Following Kentucky’s incredible win in the Belk Bowl, Lynn Bowden Jr. was deservedly receiving plenty of praise.
This week, a member of the Big Blue Wall received some recognition as well as Landon Young and Bowden Jr. were named to the USA Today All-Bowl Team.
Young was named to the offensive line and Bowden was placed at the all-purpose spot.
Lynn Bowden made multiple other All-Bowl Teams, including at the Associated Press, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated. “Bowden set an FBS bowl record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 233 and threw for the game-winning score against Virginia Tech,” said USA Today’s Paul Myerberg. With 306 total yard of offense alone and three touchdowns in the final game, the Belk Bowl’s MVP has been a lock for some of these awards with how he ended the year by truly putting UK on his back.
As a member of Kentucky’s offensive line, Young helped Kentucky’s dynamic rushing attack set multiple single-season school rushing records. “Young led Kentucky with eight knockdown blocks in the Wildcats’ 37-30 win against Virginia Tech in the Belk Bowl,” said Myerberg. Young was just as impactful off the field as the captain of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, and Kentucky fans will be happy to see him back in the Bluegrass as he announced he would be returning for his senior year a few weeks back.
Lynn has been well recognized and he more than earned it, but it was good to see another Wildcat get some love for their performance during the bowl season. Bowden Jr. may not be coming back for another year, but Young is a big plus to have back next season and, along with the rest of the offensive line, will be a big key to Kentucky’s continued success.