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Have we seen Benny Snell at Kroger Field for the final time?

After Benny Snell’s second touchdown, Kroger Field was filled with the sound of Elton John’s “Benny and the Jets.”  As fans soaked up the moment, one question lingered: is this the last time we’ll hear that celebration at Kroger Field?

Mark Stoops stopped just short of saying this was Benny Snell’s final game at Kroger Field.

“I think that position is totally different from some of the other guys.  I’ll let Benny make that announcement at the appropriate time,” Stoops said.  “That position is clearly different.  The upside — he stands some to lose by coming back, where other guys, they all gain by coming back.  That position is really different.  You have to look at it differently.”

At the end of the season Snell will have a conversation with his head coach about his future, but Stoops said, “I don’t think it’ll be a long conversation.”

If this was Benny’s final performance at Kroger Field, he left it all on the field.  Snell gained 116 yards, his 17th career 100-yard game, on 26 attempts and scored two touchdowns.  Now with 12 touchdowns on the season, Herschel Walker is the only other player in SEC history with more than 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons.

Benny still has to do some work to catch Sonny Collins.  Snell is 207 yards away from becoming UK’s all-time leading rusher.  When Stoops was informed of the figure during his press conference, Stoops said: “We better get going.”

Snell will be shooting for 207 when Kentucky travels to Cardinal Stadium next Saturday at 7:00.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

18 Comments for Have we seen Benny Snell at Kroger Field for the final time?

  1. big cat
    4:33 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    Nick, you must be REALLY stupid. Who really cares at this point. We need to focus on getting better….you dorks at KSR need to go work for CNN.

    • Blue Bill
      5:06 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

      Your dumb ass needs to focus on not being a miserable old loser. What a dick.

    • CombatMedic_98
      10:17 am November 18, 2018 Permalink

      TURD Language…

    • Scoop did the Math
      5:34 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

      Why so mad bro?

    • big cat
      6:22 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

      Hey Blue balls…I’m a sore winner… See even you thought we lost today because we played so poorly…lol

    • CATandMONKEY
      12:37 am November 18, 2018 Permalink

      I broke the encryption.
      big cat equals Ignorant Douchenozzle in 156 different languages.

  2. cats646
    4:34 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    Do what’s best for you. Although I hate the thought of not seeing snell yeah on the field next year. SNELL YEA!!!!

  3. davis2319
    4:38 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    Snell would be crazy not to go. Running backs get hurt all of the time in college football. Marcus Lattimore prime example. He was going to be a great running back but got severely injured and didn’t play another snap of football. He needs to go and fans should be behind him when he does go

    • mashburnfan1
      11:06 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

      Boom left early and where is he now. Chubb at UGA stayed and is benefiting from it. Agree a RB only has so many carries in him, and he is probably tired of Gran sending him up the middle with 5-6 blockers vs 7-8 defenders.

  4. big cat
    4:55 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah….so next geniuos question people will ask….will Benny play in bowl game?

  5. Wade
    5:03 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    It’s time… get that money sir it’s generational wealth when you get to play in the nfl! 3rd round or not when he gets a solid o line and can control clock when needed he’s the guy. He will be in a 2 back system and be a red zone threat, a good blocker, he needs to work on catching the ball but everyone he has caught has been thrown high so a decent qb will make him better as well! If he makes it to his second contract he will be a multimillionaire and never have to worry about doing anything but what he loves! Stay healthy and work hard! Thanks Benny! The rb goat! Didn’t he pass Tebow today in td? One of our 2 heismans this yr with JA! Will miss watching those guys! Let’s beat Louisville and win a damn bowl game! Go cats! Never settle!

  6. michaelb
    5:28 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    It wouldn’t shock me if he wanted a senior campaign though . He’s the type to

  7. UKInsider
    5:36 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    Benny is transferring to OSU after the season and when Urban quits. Ok, maybe not.

    Benny will play in the bowl game and he had an insurance policy now, and will probably take out an additional policy for the game – happens all the time.

  8. dhard
    6:45 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    For Benny’s sake, I hope so. For me and my selfishness, I would love to see him back.

  9. JASUN74
    6:47 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    I agree that if your good enough as a running back you should definitely get some feedback and see where you are. Only thing that may hold Benny down is his maturity. Pouting on the sidelines in front of your teammates when they need to be getting pumped up is not going to work in the NFL. Throwing temper tantrums and arguing with the coaches isn’t a good look either. I know he’s still a kid but that’s what life is all about ,Growing!!! I love Benny Snell as a player and he has a great personality in front of the camera , but another year could help him grow as a man and show he’s ready to be professional. He has all the tools to be a great back in the league, and I wish him all the fortunes in the world, but in my humble opinion he needs another year of college before he heads off to play with a bunch of grown men working to raise kids and keep their wife’s happy. Lol.

  10. Swizzle
    8:05 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    Is this a stupid question? Same answer

  11. Alleykat16
    8:14 pm November 17, 2018 Permalink

    Yes that was the last time we will see Benny in a game at Kroger Field. Anybody that’s upset for leaving is an idiot. SNELL YEA

  12. Cmart0907
    5:21 pm November 18, 2018 Permalink

    Benny had 19 tds last year i believe. Only 12 this year.