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Record Tracker: Josh Allen Closing in on Two Career Milestones

With three regular season games and a bowl appearance left in the 2018 season, Josh Allen and Benny Snell’s window to break all-time UK records is closing.  Do they have enough time to cement their legacies atop the school record books?

Josh Allen is sitting pretty.  The Georgia offensive line prevented Allen from recording a sack for only the third time this season, but he still has ten to his name in 2018.  It only takes two to break Oliver Barnett’s record of 26 and tie Dennis Johnson’s single-season record of 12.  At this rate, it’s safe to say Allen will secure both with three or more.

This season Allen has recorded 14.5 tackles for loss.  Now with 35 in his career, Allen can become the tackles for loss record-holder with just three more.  That could happen in Knoxville this Saturday.

Allen’s incredible production has all but secured two elusive records.  Benny Snell has some more work to do.

Against Georgia, Snell became the first Kentucky Wildcat to ever rush for more than 1,000 yards in three seasons.  However, bumps and bruises are starting to take its toll against powerful SEC defensive lines.  In the last two games he’s only averaged 3.6 yards per carry on 67 and 73-yard performances.

With four games to go, Snell is 404 yards away from breaking Sonny Collins’ all-time rushing record.  Averaging 101 yards per game might be a reach, until you consider the rush defenses that lie ahead.  Tennessee allows 161.1 rushing yards per game (66th in the nation), Middle Tennessee surrenders 170.6 (77th) and Louisville gives up 277.4 yards per contest (128th out of 130).  Last week three Clemson running backs surpassed the 100-yard mark.

Kentucky’s rushing attack has not been as potent in the last month, but with a record on the line against a rival, Eddie Gran will feed Snell at Cardinal Stadium until he secures Kentucky’s top spot.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

4 Comments for Record Tracker: Josh Allen Closing in on Two Career Milestones

  1. az1006
    5:27 pm November 6, 2018 Permalink

    I honestly don’t know if it really matters if Snell ends up with the career rushing record (although I think he gets it). He’ll still go down as the greatest back in school history, even if he comes up a bit short. That’s certainly not a slight against Sonny Collins, it just is what it is. Different era, and Snell will have done it in 3 years. It took Collins 4. As it sits right now, Snell has 130 fewer carries, and if he averaged his career YPC, he’d have an additional 689 yards right now. I think he gets the record, but if he played 4 years, he’d obliterate it.

    That being said, if things go as planned, I hope he doesn’t play a down in the second half of the MTSU game.

  2. cats646
    7:30 pm November 6, 2018 Permalink

    Get it boys!!!!!
    Fight 4 it!!

  3. claydwildcat
    8:26 pm November 6, 2018 Permalink

    Benny May be able to break the record in the Louisville game alone.

  4. USMC5150
    8:41 pm November 6, 2018 Permalink

    Lots of firsts and records under the Stoops era!!!