4. Stetson Bennett did his job
Stetson Bennett is the starting quarterback for Georgia football, and while some people don’t think he is the right guy, his performance on Saturday proved why he is.
Bennett did his job against the Vols and led the offense that put up 41 points. He not only used his passing ability but found success running the ball as well.
He completed 17-of-29 passes for 213 yards and one score, completing 58.6% of his passes. On the ground, Bennett had eight carries for 40 yards and one touchdown. He averaged five yards a touch, and that rushing score was his first career at Georgia.
Half of his runs were for first down yardages on Saturday, which should tell you what kind of quarterback Bennett is. He did whatever it took to get the yardage and keep things moving.
Bennett’s ability to tuck it and run is a massive asset for the Dawgs, and seeing him get his number called to run it in the endzone himself was fantastic to see. It’s not every day you see a Georgia quarterback rush for a touchdown, so when it happens, someone must brag about it.
He didn’t need to be perfect to win this ballgame, instead, Bennett needed to make enough plays to allow the running backs to do their thing, and he did. Bennett can win a national title for the Dawgs, and Saturday proved he is the right game manager to do so, and the best thing is JT Daniels is right there next to him, helping him along the way.