Stetson Bennett IV needed to have a good game against Kentucky following a three-interception showing against Alabama. The Georgia quarterback decidedly did not have that.
Bennett was intercepted twice and fumbled — which Georgia recovered — in the 14-3 win over the Wildcats. But the win does not and will not quell any doubts about Bennett and the Georgia offense.
That can be chalked up in part to the injuries Georgia sustained during the game. The Bulldogs saw two of their top interior defensive linemen leave with injuries in the first half, as Julian Rochester had a lower-body injury while Jordan Davis had a brace on his right arm.
Defensive back Lewis Cine also picked up a foot injury and Quay Walker exited the game with a neck injury after taking a hit from teammate Richard LeCounte. On the defensive line, Georgia turned to freshmen in Jalen Carter in Nazir Stackhouse to fill in. Monty Rice took over for Walker, though Rice entered the game with a foot injury. Christopher Smith entered for Cine.
On the offensive side of the ball, offensive guard Ben Cleveland exited with a neck injury. He was replaced by Warren Ericson at right guard. The Bulldogs were also without George Pickens and Kenny McIntosh, as neither made the trip. Pickens had an upper-body injury while McIntosh had a knee injury that he picked up against Alabama.
These injuries all came at a costly time with the Bulldogs taking on the Florida Gators next week. The status of all these players will be worth monitoring going into a game that will very likely determine the winner of the SEC East. The Bulldogs
The Georgia-Florida game is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The Gators are dealing with their own issues, as they are expected to be without three starters in their secondary as Florida plays Missouri.
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