Kirby Smart sounds off on Georgia football quarterback situation after SEC Championship Game

ATLANTA — Georgia’s defense gave up 41 points. Alabama’s Bryce Young shredded the nation’s top defense all afternoon. Georgia failed to sack Young and didn’t do much better covering Alabama receiver Jameson Williams.

Yet for all the defensive shortcomings on display against Alabama, the big taking point is once again about what Kirby Smart will do at the quarterback position.

Georgia went with Stetson Bennett, as the Bulldogs had done last season when Georgia visited Tuscaloosa, Ala. And just like last time, Alabama came away with a 41-24 win. The only real difference was that the Bulldogs were actually favored this time.

Statistically speaking, Bennett was better this time around for Georgia. He threw for 340 yards and 3 touchdowns, improvements from what he did last season. Yet he was asked to throw the ball 48 times in the game, far too much for Georgia’s comfort.


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