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Lynn Bowden gets controversial ejection for decleater vs. EKU (video)

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A horrific call that was part of a disastrous first quarter for UK.

Jeremy Chisenhall

The Kentucky Wildcats couldn’t catch a break in the first quarter of their matchup with EKU.

It began with Benny Snell leaving the game with a rib injury. Then, after UK’s defense got a stop on EKU’s first possession, an illegal leaping penalty by Eli Brown on the punt gave the Colonels of a fresh set of downs, which they converted into a touchdown to go up 7-3.

UK’s next possession got off to a promising start thanks to a big run down the sideline, which included a decleater by Lynn Bowden. However, the referees would review the play and rule that Bowden committed a targeting foul, which led to him being ejected for the remainder of the game.

If that’s targeting, football is really in danger of becoming flag football.

Even so, UK shot itself in the foot left and right in the first quarter, which continued on that same drive. The Cats would still drive deep into EKU territory, but on a 4th-and-short Wildcat run, a high snap by backup center Nick Haynes led to Snell getting stopped for a turnover on downs.