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After a few confusing weeks, some news leaking and some news not, we've reached an announcement by the university.
The school announced this morning that Chris Rodriguez Jr. will return to action in Week 5 against Ole Miss. The Cats will travel to Oxford on October 1st and will have their star running back with them.
The senior went into the offseason with 2,740 career rushing yards which is sixth on UK’s all-time career rushing list. He needs just 1,134 yards to pass Benny Snell and become Kentucky's all-time leading rusher. Had he played from the beginning of the season he would have just needed 94.5 yards a game (doesn't include postseason) which was very attainable. With missing the first four games of the season, he'll need to average 142 rushing yards a game to break the record, which would still leave any postseason game to add on to the record. It is a little harder now to chase that feat but still very, very possible.
We'll be fine without him versus Youngstown State and Northern Illinois (both home games) but heading down to "The Grove" I like our chances a lot better with him suiting up.