On a night where the University of Kentucky community remember the life and legacy of Wildcat QB Jared Lorenzen, the Arkansas Razorbacks came to Lexington. With one of the enduring memories of Lorenzen being the 7 OT game against the Hogs, it was only fitting that Arkansas would be the matchup. The Wildcats, with Lynn Bowden playing quarterback, fell behind 13-10 and 20-17, but like the UK legend they were honoring, they never gave up. Bowden played a spectacular game, leading a modified Wildcat offense. On
Lynn Bowden finished 7-11 passing for 78 yards and 1 TD (153.2 QB rating) with 196 yards rushing on 24 attempts with 2 additional TDs. Bowden was sensational, from his first run to the 51 yarder with less than 2 minutes left to seal the win. The defense, other than a 74 yard TD on the Razorback’s second play, was stout. The Cats outgained the Hogs 418-305. Offensive Coordinator Eddie Gran, who has received a lot of flack from the Big Blue Nation, called a very good game, putting Bowden and RBs Kavosiey Smoke (11 rushes for 45 yards) and AJ Rose (16 for 90) in spots to succeed. The Wildcats shook off their 3rd down woes, finishing 7-14 against the Razorbacks.
The Cats honored JaredLorenzen before the game and then during the 60 minute contest. They never gave up. They stuck to the gameplan, something that head coach Mark Stoops and offensive coordinator Eddie Gran echoed postgame. And the Kentucky Wildcats, against Arkansas, gave the Big Blue Nation a hell of of a game.