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MVDs: UAB Edition

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You don’t put together a decisive, snap to whistle beat down of the vaunted UAB Blazers without your entire team giving maximum effort.

But as always this Saturday some players rose above the rest with their unique contributions to a Bulldog victory. They are your MVDs: the Most Valuable ‘Dawgs from Georgia’s 56-7 win over UAB.

Offense: Stetson Bennett. Duh. There’s really not a whole lot more to say about Stetson Bennett’s unbelievable performance off the bench in place of JT Daniels. I suppose we could point out that no, Georgia does not have a quarterback controversy. JT Daniels is the starting quarterback.

I would also add that most Power 5 college football teams, even really good ones, would have to rely on either an unproven veteran or a wide-eyed underclassman if their starting quarterback went down. Georgia is the rare team that could replace Daniels with a veteran who has looked good against good competition.

Defense: Channing Tindall. Once again the Bulldog defense put together a complete team effort, pitching a shutout on their side of the ball. It’s hard to pick out a standout, but Tindall really jumped out for the way he made plays all across the field. Tindall’s always been a special athlete. But so far this season he appears to be playing faster and smarter, and amassed 13 tackles to lead all defenders, along with a sack against the Blazers.

Special teams: Kearis Jackson. I probably would have gone with Jack Podlesny in this spot right up until that late missed field goal, the second in a slightly worrying trend of missed makable kicks. So I’m going with Jackson, who again showed excellent reliability and decision making on punt returns and returned one inside the UAB 20 to set up a touchdown.

As always feel free to drop your selections in the comments, and...

Go ‘Dawgs!!!