If Brad White is looking for some advice about how to slow down Stetson Bennett’s roll, he might want to heed something Matt Hinton points out.
Bennett doesn’t run much, but when he does he makes it count. Seven of his 28 carries this season (excluding sacks) have gone for touchdowns, none of them of the goal-line QB sneak variety. He broke a 64-yarder against Auburn; outran half the Tennessee defense to the pylon to get Georgia on the board against the Vols; and, with his 4-yard TD run against Mississippi State on Saturday night, has put not just one but 2 opposing safeties in the deep freeze on red-zone jukes.
Sure, nobody thinks it can happen to them. But the evidence is clear: If Stetson Bennett gets your safety 1-on-1 within sniffing distance of the end zone he WILL embarrass him. Accept the facts and take the necessary precautions.
Given the aforementioned 64-yarder, “sniffing distance” is doing a bit of heavy lifting there, methinks. Anyway, good luck with that, Brad.