This week, Stetson Bennett is the other offensive player who earns a helmet sticker as he put on a show against Tennessee.
He didn’t just have an impressive game through the air, but on the ground as well. Bennett was able to get four first downs by tucking it and running. Those four first downs came at critical moments when Georgia needed to keep the drive alive and put points on the board.
Bennett had eight carries for 40 yards, averaging five yards a touch, and he got into the endzone for his first career rushing touchdown. That score was a key moment in the game as Georgia’s defense picked off Hendon Hooker and gave the Dawgs some momentum.
After punting the previous drive, Bennett and the offense marched it down the field, and he got to call his own name to score. He saw that Tennessee wasn’t expecting that, so he tucked it and took off nine yards, scoring and giving Georgia a lot of confidence.
Through the air, Bennett went 17-of-29 for 213 yards and one score to James Cook. He completed 58.6% of his passes, and while that is under his season average, Bennett made the plays when he needed to. AD Mitchell helped him out a ton in the passing game, and of course, Cook caught a perfect pass from the quarterback to start it all.
Bennett doesn’t have to be perfect to lead this team to victory. Instead, he just has to use his football IQ and follow his intuition. There were times he made mistakes, but he is a quarterback that can take the Dawgs all the way, and Saturday’s performance proved that.