Benny Snell accomplishes what no other true freshman at UK has since 2000

Benny Snell accomplishes what no other true freshman at UK has since 2000

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonabout 5 years

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[caption id="attachment_207786" align="alignnone" width="2048"]Photo by UK Athletics Photo by UK Athletics[/caption] Man, it's nice to be able to reflect on a win, isn't it? As I look back on my favorite parts of Saturday's victory, I keep coming back to Benny Snell. The freshman running back had a game-high 16 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown vs. South Carolina. Almost all of those yards came on a touchdown drive at the start of the fourth quarter when Snell carried the ball on nine of the eleven plays and ran it in out of the Wildcat formation for the score. Saturday's was just the latest impressive performance for Snell, who has 33 carries for 209 yards and five touchdowns over the last two games for an average of 6.3 yards per carry. That's the most rushing yards in back-to-back games by a true freshman since Chad Scott had 211 against Mississippi State and Vanderbilt in 2000. Benny, who didn't get any carries vs. Southern Miss or Florida, says he wants the offense to keep feeding him. "I wanted them to keep feeding me. There's no doubt at all. Every time I look for the signal, I want them to give me the ball. It don't matter if we run it five times straight and the defense knows we're running the ball, I'm going to get every yard I can regardless." My favorite thing about Benny? Look how hard it is to take him down. As Brent Musburger said, "That rascal moves the whole pile!".

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2021-10-20