Former UK star Benny Snell shares message with former teammates after they set new record
In a lopsided victory against UT-Martin, Kentucky rushed for a school-record 462 yards, the second consecutive game the Wildcats went over the 400-yard mark.
Kentucky had its two longest rushing plays of the season, 63 yards by A.J. Rose and 58 by Lynn Bowden.
After the game, coach Mark Stoops said he didn’t know about the record until the end of the game, and “somebody told me we’re pretty close and we kept taking a knee going backwards. I didn’t want to do that to our team, so I wanted to give them an opportunity to go forward, but it didn’t affect it.”
He added, “If you outrush them like that, I can pretty much tell you it’s going to be 100 percent. If not, I’ll take it some day. But when you outrush somebody by whatever, 470 yards, yeah, you have a pretty good opportunity to win.”
Former UK star Benny Snell, now playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, took note of the record, and sent a message to his former teammates.
“I’m not jealous at all, I’m happy,” Snell said, according to video shared by Jack Pilgrim. “I hope my boy A.J. Rose, young (Chris) Rodriguez, and young (Kavosiey) Smoke, I hope y’all see this. I’m proud of y’all. The O-line has been doing their thing, (Bowden) you’ve been doing your thing at QB, and I hope they get it going.”