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LYNN BOWDEN LEADS KENTUCKY TO COMEBACK VICTORY IN THE BELK BOWL

In a back-and-forth effort, Lynn Bowden led the Kentucky Wildcats to a 37-30 victory over Virginia Tech in the Belk Bowl.

In an MVP effort, Bowden finished with 233 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 34 rushing attempts to go with 73 yards and a touchdown through the air.

AJ Rose also managed 81 yards on ten carries, followed by Chris Rodriguez with 18 yards and a touchdown on six carries.

At receiver, Josh Ali saved the day with his game-winning touchdown reception with 15 seconds to go, giving him 52 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

Defensively, Kash Daniel led the way with eight tackles, followed by Yusuf Corker with seven and Jamin Davis with six. For good measure, Jordan Wright brought home a 28-yard scoop-and-score as time expired to push Kentucky’s lead to 37-30.

Overall, Kentucky managed 404 total yards compared to 329 for Virginia Tech. The Wildcats won the time of possession 35:46 to 24:14.

Check out the entire box score:

With the victory, Kentucky finishes the 2019 season with an 8-5 record, giving Mark Stoops his fourth consecutive season with seven or more victories and a 32-21 overall record in that span.

Come see about it.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

35 Comments for LYNN BOWDEN LEADS KENTUCKY TO COMEBACK VICTORY IN THE BELK BOWL



  1. cats646
    3:27 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    What. A. Game. Lynn Bowden is an absolute LEGEND!!!! Build him a statue!!!!!



  2. onlyone
    3:27 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    GOTTA LOVE THE SCOOP AND SCORE TO PUT ICING ON THE CAKE. Lynn Bowden COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE YEAR IN MY BOOK.



  3. Bobbum Man
    3:27 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    WOW just wow… can’t remember wanting to beat a non UL team more in recent memory… so so glad we beat those punks… Bowden is an absolute monster!!! They messed with the wrong one



  4. dhard
    3:28 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    Holy crap. Lynn Bowden is Superman. Apparently, this was Bud Fosters last game?



    • dhard
      3:34 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      Lynn Bowden field and statues at every entrance.



  5. ScoggDog
    3:31 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    Look – I understand everybody is hyped about the ending – but please, try to view the big picture.

    This is no day for celebration. We lost Bud Foster. Bud. Foster.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      3:35 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      lol



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      3:36 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      “Say it ain’t so Bud!”



    • makeitstop
      3:44 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      Suck it up. Wake up tomorrow. Pack ur lunch pale. Go to Mr. Slade’s Quarry, it’ll be ok.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      4:44 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      Good one! Haha.



  6. StillBP
    3:34 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    Lynn Bowden was not going to lose to those guys. No sir.



  7. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    3:34 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    Boy I wish I had been at KSBar if not the game! I have to plan a road trip there for a game sometime.

    BTW, what the crap? “Due to the contract between the Belk Bowl and ESPN we are not allowed to stream the broadcast.” The game itself I understand, but the post-game? That makes no sense. ESPN is covering other games already because they don’t give a rat’s behind about UK football!



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      3:57 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      Never mind. It’s on now. It wasn’t for several minutes for some reason.

      GO CATS!!!



  8. Bluehender
    3:37 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome win. So glad to be able to win the Bud Foster Bowl. Happy for Lynn Bowden. He’s a warrior. He was about out of gas, I was thinking he was going to have to do it with his arm. Great play call by Eddie Gran…Go Cats!!!



    • ScoggDog
      3:43 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      The greatness of Bud Foster can’t be reduced to something as simple as a football game, just like it can’t be captured in mediums as unrefined as marble or stone, poem or song. To properly portray the magnificence of the man would require a structure beyond our ability to comprehend – like a sculpture of pure light floating on a lake of the most innocent love. To gaze directly at Bud Foster would be to risk madness, like staring into the sun until one was blinded by sheer awe.

      When the euphoria wears off, you’ll see that the world is just a little more gray now. That’s the Earth’s way of weeping for the passing of Bud Foster.



    • Bluehender
      3:51 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      Well said ScoggDog, I just saw Bud Foster and Lynn Bowden riding off into the sunset..like the Lone Ranger and Tonto..



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:45 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      Dang ScoggDog, that was beautiful, I got a little teary eyed reading that. That’s funny as hell no matter who you are.



  9. Lip Man 1
    3:37 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    Congratulations to the team. Given all the issues that came up this year winning eight games is a good accomplishment in my opinion.



  10. Rise
    3:38 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    Kash Daniel killing it on the SEC network right now



  11. csnailnrun
    3:38 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    #BroughIt



  12. runningunnin.454
    3:39 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    I am walking on air; but, damn, keep hitting my head on the ceiling.
    I am sorry we spoiled ESPN’s Bud Foster party, though…NOT.



    • StillBP
      3:42 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      It’s a shame he’s going out with a L.



  13. Big Sexy
    3:41 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    This type of offense get shuts down by a good team like Virginia Tech. No chance you beat teams this caliber doing that and being one dimensional. I’m not being facetious. That’s just a testament to what an unbelievable athlete and football player Lynn Bowden is. He is unreal. He carried this team the last half of the year. He was just the best athlete pretty much every week they took the field.

    By the way……Who was the “fan” trolling people here by saying no way this team wins 7-8 games?



  14. AFR0_SAMURAii
    3:43 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    Also on a statistical note, Mark Stoops is now 2-2 in bowl games and 44-44 overall



    • makeitstop
      3:47 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      It’s all blue sky from here… next stop Fran Curci, the folllowing year The Bear. (At UK of course). But seriously we hv runway in front of us and blue sky above us, he’s done a great job.



    • ScoggDog
      3:48 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      We refer to that record as occurring in the Bud Foster Era. All record books will now be reset to zero, as we transition into the Post Bud Foster Phase of college football – with heavy hearts and weary souls.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:23 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      So let the football date from this day forward be recognized with A.B. (After Bud). Who names their child after two beers?



  15. dhard
    3:56 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    Did anyone else find themselves hating on Va Tech? It was like I didn’t know I despised them so much.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      4:06 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.



  16. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    4:05 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    Directly under the throne room, a gloomily lit hall. Banners
    hang on either side to form a corridor down the middle of the
    fire lit room.
    Giant doors open at one end. A huge figure silhouetted
    against the bright light beyond walks forward. In slo-mo, we
    recognize the unmistakable shape of the God of Thunder.
    Hammer in hand, he reaches the end of a raised platform.
    Lightning strikes the Destroyer. It convulses. Bud swings
    Mjolnir around, takes off straight up into the air, as the
    Destroyer gets back on its feet and looks up at the Thunder
    God. Storm clouds gather around Bud as he summons gale
    force winds.
    Debris from the battle begins to rise up into the sky. The
    Destroyer stays there, kept grounded by its massive weight.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      4:08 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      Sorry for the poor job of copying from the “Thor” script. Haha.



  17. CATandMONKEY
    4:35 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    Fck yeah. What a dramatic win.
    Insane, in the best of ways.



  18. CrystalBall
    5:09 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    A friend just told me that Lynn Bowden threw a TD pass with 15 seconds to go to win the Belk Bowl. Yeah, right. Who’s he think he’s kidding.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      5:55 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

      lol



  19. clarks
    7:26 pm December 31, 2019 Permalink

    My hats off to va tech and the program that beamer and foster have built. They took a program similiar to uk or worse as far as history goes and built a strong tradition. Have alot of respect for them especially foster being from ky but that being said look out for the big blue football train cause we building our own tradition. Here’s to uk football may our bowl streak surpass their 27 yrs. C A T S CATS CATS CATS