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Kentucky Wildcats' Boom Williams leads SEC in Yards per Carry

A look at how Boom Williams stacks up with the rest of the SEC running backs and those of teams on our schedule.

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Kentucky hasn’t had a running back like Stanley Williams since Moe Williams. "Boom" may wind up being UK’s best before his career is over.

According to the NCAA, while other running backs may have more yards, Boom ranks second in the NCAA with yards per carry behind Chris Swain of Navy. Check this out.

The top 10 in yards per carry:

1. Chris Swain - Navy - SR - 126 yds on 11 carries - 11.45 ypc

2. Stanley Williams - Kentucky - SO - 242 yds on 24 carries - 10.08 ypc

3. Kenneth Dixon - Louisiana Tech - SR - 274 yds on 31 carries - 8.84 ypc

4. Nick Chubb - Georgia - SO - 309 yds on 35 carries - 8.83 ypc

5. Terrence Williams - Baylor - SO - 194 yds on 22 carries - 8.82 ypc

6. Brian Hill - Wyoming - SO - 273 yds on 31 carries - 8.81 ypc

7. Matt Breida - Georgia Southern - JR - 246 yds on 28 carries - 8.79 ypc

8. Dalvin Cook - Florida State - SO - 422 yds on 49 carries - 8.61 ypc

9. Darian Green - Ball State - 170 yds on 20 carries - 8.50 ypc

10. Deandre Washington - Texas Tech - SR - 212 yds on 25 carries - 8.48 ypc

Chris Swain's numbers are for one game while all others are for two games.

In the SEC, here's your top 10:

1. Stanley Williams - Kentucky - SO - 242 yds on 24 carries - 10.08 ypc

2. Nick Chubb - Georgia - SO - 309 yds on 35 carries - 8.83 ypc

3. Derrick Henry - Alabama - JR - 243 yds on 31 carries - 7.84 ypc

4. Leonard Fournette - LSU - SO - 159 yds on 28 carries - 5.68 ypc

5. Alex Collins - Arkansas - JR - 181 yds on 32 carries - 5.66 ypc

6. Brandon Wilds - South Carolina - SR - 157 yds on 30 carries - 5.23 ypc

7. Peyton Barber - Auburn - SO - 240 yds on 47 carries - 5.11 ypc

8. Jalen Hurd - Tennessee - SO - 229 yds on 47 carries - 4.87 ypc

9. Kelvin Taylor - Florida - JR - 109 yds on 24 carries - 4.54 ypc

10. Tra Carson - Texas A&M - SR - 155 yds on 26 carries - 3.97 ypc

LSU's Fournetter has played in one game. All others have two games under their belts.

How does Boom hold up against Kentucky's opponents? Here's that top 10:

1. Stanley Williams - Kentucky - SO - 242 yds on 24 carries - 10.08 ypc

2. Nick Chubb - Georgia - SO - 309 yds on 35 carries - 8.83 ypc

3. Torrey Pierce - Louisiana Lafayette - SR - 162 yds on 22 carries - 7.36ypc

4. Elijah McQuire - Louisiana Lafayette - JR - 248 yds on 41 carries - 6.05 ypc

5. Brandon Wilds - South Carolina - SR - 157 yds on 30 carries - 5.23 ypc

6. Peyton Barber - Auburn - SO - 240 yds on 47 carries - 5.11 ypc

7. Brandon Wilds - South Carolina - SR - 157 yds on 30 carries - 5.23 ypc

8. Peyton Barber - Auburn - SO - 240 yds on 47 carries - 5.11 ypc

9. Jalen Hurd - Tennessee - SO - 229 yds on 47 carries - 4.87 ypc

10. Kelvin Taylor - Florida - JR - 109 yds on 24 carries - 4.54 ypc

What? No C-A-R-D-S? Well, they do have two in the top 108:

Brandon Radcliff - SR - 119 yds on 27 carries - 4.41 ypc

Lamar Jackson (QB) - FR - 122 yds on 28 carries - 4.36 ypc

How Kentucky's running game matches with Florida's:

Rushing Yds per game: Florida - 195 ypg, Kentucky - 192.5 ypg

Average Yards per carry: Kentucky - 6.02 ypc, Florida - 4.94 ypc

Rushing TDs: Kentucky - 5, Florida - 5

Florida has a nice stable of running backs, but they haven't matched Kentucky's numbers.

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If Kentucky can run on Florida and wear down their defense, you have to like Kentucky's chances. It won't be easy. Florida is only giving up 25.5 yards per game (1.16 ypc) on the ground and they've only given up one touchdown on the ground. We have the stable of thoroughbreds, but can our line open the holes?