You know how I know Kentucky’s going to blow Central Michigan out on Saturday? One of their best players just poked our meanest bear. Chippewas star running back Jonathan Ward said he’s never heard of Benny Snell, Kentucky’s star running back.
“I don’t know him,” Ward said, via Evan Petzold. “I don’t think there’s anything too special.”
Considering Ward’s a pretty good player himself, putting up 1,017 rushing yards, 470 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns last season, he probably should know about Benny, who ended the regular season leading the SEC in rushing yards (1,318), carries (256), and rushing touchdowns (18). Central Michigan coach John Bonamego has certainly heard of him, calling Benny “as good as anybody we’ve faced.”
Believe it or not, the bulletin board material didn’t stop there. Ward said he also doesn’t see anything special about Kentucky’s defense:
Central Michigan RB Jonathan Ward on Kentucky's defense: "They are a pretty aggressive defense and all fly to the ball. I'm not seeing anything really special. We just have to come out and play to the best of our abilities."
— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) August 28, 2018
You see that, Josh Allen? Mike Edwards? I’m almost scared to find out what Jordan Jones will do.
Benny’s already coming into this season with an enormous chip on his shoulder, so this will only fuel the fire. Or rather, flaming sledgehammer.
Cats by 90.