Bowden and Cats run all over Cards

Bowden and Cats run all over Cards
Lynn Bowden. UK beat Arkansas 24-20. Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics (Source: Chet White)

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.

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