3:35 p.m. ET Stetson Bennett IV gets the start for the Bulldogs today.
3:00 p.m. ET And it might be another week without Daniels.
Stetson Bennett is again working with the first team center in warmups, confirming expectations he will start at least a third straight game.— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) October 16, 2021
JT Daniels is working with the third-teamed, as he has the previous two weeks. Carson Beck is No. 2.
Update 2:51 p.m. 40 minutes before kickoff, here’s JT Daniels warming up and looking like he can go. But as we saw in the Arkansas and Auburn games, that doesn’t mean he’ll be under center for the first snap.
Three wks of rest… