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  10/23/20 - JT DanielsrSo/2023, Georgia, 6-3, 210 (DS#6 QB) + More +

  Georgia enters an off week before traveling to face Kentucky on Oct. 31 - a week later than originally planned due to a pandemic-related SEC schedule change. Many outside the program beg the question - Where has JT Daniels been? The former Southern Cal transfer who received an immediate eligibility waiver has become a frequent addition to the trends list on Twitter during Georgia games. No matter how Bennett has done, there have been inquiries about Daniels. Daniels threw for 2,672 yards, 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions during his first season as a Trojan. He suffered a torn ACL in the 2019 season opener against Fresno State, and had a clean-up knee procedure in December which delayed his recovery. Prior to the Auburn game on October 10, Daniels received medical clearance for contact.

He has traveled, been a full participant in warmups, but has yet to see the field. By some indications, Daniels' isn't yet ready to run a Todd Monken-based offense while still rehabbing from his knee injury and sporting a bulky knee brace. Monken, who has experience with a plethora of offensive styles, said it's "hard to be a statue" and produce explosive plays offensively. Monken's philosophy answers why Georgia brought in Newman, started Mathis and now has stuck with Bennett. They all feature a dual-threat option. They can move in the pocket. Daniels, who already resembles Fromm-like mobility, might have lingering soreness in his knee. If so, the former five-star prospect could be more statue-like and that wouldn't quite fit Georgia's plans. - Macon Telegraph


(DS#6 QB) rSo/2023 QB JT DanielsGeorgia
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  10/22/20 - Stetson BennettrJr/2022, Georgia, 5-11, 190 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett used "boneheaded" multiple times to describe his performance in Saturday's loss. He performed well in games against Arkansas, Auburn and Tennessee, but Alabama brought a new challenge. Bennett had three interceptions - most of which were on throws over the middle - to go along with two touchdowns. He threw for 269 yards, but had his share of woes. "I think Stetson has gotten better," Smart said. "When the level of competition changes, you don't change your evaluation. The experience he gained tonight will be invaluable through the rest of the run on the road." The latest chapter of Bennett's storybook didn't have another sweet ending. But he continues to have confidence from his coaches. He continues to hold a lead over JT Daniels and D'Wan Mathis. "He's a work in progress, much like our team," Smart said. "He's going to grow and develop." - Macon Telegraph

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  10/20/20 - Richard LeCounteSr/2021, Georgia, 5-10, 190 (DS#3 FS) + More +

  Before they packed up and headed home on a flight to Athens that arrived early Sunday morning, the players on the Georgia football team could lean on recent history to know that all was not lost in the disappointment of Saturday night's 41-24 takedown by No. 2 Alabama. They took some solace in knowing they could see the Crimson Tide again in the SEC championship game in December. "That's what everybody was saying in the locker room," quarterback Stetson Bennett said. "Our destiny is still controlled by us, which is how you want it. If we win out, we'll probably see those guys or somebody else. We'll be in the SEC championship if we win out. Everything we want is still ahead of us."

The Bulldogs (3-1) remain one game ahead of Florida (2-1) in the SEC East in the win column but merely getting to Atlanta isn't the end all and be all for Georgia. Not in Kirby Smart's fifth season. Georgia was throttled by eventual national champion LSU last year 37-10 in the SEC championship and while the Bulldogs looked every bit worthy of the No. 3 ranking Saturday when it led the Crimson Tide 24-20 at the half, the offense was shutout in the second half and the Crimson Tide kept piling on points and yards in Bryant-Denny Stadium. "We're going to be better next time, we're going to be better next game," safety Richard LeCounte said. "They got us this first time." - Athens Daily Banner


(DS#3 FS) Sr/2021 FS Richard LeCounteGeorgia
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  10/19/20 - Stetson BennettrJr/2022, Georgia, 5-11, 190 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Stetson Bennett was interception free in the first three games of the season This time he had three. His third came when he scrambled to the right on a third-and-6 and safety Daniel Moore picked it off. There was no receiver near where Bennett threw the ball. "I was frustrated, I was frustrated with myself," Bennett said. "At that point, it was stupid. The mentality didn't change. We can't have those. Can't have interceptions like that." Defensive end Justin Eboigbe picked off a first half pass off a tip, one of several times a Bennett pass was deflected. Bennett had a pass tipped and off the hands off Jermaine Burton and intercepted by Malachi Moore returned 42 yards in the third quarter.

