Just after successfully posting a record day at quarterback against the Arkansas Razorbacks, wide receiver turned QB Lynn Bowden started and finished last weekend’s game at the Georgia Bulldogs by completing just 2/15 passes for 17 yards.
Granted, the weather played an enormous factor in the passing game as Bulldogs’ QB Jake Fromm only threw for 35 yards. There were also multiple drops by Kentucky wideouts, which is always deflating in terms of momentum.
So even though there’s some justification as to why Bowden couldn’t air it out, is there still a cause for change at the QB position?
Sawyer Smith looked great in the first half against Florida, but ever since, it’s felt like he’s thrown as many passes that could've been intercepted as he has completions. Bowden also brings the talent of being able to run the football, too, which makes his case even stronger.
However, Smith has been battling wrist and shoulder injuries that frankly should have kept him sidelined for the second half vs. Mississippi State and the whole game vs. South Carolina. If he can get back to full health, he’ll probably look more like the guy who played great vs. Eastern Michigan and for three quarters vs. Florida.
In addition, Smith qat QB would allow Bowden to play his natural position at wide receiver and make an impact there, not to mention he could still have some Wildcat QB plays sprinkled in to help Kentucky get the best of both options at QB.
But there’s no denying Bowden at QB was ‘the’ reason why Kentucky beat Arkansas, even if he did almost all of his damage on the ground. And with heavy rain set to impact Saturday’s game and potentially neutralize the passing game for a second-straight week, the safe option may be the guy who can actually do significant damage with his legs.
Who should start at QB for Kentucky on Saturday against Missouri?
This poll is closed