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3 Wildcats earn weekly SEC awards; Lynn Bowden adds national honor

Well-deserved honors for three Cats who helped Kentucky dominate Missouri amid a rain-soaked Kroger Field.

Missouri v Kentucky Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Kentucky Wildcats have racked up three weekly SEC awards, highlighted by Lynn Bowden being named the league’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Bowden was also named to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll, which recognizes the most versatile player in college football.

In addition. Max Duffy was named the Special Teams of the Week, while Calvin Taylor was named the Defensive Lineman of the Week.

Here is a look at what the three Cats accomplished in Kentucky’s 29-7 win over the Missouri Tigers:

Lynn Bowden

  • Accounted for 258 yards total offense and two touchdowns in Kentucky’s 29-7 win over Missouri.
  • Rushed 21 times for 204 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Playing in a downpour for most of the night, completed 3 of 7 passes for 54 yards, including a career-long 44-yard bomb that set up UK’s first touchdown.
  • 204 rushing yards is most by an SEC player this season.
  • Became the seventh player in UK history to rush for 200 yards in a game.
  • Leading the SEC in all-purpose yardage and kickoff return average.

Max Duffy

  • Had a magnificent night of punting and also ran a fake punt that set up a touchdown in Kentucky’s 29-7 win over Missouri.
  • Punted five times for a 52.4-yard average, with no return yards and three punts inside the 20-yard line.
  • Early in the fourth quarter, on 4th-and-6, he spied an opening and ran 26 yards for a first down; the impromptu dash helped set up a Wildcat touchdown.
  • Had a crucial punt in the third quarter; with UK backed up on its own 9-yard line, he flipped the field with a career-long 70-yard boot.
  • Missouri’s average field position after Duffy’s punts was its own 14-yard line.
  • With Duffy’s distance and placement, Kentucky leads the nation in net punting with a 46.2-yard net average.

Calvin Taylor

  • Totaled three tackles, including a career-high two quarterback sacks, in Kentucky’s 29-7 win over Missouri.
  • In the second quarter, his third-down sack also caused a fumble; although Missouri recovered the fumble, it forced a punt and UK drove for a touchdown.
  • Later in the second quarter, his five-yard sack preceded a Missouri turnover that the Wildcats converted to another touchdown.
  • Part of a UK defense that held Missouri to season lows of seven points and 289 yards total offense.
  • Has five sacks for the season, good for third in the SEC.

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