Report: Georgia making change at starting QB for Mississippi State game
No. 13 Georgia (4-2) will turn to its third different quarterback of the season for Saturday’s contest against Mississippi State. Redshirt sophomore JT Daniels is getting the start, according to AL.com reporter Matt Zenitz.
Junior Stetson Bennett and redshirt freshman D’Wan Mathis are the other two Georgia quarterbacks to see action this season.
Daniels was receiving first-team reps dating back to last Monday, so this was the logical next step. Daniels is a former 5-star recruit who transferred from USC. Daniels was ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the nation’s No. 2 pro-style quarterback and No. 16 player overall in the Class of 2018.
Daniels was a starter at USC last season prior to sustaining a season-ending injury in Week 1 vs. Fresno State. Before that injury, Daniels tallied 215 yards and a touchdown in the first half.
Daniels hasn’t played a snap this season behind Bennett and Mathis. Bennett has thrown 2 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in the last 3 weeks, which led to him getting replaced by Mathis against Florida. Mathis had his own struggles, as he only completed 4 of his 13 passes and threw a touchdown and 2 interceptions in the contest.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart recently praised the way Daniels has performed in practice.
“Since he’s been here, he’s done some nice things,” Smart said, via AL.com. “He’s a guy that’s worked really hard, just as Stetson, Carson (Beck) and D’Wan have done. I’m pleased with the way he’s worked. I’ve been pleased with the way he’s rehabbed his knee and improved his knee and learning our offense and the leadership he’s shown since he arrived has been very good.”
Georgia leads the all-time series 18-6 vs. Mississippi State.