"I don't know for sure but I thought Jermaine could have caught it," Smart said. "It went through Jermaine's hands a little high and then they picked. Bennet's scramble out of the pocket and throwing it across the field was a "bonehead" play, Smart said. "He's growing up," Smart said. "He made some checks to put us in good situations." Bennett completed 18 of 40 passes for 269 yards with two touchdown and the three picks. "I just did not play well enough," he said. "Got to figure out not to have batted balls, got to figure out how not to have interceptions. Got to figure out how to score points in the second half." - Athens Daily Banner


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  10/17/20 - Tre McKittySr/2021, Georgia, 6-4, 245 (DS#10 TE) + More +

  Tight end Tre' McKitty's first game in a Georgia uniform showed the Bulldogs have another potential weapon in the passing game. Just in time to go up against an Alabama defense that has had trouble slowing down tight ends the last two weeks. Ole Miss' Kenny Yeboah snagged seven passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns. Texas A&M's Jalen Wydermyer posted eight catches for 82 yards against the Crimson Tide. McKitty, the Florida State graduate transfer who missed two games after surgery for a minor knee injury, had two catches for 47 yards, both over the middle. "I didn't really think too much of expecations," McKitty said. "I just wanted to go out there and play my best game. As far as this week, I'm not really looking toward what happened this past week with them. Just trying to focus on ourselves. We know it's a big week." - Athens Daily Banner

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  10/15/20 - Jack PodlesnyrSo/2023, Georgia, 6-0, 180 (DS#3 K) + More +

  Any concerns Georgia might have endured after losing four-year starting kicker Rodrigo Blankenship have been eased by redshirt sophomore Jack Podlesny, who was 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts against Tennessee and made all five extra-point tries. Podlesny had a career-best kick of 47 yards and then topped it with a 51-yarder. "We kicked more field goals this preseason than I've ever kicked in my life," Smart said. "We kicked so many field goals that I got sick of kicking field goals, but I knew what he could do. He was tried and battle-tested long before we took the field." - Chattanooga Times Free Press

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  10/15/20 - Stetson BennettrJr/2022, Georgia, 5-11, 190 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Georgia hasn't beaten Alabama in 13 years and have lost seven-consecutive contests. The win in 2007, however, came on the overtime pass to Mikey Henderson inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Georgia has won its last two meetings in Tuscaloosa. After Alabama's win Saturday over Ole Miss and Lane Kiffin, Nick Saban's record against former assistants rises to 22-0. Georgia has entrusted Stetson Bennett as starting quarterback and leader of the offense. He's the two-star former walk-on. He was never supposed to have much of a shot at the role, even leading up to the season opener. Through it all, the small-town kid has shined with much success for the Bulldogs. But Alabama isn't just any other opponent. Bennett had an up-and-down showing against Tennessee, nearly throwing a couple of interceptions. He will have to regroup on the biggest of stages. Under the lights with millions of eyes set on him, can Bennett continue his roll against the nation's No. 2 team? - Macon Telegraph

