ATHENS — Jacob Eason made his first college start. It’s not certain that he’ll get his second start next week.
Head coach Kirby Smart said Georgia’s starting quarterback “isn’t settled” after Saturday’s 26-24 win over Nicholls State. Jacob Eason started the game and played all but the last two series. But Greyson Lambert came in midway through the fourth quarter, and made the third-down completion late in the game that helped ice the game.
Georgia plays at Missouri on Saturday night, its first true road game this season. Smart made clear that the starter for that game is not determined yet.
“It could always change,” Smart said. “It was never set (that Eason would start) this week until late. So it’s not going to be a set deal for us. We’re going to look at see who performs well during the week, who executes, who gives us the best chance to be successful.”
Eason was 11-for-20 for 204 yards in his starting debut, along with one touchdown and one interception. Lambert was 2-for-3 for two yards, with his completions going for a loss of seven and a gain of nine.
None of the quarterbacks were available to the media after the game nor have they been since the start of spring practice.
“At quarterback, we don’t have a settled position,” Smart said. “So I’ll continue to (prevent them from speaking to the media) until I feel comfortable with Jacob with media, or Greyson as the quarterback.”