* University of Kentucky Sr LB Josh Allen has been named one of the five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy awarded that is given to the nation’s top defensive player. Allen has also been named one of 15 “Players to Watch” for the 2018 Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year award, the fourth-oldest college football award in the nation. Allen is one of just five defensive players named a semifinalist. Allen has been a terror on defense the entire season as he leads the Southeastern Conference and ranks third nationally in sacks (11.0) and leads the league and ranks 11th nationally in tackles for loss (15.5). He also ranks second nationally in forced fumbles (five).
* Junior RB back Benny Snell Jr. has been named a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award given to the nation’s top running back. The three finalists will be announced on November 19 with the winner announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards in Atlanta Thursday, December 6 on ESPN. Snell Jr. has rushed for 1,089 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, ranking second in the Southeastern Conference and 15th nationally with 108.9 yards per game. He also ranks second in the SEC in all-purpose yardage (119.4 yards per game) and fourth in rushing touchdowns (10).
* The Kentucky Wildcats are 7-3 with two games left in the regular season and completed a winning season in SEC play (5-3) for the first time in 41 years. UK will host Middle Tennessee State this Saturday in Lexington. Kickoff Saturday is set for 12 PM.