Matt Baker’s takeaways from Florida-Kentucky

Florida Gators defensive back Marco Wilson (3) gets hurt during the first quarter. (MONICA HERNDON | Times)
Published September 8, 2018
Updated September 8, 2018

I don't know if Kentucky RB Benny Snell is the best in the SEC (as he claims), but he's really, really good. He rushed for 85 yards on eight carries in the first half, and it felt like more than that.

Give CB C.J. Henderson credit for stepping up in a depleted Florida secondary after Marco Wilson left with an apparent left knee injury. Henderson somehow chased down Snell from behind to save a score, then snagged a diving interception moments later to end Kentucky's scoring threat.

We figured UF's offensive line could be in for a rough season after its 2017 struggles. But the defensive line was getting pushed around early Saturday night by Kentucky. With LSU, Mississippi State and Georgia still left on the schedule, that's not a good sign.


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