That’s about all we can say about Kentucky’s shellacking of Louisville, as the Cats took their rivals to the woodshed for a second-straight season en route to a 45-13 victory.
Lynn Bowden was amazing in what is probably his final game at Kroger Field, as the junior should hear his named called in the 2020 NFL Draft if/when he declares for it.
But while everyone expected Kentucky’s offense to perform well, few saw the defense putting the clamps on the Cardinals’ high-powered offense. That was especially true after Louisville scored a touchdown on their first and final possessions of the first half, but Kentucky still led 17-13 at the break.
From there, it was all Cats, as they went on to set the school rushing record while running all over Louisville to score win No. 7.
After struggling in the first half, the defense was unstoppable in the second half as they terrorized both Louisville quarterbacks and didn’t allow another point.
And a big shout out to Eddie Gran for doing what was probably the best coaching job of his career as an offensive coordinator. With a wide receiver-turned quarterback, Gran helped coordinate arguably the best rushing offense in college football, which is a big reason why the Cats have a fourth-straight winning season and a very bright future.
Here are the best Twitter reactions:
Couldn't agree more, Coach Satterfield. pic.twitter.com/XKHO5p2nOR— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) November 30, 2019
Satterfield complaining about L's down. pic.twitter.com/UReRvuUlTJ— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) November 30, 2019
LYNN. FREAKING. BOWDEN.— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) November 30, 2019
Nuff said. pic.twitter.com/A5NPSZNY8k
This was the exact moment I knew Lynn was gonna be a monster... pic.twitter.com/TIlEjJJbDm— Jax Teller (@jaxteller_KY) November 30, 2019
"Ironman" now playing over the Kroger Field PA.— Ben Roberts (@BenRobertsHL) November 30, 2019
The only response when you watch Lynn Bowden play football. pic.twitter.com/27sBHBBwyc— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) November 30, 2019
Oh my goodness. Boogie Watson is just putting offensive linemen on skates. What a move.— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) November 30, 2019
Come on, this is ridiculous.— John Clay (@johnclayiv) November 30, 2019
Kentucky just set a school record for rushing yards in a season. Louisville has no answer for Lynn Bowden.— Anthony Wireman (@awireman) November 30, 2019
Kavosiey Smoke breaks a long one for 70 yards. pic.twitter.com/wBr9XsBrNC— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) November 30, 2019
The fact that teams KNOW Kentucky’s going to run and they’re still having so much success doing it makes this extra sweet.— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) November 30, 2019
Great punt by UofL... and a nice opportunity for 98 more rushing yards by the Cats.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) November 30, 2019
Dude, UK’s line is made of Army All Americans, Lynn Bowden is prolly a second round pick, and Louisville has corners and safeties playing LB. https://t.co/phE5HlaHxF— Dave Lackford, Esq. (@RivalsDave) November 30, 2019
Louisville fans actually thought Scott’s Tots could beat Kentucky? pic.twitter.com/bjWEcyQbcg— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) November 30, 2019
And now Lynn Bowden has the most rushing yards by any player in a single game in the modern series of the UK/UofL rivalry— Corey Price (@coreyp08) November 30, 2019
BEAT EM DOWN.— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) November 30, 2019
Ankle looks fine.— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) November 30, 2019
Lynn Bowden takes it to the house.
Sam Malone and Brian Long gonna get some snaps— JP (@JPaulYall) November 30, 2019
Kentucky just ran a flea flicker up 38-13 in the fourth quarter.— Jon Hale (@JonHale_CJ) November 30, 2019
If Kentucky scores again they deserve to be in the playoff. It’s simple math. pic.twitter.com/XS4umm25tx— Big Blue Drew (@BigBlueDrew33) November 30, 2019
People still believe UK would lose to over half the teams on UL’s schedule?— Travis Graf (@Trav_Graf) November 30, 2019
That was the most homer take I’ve ever seen.
MY SOCKS ARE SOAKED TO MY FEET— TJ Beisner (@tjbeisner) November 30, 2019
MY HANDS ARE WRINKLED AND NUMB INSIDE MY WET GLOVES
THE WATER IS STARTING TO MAKE IT TO THE BASE LAYER OF MY CLOTHES
I SLIPPED AND FELL DOWN THE STAIRS AT KROGER FIELD
AND I’VE HONESTLY NEVER FELT MORE ALIVE GO CATS
Wow, Satterfield really is Saban 2.0 pic.twitter.com/ZHlJf1gUFp— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) November 30, 2019
2nd Half of Season Shout outs to:— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 30, 2019
- Eddie Gran
- UK Offensive Line
- Chris Rodriquez
- Max Duffy
- UK D-Line
- @LynnBowden_1 GOAT
Kentucky lost its all-time greatest pass rusher and running back after a 10-win season. Then lost its starting and backup QB early this season.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 30, 2019
And has one of the, what, five most electric players in college football playing QB now, hurtling toward a shot at an 8-win season.
Mark Stoops has won three of the last four vs UL with two beat downs and a win as a 27 point underdog on the road as the other win. That’s pretty good. #BBN— Terry Beat UL Brown™️ (@TBrown_80) November 30, 2019
In the last two years UK has beaten UL 101-23 and ran for 890 yards. Domination is an understatement— Keith Garrett (@B3KeithG) November 30, 2019
Lynn Bowden Jr.: 284 rushing yards, most in a game by a quarterback in SEC history.— Tom Hart (@tom_hart) November 30, 2019
Kentucky completed one (1) pass for four (4) yards and won by 32, I don’t wanna hear about Louisville’s alleged football prowess ever again— JP (@JPaulYall) November 30, 2019
Lynn Bowden one more time just for the helluva it. pic.twitter.com/ryRtLZa3I0— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) November 30, 2019
baby-yoda-drinking-soup.jpg https://t.co/lTtXIbLcVS— Real Thankful For Turkey (@fakegimel) November 30, 2019
18 plus starters and Terry Wilson’s return are encouraging for 2020.— Freddie Maggard (@FredMaggard610) November 30, 2019
Kentucky won by 46 points last year. This year felt more lopsided. https://t.co/RSoPgNFQiH— Derek Terry (@DerekSTerry) November 30, 2019
This was UK's first Governor's Cup win in Lexington since 2009.— Jon Hale (@JonHale_CJ) November 30, 2019
Lynn Bowden, MVP, overcome. pic.twitter.com/NbDoY0nIbX— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 30, 2019