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Sunday Quickies: Lynn Bowden The Quarterback Edition

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Bowden led the Wildcats to victory with a spectacular performance

NCAA Football: Arkansas at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone knew Lynn Bowden was a playmaker, and last night, the junior wide receiver showed that he can lead his team to victory in multiple ways, putting the team on his back and carrying the Wildcats to a 24-20 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks to bring Kentucky to 3-3 on the season.

Bowden wasn’t a stranger to the QB position. He played in high school, but really became readjusted during the last two weeks, a testament to Bowden, Mark Stoops, Eddie Gran and the offensive coaches.

With Bowden at the helm, Kentucky’s rushing attack led the way, piling up 330 yards on the ground, 196 of those coming from Bowden himself. He also completed 7/11 passes for 78 yards and a score, which came on this throw to Clevan Thomas.

Overall, this was an excellent performance by Bowden, especially taking into account the situation. Kentucky’s QB situation is still up in the air going into next week when they head to Athens to take on a Georgia Bulldogs squad fresh off of an upset loss against South Carolina.

But Kentucky had to have this win to keep their postseason hopes alive, and in the moment where his team needed him most, Lynn Bowden delivered in a huge way.

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Lynn Bowden enters his name into UK Football lore - Herald Leader

Bowden’s performance will be remembered for a long time.

What we learned from last night - Courier Journal

The slow start and special teams are areas of concern.

After long touchdown, UK’s defense puts together solid performance - Herald Leader

Aside from the 74-yard touchdown on the opening drive, Arkansas had problems moving the ball on Kentucky’s defense.

Cats now back at .500 after win - Cats Pause

And a manageable second half of the schedule lies ahead.

Stoops, Bowden proud to honor Lorenzen’s memory - KSR

Last night was a fitting tribute to Jared.

Winners and losers from Week 7 - Bleacher Report

Lynn Bowden- Winner

Georgia’s playoff hopes take big hit after South Carolina loss - ESPN

Maybe South Carolina is better than we thought.

Penn State players wear shirts backing teammate who received derogatory letter - ESPN

But the university took the shirts from the players.

LSU shows they may be best in the country - Yahoo

The Tigers look like a championship contender.

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