It was an evening to recollect for Stetson Bennett in Indianapolis on Monday.
Georgia’s quarterback threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns within the Bulldogs’s 32-18 victory, a win that was sealed on a pick-six from cornerback Kelee Ringo. Bennett did not fairly see the clinching play, although, as he started crying and hugging anybody in sight on the Georgia sideline following the interception.
Bennett’s outpouring of emotion actually is smart given his path to Monday’s nationwide championship. He got here to Georgia as a walk-on in 2017, and he didn’t log a begin till halfway by means of the 2020 season. Bennett even entered the 2021 season because the backup to USC switch JT Daniels, although Bennett finally took the beginning job in September after Daniels suffered an harm.
It is unlikely Bennett is the lone Georgia participant, coach or fan to shed a tear or two on Monday. The win over Alabama marks Georgia’s first nationwide title for the reason that 1980 season, and Monday’s victory served as a bit of redemption after Alabama’s comeback to assert the nationwide title in January 2018.
Bennett has yet another 12 months of eligibility left if he needs to return to Georgia. Primarily based on Monday’s consequence, he’ll be welcomed again between the hedges with open arms if he opts for yet another season in Athens.
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