Georgia makes QB change with offense sputtering against Arkansas
Less than one half into the 2020 season, Georgia has made a quarterback change.
After redshirt freshman quarterback D’wan Mathis and the Bulldogs got off to a slow start at Arkansas, Georgia replaced Mathis with redshirt junior Stetson Bennett IV. Mathis was 6-for-14 for 37 yards and an interception at the time of the switch.
Bennett didn’t play in his first two years at the school, but in 2019, he appeared in five games, going 20-for-27 for 260 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and a rushing touchdown.
With Mathis leading the offense, the Bulldogs’ first six drives resulted in five punts and an interception.
However, Bennett’s first drive leading Georgia didn’t end any better. The Bulldogs turned the ball over on downs at Arkansas’ 24-yard line. But Bennett went 4-for-5 for 33 yards on the drive.
Georgia has redshirt sophomore JT Daniels, a transfer from USC, on its roster, but he hasn’t been fully cleared to play while recovering from a torn ACL he suffered while playing for the Trojans last season. But if the Bulldogs’ offense continues to struggle, then perhaps Daniels will quickly get an opportunity once he’s ready to go.