-2-0-0, Rutledge 0-2-0-0, Tennessee, Clausen 16-27-0-191, Suggs 2-4-0-14, Mathews 1-3-0-7.
RECEIVING_Arkansas, Williams 8-97, Daily 1-21, Howard 1-9, Talley 1-1, Tennessee, Wilson 6-69, Parker 3-58, Stallworth 2-18, Locke 2-17, Fleming 2-14, Bartholomew 2-10, Finlayson 1-24, Martin 1-2.