Kentucky's Lynn Bowden Jr. made SEC history in win over Louisville
For many teams, having to turn to the third-string quarterback for the bulk of the schedule results in a lost season. Kentucky, however, found some magic when the Wildcats turned to versatile do-it-all athlete Lynn Bowden Jr. as quarterback after injuries to Terry Wilson and Sawyer Smith.
Bowden had a big day for the Cats against rival Louisville. In fact, it was a game for the SEC history books. Bowden recorded 284 rushing yards, most ever by a conference QB in a single game. Bowden logged 22 carries in the game, averaging 12.9 yards per rush, including 4 touchdowns. The ground game was working so well that Bowden passed the ball only twice, completing one pass for 4 yards.
“What can you say about Lynn?” UK coach Mark Stoops said after the game. “He is truly remarkable in so many ways, most importantly in the realm of competitive fire and toughness.”
Bowden’s 1,235 rushing yards through 12 games helped Kentucky set a school record for team rushing yards in a season.
Lynn Bowden’s 284 rushing yards are the most by a quarterback in SEC history. #BBN
— Brandon Zimmerman (@BZSEC) November 30, 2019