The Kentucky Wildcats found themselves in a battle at the Belk Bowl, both literally and figuratively.
After the pregame shenanigans, the game came down to the wire before Lynn Bowden threw a touchdown pass to Josh Ali with 15 second remaining to secure the victory. Then to put the icing on the cake of the 37-30 victory, Jordan Wright returned a fumble for a touchdown as time expired.
It was another legendary performance for a legendary player. Bowden finished the game with 233 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground in addition to 73 passing yards and the game-winning touchdown pass. What a player. What a team. What a game.
This was a very successful season considering the adversity this team had to face. These Wildcats and all of Big Blue Nation should hold their heads high as another good year comes to an end and we head into yet another season with the potential for big things to happen. Come see about it.
I am going to be honest, short of being ejected in the first half there is nothing Lynn Bowden could have done to avoid picking up this MVP honor. Once again, he put the offense on his back and put up 31 points against a very stingy Virginia Tech defense.
He has been Kentucky’s best player at multiple positions this season, carrying the offense for the last eight games. He has set records, made big plays out of nothing, and been one of the most tough and durable college football players I have ever seen. And today in the Belk Bowl, he led the team on a drive to remember to give the Wildcats the lead for good.
Yes, we will miss Benny Snell and Josh Allen. They were legends and a big part of one of the best teams in Kentucky football history. But without Lynn Bowden, this season would have been a complete disaster. He is the MVP of this game, this season, and one of the best to ever do it at Kentucky. Build the dang statue.
How do you replace legends? You become one. pic.twitter.com/auoIWwhINw— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) December 31, 2019
Tom Leach’s game winning call pic.twitter.com/EHBcV8hag6— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) December 31, 2019