LEXINGTON, Ky. (WAVE) - Lynn Bowden, Jr, ran for 284 yards and four touchdowns as Kentucky beat Louisville 45-13 in the annual battle for the Governor’s Cup. The trophy remains in Lexington.
“Today, I had to just trust my speed,” Bowden said. “My coach and my teammates have been getting on me because I cut too much, and I definitely agree with that. I trust my cut ability more than my speed and today I just wanted to try something new and strike a match.”
Javian Hawkins made it interesting with a 56 yard touchdown run with :19 seconds in the first half to get the Cards within 17-13 after two quarters, but Bowden closed the door quickly.
On the second play of the second half, he sprinted 60 yards for a touchdown and a 24-13 UK lead.
He wasn’t finished. Bowden led a UK attack that amassed a school record 517 yards and and their third win over UofL in the last four years.
The Cats and Cards each finish the regular season 7-5 and both will find out their bowl destinations next Sunday.