LEXINGTON, Ky. — Boom Williams is 10th in the country in rushing yards and his yards per carry are among college football’s best.
Williams is coming into Kentucky’s 7 p.m. matchup Saturday at Alabama with 181 and 123 rushing yards in his last two games.
Those performances haven’t gone unnoticed by Alabama coach Nick Saban.
“He’s certainly going to be a challenge for us and maybe the best back we’ve played against so far this year,” Saban said on his Wednesday teleconference.
Of players who have recorded 50 or more rushing attempts this season, only Louisville QB Lamar Jackson and San Diego State RB Donnel Pumphrey have better marks than Williams’ 8 yards per carry.
“They have three backs that have been productive in my opinion,” Saban said. “He’s obviously the most productive.”
Freshman Benny Snell and senior Jojo Kemp are the other backs Saban referenced. Snell didn’t receive a carry until Week 3, but has five touchdowns and 209 yards over his last two games.