Lynn Bowden Jr. continues to cement himself in the UK record books.
Bowden came into Saturday’s matchup vs. UT-Martin in need of 263 yards to break into the top 10 rushing seasons in school history. He didn’t quite hit that vs. the Skyhawks, but he did rack up 129 yards and two scores on 11 carries in barely over two quarters of work, which did earn him an all-time UK record.
By rushing for over a 100 yards for the fifth time this season, Bowen set the UK record for 100+ yard rushing games by a quarterback. The previous record-holder was Mike Fannuzi, who set the record nearly five decades ago:
Wildcat QB @LynnBowden_1 just broke Mike Fannuzi's 45-year-old single-season school record for 100-yard rushing games by a QB.— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) November 23, 2019
He's got five such performances, and rushed for 99 yards in the one game when he didn't break the threshold. pic.twitter.com/ZuSoCrg4gP
With two more games, Bowden will almost certainly break 1,000 yards, as he’s just 49 short currently. That’s an astounding number for any quarterback to hit, especially since sacks actually count as lost rushing yards. And he’s done this in just six games as a full-time quarterback, so over a full season, he would flirt with a 2,000-yard campaign at this pace.
We all knew Bowden could have a special season in what is likely his final year in school, but no one imagined it would reach legendary status. That’s exactly what Bowden is doing, and we’ll hopefully have two more games to see it continue.
This run takes Lynn Bowden over 100 yards rushing for the 5th time in 6 starts at QB. pic.twitter.com/rRUMKqTx21— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) November 23, 2019