With 6:25 left in the second quarter, Tyler Wilson entered Saturday’s game at Auburn after Ryan Mallett suffered from concussion symptoms from the previous Hog possession.
By the time Tyler Wilson left the field with just more than two minutes to play, his name sat in the record books along side the likes of Joe Ferguson, Bill Montgomery, Clint Stoerner, Casey and Nathan Dick, Ronny South, and Ryan Mallett with the most prolific single- game passing performances in Arkansas Razorbacks Football history.
Only teammate Ryan Mallett has thrown for more yards and more touchdowns.
Tyler Wilson’s 332 yards passing ranks an incredible 13th all-time for single-game passing performances. Ryan Mallett lights up the individual passing performance record list with five of the top dozen. (2009 vs. Georgia and Troy, 2010 vs. Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana Monroe) Clint Stoerner makes the list twice against LSU in 1997 and 1998. Joe Ferguson turned in a huge game against Texas A&M in 1971 while Ronny South racked up yards against Texas Tech in 1967. Between those games, Bill Montgomery recorded his biggest yardage game against Ole Miss in 1969. Casey Dick and brother Nathan had big performances in 2008 against Tulsa and Mississippi State respectively.
But Tyler Wilson did something that is unique and unrivaled by anyone else in Arkansas Razorbacks history. After reviewing a number of different sources including the University of Arkansas’ 2010 media guide, box scores of performances back to 1997 online (1997 and 1998 on LSU’s website for Stoerner’s games), game summaries, and newspaper accounts and box scores for the Ferguson, Montgomery and South performances, all twelve performances ahead of Tyler were accomplished by players who started the game. No one else above Tyler recorded their performances by coming off the bench.
If that is not astonishing enough, the rate at which Tyler Wilson accumulated yardage and touchdowns is the equivalent of 528 yards and 6 touchdowns for 60 minutes.
It can be truly said that Sophomore Tyler Wilson’s 332 yards passing and four touchdowns in less than two-and-a-half quarters off the bench Saturday was a Performance of the Ages.
Congratulations, Tyler, and here’s to many more unbelievable Saturday performances!
|Rank||Year||QB v. Opponent||Passing Yards||Stats|
|1||2009||Ryan Mallett vs. Georgia||408||21-39, 5 TD, 0 INT|
|2||2009||Ryan Mallett vs. Troy||405||23-30, 5 TD, 1 INT|
|3||2010||Ryan Mallett vs. La-Monroe||400||28-43, 3 TD, 1 INT|
|4||1997||Clint Stoerner vs. LSU||387||18-38, 2 TD, 0 INT|
|5||2008||Casey Dick vs. Tulsa||385||25-38, 1 TD, 1 INT|
|6||2010||Ryan Mallett vs. Georgia||380||21-33, 3 TD, 0 INT|
|7||2010||Ryan Mallett vs. Alabama||357||21-38, 1 TD, 3 INT|
|8||1971||Joe Ferguson vs. Texas A&M||345||31-51, 0 TD, 1 INT|
|9||1969||Bill Montgomery vs. Ole Miss*||338||17-34, 1 TD, 4 INT|
|10||1967||Ronny South vs. Texas Tech||335||18-33, ? TD, ? INT|
|11||1998||Clint Stoerner vs. LSU||334||27-38, 2TD, 0 INT|
|12||2008||Nathan Dick vs. Mississippi State||333||25-43, 3 TD, 1 INT|
|13||2010||Tyler Wilson vs. Auburn||332||25-35, 4 TD, 2 INT|
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