They Said It: Georgia’s Best Player Quotes

Stetson Bennett IV

If this game was one of the best he ever played: “Yeah, probably. Probably the best I’ve played, yeah. I would say probably the offseason, all the work done with these guys, the third year on offense. Again, having time and having the playmakers outside. I think a combination of a lot of things.”

On his touchdown pass to Ladd McConkey just before halftime: “It wasn’t smart. I didn’t need to do that, first and goal of that one. But I knew we beckoned Ladd there, and obviously we never hit him But I knew, I started getting confused and I was trying to find it because I knew it was out there somewhere. Then I found it and threw it. But it probably wasn’t smart a. Don’t do that, but it worked.

Georgia backs up Kenny McIntosh (6) during Georgia’s 49-3 victory over Oregon at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on September 3, 2022. Photo by Kathryn Skeean.

RB Kenny McIntosh

On offensive efficiency: “It was really fun. Like you said, in the off-season we practiced a lot and we got to know each other. We had a lot of time to connect with the players. Lots of young guys , teaching them the way, the norm in Georgia. Just going there and being able to see the young kids going there and having the opportunity to shine was a lot of fun. You always want to see, especially like your little brothers to go out there and compete. I think it was a lot of fun.”

On his production as a receiver: “It’s really fun. I love catching the ball, not just running the ball, I love catching the ball out of the backfield. I don’t think I’ve ever had a game like this. To answer your question, c It was real fun there just to be able to run around with the ball in my hands like a catcher.”

To be “the man” today: “I just thank God for giving me the opportunity to be in this position and to be able to make these plays. I waited a long time. I kind of saw what it had to be like. I had good examples, as you say. I think it’s RBU, it’s RBU. All the great running backs in front of me, watching them, like D’Andre Swift, being able to watch him come out and compete at a high level each and each week. For my time here, I just want it to look a bit the same. It’s the norm here in Georgia. I just want to maintain the standard for the next guy.

Security Christopher Smith

On his interception and the resemblance to the one against Clemson last year: “It’s kind of the same where I jumped, but it was a different type of game formation and stuff like that. I just recognized the formation and they were kind of doing screens to start with. Just studying the coordinator and stuff like that, I knew a screen and go was possible to get out of it I just read the play, broke on the ball, made a good play for sure.

On getting the interception after his horse collar penalty: “Just being a DB period and just the way I am, I have this next game mentality. I definitely got the penalty, but one of our four pillars here is resilience. When I came back on the sidelines , a lot of guys said, ‘You’ve been resilient about that.’ I just got a next game mentality, man. You can’t dwell on that. That’s how you make mistakes. I was going like this after the game, that means keep cutting, man. That’s all I wanted to do.”

Security Dan Jackson

On the reserves keeping Oregon out of the end zone in the final minutes: “Yeah, I was just talking about it outside. It was one of the biggest moments of the game for our defense. We had younger guys, but they got up and did what we had to do. No score there was huge.”

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