Stetson Bennett IV needs to have a good game against Kentucky after three interceptions against Alabama. The Georgian quarterback decided not to have that.
Bennett was blocked twice and awkward – which Georgia recovered – in a 14-3 win over Wildcats. But victory does not and will not quench any doubts about Bennett and Georgia’s criminal behavior.
Summary: Georgian football beat Kentucky
The first intercept came in the red area after Bennett’s pass was blocked and blocked by Kentucky defensive midfielder Phil Hoskins. The play brought Georgia scores to Georgia in a game when they were high.
Intercept Stetson Bennett! #Kentucky is hanging in this game! pic.twitter.com/V8PqpeBWTM
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Then, in the second half, Bennett threw a second time that appeared to have broken communication between him and freshman Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint.
Bennett remains the only Georgia midfielder to have meaningful moments on Saturday, when neither second midfielder D’Wan Mathis nor third midfielder JT Daniels were in the game. Calls for either midfielder will only get even bigger next week, given Bennett’s opponents and playstyle.
The Georgia midfielder completed nine of his 13 passes with just 131 yards.
To begin the season, Bennett is often hailed as a great story. But clearly now Georgia fans are fed up with the story told and want something different.
The Georgia defense flexed a bit but never broke
It wasn’t a perfect defensive performance but the Georgia defense did more in Saturday’s match against Kentucky. After being burned to Alabama, the group fought off the Wildcats forcefully.
Kentucky ended the game with just 3 points. Georgia defender really makes it difficult for Kentucky and Joey Gatewood’s attackers. The person who started the first time threw only 91 yards and was fired four times. Gatewood was also disenfranchised by the guard Monty Rice, whom the senior Richard LeCounte had restored.
Monty Rice @RiceMonty w / the FF
Richard LeCounte @ LilEasy_35 w / the FR pic.twitter.com/ZekWkG9wtt
– GEORGIA HEROES (@GeorgiaHeroes) October 31, 2020
Criminal behavior in Kentucky is not on the same level as Alabama or Florida. But for all the talk and chats around the group, the Georgia defense helped set the story of itself with a strong performance on the road.
The match on the Georgia football field carries the date
For all the fears about the match passing, the Georgia home fixture put in its best effort of the season. The Bulldogs dashed 216 yards like a team and received meaningful contributions from all three of the backers.
Zamir White had his best day as a Bulldog, as he ran at 136 yards during his career. He also found the endzone on the 22-meter-long fourth kill for the touch-ball. This is the longest failed second year redshirt exam in season.
Zamir White @ zeus1_34 pic.twitter.com/zXmSLh3IXR
– GEORGIA HEROES (@GeorgiaHeroes) October 31, 2020
James Cook also shined as a pass catcher once again, making four passes in 63 meters while also reaching 39 meters. After the game in Alabama, where he was topped 100 yards, there was an argument being made that the man running back could be Georgia’s best weapon in the game of passing.
The Bulldogs also had freshman Kendall Milton in early, as he had even touched the opening drive. He finished with 31 yards in the day.
There will be a lot of things about Georgia coming out of this game and right. But the blatant attack helped at least partly. The back lane and attack line have improved since opening week before Arkansas where both groups appear to be behind.
Injuries proved costly on both sides of the ball for Georgian football
The Wildcats have had some success with the ball on Georgia ground, when the Wildcats finished 147 yards above the ground.
That can be partly explained by the injury that Georgia suffered during the match. The Bulldogs saw two of their top midfielders leave with an injury in the first half, when Julian Rochester suffered a lower body injury while Jordan Davis had a brace on his right arm.
Defensive defender Lewis Cine also injured his leg and Quay Walker left the game with a neck injury after being hit by teammate Richard LeCounte. In defense, Georgia switched to using freshman Jalen Carter at Nazir Stackhouse as the main kick. Monty Rice replaced Walker, although Rice came on after a leg injury. Christopher Smith replaced Cine.
In the offensive phase, defender Ben Cleveland suffered a neck injury. He was replaced by Warren Ericson in right guard. The Bulldogs also don’t have George Pickens and Kenny McIntosh, as neither of them made the trip. Pickens has a upper body injury while McIntosh has a knee injury he met against Alabama.
These injuries come at a high price when the Bulldogs meet the Florida Gators next week. The status of all these players will be worth watching when participating in a game that will most likely determine the winner at SEC East. Bulldogs
The Georgia-Florida game is set at 3:30 p.m. ET. The Gators are tackling their own problems, as they are not expected to have three starters at their middle school when Florida plays Missouri.
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