Benny Snell’s performance on Saturday was once again another solid game from the junior running back. Snell kicked off his 2018 campaign with 125 yards on 20 carriers, which included two touchdowns. One of those touchdowns looked a little Heismanesque.
.@benny_snell left his ?? on today’s game
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) September 1, 2018
But how did his performance compare to players on the Heisman watch list?
The national consensus favorite to win the Heisman, Bryce Love, played on Friday against San Diego State and his stats were very minuscule compared to Benny Snell’s. Love carried the ball 18 times for only 29 yards and had zero touchdowns.
The sophomore running back out of Wisconsin had a very similar game to Mr.Snell’s. Taylor lugged the rock 18 times for 145 yards with two touchdowns against Western Kentucky.
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) September 1, 2018
The Florida quarterback transfer had a standout game for the Mountaineers. Grier threw for 429 yards, five touchdowns, and had a quarterback rating of 228.0. He probably did have the best performance amongst the Heisman contenders but c’mon, he only played against Tennesee.
Will Grier —-> T.J. Simmons
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 1, 2018
Seriously though, thank God this guy isn’t still at Florida.
Rodney Anderson blew the doors off of FAU’s defense. The Oklahoma running back ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns on only five carries.
we see you Rodney Anderson pic.twitter.com/HqsVDOWbaf
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 1, 2018
Now, yes he did have an excellent performance, but I have a hard time seeing him be in Heisman talks as the season goes on. I feel like he plays in Kyler Murray’s spotlight, plus, to win the Heisman I feel like he’s going to have to get more touches. Besides UK’s 2nd string running back just ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns on only eight carries.
Benny Snell’s performance matched right up with the nation’s top contenders for college football’s most coveted player trophy. Not to mention, he was ill before the game. I’m entirely on board for the Benny Snell Heisman campaign after week one.
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