On Saturday, receiver Michael Bennett was hauling in five catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns in Georgia’s 51-44 win over Tennessee. Yesterday he was helped off the Bulldogs’ practice field with a torn ACL in his right knee.
According to The Macon Telegraph, Bennett is now done for the season. The redshirt sophomore leads Goergia with 24 catches for 345 yards and four touchdowns through five games.
Bennett announced via Twitter:
“God has a plan for me and everything happens for a reason. Get ready for a historic season Dawg nation. Our boys are gonna get it done!”
Expect Malcolm Mitchell — who just moved back to receiver from defensive back last week — to see his role expand with the loss of Bennett. Bennett had basically picked up the slack while Mitchell served his stint on defense.
For the season, 12 different players have caught passes for the Dawgs: eight receivers, two tight ends and both freshman running backs. If there’s a bright spot to this it’s that UGA is deep when it comes to pass-catchers.