Austin MacGinnis may have missed a 47-yard field goal on Kentucky’s opening drive, but it didn’t take long for the Wildcats to get some quick offense on Saturday at Missouri.
Running back Stanley “Boom” Williams broke off a 60-yard touchdown run to put Kentucky ahead, 7-0, just more than six minutes into the game.
Not only did Williams’ run give the Wildcats an early lead, but he also made some individual program history with the rush. He became just the eighth Kentucky player to surpass 2,000 career rushing yards on the play.
Stanley "Boom" Williams' 60-yard run puts him over the 2,000-yard mark in career rushing. He is the 8th player in UK history to reach 2,000.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) October 29, 2016
Watch the play below, as Williams busts through the Missouri defense straight up the middle and takes it to the house for the long scoring run:
— #SECNation (@SECNetwork) October 29, 2016
Williams has a knack for breaking big runs, especially this season. In fact, he has more runs of 10-plus yards than several teams have altogether, according to this stat from Jen Smith of the Lexington Herald-Leader:
Kentucky’s Boom Williams is up to 20 rushes of 10 or more yards this season. There are four teams nationally with 20 or fewer.
— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) October 29, 2016