Georgia football: 6 bold predictions for the Alabama game

Travon Walker celebrates a sack with Nolan Smith during a game. (Photo by Steven Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
Travon Walker celebrates a sack with Nolan Smith during a game. (Photo by Steven Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images) /
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Stetson Bennett of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates after scoring a touchdown. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

6. Stetson Bennett throws for three touchdowns and rushes for one

Georgia football starting quarterback Stetson Bennett has been waiting on this game all year long.

After last year’s terrible performance against Alabama, he probably thought that was it. He would never get another chance to prove himself against the Tide. Well, fast forward to now, and the Mailman has led the team to an undefeated season and has the opportunity to get revenge.

Against Alabama last year, Bennett went 18-of-40 for 269 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. He got sacked twice as well.

Those interceptions made Dawg nation question his ability to be a starting quarterback and are still why so many don’t want him to be the starter. He has gotten so much better than last year and is a lot more methodical with his passes.

On the season, Bennett is currently 119-of-183 for 1,985 yards, 21 touchdowns and five interceptions. He leads the SEC in quarterback rating at 188.55 and yards per attempt at 10.5. Bennett completes 65.03% of his passes and has had his confidence soar.

He knows he can get the job done now and isn’t hesitant. Plus, Bennett has a great support system in JT Daniels, helping him get better and being his eyes from the sidelines.

This game is Bennett’s moment to show the world what he can do, and it will be a big moment for the senior.

He will pass for 300-plus yards, score through the air at least three times, and for a cherry on top, the Mailman will call his number to score a rushing touchdown. Bennett has 38 rushes for 240 yards and one score while averaging 6.3 yards a touch.

While Alabama will be ready to stop him, Bennett has shown us time and time again he can get out of messy situations by using his legs. He did it against Tennesee, Florida, and Auburn this year.

Alabama will be bringing the pressure as they are No.1 in the SEC with 43 sacks and 100 tackles for loss, but Bennett has had an offensive line protect him.

They’ve given up just eight sacks all year, which is No.2 nationally behind Navy, who has six. The Dawgs have also given up 37 tackles for loss all year, which is No.2 nationally behind Michigan, with 24.

Bennett knows how to escape pressure, and he needs to keep his head on a swivel Saturday evening. If he can get the time and get comfortable, Bennett could be the quarterback to beat Alabama in an SEC Championship game for the first time. If he does, no Georgia fan should question his ability ever again.