The Kentucky Wildcats get to eight wins for the first time in my life and for the first time since 1984. It looked to be a blowout after the first quarter, but Kentucky seemed to struggle a little bit on defense all day long, despite a seven sack effort from the Wildcats.
The offense looked much improved from the previous weeks, with Benny Snell going for 116 yards and two touchdowns and Terry Wilson throwing for 121 yards and one touchdown.
Josh Allen became the all-time career sack leader at UK, in another dominating game for the senior.
And in the best news of the day, Josh Paschal made his return to the field, starting no less, after battling cancer throughout the season. That’s worth more than any win. Welcome back, Josh.
Let’s see what social media had to say about the Wildcats’ eighth win:
Even with the occasional issues, if Kentucky wins next week and finishes 9-3, this will be a historic season we should all praise— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 17, 2018
Kentucky football seasons of 8+ wins since 1951:— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) November 17, 2018
Congrats to Josh Allen and the record. Big game to move up to 8 wins with Louisville left next week. Great for Senior day.— Rich Brooks (@UKcoachbrooks) November 17, 2018
Stoops says looks pretty certain Benny Snell Jr. is toward the end of his UK career. Pretty easy decision at that position. Asked UK rep how many more yards he needs for school rushing record. It’s 207. “We better get going.” (Smiles)— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) November 17, 2018
Stoops said he'll talk to Benny Snell about his future at the end of the season. "I don't think it'll be a long conversation."— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) November 17, 2018
Benny Snell 116 yards on 26 carries, 2 TDs, 4.5 yd avg.— Mark Mathis (@markmathisMI) November 17, 2018
Josh Allen 15 total tackles, 8 solo, 2 sacks, 2 TFL.
Mike Edwards 12 tackles, pick 6, 1 forced fumble.
Benny and the Jets over the speakers... probably the last time we’ll hear that in Kroger Field. Benny Snell is a special guy— Maggie Davis (@MaggieDavisKSR) November 17, 2018
Here’s what Benny Snell had to say regarding his decision of potentially going pro after this season. pic.twitter.com/Ins45T3DIB— Kernel Sports (@KYKernelSports) November 17, 2018
My gosh with all the bad football teams at UK over the last how many decades??? This team has won 8 and could win 10. I say congrats to @UKFootball @UKCoachStoops and these wonderful seniors. Enjoy this. @KYHuangs @vaughtsviews @KeithFarmer18 @tneel— alan cutler (@cutler18) November 17, 2018
Huge ovation at Kroger Field as Josh Paschal makes third-down stop.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) November 17, 2018
Josh Paschal makes the tackle. pic.twitter.com/1CaqY0cJDW— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) November 17, 2018
BBN thanks so much for your support this year you guys are the best let’s not let negative people or media ruin a successful year and we are not done. 4 the record we our 8and 3 not bad for team who was picked to go 4 and 8. Go Big Blue.— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) November 17, 2018
Kash Daniel was "disappointed" in the turnout on Senior Day, but getting Josh Paschal back was "the highlight of his year" pic.twitter.com/UMDgocZo1A— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) November 17, 2018
No better way to break a record especially with the group of guys I go to war with love my team— Joshua Allen (@JoshAllen41_) November 18, 2018
What the Kentucky defense did at Missouri is nothing short of remarkable. Tigers have now scored 40+ points 5x this season. Didn't even pick up a first down in the second half on Oct. 27.— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) November 17, 2018