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Third Quarter Open Thread

NCAA Football: Alabama-Birmingham at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

At the moment it’s Stetson Bennett’s Saturday, the rest of us are just enjoying it.

The Mailman has hit 8 of 9 passes for 269 yards and 4 touchdowns in the first half. The only person who’s consistently slowed him down is Todd Monken who subbed in Carson Beck just enough to keep Bennett in check.

With 103 yards receiving in the first half Brock Bowers now has 160 receiving yards on the season. Darnell Washington led all Bulldog tight ends last season with 166. That’s....exciting.

The defense of course has surrendered 97 total yards and 0 points despite subbing liberally through the second quarter. I predicted earlier this week that UAB would score more points against the Dawgs than Clemson but, honestly, if they do it may be because we decide to see if Will Muschamp can still play safety.

If there’s a negative it may be that the rushing attack hasn’t been quite what you’d like to see against a Conference USA team (an anemic 29 yards on 14 attempts). Part of that has been UAB putting guys in the box and daring Stetson to beat them deep. And so he has. It will be interesting to see how Monken handles that in the second half.

Personally, I’m now just here to see the dawning of the Jackson Muschamp era.

Go ‘Dawgs!!!