Georgia football earned its ninth win of the season on Saturday against Missouri, and while it was a total group effort, two guys stood out above the rest.
Typically, there are three to four helmet stickers given out each week.
However, it was only right this week to give out one on offense and one on defense.
Georgia beat Missouri 43-6, and the Dawgs offense was explosive, putting up 505 offensive yards averaging eight yards a play on 63 plays.
The Dawgs were able to score at will, and that defense did their job once they woke up and got going.
Georgia football blew out its eighth straight opponent. Here are two players who earned helmet stickers after the Missouri game.
Jermaine Burton earns the offensive helmet sticker, while Travon Walker earns the defense sticker.
These two shined on Saturday against the Tigers, and it’s about time we see them do this well. Burton has been fighting through injuries, so it’s understandable why it took him so long to explode, but it’s better late than never.
Walker has to fight for the spotlight with 10 other guys on the defense, so it’s good to see him emerge at the top finally.
Stetson Bennett was a close candidate for this week’s helmet stickers, but he had some suspicious throws that weren’t good enough to give him a sticker.
He went 13-of-19 for 255 yards and two touchdowns, and he had two rushes for 10 yards.
Defensively Georgia’s whole unit could be given the sticker, but the guy with most quarterback hurries edged the rest out.
Burton led the Dawgs with three catches for 76 yards and one score. He had a long catch of 47 yards, and it was one of two that ended one yard short of a touchdown.
He has 16 catches for 300 yards and three scores on the season, averaging 18.8 yards a grab.
Burton was explosive for the Dawgs on Saturday and gave Bennett another trusty target to throw to. He put Georgia in two perfect opportunities where the Dawgs scored touchdowns off those big grabs.
The Dawgs need these weapons like Burton to step up, and he did against Missouri. Hopefully, this performance carries on into the season.
Walker was a monster for Georgia’s defense on Saturday. He finished with four total tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and three quarterback hurries.
This young man made plays, flew around the field and was so strong.
He was hungry to prove a point, and Walker did just that. Three of his four tackles were solo, and man, he was impressive.
Walker is coming into his own and finding that he can be a playmaker like the rest of his teammates. Georgia has a defense full of guys who make plays, and each week it seems like someone else is emerging at the top, this week happened to be Walker’s opportunity, and he took it.
On the season, Walker has 26 total tackles, five tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, two pass breakups and 16 quarterback hurries.
He is one of four players with at least three sacks and at least five tackles for loss on the season. Walker is emerging as one tough defender, and it’s exciting to see.
Georgia football has so many playmakers on both sides, but these two stood out above the rest as they were pivotal to the Dawgs’ success on Saturday. The Dawgs take on Tennessee next, so it’ll be fun to see who emerges this week.