Previewing Georgia's Offense

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) during the Bulldogs’ game with Arkansas in Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker)
Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) during the Bulldogs’ game with Arkansas in Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker)

Georgia ran the score up in its 37-0 victory over No. 8 Arkansas last week.

Literally.

The Bulldogs’ running back room tallied 273 total yards rushing in the shutout win over the Razorbacks. They’ll be looking to continue that success this coming Saturday on the road against No. 18 Auburn.

In that game against Arkansas, four rushers were in double digits in carries. Junior back Zamir White led the Bulldogs with a season-high 16 carries for 68 yards and two touchdowns.

Auburn fans may remember White from last season. He was Georgia’s leading rusher in its dismantling of Auburn last season, 27-6. White rushed for 88 yards over 19 carries for two touchdowns in the win.

However, the biggest factor offensively from the last time these two rivals met was Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett. His teammates call him “The Mailman,” and he delivered a loss via the air to the Tigers last season.

Bennett completed 17 of his 28 pass attempts, for 240 yards, a career-high at the moment. He also tossed a couple of touchdowns.

There is a bit of a quarterback dilemma for Georgia, though.

Georgia’s opening night starter against then-ranked No. 3 Clemson was USC transfer, JT Daniels. Daniels only had eight incompletions through 30 attempts, one of which was an interception.

He missed the following game against UAB with an injury, something Daniels has dealt with throughout his career. The oblique injury to Daniels opened the door for Bennett, who took advantage of the playing time and turned in a career game.

Bennett went 10-for-12 against UAB, for 288 yards passing and a career-best five touchdowns.

Daniels returned to the field the following game against South Carolina, where he threw for over 300 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. He started the game against Vanderbilt, but only played one quarter as Georgia went up 35-0 in the first quarter.

The back-and-forth saga continued in Game 5 for Georgia, with Bennett getting the start. Daniels had suffered a minor lat injury, which prompted Bennett’s start against No. 8 Arkansas. It’s unclear who will make the start on Saturday, with Daniels still questionable.

Daniels was dressed in practice on Monday and did some soft toss on Tuesday, feeling fine afterward according to Anthony Dasher of Rivals.com.

Regardless of who starts, Auburn will need to prepare to see both quarterbacks, while also keeping an eye out for the Bulldog’s run game if it has any chance of upsetting the No. 2 team in the country.

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