Lynn Bowden just picked up a major weekly award, as he has been selected as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week.
Bowden actually won the award after edging out Louisville’s Evan Conley in the Allstate Sugar Bowl’s Facebook contest. This is Bowden’s first time winning the honor after he made his first collegiate start at quarterback in Kentucky’s 24-20 win over Arkansas.
Despite not having played quarterback since high school, Bowden rallied the Wildcats to a 24-20 victory over the Razorbacks. The junior led the team in passing and rushing, completing 7/11 for 78 yards and a touchdown along with 24 carries for 196 yards on the ground with two more scores.
With 6:53 remaining and the Wildcats trailing by three, Bowden broke free for a go-ahead 24-yard touchdown run to cap a 75-yard drive.
This is the latest of many awards and honors Bowden has earned this week. He was also named the SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week and was tabbed a midseason First Team All-American as an all-purpose player by multiple media outlets.