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Lynn Bowden and Josh Allen earn weekly SEC honors

After shining against Missouri, Bowden and Allen get the recognition they deserve

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With the game winding down on Saturday night and the Cats down 14-3, Lynn Bowden put himself into the game for a punt return and what did he do?

He gave the Cats new life as he took it 67 yards to the house for six and put the Cats in position for the win that followed.

Lynn Bowden did everything for the Cats Saturday night including turning a screen play that was going nowhere into a 45-yard gain.

He was targeted 13 times and had 13 receptions for 166 yards which are career highs for Bowden. He also tallied a career-high 229 all-purpose yards.

The 166 receiving yards in ninth-best in school history and the most for a Wildcat player since 2010 when Randall Cobb racked up 171 yards against Mississippi State. The 13 receptions are second-most in school history tying Randall Cobb (2010 vs Tennessee) and Matt Roark (2011 vs Mississippi State).

This truly amazing performance by Lynn Bowden landed him the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week award.

Now, lets take a look at the other side of the ball.

Josh Allen has been a monster all season and has given every opponent trouble when trying to block him (they can’t block him) and he has come up big time after time making the big plays when we need him to.

He was outstanding yet again Saturday night and his performance earned him his FOURTH, SEC Defensive Player of the Week award.

Josh Allen set a career-high in tackles on Saturday with 11 total on the night. He also had 2 sacks and forced 2 fumbles keeping the Cats in the game and allowing them to make the comeback.

The defense was outstanding all night with Josh Allen leading the way. The defense did not allow Missouri to get a single first down in the second half and held them to 24 less points than their season average of 38.6 points a game.

Missouri has also averaged 501.1 yards a game this season and the Cats’ defense limited them to just 249 total yards which is 252 less than their season average.

A dominating performance by the defense and a well-deserved award for Josh Allen who continues to give opposing QBs nightmares.