Late game heroics by Bowden lift Cats to Belk Bowl win

Bowden rushed for 233 yards, 2 touchdowns to earn MVP of the game


CHARLOTTE, NC (WTVQ) – With 18 seconds left on the clock, the Kentucky football team was forced to go to the air to win the game.
Trailing 30-24, Lynn Bowden Jr. would connect with Josh Ali on a touchdown pass for the go-ahead touchdown against the Hokies.
A scoop and score by Jordan Wright would close out the victory for the Cats. They win the Belk Bowl over Virginia Tech, 37-30.
ABC 36’s Austin Miller is in Charlotte with a full recap.

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas