1: JT Daniels gives Georgia football another level of spark
After missing the UAB game due to an oblique injury, JT Daniels returned and made a statement. It wasn’t perfect, but Daniels still played well and led the team to a big win.
He moves to 6-0 as Georgia’s starting quarterback, and against the Gamecocks, Daniels threw 23-of-31 for 303 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
Daniels threw the long ball without hesitation, including two gorgeous passes to AD Mitchell and Jermaine Burton for a long 43-yard touchdown.
Those were two explosive touchdown passes, in my opinion, because they gave the Dawgs all the momentum.
Daniels connected with nine different receivers, with Mitchell and Burton collecting 70+ receiving yards each.
Those numbers are what you want to see out of this offense — spread the wealth, have a couple of guys get 50+ yards and score through the air.
The Dawgs did that and then some, which hopefully will quiet the criticism that Georgia doesn’t throw the ball enough.
Daniels is a general in charge of this offense, and when he was on the field, the command and leadership shined through. While it wasn’t perfect, including a silly interception later in the game, he rallied the troops and got the victory.
He has the tangibles to be great, so as long as Daniels stays healthy, the Dawgs will have a successful offense. These young wideouts are getting reps early in the season, so when guys like George Pickens, Darnell Washington and Dominick Blaylock return, they will still get their name called because they’ve proven themselves.