LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — He did it! Kentucky's Lynn Bowden Jr. has been named Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading Kentucky to a 24-20 win over Arkansas in his first collegiate start as a quarterback, the league announced Monday.
Bowden contributed 274 yards total offense and all three touchdowns on Saturday. He connected on 7 of 11 passes for 78 yards and his first career scoring pass and also rushed a career-high 24 times for 196 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning 24-yard touchdown scamper in the fourth quarter.
His 196 rushing yards are the most for a Wildcat against a Southeastern Conference opponent in 14 years. It is the second-most rushing yards for a Kentucky quarterback in school history.
Bowden currently leads the SEC and ranks sixth nationally in all-purpose yards, averaging 149.33 per game. He also earned Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll for the second time this season after Saturday night’s performance.