LEXINGTON, Ky. — DeCori Birmingham scored on a 25-yard run in a record-tying seventh overtime, and Arkansas stopped Kentucky on a fourth-down play in a 71-63 victory Saturday night.
The game was the longest in NCAA history, matching the seven overtimes in Arkansas' 58-56 victory at Mississippi in 2001. The game lasted four minutes shy of five hours.
Arkansas (5-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) also played a six-overtime game last year, losing to Tennessee, and beat Alabama this season in a two-overtime game. The Razorbacks have played six overtime games, winning five, since Division I-A adopted the tiebreaker in 1996.
Birmingham, a wide receiver playing tailback because of injuries, rushed 40 times for 196 yards and two touchdowns. Jason Peters scored on a two-point conversion pass after Birmingham's final touchdown.