Benny Snell on rushing record: ‘It was the best feeling’
Snell entered the VRBO Citrus Bowl against Penn State — the final game of his UK career since he has already announced he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft — needing 107 yards to claim the record.
Throughout the Kentucky season, we have tracked Snell’s progress toward the record:
Game Thirteen: Snell ran 26 times for 144 yards vs. Penn State.
Game Twelve: Snell ran 18 times for 100 yards at Louisville before leaving the game with what UK Radio reported was a lower-back bruise.
Game Eleven: Snell ran 26 times for 116 yards against Middle Tennessee State.
Game Ten: Snell ran 20 times for 81 yards against Tennessee.
Game Nine: Snell ran 23 times for 73 yards against Georgia.
Game Eight: Snell ran 19 times for 67 yards at Missouri.
Game Seven: Snell ran 32 times for 169 yards against Vanderbilt.
Game Six: Snell ran 13 times for 60 yards at Texas A&M.
Game Five: Snell ran 28 times for 99 yards against South Carolina.
Game Four: Snell ran 25 times for 165 yards against Mississippi State.
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.
The new all-time UK rushing king: Snell finished the season with 1,449 yards on 209 carries. The junior from Westerville, Ohio, finished his Kentucky career with 3,873 yards and is now UK’s all-time leading rusher.