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  10/15/20 - Tommy BushrSo/2023, Georgia, 6-4, 195 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  Kirby Smart's news conference Monday contained a serious and surprising injury update. Redshirt sophomore receiver Tommy Bush was involved in some sort of weekend car accident. Rivals reported that Bush was struck by a car on Saturday night while crossing a street in Athens. "Thankfully, he's safe," Smart said Monday. "He's got a little bit of a concussion and he's got some injuries, but we're thankful he's OK. It was a dangerous situation, so glad he's OK." Smart didn't confirm details of the incident, calling it a "minor accident." Bush has been in a reserve role for his career in Athens. He has one reception in his career, with none so far in 2020. - Macon Telegraph

(DS#999 WR) rSo/2023 WR Tommy BushGeorgia
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  10/12/20 - Azeez OjularirSo/2023, Georgia, 6-3, 240 (DS#2 OLB) + More +

  OCT 12 SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Azeez Ojulari, DL, Georgia,...Ojulari dominated Tennessee's front finishing with five stops, including two sacks, two forced fumbles and one recovered fumble during the Bulldogs' third straight win...He had a strip-sack and recovery (marking Tennessee's first turnover on the year) on the first series of the second half came with Georgia trailing 21-17. Ojulari followed that up three UT series later with another sack that forced the Vols to punt. Georgia scored on the ensuring series to distance themselves at 30-21...Ojulari led the attack against Tennessee in the second half as the Vols were held to 71 yards on 39 plays and only 214 total yards on offense during the game. - SEC Football

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  10/12/20 - Stetson BennettrJr/2022, Georgia, 5-11, 190 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Bennett has a pair of wins on his resume over top 15 teams in his first two college starts. He completed 16 of 27 passes for 228 yards with two touchdowns and still hasn't thrown an interception. He hit Kearis Jackson on a 33-yard pass in the second half for his longest of the game and the two connected on a 21-yard touchdown. Bennett also rushed for 22 yards on six carries including an 8-yard touchdown run with 11:42 left in the second quarter. "We knew they were beating us because of things we had done," Bennett said. "We knew if we had cleaned it up, it would end up like it ended up."

The former walk-on who transferred from junior college scored running right on a design play, touching the pylon on the right front corner of the end zone. He took a shotgun snap and outraced safety Jaylen McCullough. That came after he scrambled for a 10-yard pickup. "The second play Coach Monken was feeling my legs,"Bennett said of offensive corodinator Todd Monken ."I guess I got in the end zone. The Bulldogs had 193 rushing yards and averaged 3.9 yards per carry. - Athens Daily Banner


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  10/12/20 - Monty RiceSr/2021, Georgia, 6-1, 235 (DS#2 ILB) + More +

  The defense continued to stymie the Volunteers, and the offense added a pair of touchdowns to stretch the lead to 37-21. In the third quarter, Tennessee totaled just 14 yards of offense. Finally, in the fourth quarter, senior linebacker Monty Rice put the proverbial nail in the Volunteers' coffin. He came on a blitz and, just like Ojulari earlier, sacked Guarantano and knocked the ball out. However, he managed to keep his feet, scoop up the ball and return it 20 yards for a touchdown. Rice's first touchdown since his senior year of high school and his first sack since his sophomore year at Georgia put the game out of reach at 44-21. "It was a surreal feeling," Rice said. "I kind of cried a little bit because it's just crazy. It felt like a movie or something. It's just a blessing to be in this position."

It was a phenomenally athletic play by Rice, to be sure. However, it's his preparation for that moment that shows why the Georgia defense is great. He doesn't take too many reps on third down with that play in practice. However, he stayed ready, paid attention to the reps and, when the time came, he jumped on it - literally and figuratively. That's true of this entire Georgia defense, a group Smart says is free of "prima donnas." This is an elite unit, yet it doesn't have any one true superstar. It's a unit, Smart said, that just wants one thing: to be one of the best in the nation. "They take pride in being good," Smart said. "Everybody puts sweat in the bucket. There's a lot of guys contributing on defense. The atmosphere that's created on defense here is just, we're not letting them score. We're not going to let them in. They hold everybody accountable." - Macon Telegraph


