Following the Texas A&M debacle on 3rd and two just a few weeks ago, there was no surprise the Kentucky coaching staff was going to utilize the ground game more against Vanderbilt. Kentucky star running back Benny Snell ran the ball just 13 times against the Aggies, many anticipated Eddie Gran would give him upwards of 30 carries coming off the bye.
His final total? 32 carries for 169 yards and a touchdown. Oh, and a victory. Funny how that works.
SEC Network was on hand to give fans an exclusive look at Kentucky’s 14-7 victory over Vanderbilt in their popular SEC Inside series. In it, we see exactly what we thought we would: head coach Mark Stoops yelling at Gran to hand the ball off to Benny.
“Give it to 26,” said Stoops.
“Stay with it, stay downhill.”
“Keep on getting run plays to Benny.”
The video is priceless (and pretty darn awesome):
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 24, 2018
Ask and you shall receive, Big Blue Nation.
The entire episode went live at 7:00 p.m., and there’s no update on when it will be available on YouTube or elsewhere for free online. If you have a DirecTV account, you can go on the SEC Network OnDemand and find it there. When the full thing is released and accessible to all, we promise to share the love.