By LARRY VAUGHT
Running back Benny Snell says Kentucky has to embrace “being the hunted” and not get derailed by the loss at Texas A&M.
“You have to want it. You have to stay focused as a team and not switch off what we have been doing. We play good opponents and you can’t lose your head,” Snell said. “We have to keep doing what we have been doing. You can’t be okay where you are at. You have to always be uncomfortable, especially in this league, and get after it to keep going forward.”
Snell had just 13 carries for 60 yards – both well under his average – in last week’s loss.
“Definitely need to get him going. We need to get him involved and I think part of that was when you’re not moving the ball. We’re not getting first downs. Not very good. Not very much fun,” Stoops said.
Some wondered if maybe Snell had carried such a big load in UK’s first five games that he might have been a bit banged up at Texas A&M. Snell didn’t make it sound that way and insisted durability has always been one of his strengths.
“Give Benny 30 carries, 35 or 40. Benny is always a durable back. You don’t have to worry about him being injured,” Snell said about himself. “I can always take the load.”
My guess is that he’ll get a much bigger load after UK’s needed bye week when the Cats host Vanderbilt Oct. 20.