As if the weekend was not already sour enough for Arkansas. A day after getting blown away by rival LSU on the road, backup quarterback Cole Kelley was arrested early Sunday morning for reckless driving and driving while intoxicated.
A report from KATV in Little Rock says Kelley has a hearing scheduled for November 13 and December 15. The 20-year old was booked at 8:47 AM in Fayetteville. Bond was set at $935. His status with the program, for now, has not been changed.
“I was informed early this morning of an incident involving Cole Kelley,” a statement from Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema said. “We are gathering all information from the proper authorities and will make a determination upon review of that information.”
Kelley played in Arkansas’ 33-10 loss at LSU on Saturday, completing three of 10 pass attempts for 36 yards with an interception in relief of Austin Allen. Kelley had started three games for the Razorbacks this season prior to the LSU game, filling in for an injured Allen.
Arkansas is leading Texas A&M by a score of 21-17 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas after one half of play, but the story of the half will be the blown call by a SEC side judge trailing a long run down the sideline. It was bad.
After Kellen Mond appeared to run the length of the field and stumble his way into the end zone for six, the official on the field ruled Mond had stepped out of bounds at the Arkansas 10-yard line.
He did not.
Because the play was blown dead, the ruling on the field could not be sent upstairs to the instant replay booth. Texas A&M would get no further down the field and had to settle for a field goal as a result.
The two teams exchanged touchdown drives in the first quarter, first with Austin Allen completing a 16-yard touchdown pass to Jared Cornelius for the Razorbacks and then Mond completing a pass to a wide-open Christian Kirk for an 81-yard score.
Arkansas regained the lead in the second quarter with a pair of touchdowns with Cole Kelley tossing one from two yards out and Chase Hayden running for a six-yard score. The Aggies did eventually get back in the end zone late in the first half with Trayveon Williams finding room up the middle for an 18-yard touchdown.