Coming into the season, it was assumed Wake Forest graduate transfer QB Jamie Newman was going to start for Georgia. Then, he opted out and it became a battle between USC transfer JT Daniels and D’Wan Mathis.

There were even some rumblings about freshman Carson Beck getting some work.

But, after Mathis struggled at Arkansas last week, it was actually former walk-on Stetson Bennett IV who righted the ship. He earned Saturday night’s start against No. 7 Auburn and all he did was guide the Bulldogs to a huge 27-6 victory.

Did he ever think he’d be at this point? In his postgame comments, Bennett said he just focuses on being ready to play whenever his name is called:

“It is not really my job to worry about that,” he said of wondering if he’d ever start. “If you think of things that broadly, you think about I was starting my first game, a game day, a top-10 matchup, then yeah it is going to be like ‘oh my goodness.’ But, no, I just go out every day and play football.”

As for whether he was going to start on Saturday or not, he said he had a feeling he would, as Daniels had only been cleared this week for full contact:

“I had an idea that I was going to start,” he said. “Being able to be comfortable in the offense is easy because I am surrounded by such great players, and the offensive line gives me time. Coach (Todd) Monken gives us great calls every time. So, the week helped because I was able to get reps with those guys. It is pretty easy to feel comfortable with those guys.”

Will Bennett continue to be the guy moving forward? He’s certainly proven he can do enough to keep the Bulldogs in games. Coach Kirby Smart will have a tough decision on his hands this week.