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3 Wildcats earn weekly college football honors

Well deserved honors for all three Kentucky Wildcats.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

The Kentucky Wildcats are racking up weekly awards following their win over 14th-ranked Mississippi State.

On Monday, Benny Snell was named a College Football Playoff Performance Honorable Mention National Performer of the Week.

Later, the SEC announced that Josh Allen was the SEC Defensive Player of the Week, while Bunchy Stallings was the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week.

All three Wildcats played huge roles in Saturday’s demolition of a top-15 team, which was also Kentucky’s second win over a top-25 team this season.

Allen was unblockable against the Bulldogs, totaling six tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry while causing several offensive penalties. In the fourth quarter, with MSU moving to the UK 25-yard line and threatening to tie the game, Allen recorded a four-yard tackle for loss, drew a holding penalty and caused a false start to push the Bulldogs out of field goal range.

Stallings helped the Wildcats roll up 229 rushing yards against one of the SEC’s elite defensive fronts. As Snell ran his way to 165 yards and four touchdowns, Stallings delivered four knockdown blocks and 21 blocks at the point of attack.

Speaking of Snell, his four touchdowns accounted for all of Kentucky’s scoring on Saturday, while his 165 yards were more than half of Kentucky’s 300 yards of total offense.