Stetson Bennett recaps wild comeback as Georgia shocks Ohio State in Peach Bowl
Stetson Bennett was nearly speechless after Georgia won the Peach Bowl in a down-to-the-wire affair as Ohio State missed a field goal in the closing seconds.
The Georgia quarterback led the Bulldogs on a go-ahead scoring drive with 2:25 remaining, and recalled it with Holly Rowe of ESPN after the game.
“It’s in our hands now, and then when we scored, I was scared to death because they played a hell of a game on offense,” Bennett said. “I was like ‘We scored too quick’ and then our dudes stepped up. What a game. What a game. Little bit biased, that might be better than ’17 Rose Bowl. I don’t know, but good Lord, wow.”
Bennett was then asked how he got Georgia to a second straight national championship.
“Wow, they’re a freaking unbelievable team, and we fought it seemed like the whole game, and then we fought back we had to make a play. We had Kearis (Jackson) and then AD (Mitchell) came back, unbelievable.”
Mitchell’s injury absence did not concern Bennett.
“Just cause he was out, it didn’t change who he was,” Bennett said. “We just got back on the same page. But I knew at the top of that route not many people can stay with him quickness-wise. And I just trusted him, I put it up before he even came out. And just threw it up and he went up and made a play. Wow.”