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Tate Ratledge made his first career appearance for Georgia on Saturday.

For all the hemming and hawing about the Georgia quarterback situation this week, the Bulldogs seemed to pretty emphatically answer any questions people had about the team with a 27-6 thrashing of the No. 7 Auburn Tigers.

And it the final result had many people talking about it on various social media platforms.

Bennett was the only quarterback to play meaningful snaps for Georgia on the night, with D’Wan Mathis entering the game only or mop-up duty. USC transfer JT Daniels had been cleared to play on Monday, but he did not take a snap in the game.

As good as Bennett and the offense were, the defense might have been even better. The Bulldogs kept the Tigers out of the endzone and made life miserable for Auburn quarterback Bo Nix.

Auburn ran for just 39 yards. Nix was sacked three times, all in the second half. He also threw his first interception since Oct. 26 of 2019, with defender Mark Webb making the play.

Georgia was also without All-American safety Richard LeCounte due to a targeting penalty from the first half.

Still, Georgia coach Kirby Smart wants to see more out of his defense, which has given up just 16 points in two games thus far.

“I didn’t think we finished well, I thought we had four or five missed sacks, just couldn’t get him on the ground,” Smart said. “I was pleased with the way we finished (statistically); six points and the production.

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