Benny Snell responds to criticism


Junior Running Back Benny Snell Jr. of the University of Kentucky football team poses for a portrait during Media Day at Kroger Field on Friday August 3, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Olivia Beach | Staff

Kentucky’s star running back Benny Snell has always used criticism to fuel his game on the field, and before Saturday’s game against Central Michigan, the Chippewas’ running back gave Snell something to think about before Saturday’s showdown.

According to Evan Petzold from CM Life, Central Michigan’s Jonathan Ward claimed he didn’t know who Snell was and that he wasn’t anything too special.

After Tuesday’s practice, Snell got the chance to respond to Ward’s comments, and he brought up a stat that would lead people to think that Snell’s football abilities are special.

“I’m a back-to-back 1,000 yard rusher in the SEC, my play speaks for itself,” Snell said.

Ward has not rushed for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, but he did run for 1,019 yards while averaging 5.7 yards per carry last season.

Snell averaged 5.1 yards last season for a total of 1,333 yards.

Anticipation for Saturday’s game continues to grow with each passing day, but trash talk between the team’s best players will only make the Cats look forward to Saturday that much more.