Stetson Bennett's unbelievable Georgia career chronicled by SEC Nation
Quarterback Stetson Bennett wasn’t even born the last time Georgia took the field for the final home game of the season with an undefeated SEC record. Now, he’ll lead the undefeated Bulldogs onto the field for their home finale.
Ready for a history lesson? Georgia hasn’t been in this sort of scenario since 1982. That’s the last time that Georgia had an undefeated record in its last home game. That 1982 Bulldog team did pretty well. It won the SEC and was 11-0 before losing to Penn State in the Sugar Bowl.
“As a kid, I just always wanted to run out on the field and touch the grass,” Bennett said about dreaming of playing for Georgia during a feature that ran on The SEC Network. “If you told me back then that this was the story, I’d say ‘Yes’. I’d agree to it.”
A young Bennett would have been agreeing to a trying path. It seemed as if the former walk-on was always on the bench or about to be benched at Georgia. It was so challenging that Stetson even transferred to junior college for his 2018 season. However, Bennett has held onto the starting job this season since former starter J.T. Daniels was sidelined with an oblique injury in September.
“I try not to now think how cool it is,” Bennett said when asked about being Georgia’s starting quarterback. “Last year I got into that problem…Right now, I’m just worried about winning football games.”
To leading @GeorgiaFootball to its first undefeated run through the SEC since 1982.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 20, 2021
Bennett shouldn’t have any problem today. The No. 1 ranked Bulldogs host Charleston-Southern at 1 p.m.