Kentucky's Defense Focused on Containing Ito Smith

08/31/2017 04:33 PM

Southern Miss running back Ito Smith rushed for 173 yards and one touchdown in the Golden Eagles 44-35 win over the Wildcats last season. The senior finished the year with over 1,400 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns and is the only active back in the country with over 3,000 career rushing yards and 1,000 career receiving yards.

The Golden Eagle offense will likely be centered around Ito Smith on Saturday and defensive coordinator Matt House is making sure UK’s defense is prepared to contain him.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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