Kentucky Wildcats junior running back Benny Snell entered the 2018 season needing to rush for 1,412 yards to pass Sonny Collins (3,835 yards from 1972-75) as UK’s all-time leading rusher.
Over a 12-game schedule, Snell entered the season needing to average 117.7 yards a game to break the record. If UK advances to a bowl game, Snell would need to average 108.7 yards a game on a 13-game slate to break Collins’ record.
Throughout the Kentucky season, we are going to track Snell’s progress toward the record.
Game Three: Snell ran 15 times for 75 yards against Murray State
Game Two: Snell ran 27 times for 175 yards at Florida
Game One: Snell ran 20 times for 125 yards against Central Michigan
For the season: Snell has run 62 times for 375 yards.
Needed to break the record: 1,037 yards. That is an average of 115.2 yards in the nine remaining regular-season games or 103.7 if UK earns a postseason bowl trip.
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