The last two weeks have been a struggle for Georgia Bulldogs fans, but a major bright spot has been the play of freshman quarterback Jacob Eason.
There was talk of a QB battle just a few weeks ago. Now Eason appears to have the job locked down and is one Hail Mary away from having two game-winning touchdowns under his belt.
As Saturday Down South points out, at his current pace Eason should shatter Georgia’s true freshman quarterback records:
Through the first five games of the 2016 season, of which Eason has started four, he has completed 81 of his 151 pass attempts, a 53.6 completion percentage, for 991 yards with 7 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.
Eason’s seven touchdown passes already match the true freshman regular season totals of Matthew Stafford and Eric Zeier. Eason needs just three more to break Quincy Carter’s freshman school record.
Not only that, Carter’s numbers (2,484 yards, nine touchdowns, 12 interceptions in the regular season) carry a sort of asterisk. He played two years of minor league baseball before starting his college football career.
If Eason plays all 13 games this season, his pace would leave him with 2,574 yards and 18 touchdowns. Not bad for someone who could have been a high school student just five months ago.