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Stetson Bennett can improve Heisman Trophy odds by filling stat sheet against woeful Vanderbilt

SystemSystem Posts: 10,651 admin
edited October 2022 in Article commenting
imageStetson Bennett can improve Heisman Trophy odds by filling stat sheet against woeful Vanderbilt

ATHENS — Stetson Bennett’s Heisman Trophy hopes might appear to be hanging by a thread, but playing Vanderbilt could provide a jolt.

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    jdatl3jdatl3 Posts: 408 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Hit the deep ball.

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    BubbaBillBubbaBill Posts: 1,193 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Thanks MG for a very thorough and positive article regarding Stetson Bennett. Go Dawgs!!!

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    BrooksieBrooksie Posts: 513 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Stetson needs to go back to his flip phone. He’s been reading his own hype and may have been trying too hard to win a trip to NYC. It’s possible that if he’s out of contention that the same guy who was great vs Oregon just might show up again.

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    UGADad20UGADad20 Posts: 1,770 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Football is a team sport. Typically the teams that achieve the most success focus on teamwork, roles, and a team first mentality. Not on individual awards.

    UGA sets the standard in CFB for maintaining a team first mentality. That is in the DNA of every player UGA recruits. If a player's goal is to focus on individual goals he will not be recruited to UGA.

    Oddly, the 1 position that can run up stat's (to some extent) at UGA is QB. The last season and a half CKS has not played more than 1 QB while he has substituted liberally at all other positions.

    That being said, the odds are stacked against SBIV putting up the numbers needed to win. 1) UGA's balanced pass/run attack reduces passing numbers and 2) UGA's many blowout games dictate running out the clock for the majority of 2nd half's.

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    JBMDawg46JBMDawg46 Posts: 397 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    “…with Coach Kirby Smart reluctant to substitute at the position.” This could be the understatement of this decade. Plus, Stetson Bennett is not winning the Heisman.

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    reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 3,647 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    SB is a very good and accomplished QB. He's a winner. He led UGA to the NC. I take nothing away from SB. But I challenge anyone to watch his play this year and say, "He's the best player in college." THat's ludicrous.

    I seriously doubt he's the best passer on the team. The Heisman thing is just over after the last 2 games in which we came out flatter than a pancake against two not very good SEC teams.. Happy just to win those games. and move on and hope his play improves or we very well could be seeing Carson Beck.

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    thadecthadec Posts: 611 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    The article makes this assertion:

    As long as the No. 1-ranked Bulldogs keep winning, Bennett should remain in consideration for the award as Georgia doesn’t have any other offensive players producing Heisman Trophy-type numbers.

    which is very curious in light of

    Georgia hasn’t had a Heisman Trophy finalist since Garrison Hearst in 1992, and Herschel Walker was the most recent UGA winner of the coveted award in 1982.

    @MikeGriffith the infamous "average athlete on a great team Gino Torreta over clearly superior athletes Marshall Faulk and Garrison Hearst" 1992 Heisman debacle is precisely why no one does the "best player on a the best team with the best story" anymore. In order to be a legitimate Heisman candidate there has to be a case for you being one of the best athletes in the college game. Without that, Bennett will only be a Heisman candidate in the minds of the same sort of Georgia fans who claim that UGA should have played for the 2007 national title ahead of an SEC champion LSU (UGA didn't even win the SEC East) that had a better record AND beat the Tennessee team that thumped UGA by 21 points.

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    GoodOlDawgGoodOlDawg Posts: 447 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    His focus should be on nothing more than leading the UGA offense in moving the ball down field, ball security, pass accuracy, and third down conversions. The Heisman Trophy is a long shot at best, and he has a much more realistic shot at being the QB for the 2022 SEC Champions, and even another CFB National Championship if he just does his job and avoids the distraction of individual awards. Go Dawgs!

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    khummelkhummel Posts: 853 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited October 2022

    Oh pa-lease... Bennett a Heisman winner?! That's about as likely as him being MVP of a win in a national championship game. Oh yeah, that's right, he actually did that. Screw "the odds", SB, for any and all things... just keep chopping and be your best... the rest will take care of itself as it's supposed to. Go Dawgs!

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    ATDATD Posts: 261 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Enough with the Stetson for Heisman stories. He was playing great football until that chatter got going. Stetson is a good football player. However, not even a foaming at the mouth DGD would attempt to make the case that he's the best player in America. Not even close.

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    JimDawg85JimDawg85 Posts: 369 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I think you do Stetson a disservice by continually bringing up this Heisman hype. It was precisely when all this Heisman talk got going that Stetson started pressing and missing passes left and right. It also happened to coincide with A.D. Mitchell going out with a high ankle sprain which has made the offense sputter. Lay off the Heisman talk already! He doesn't need the extra pressure! Stetson has enough to worry about with FL, TN, Miss St, and KY on the schedule. Win those four remaining SEC games and the SEC championship, and then maybe, MAYBE, we will have some awards to talk about.

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    truthtellertruthteller Posts: 229 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Now look, admittedly, I am not a huge fan of Stetson Bennett, I think he is an 'OK" QB that has obviously had some good outtings, but is he elite? As in Heisman elite?? HECK NO. No, on this planet or in this lifetime. Right now, his percentage over the past few weeks on 3rd downs is back to the way he used to be on 3rd downs. LOW. Also, when was the last time he threw a pass for a TD? Yeah, I can't remember either. So, when you are talking about his Heisman chances, it is ridiculous that saying him having a good game against Vandy could improve the stat sheet for him. Vandy has a SORRY pass defense. If he does have a great game against them, it will because he is expected to, not that he did anything special. As the Truth Teller, I call it as I see it, good or bad. I have defended MG before, but this time, yeah, this article is a stretch at best.

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    BubbaBillBubbaBill Posts: 1,193 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited October 2022

    I agree and I’m sure a bunch of the negative folks would have lost money in Vegas betting on Bennett’s odds of winning a NC in addition to being name MVP in BOTH play-off games, but who’s counting. I realize the Heisman usually goes to the player with the gaudy stats, but look up the definition and you’ll see that Bennett would be most deserving if he runs the table again this year even if he’s barely in the top 10 in the statistical category. According to the Heisman folks the award goes to the player who “epitomizes great ability combined with diligence, PERSEVERANCE and hard work”. Hmmm 🤔 I didn’t read anything there regarding stats, but it certainly sounds like Bennett. Stay tuned and Go Dawgs!!!

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