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How did Benny Snell’s Performance Stack Up with other Heisman Contenders?

Benny Snell’s performance on Saturday was once again another solid game from the junior running back. Snell kicked off his 2018 campaign with 125 yards on 20 carriers, which included two touchdowns. One of those touchdowns looked a little Heismanesque.

But how did his performance compare to players on the Heisman watch list?

Bryce Love

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The national consensus favorite to win the Heisman, Bryce Love, played on Friday against San Diego State and his stats were very minuscule compared to Benny Snell’s. Love carried the ball 18 times for only 29 yards and had zero touchdowns.

Jonathan Taylor

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The sophomore running back out of Wisconsin had a very similar game to Mr.Snell’s. Taylor lugged the rock 18 times for 145 yards with two touchdowns against Western Kentucky.

Will Grier

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The Florida quarterback transfer had a standout game for the Mountaineers. Grier threw for 429 yards, five touchdowns, and had a quarterback rating of 228.0. He probably did have the best performance amongst the Heisman contenders but c’mon, he only played against Tennesee.

Seriously though, thank God this guy isn’t still at Florida.

Rodney Anderson

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Rodney Anderson blew the doors off of FAU’s defense. The Oklahoma running back ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns on only five carries.

Now, yes he did have an excellent performance, but I have a hard time seeing him be in Heisman talks as the season goes on. I feel like he plays in Kyler Murray’s spotlight, plus, to win the Heisman I feel like he’s going to have to get more touches. Besides UK’s 2nd string running back just ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns on only eight carries.

Benny Snell’s performance matched right up with the nation’s top contenders for college football’s most coveted player trophy. Not to mention, he was ill before the game. I’m entirely on board for the Benny Snell Heisman campaign after week one.


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Article written by Brent Wainscott

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15 Comments for How did Benny Snell’s Performance Stack Up with other Heisman Contenders?

  1. zoupman
    7:56 pm September 2, 2018 Permalink

    Good gosh man, get a clue. No one is a Heisman candidate on Labor Day weekend.
    Act like you have. crossed the road before.

  2. ukcats1776.90
    8:07 pm September 2, 2018 Permalink

    unless kentucky wins 10 or 11 games or benny Snell runs for 3000 yards, hes not gonna get close to the Heisman. Ky will be luck to win 6 and benny wont even get 1200 yards this year (BC terrible terry cant throw the ball so teams only have to worry about the run). Heisman? lol

    • cats646
      8:35 pm September 2, 2018 Permalink

      You are a moron.

    • (Aixelsyd)0505
      9:58 pm September 2, 2018 Permalink

      Why is He a moron? Cause He tells it like it is!? Maybe cats646 is the moron here.

    • Goose
      9:02 pm September 2, 2018 Permalink

      I think ukcats is dead on accurate.

    • cats646
      10:29 pm September 2, 2018 Permalink

      He’s right except for the part where terry can’t throw the ball. That’s what makes him a moron.

  3. TheAssman
    8:08 pm September 2, 2018 Permalink

    You may want to add Tua Tagovailoa to that list….just a suggestion.

    • jsuge20
      9:05 pm September 3, 2018 Permalink

      yep, and heres a long shot for ya, Oregon’s Justin Herbert, accounted for 6 TD’s. He’s reason Terry isnt in Oregon anymore

  4. Tony the Liger
    9:53 pm September 2, 2018 Permalink

    What do you mean by “other” contenders? You actually believe Snell’s going to be a Heisman candidate? He’s good, but A.) we’re going 5-7, and no player on a 5-7 team will get a look for that reward, and B.) Benny talks too damn much and is going to get burned as a result.

  5. (Aixelsyd)0505
    10:00 pm September 2, 2018 Permalink

    Smell will NOT be a Heisman candidate.

  6. bailey000
    11:02 pm September 2, 2018 Permalink

    We are not going 5-7. U bunch of idiots. It was game 1. The offense could not have played worst and we won the football game. When have u seen a Kentucky football team have 4 turnovers and win by 15??? There are definitely some great parts to this football team. We need to improve at QB and we will. The worst thing about Kentucky football is the f****** fanbase. Get behind your damn team. At least quit being miserable and go get laid or do something productive.

    • Corder
      3:56 am September 3, 2018 Permalink

      Preach! It’s sad that a part of Kentucky’s fan base that only wanted to go back to bowl games when Stoops first got here are now saying that back to back 7 regular season wins is nothing and that Stoops will never get it together. Thank god these people have no say in the hiring and firing of coaches. People didn’t want joker around after a 2 win season yet now they don’t want a coach who has done just about everything to get this program moving in the right direction. Got to love stupidity.

    • Patrick_David
      8:09 am September 3, 2018 Permalink

      Speaking too much truth mine Big Blue Brethren…. There is a ugly cloud that hangs over many in the fan base: they snitches, they low down, and they rarely put on deodorant.

  7. Tony the Liger
    9:08 am September 3, 2018 Permalink

    We’ll beat Murray, MTSU, Vandy, and hopefully Mizzou. No matter how bad UT is, I’ll never pick that game as a win @ Neyland until they’ve proven they can do it. SoCar’s the better team this year and are ready to stomp us after our recent streak.

    Point being, find a sixth win.