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Demie Sumo-Karngbaye expected to play bigger role moving forward

Looks like DSK is going to be getting the ball quite a bit more.

NCAA Football: Florida at Kentucky Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats are getting prepared for a matchup with the Tennessee Volunteers this Saturday evening, in what will likely need to be the best offensive game that UK has played this season to even threaten the Vols for the victory.

For the Kentucky offense, the passing game has obviously been a disappointment to this point of the season, but the running game has once again been a staple behind the efforts of Ray Davis.

With the success of Davis, another transfer running back has likely not gotten as much run as many expected coming into the season in. That potential star is Demie Sumo-Karngbaye.

The NC State transfer came over after the commitment of Devin Leary, following a successful few seasons in Raleigh, and according to Mark Stoops, he is going to play a larger role over the final five games of the season.

“Demie is a perfect example of a guy that we have to find ways to get him the football,” Stoops said on his weekly radio show. “He’s too good of a football player. He’s really good out of the backfield. You certainly don’t want to take a lot of touches away from Ray, because Ray has been so efficient for us as well, but Demie is versatile, and we can utilize him in certain ways.

“He’s a great example of a guy that I think you’ll see more of in the last half of the season.”

To this point in the year, Sumo-Karngbaye has 13 carries for 125 yards and one touchdown. He has also added nine receptions for 38-yards. It is sounding like that the BBN is going to see a lot more of the versatile back.

It should be fun to watch how Liam Coen gets him involved, starting with this Saturday against the Volunteers.