Kentucky quarterback Lynn Bowden has been named the final Manning Award Quarterback of the Week for the 2019 season. The UK junior also received the honor after the win vs. Arkansas in week seven.
Bowden carried the ball 22 times in Kentucky’s win vs. rival Louisville, rushing for a career best 284 yards and four touchdowns. The rushing total is the most by a quarterback in SEC history.
The Wildcats are 5-2 since Bowden took over at quarterback vs. Arkansas and Kentucky is headed to a bowl game for the fourth consecutive season under Mark Stoops.
While Bowden won the weekly award twice this season, ten finalists for Manning Award Quarterback of the Year will be announced on Thursday, December 5th. The winner will be announced following the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Surely Bowden will be a finalists after winning the award twice. Bowden joins Oregon’s Justin Hebert and Washington State’s Anthony Gordon as the only quarterbacks to win the award twice this season.