LEXINGTON, Ky. — Benny Snell was named SEC freshman of the week for the second week in a row after rushing for 192 yards and two scores against Missouri.
Snell was honored by the SEC after Kentucky’s 35-21 weekend win along with Adrian Middleton. The sophomore defensive tackle was named SEC defensive lineman of the week after four tackles against Missouri, one for a loss.
“You saw him finishing some plays behind the line of scrimmage when earlier you saw him back there disrupting but not always finishing,” coach Mark Stoops said of Middleton. “So I see him making a lot of growth.”
Snell’s 192 rushing yards were the most ever by a Kentucky freshman on a day when backfield partner Boom Williams also tallied 182 yards on the ground.
It’s the second straight week Kentucky had two players earn SEC honors.
The Wildcats face Georgia at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.