The Georgia football offense deserves same respect as they were special too

Stetson Bennett passes against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff Championship. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
Stetson Bennett passes against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff Championship. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /

Georgia football had one of the best defenses in college football history for the 2021 season, but that offense deserves the same respect because they also broke records.

As a whole, Georgia broke 21 single-season records as a team or individually. The Dawgs recorded the most wins in program history at 14 and most played at 15. They also had the longest road game win streak at nine.

This senior class left Athens as the winningest classic Dawgs’ history with a 45-8 record.

The defense was tremendous, but starting quarterback Stetson Bennett and his offense were able to finish in the top 5 and top 10 of some statistical categories.

Georgia football fans need to respect what the offense did in 2021.

We’re not taking anything away from the Dawgs defense because they were a big reason Georgia won it all. They finished the season breaking countless records, but we also want to make sure fans know this offense broke records too.

Anyone who acts like this offense didn’t do their job refuses to appreciate what Bennett and others did. The Dawgs might not have the most explosive quarterback or offense that looks like Alabama, Ohio State, and others, but they were efficient.

Georgia’s offense scored 579 points, 73 touchdowns, with 39 passing ones. The Dawgs recorded 341 first downs and 6,637 total offensive yards. These are all school records the Dawgs set in 2021.

Bennett went 185-of-287 for 2,862 yards, 29 touchdowns, seven interceptions, averaged 204.43 yards a game and finished with a 64% completion rate.

Those numbers are what you want out of a national championship-winning quarterback. His 10 yards per attempt led the SEC and is No. 3 nationally. He also finished with a 176.69 pass efficiency rating, ranking No. 4 in the country and No.2 in the SEC behind Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker.

Brock Bowers’ 13 touchdowns ranked No. 6 nationally and No.2 in the SEC behind Jameson Williams. He paced the Dawgs with 56 catches for 882 yards, averaging 15.75 yards a catch.

Another impressive stat fans should respect Jack Podlesny’s points scored. While so many fans gave him flack earlier in the season, he came up clutch in the national championship making his longest field goal of the season.

He went 2-of-2 that game, making a 49 yarder and 24-yarder. Podlesny scored 137 points on the season, which ranks No. 5 in the country and tied with Alabama’s Will Reichard for the No.1 spot in the SEC.

So, Georgia’s offense was pretty efficient through the air, and their kicker came up time and time again to score much-needed points.

While it would be nice to see an explosive quarterback in Athens like Bryce Young, for now, it’s the Bennett show, and he showed that he is more than capable of taking them all the way.

The defense broke a lot of records for the 2021 season, but to say they completely carried the offense isn’t accurate. Georgia’s offense was able to do more than necessary to put up points as they also finished No.9 in scoring offense.

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Georgia’s offense broke records all season long, led by a quarterback who put up some of the best numbers in the league, so while we all should give a lot of credit to the defense for helping the Dawgs win it all, the offense deserves some love too.