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Georgia Bulldogs QB Stetson Bennett Talks Record-Setting Performance vs. UAB

September 11, 2021

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ATHENS - Georgia QB Stetson Bennett talks about his record-setting first half performance in No. 2 Georgia's blowout win over UAB.

Record-Setting Half For Bennett:

At halftime, Georgia senior starting QB Stetson Bennett was 7-for-8 for 260 yards with a school-record tying and career-high 5 TD passes among his eight completions. He completed his first five passes for 245 yards, and the TD passes covered 73, 12, 88, 61 and 9 yards. He tied the school record for TD passes in a game when he connected with freshman Brock Bowers for a nine-yarder. He became the sixth Bulldog with five TD passes in a game and the first to do it since Aaron Murray vs New Mexico State in 2011, also doing it in the first half.

Senior QB Stetson Bennett made his sixth career start and first since last year against Florida. UAB won the toss and elected to defer the ball until the second half. Seniors Jamaree Salyer (OL), Christopher Smith(DB) and junior Zamir White (RB) were the captains.

Redshirt freshman QB Carson Beck came in for the third series and the Bulldogs went to three running plays before punting. Bennett's first pass went for a 73-yard TD to sophomore Jermaine Burton for a 7-0 lead following the PAT. It was a career-long catch for Burton. Then, Bennett connected with freshman Brock Bowers for an 88-yard TD, the ninth longest in school history and longest since a record 98-yarder in 2013 from Aaron Murray to Reggie Davis. The next time Georgia got the football, Bennett and sophomore Arian Smith connected on a 61-yard TD pass for a 28-0 advantage. On Georgia's second possession on a 3rd-and-4 from the UAB 12, Bennett connected for a 12-yard TD pass to junior Kenny McIntosh for a 14-0 edge with 10:17 left in the first quarter. Georgia's leading receiver at the half was Bowers (3-for-107 yards, 2 TDs). 

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