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Benny Snell met the man he’s chasing in the record books

(Photo: Twitter/@UKFootball)

The great Sonny Collins will be the Wildcats’ honorary captain tomorrow when Kentucky hosts Mississippi State in a critical game in Kroger Field.

But first, Collins met Benny Snell after Friday’s practice and it made for a great photo of past and present stars.

Collins currently holds the all-time rushing record at Kentucky with 3,835 yards, but Snell is on his heels.  Snell has 2,799 yards to date with nine more games this season. Assuming UK will reach a bowl game, he’ll need 104 yards per game in the remaining 10 games to pass Collins’ longstanding record.

Collins, a Madisonville guy, finished his UK career in 1975 as the SEC’s all-time rushing leader. He was a three-time First-Team All-SEC selection and was the SEC Player of the Year in 1973.

It’s cool to see the two together as Benny chases his title and is on the verge of matching Randall Cobb’s touchdown record, maybe as soon as tomorrow.

Go Benny.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

15 Comments for Benny Snell met the man he’s chasing in the record books

  1. runningunnin.454
    4:39 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

    That’s a cool photo.

  2. secrick
    4:48 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

    Please cover the spread, no just kidding.

    • runningunnin.454
      6:30 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

      On the show thread, I related that my wife had won the NFL pot where she works three times. She goes by which mascot could whip the other mascot; so, she picked the Bengals twice and the Browns last night…tried to tell her they’re not the Brown Bears.LOL.
      So anyway, according to her it’s a lock, Wildcats > Bulldogs. Me, I’ve vowed never to bet again. Ha ha.

  3. J. Did
    5:26 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

    Sonny Collins was, arguably, on the greatest KENTUCKY FOOTBALL team since Bear Bryant’s. Fran was the man for a span that ran. Until we got brought down. But at the time, Sonny Collins was the man. Let us never forget. Good times. Good times.

  4. shelby
    5:59 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

    Benny may be the best we’ve had since sonny.

  5. Kat4Life
    6:01 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

    Loved Sonny back in the day.

  6. lribookend
    6:09 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

    Hard to argue that the 1977 team was not the best in “modern” day….
    1977 record?: ?10–1 (6–0 SEC)

  7. lribookend
    6:17 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

    … beating # 4 penn state in college station, and Florida away, along with victories agains WV and Va Tech at home, although back then some of those teams/locations were not so great.

    • runningunnin.454
      8:29 am September 22, 2018 Permalink

      I remember that Penn State game; in the interview after the game, Joe Paterno said, “What can I say, they kicked our butts”.

    • timer2
      10:17 am September 22, 2018 Permalink

      I’ll never forget Dallas Owen’s pick-six….Richard Jaffe’s QB sack of Fusina….Mike Siganos never calling a fair catch and never fumbling.

  8. Alleykat16
    6:19 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

    Only if C-Rod was standing with them then it would be the past,present, and the future. Would really like a picture of that to hang in the man cave

  9. Jesus H. Chrysler
    6:40 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

    My man midnight #40. Looking good! He Still holds the record for slaying young poon on campus

  10. njcat54
    7:26 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

    Didn’t get to many games when he played, but will never forget watching the highlights of him blasting through the line and streaking through the defense time after time on the Fran Curci show. He was ELECTRIC!