For the second straight week, Kentucky’s opponent talked trash about Benny Snell. For the second straight week, he was happy to prove them wrong.
“That’s exactly what they get….I overcome adversity. This team overcomes adversity. So watch your mouth. I ain’t playing.”
He was not playing. Snell rushed for 175 yards (6.5 yards per carry) to lead a dominant 303-yard performance on the ground.
Nobody directly called out Kash Daniel, but he heard enough from the haters. Daniel was prepared to go to war to make sure Benny bested Florida.
“This changes the game,” Daniel said Hopefully now everybody gives us some (of) the respect we earned. There will probably still be some doubters, just because we’re Kentucky, but that’s okay. Keep at it. Keep running your mouth. Keep opening your mouth about Benny. Keep opening your mouth about our defense. Keep opening your mouth and we’ll shut it up for ya.”
Daniel followed up an 11-tackle performance in week one with another 11-tackle game. He’s happy to prove his opponents wrong. He was just as happy to silence the “fans” who did not believe Kentucky could beat Florida.
“Everybody’s on Twitter saying, ‘We’re playing Florida today. Might as well start drinking heavy.’ Well you know what? Start drinking. Start drinking with a smile on your face because we just came to The Swamp and did that.”
He got so wound up, he almost dropped an F-bomb.
Kash Daniel couldn’t contain his emotions, but he could stop himself from dropping an F-bomb pic.twitter.com/ynbHzhHDQx
— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) September 9, 2018
All of the trash-talk, all of the adversity this team faced manifested itself in the win over Florida. They knew they weren’t “supposed” to win. It only fueled their fire to do something Kentucky had not done since 1986.
— Kash Daniel (@KashDaniel15) September 9, 2018
WATCH HOW YOU SPEAK ON OUR NAME. pic.twitter.com/LGPzTEFdoT
— Mr SNELL YA LATER?? (@benny_snell) September 9, 2018