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  10/12/20 - Jalen CarterFr/2024, Georgia, 6-3, 305 (DS#3 DT) + More +

  Georgia got a big-man touchdown Saturday in its top 15 matchup with Tennessee. Defensive lineman Jalen Carter, a 6-foot-6, 305-pound freshman, scored out of the Bulldogs' jumbo package on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Stetson Bennett. The 6-foot-3 five-star freshman from Apoka, Fla., had been used on the goal-line package with nose guard Jordan Davis since last week but this time slipped to the right side and caught the pass. The score gave Georgia a 37-21 lead with 10:31 to go in the game. Carter lined up as a fullback and slipped off a defender for the score. - Athens Daily Banner

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  10/12/20 - Stetson BennettrJr/2022, Georgia, 5-11, 190 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Bennett's poise and steady hand have drawn praise. "He's just a natural baller and he loves the game," running back Zamir White said. "We love him, the crowd loves him." He's 37 of 57 for 457 yards this season with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions and is showing up on lists of Heisman Trophy contenders this week but he knows that his hold on the starting job isn't guaranteed. "If you don't produce, you don't play," he said Saturday. The Bennetts moved from Brantley County to Pierce County when Stetson was an eighth grader. Sean Pender, the former Brantley County coach who came by the field next to the pharmacy to watch and offered plays to run, had been hired to coach Pierce County.

"Little Man," as Pender called him to differentiate him from Stetson III, took over as Pierce County starter during his sophomore season in 2014 and is ninth on the Georgia high school career list in both passing yards (9,091) and passing touchdowns (95). He got the "Mailman" nickname by wearing a U.S. Postal Service cap to football camps in hopes of drawing more attention. The 3-star rated prospect by the 247Sports Composite was ranked No. 197 in the state of Georgia for 2017 and the nation's No. 74 quarterback behind eight other quarterbacks from the state. Bennett's height - now listed at 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds - isn't what big-time programs were looking for at the position. "There's just a stigma out there when you don't fit certain measureables," said Pender, now Brunswick High coach. - Athens Daily Banner


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  10/12/20 - George PickensSo/2023, Georgia, 6-3, 200 (DS#1 WR) + More +

  George Pickens sideline antics ended up contributing to UGA football giving up a go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter Saturday against Tennessee. The Georgia wide receiver squirted a water bottle on Volunteers quarterback Jarrett Guarantano after a 3-yard run out of bounds. The 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty gave Tennessee a first down. It took advantage with a 27-yard Guarantano touchdown pass to Josh Palmer for 21-17 lead with 3:08 to go in the second quarter. Pickens, Georgia's top wideout as a freshman, sat out the first half of the SEC championship game after getting in a tussle with a Georgia Tech player in the regular season finale. - Athens Daily Banner

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  10/10/20 - Stetson BennettrJr/2022, Georgia, 5-11, 190 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, and No. 3 Georgia bounced back from Tennessee's goal-line stand on the final play of the first half, dominating the final 30 minutes to beat the 14th-ranked Volunteers 44-21 Saturday. The Bulldogs (3-0) knocked off a ranked Southeastern Conference team for the second week in a row, shaking off a a 21-17 deficit to completely wipe out the Volunteers over the final two quarters.

Showing it's still not ready to compete with the league's top programs, Tennessee (2-1) turned it over three times and managed just 71 yards total offense in the second half. Fittingly, Justin Guarantano was sacked on the final play of the game. Bennett ran for a 10-yard touchdown in the first half, hooked up with Kearis Jackson on a 21-yard scoring pass in the final minute of the third quarter, and sealed the victory with a 1-yard TD flip to 305-pound nose tackle Jalen Carter, who was supposedly in the game as an extra blocker. For good measure, Monty Rice stripped the ball away from Guarantano, scooped up the loose ball and ran 20 yards for a fitting epitaph to Georgia's defensive dominance as darkness fell over Athens. - AP College/Georgia Football


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