LEXINGTON, Ky (WYMT)- For the second straight year, the Governor's Cup will reside in Lexington after the Cats defeated Louisville 45-13.
Kentucky quarterback Lynn Bowden Jr. (1) runs with the ball during the first half of the NCAA college football game against Louisville, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Lexington, Ky.
The game started out with Big Blue Nation holding their breaths after Louisville converted a 4th and 10 to 6 points when Micale Cunningham found Tutu Atwell for the 33-yard touchdown.
The Wildcats quickly answered on a 6 play drive with A.J. Rose rushing in for the 7-6 lead 3:24 later, showing again that the running game would be working.
Lynn Bowden Jr., who rushed for the second TD of the game, recorded 92 yards on the ground in the first half. That put the Wide Receiver, Quarterback over 1,000 yards rushing for the season, but number one was just getting started.
Despite limping off the field due to a sore ankle, Bowden rushed for three touchdowns in the second half finishing with 4 on the day, which ties a record and 284 yards on the ground.
Christopher Rodriguez Jr. also had a rushing touchdown and 125 yards of work.
Kentucky finished with 517 rushing yards setting the school record in back-to-back weeks. The Wildcats also set their single-season record of 3,293 yards. The Cats average of 12.9 yards per rush, is the single-best average for any Southeastern Conference team in league history.
The Kentucky Wildcats (7-5) will now wait to see where they will play their fourth straight bowl game.