If any Dawgs fans entered Saturday night’s Top 10 showdown with Auburn apprehensive because of last week’s slow start against Arkansas, that nervousness is likely gone now. Georgia dominated its SEC West rival during the team’s home opener, 27-6.
Just like last week, it was unclear who would start at quarterback before the game, but in Week 2, former walk-on Stetson Bennett emerged as “the man” behind center. He didn’t disappoint, throwing for 240 yards and a touchdown on 28 attempts. On third down, Bennett completed 7 of 10 passes for 109 yards. He was a major reason why the Bulldogs converted 9 of 14 attempts on third down.
Bennett had plenty of help up front from the Bulldogs offensive line. The unit didn’t play particularly well last week at Arkansas, but they played motivated Saturday night under the lights. Georgia rushed for 202 yards and gave Bennett time to find open receivers.
In the first half, the Bulldogs averaged more than 7.0 yards per play, which place Bennett, making his first start, in situations where he could succeed on second and third downs.
Wide receiver Kearis Jackson emerged with the best stat line of his young college career, recording nine receptions for 147 yards. George Pickens caught Bennett’s touchdown pass. Running back Zamir White ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns.
The Georgia defense held Auburn to 216 yards of offense and only two field goals. The Tigers recorded 2.7 yards per play and averaged under 2.0 yards per carry.
There was plenty to really like about the Georgia performance against Auburn, but on Facebook, DawgNation loved the performances from Bennett and the Bulldogs offensive line the most. Check out the top comments below: