The Georgia Bulldogs officially announced Stetson Bennett as the starting quarterback vs. Arkansas. Why is the backup playing over JT Daniels?
It’s official. Georgia football has Stetson Bennett at the helm against Arkansas instead of JT Daniels.
The backup quarterback was announced as the starter before kickoff.
Daniels had to miss the game against UAB with an oblique injury, so this isn’t the first time Bennett has had to take over for him. This time, Daniels is sidelined by a Grade 1 lat strain.
Stetson Bennett is starting because of JT Daniels lat injury
Head coach Kirby Smart described Daniels as a game-time decision during the week. He tried to practice but had ups and downs. Obviously, the pendulum didn’t swing in the right direction by Saturday afternoon.
Daniels has turned the Georgia offense into a powerful force. They put up 40 points against South Carolina and 62 on Vanderbilt with the USC transfer throwing for five touchdowns in the last two weeks.
However, Bennett proved up for the task against UAB with 301 yards and five touchdowns in that blowout win.
Georgia fans undoubtedly wanted to see Daniels go up against the Razorbacks in a huge SEC matchup, but Bennett could still guide his team to victory.