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Top Ten Plays of the 2017 UK Football Season, No. 2: Benny Breaks Out

The longest run of Benny Snell’s sophomore season had an uncharacteristic conclusion.

Facing a third and short, Eddie Gran turned to old reliable to pick up the first down.  It wasn’t enough for Snell.  Benny exploded into the second level of the defense, raced 50 yards down the sideline and proved he isn’t just a power back by hurdling over a Missouri defender at the 15-yard line.  The 71-yard touchdown was a beautiful display of finesse.

This play proved that absolutely nothing can excite Andre Ware. 

When the dust settled, Snell has 117 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns in a 40-34 win that looked much more impressive in hindsight.

Snell capped off his sophomore season by breaking the school’s rushing touchdown record.  Next year he’ll gun for the school’s all-time rushing record.  Trailing Sonny Collins by 1,411 yards, he only needs to average 109 a game to become undeniably the best Kentucky running back ever.

The Top Ten Plays from the 2017 UK Football Season: No. 10, No. 9 No. 8No. 7, No. 6, No. 5, No. 4, No. 3


Article written by Nick Roush

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

5 Comments for Top Ten Plays of the 2017 UK Football Season, No. 2: Benny Breaks Out

  1. SuperTroy18
    4:54 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink

    We are SO blessed to have Benny in blue.

  2. Kychopsticks
    5:26 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink


  3. ClutchCargo
    7:37 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink

    Let’s just hope some jackass official doesn’t toss him again for not needing help getting up.

    12:00 am March 3, 2018 Permalink

    Good run by Benny but it was also a good play call. The umpire was the closest person to him once he hit the second level.