What we saw from Lynn Bowden against Louisville may have been the greatest performance any Wildcat has ever had on the football field.
Yes, it was that good, so much so that other outlets are taking notice.
Bowden was just named the CFPA (College Football Performance Awards) performer of the week, as well as the SEC Offensive Player of the Week.
It was jaw-dropping to see what Bowden was doing out there against the Louisville defense. He only threw one pass all game simply because he didn’t need to.
He rushed 22 times for 284 yards, which equate to nearly 13 yards per carry. On top of that, he got in the end zone four different times. He either broke or tied six different records as the Cats went on to win the Governor’s Cup over the Louisville Cardinals.
One of the more notable records Bowden broke was the most rushing yards by any SEC quarterback ever. Also, Kentucky as a team rushed for 517 yards which broke their previous record for the school.
Bowden has been nothing short of spectacular as he has led this battered and bruised Kentucky team to a 5-2 record since he took over at quarterback.
He’s played so well throughout the year that he is now a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award for the nation’s most versatile player. He is currently 9th nationally in all-purpose yards per game with 153.
When the season started, there were a lot of questions surrounding Bowden as he was dropping passes he normally caught. Though we can’t forget that his partner in crime, Terry Wilson, was out after the second game. Maybe the switch to QB was exactly what Bowden needed to take his talent to the next level.
It has definitely been a fun ride, one that may end up getting Bowden a chance to play on Sunday’s next season. There’s still a bowl game to be played so Cats fans will be able to see him play at least one more time.
Then again, who knows... he may end up on the basketball team. You know John Calipari would enjoying having Bowden on the hardwood.
What a performance today by @UKFootball! @UKCoachStoops and staff have done an incredible job again this year and their patience and commitment have created a PROGRAM that is built to last.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) November 30, 2019
(And that @LynnBowden_1 isn’t bad either lol! One of the all-time greats!)