CBS Sports: Lynn Bowden Jr. becomes Kentucky's ninth 1,000-yard rusher

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Published: Nov. 30, 2019 at 2:05 PM EST
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With 92 yards in the first half against Louisville, Lynn Bowden Jr. became just the ninth 1,000-yard rusher in school history despite playing the first five games of the season at wide receiver.

Bowden is the ninth Wildcat to rush for 1,000 yards but it marks the program's 13th 1,000-yard rushing season. Sonny Collins (1973, 1975), Rafael Little (2005, 2007) and Benny Snell (2016, 2017, 2018) accomplished the feat multiple times in their UK careers.

On the season, Bowden has now rushed 144 times for 1,043 yards and eight touchdowns. With eight yards in the second half, he will have rushed for over 100 yards in six of his seven starts at quarterback. He's already broken Mike Fanuzzi's 45-year-old record for most 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback.

Just a junior, Bowden now ranks seventh all-time in school history in all-purpose yards.

In the first half, Kentucky rushed 24 times for 201 yards and two touchdowns. Despite losing its all-time leading rusher from last season in Snell, the Wildcats now need just 148 rushing yards to break the school's single-season record of 3,124 set in 1974. Bowden finished with 284 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Kentucky finished with 517 yards rushing breaking the record set last week against Vanderbilt.