Georgia’s Stetson Bennett included on Davey O’Brien Award’s Great 8
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Georgia’s Stetson Bennett included on Davey O’Brien Award’s Great 8

Stetson Bennett
Photo: Mackenzie Miles/UGA

ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia senior Stetson Bennett is one of eight quarterbacks nationally who was included in this week’s Davey O’Brien Award’s Great 8 list after his performance in the 56-7 win over UAB.

Bennett also garnered an SEC Offensive Player of the Week award earlier in the day.

Bennett, a native of Blackshear, Ga., torched UAB to tie a school record with five touchdown passes, which all came in the opening half. He finished the game 10-for-12 for 288 yards after starting the day 5-for-5 with four scoring passes of 73, 12, 89 and 61 yards.

Bennett’s 89-yard touchdown pass to freshman tight end Brock Bowers was the ninth-longest passing play in Georgia history. Bennett completed the contest with a monstrous pass efficiency rating of 422.4.

The No. 2 Bulldogs (2-0) play their second game in a row at home as they play host to South Carolina (2-0) on Saturday. ESPN will televise the matchup at 7 p.m.

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