SEC running backs can have fun on the field and on Twitter too.
Benny Snell, the standout sophomore running back for the Kentucky Wildcats, ran in for a short touchdown early in the third quarter against Georgia on Saturday, which made the score 21-13 in favor of the Bulldogs.
Despite his team still being down by 8, Snell put his right pointer finger up to his facemask to make the customary “shhh” motion toward the fans behind the end zone in Sanford Stadium.
The gesture seemed a little poorly timed, considering the Wildcats were still behind, and that’s exactly how former Georgia running back Keith Marshall thought while he was watching the game.
How you gone tell the crowd to shh if you losing
— Keith Marshall (@Truthh4) November 18, 2017
But a couple of days later, Snell has found the tweet and responded. Since he’s not tagged in the tweet at all and it doesn’t mention his name, a friend of Snell’s must have sent it to him. Otherwise for him to find it would be next level internet sleuthing.
Anyway, he came back on Monday afternoon with a great response.
Because I can do what I want when I score that’s how. https://t.co/quEZ4cUmq7
— MrSnell Ya Later👋🏾 (@benny_snell) November 20, 2017
Marshall responded later Monday afternoon, and it shows that the two running backs are just having some good fun with each other.
— Keith Marshall (@Truthh4) November 20, 2017
Snell did have a very solid and productive game, running hard and racking up yards even as the score got out of hand. However, he was overshadowed on the night by Georgia’s two senior tailbacks, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, who gashed the Wildcats defense for more than 200 yards and 5 touchdowns.