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Lynn Bowden named CFPA Performer of the Week

In what is likely the first of many awards, Lynn Bowden has been named CFPA Performer of the Week for his outstanding play vs. Louisville. A rundown of Bowden’s incredible performance from UK:

  • Rushed 22 times for a career-high 284 yards and career-high four touchdowns – breaking or tying six records in the process — in Kentucky’s 45-13 win over Louisville
  • 284 yards broke the Southeastern Conference record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game
  • Set Governor’s Cup records for most rushing yards and most rushing touchdowns and was given the Howard Schnellenberger Award as the game’s Most Valuable Player
  • Tied the school records for most touchdowns in a game and most rushing touchdowns in a game
  • Averaged 12.9 yards per rushing attempt, third-best in SEC history (min. 20 attempts), highlighted by a career-long 60-yard touchdown run
  • Broke the school record for most rushing yards in a season by a quarterback and became the ninth 1,000-yard rusher in school history
  • 284 yards in one game is the third-most in the nation this season
  • Led UK’s offense that generated a school-record 517 rushing yards and set an SEC record with 12.9 yards per rushing attempt
  • The erstwhile wide receiver has directed UK to a 5-2 record since moving to quarterback seven games ago

Bowden is also a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award for the nation’s most versatile player. Currently, he leads the SEC and ranks ninth nationally in all-purpose yardage with 153.0 yards per game (all-purpose yardage does not include Bowden’s passing yardage as a quarterback) and is one of only three players in the top nine nationally with rushing, receiving, punt return and kickoff return yards. He is also the only player in the nation leading his team in both rushing (1,235) and pass receiving (348) this season.

I’m sure I’ll get to copy and paste all of these stats for an SEC Weekly honor here in about an hour.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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4 Comments for Lynn Bowden named CFPA Performer of the Week



  1. GoCatz
    11:48 am December 2, 2019 Permalink

    What a game for Bowden!! He makes a running offense fun to watch.



  2. Rod Crandler
    12:07 pm December 2, 2019 Permalink

    Next trick, he joins the BBall team and lead us to #9.



  3. BigJohnC
    12:26 pm December 2, 2019 Permalink

    It’d be amazing to see him join basketball right after the bowl game. I don’t know if he’d risk his nfl stock to injury for BBall? Not even sure, is he projected draft pick now?