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CBS Sports: The Belk Bowl was in fact the Best Bowl

Throughout the lead-in to the Belk Bowl, its official Twitter account regularly described it as the Best Bowl. We all thought the account was being facetious. It turns out that social media professional was actually a soothsayer.

Kentucky and Virginia Tech produced fireworks from start to to finish at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. A matchup many believed would be a good game transformed into a great game thanks to pregame festivities.

Entering bowl season Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports ranked it as the No. 16 most-anticipated game of the season. When the dust settled, the Belk Bowl was the best bowl of college football’s postseason.

Our lone walk-off winner. Well, it was almost a walk-off winner. This was a rare occasion where a team not only scored the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds but tacked on another score with a fumble return as time expired to rub it in (and simultaneously break the heart of anybody holding a ticket that has “Under 46” written on it). Lynn Bowden ran the ball down defenses throats all season long despite the fact every defense he faced knew it was exactly what he was going to do, but then he busted out the 13-yard touchdown pass to Josh Ali with 15 seconds left to win the game and catapult the Belk Bowl to No. 1 in our 2019-20 Bowl Season Rankings. This in the last Belk Bowl for the foreseeable future.

If you need to be reminded why Fornelli ranked the Belk Bowl as the No. 1 bowl of the 2019 postseason, block off eight minutes, dim the lights, turn up the volume and enjoy KyWildcatsTV’s recap of the 37-30 victory over Virginia Tech.

[CBS Sports]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

8 Comments for CBS Sports: The Belk Bowl was in fact the Best Bowl

  1. buzzard
    1:51 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    Lynn Bowden is a BAD MAN! And I mean that in the best possible way. He’s now my all time favorite UK athlete of ALL TIME! Good Luck to you Mr. Bowden. I have No doubt you will make the BBN proud.

  2. J. Did
    3:19 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    It was the best! Tremendous game, better than expected; a ton of heart and effort! Just a great battle! GO CATS!

  3. bbn606
    3:58 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    Not to mention that this win was against Bud Foster’s greatest defense in the world. I guess Bowden took that lunch box and ate their lunch.

  4. Joe Dan Gorman
    4:24 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    These are awesome productions.

  5. csnailnrun
    4:36 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    I’d love to watch the last 8:25 of the game! Anyone have that available somewhere?
    This video is a wicked good production!

  6. UKfanman01
    5:46 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    Bowden wouldnt be crap without the Big Blue Wall!!!! Great team effort!!!! This team, coaches and players, pulled together a burning plane and made a spectacular season out of it! Sitting at 4-5 almost everyone, all “professional analysts”, had them not even bowling with a 5-7 season. Such a wonderful season and I cant wait to see what next season holds! Phenomenal recruiting class coming in, hopefully the return of Terry Wilson, and an eligible Joey Gatewood, would be a superb start

    • 4everUKBlue
      6:59 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

      True enough it was a great team effort but to say Bowden would be crap without the BBW is asinine at best.

  7. runningunnin.454
    7:36 pm January 8, 2020 Permalink

    I watched all the major bowl games; and, the same thought occurred to me; I just didn’t expect any national sports writers to agree.
    I (might) be a little biased; but, I don’t see how anyone could dispute it. It had everything, including the best right hand since Lennox Lewis, ha ha.