This coming season is a big one for Kentucky Wildcats running back Benny Snell. Snell is going into his junior season which is his first year eligible for the NFL draft. At this point in his career he is arguable the best running back in school history. With the loss of quarterback Stephen Johnson it’s up to Snell to carry the offense. Here’s a glimpse of what his role will be.
Snell has been a big staple of the Kentucky offense for two years now. Last season he rushed for 1,333 yards on 262 carries. Don’t be surprised to see both of those numbers increase next season. With the question still up in the air about the quarterback next season, Snell will be the go to player for the offense and be expected to lead the charge.
The Heisman trophy is the most prestigious award you can win in college football. In the past two seasons Snell has shown Heisman-like potential and this year he could achieve it. Snell ran for 19 touchdowns last season which led the team and was fifth nationally. I expect to see his touchdowns go up as well next season.
How many wins?
The big question Kentucky fans want to know is how many wins will they get. With question marks still on the quarterback Benny will have to lead the team for the most part. With the teams they face this season there’s a chance he can help carry the team to nine wins this season. We’ll see if Snell can live up to expectations and be the running back this team needs.
Kentucky begins their football season September 1st against Central Michigan. With high hopes for the season Big Blue Nation get ready, it’s sure to be a good one.