Benny Snell made an appearance on “Thinking Out Loud” on the SEC Network last night to relive Kentucky’s historic win over Florida. As you might imagine, he said the postgame locker room was nuts.
“People were going crazy,” Benny told Greg McElroy and Marcus Spears. “Everybody was happy. Guys were dancing, Stoops was dancing. It was a good time.”
Question about Stoops’ dancing moves in 3…2…1…
“I can’t even explain the moves the he was hitting,” Benny said, laughing. “We’re out here having fun.”
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) September 9, 2018
We know Benny runs hard, but it’s worth mentioning that 122 of his 175 rushing yards vs. Florida came after contact. Last year, Benny led the SEC in forced missed tackles with 44, and according to Pro Football Focus, he forced four vs. the Gators on Saturday. In fact, Florida had 20 missed tackles for 168 yards, which safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson — who famously predicted the Gators’ streak would move to 32 — said is proof Kentucky was the more aggressive team.
“It’s just guys wanting it more,” Gardner-Johnson said, via Gators Territory. “We obviously didn’t want it more, we lost the game. So it’s a mentality.”
“As an offensive plan, we wanted to come out aggressive,” Snell said last night. “To try to stop Kentucky’s offense, you’ve got to stop Benny Snell, you’ve got to stop the run. We’re so good up front, my tight end and linemen can get to the second level. We just trust the process. We’re going to run it.”
And good luck stopping them.