Benny Snell Broke Randall Cobb's RecordComing into last night's game Randall Cobb held the record for most career touchdowns at UK with 37, and Benny Snell was creeping up on him with 35. After last night, Benny Snell shattered Cobb's record with four touchdowns, making Benny Snell the player with the most touchdowns in school history, with 39 and counting. Benny's four touchdowns also tied his own record for most in a single game at UK. His first four-touchdown performance was against New Mexico State in 2016, his debut as a Wildcat Benny Snell is knocking on the door for surpassing Rafael Little for third-most rushing yards in school history, as well, with 32 yards separating the two. He needs 872 yards to break the school record.
Dorian Baker and CJ Conrad made some Sunday playsThe BBN has been anxious to see something special happen with CJ Conrad and Dorian Baker returning from injury this season. While they both had been relatively quiet in the first three weeks, both of them made MASSIVE plays last night that was quite impressive. Those two catches looked like something you'd see on Sunday. Dorian even got two feet in bounds.
GREAT catch by Dorian Baker. pic.twitter.com/7tQ3tzIuFV— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) September 23, 2018
AMAZING catch by CJ Conrad pic.twitter.com/jBjBOZG3xV— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) September 23, 2018
KASH 3:16Kash Daniel has embraced the role of this team's Stone Cold Steve Austin, and it's incredible. From saying he hopes all the Mississippi State's players are crying and their girlfriends break up with them, to telling the College Gameday crew to get new jobs, then thanking God for Benny Snell, and everything in between; Kash Daniel cut one of the greatest promos of all time. You should check it out:
Kentucky's Defense is legitWe knew this defense was going to be good, but I don't think anyone could have predicted this defense would be THAT good. Through four games this defense hasn't allowed a single point in the third quarter, which is a massive turn around from three or four years ago where it seemed like that Cats would always slip up in the third quarter. Consequently, that's the reason why Kentucky has some of their losses. But, this defense has held true. Holding a Mississippi State offense that was averaging 587.7 yards per game to just 201 (only 53 in the 2nd half) is insane. The hype train for Nick Fitzgerald definitely got stopped in Lexington. Watching the defense play so well has been gratifying, as it seems like we have watched it grow over time. We have made it through the growing pains, and it looks like the players, fans, and coaches are reaping the befits with this defense. It's been a long time coming.
College Gameday....we see youAhem, Y'all got some 'splaining to do.
BBN did its partLast night's atmosphere was fantastic, one of the best environments I've ever experienced in my 12 years of attending Kentucky football games. I'd put it up there with South Carolina in 2014 and Louisville from 2007. Even though we were just short of a sellout, the BBN showed up, and you guys were loud. It changed the outcome of the game too, as evident by Mississippi State's numerous false start penalties. As Stoops said, it takes all of us, and the BBN was a critical factor in last nights game. Having crowds like this for every big game is crucial. A big tip of the cap to the BBN for sitting in the rain and making Kroger Field one 0f the best environments in the SEC.
Stripe out, maybe not the greatest successEven though the fans were a great success, the stripe out...not so much. This is how it looked 10 minutes before kickoff with fans still getting to their seats.
To the BBN's credit, it is hard to color coordinate when you have to wear your rain jacket.
We’ll get ‘em next time, Stripe Out. pic.twitter.com/4SZ3B3Gpf6— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) September 22, 2018
We want all the smoke...LiterallyBefore the start of the fourth quarter, the good folks at Kroger field decided to put on a firework show. Personally, I thought it was pretty cool, but the smoke decided to linger and let's just say the viewing pleasure for the first few plays of the fourth quarter weren't the best.
It did, however, provide us this really badass picture of Josh Allen. Absolute specimen. [caption id="attachment_247639" align="aligncenter" width="1199"] UK Athletics[/caption]
View from the press box pic.twitter.com/8lrhw2x50T— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) September 23, 2018