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.