Stetson Bennett, Quarterback #13
I’m already sick of hearing this dude’s story. Did you know he went to Georgia, couldn’t play his way off the scout team, then transferred to a junior college for a year? Then apparently Kirby bent the knee to get him to come back to UGA, but Todd Monken told him he wouldn’t be a starter in the SEC? And now, because it’s Georgia, he is a starter in the SEC???
Get ready to hear that story thirty more times on Saturday. Just giving you a heads up in advance.
He’s 5′ 11″ and looks like he has graduated college three times already. Frat bro or Georgia quarterback? You decide, but there is never a difference. Unless you’re Justin Fields, in which case, Georgia fans will racism you right the hell out of Athens.
Bennett has 450 yards and 3 touchdowns through two games this season. Kind of a game and a half because he couldn’t claim the starting job going in to game one against Arkansas, and D’Wan Mathis is apparently a head case. Guess there wasn’t a quarterback worth a damn in all of those stacked recruiting classes.
Kearis Jackson, Receiver #10
After Dominick Blaylock went down with an ACL injury in the off season, there were some questions about Georgia’s receivers coming into the season. Through two games, it looks like Jackson may be the answer.
Sure, George Pickens has two touchdowns so far, and looks the part of a big time receiver at 6′ 3″. But Jackson has shined so far. He has 15 catches for 209 yards through two games, including a 49 yard haul against Auburn.
Given how much Tennessee has struggled to stop WR1’s this season in Jalen Knox and Shi Smith, Jackson could be primed for a big day, Saturday.
Zamir White, Running Back #3
Remember when Georgia didn’t have a running back worth a damn? Me neither.
White is the next name in a long line of talented Georgia running backs. His knee injuries (both ACL’s) from a couple of years ago look to be a thing of the past. He is strong and he is fast, and it always seems like he is one missed tackle away from breaking off a big play. Through two games, he has 159 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries, and is averaging 5.1 yards every time he touches the ball.
Oh yeah, and when he needs a break, Dalvin Cook’s little brother James Cook comes off the bench. Georgia has a full stable of running backs, shocker.
Tyson Campbell, Cornerback #3
Georgia’s offense was kind of easy to write about. It’s clear who the play makers are and aren’t through two games.
But this Georgia defense…where to start. It’s no secret they’re one of the top defenses in the country this year.
Let’s just start with the guy who will probably be covering Josh Palmer most of the day Saturday; Campbell. He’s 6′ 2″ and physical, the type of corner that Kirby Smart and Jeremy Pruitt just love. He’s also coming off a night of absolutely shutting down Auburn’s Seth Williams.
Campbell’s stats (five tackles, two PBU’s this season) don’t do his play justice, but you’ll have to trust me when I say he is one of those corners where you just try avoid his side of the field on offense.
Adam Anderson, OLB #19
If you watched that Auburn-Georgia game Saturday night, you probably saw Auburn’s Bo Nix running for his life the majority of the night.
I can’t say enough that this UGA defense is loaded. And Anderson may be the best pass rusher of the bunch. He alone had two sacks and six QB pressures against Auburn to go along with his two QB pressures against Arkansas. At 6′ 5″, he is in the early stages of a breakout season, and Tennessee’s offensive line will have to take notice if they don’t want to be picking JG up out of the Athens dirt all night.
Again, he is one of a handful of handfuls on this defense, but it’d be surprising if Brad or Gary don’t yell about Anderson a couple of times on Saturday. If not Anderson, it could be his counterpart.
Azeez Ojulari, OLB #13
Ojulari had two TFL, a sack, and five QB pressures against Auburn. He now has nine QB pressures and three TFL through two games.
Last year against Tennessee, he had 10 QB pressures and two sacks on his own.
He was on the preseason Butkus watch list coming in to this year.
Let’s just keep this simple: Ojulari is going to be a problem for Tennessee.