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Benny Snell and Josh Allen Make a Friendly Wager


It’s illegal for college athletes to gamble on sports, but there’s nothing wrong with a little friendly wager amongst teammates.  The stars of the Kentucky football have a little more on the line when the 2018 season kicks off on September 1.

Outside linebacker Josh Allen and running back Benny Snell created a friendly competition.  While the two compete against history to shatter school records, they will compete against each other.  Will Allen have more combined sacks and tackles for loss than Snell will score touchdowns?

This has to be a no-brainer, right?  After all, Benny does hold the UK record for rushing touchdowns.  Wrong!

If the two made this bet before last season, Snell would have only won by a slim margin.  Benny rushed for 19 touchdowns while Allen combined for 16.5 sacks and tackles for loss.  In 2016 Allen actually had more sacks and tackles for loss (15.5) than Snell had rushing touchdowns (13).

You might also consider the records each will be chasing.  Snell already has the rushing touchdown record. For Allen to rewrite the history books, he must be at his best in every game.  If he matches last season’s total (10.5) tackles for loss, he will still be six behind UK’s career leader, Bud Dupree.  Allen needs 12 sacks to break Oliver Barnett’s 30-year old record.  If the pass-rusher can post those incredible numbers, Snell doesn’t stand a chance.

Considering all the above, will the Blitz Bro win, or will Allen be saying Snell Yeah at the end of the season?


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

10 Comments for Benny Snell and Josh Allen Make a Friendly Wager

  1. KYcats11
    1:51 pm June 6, 2018 Permalink

    Love me some Benny, but Allen will win this.

    • Duuuuuude
      2:50 pm June 6, 2018 Permalink

      I hope everybody thinks the way you do….. and Benny finds out! lol

    • cats646
      4:35 pm June 6, 2018 Permalink

      Ha. Agree Duuuuude!!!

  2. ClutchCargo
    2:32 pm June 6, 2018 Permalink

    I voted Benny. But that was based on the heavy emphasis on the running game the past couple of years, so I could see Josh Allen winning this. Best case scenario is both of them have fantastic seasons, and then the team benefits no matter how it turns out.

  3. USMC5150
    3:06 pm June 6, 2018 Permalink

    Allen 4 Sure

  4. CombatMedic_98
    5:49 pm June 6, 2018 Permalink


  5. N-UR-i
    6:51 pm June 6, 2018 Permalink

    Benny without a doubt

  6. chris43
    10:45 am June 7, 2018 Permalink

    Benny the Bandit baby!

  7. joe_finebomb
    8:34 am June 8, 2018 Permalink

    I thought Dennis Johnson had the sack record for most sacks in a season.

  8. joe_finebomb
    8:55 am June 8, 2018 Permalink

    Looked it up. He does. But Oliver Barnett has the career sack record. I see what you were talking about now. Half a sleep with this new baby. Should have re-read it before posting. Either way I’m going with Snell on the bet. But like both players.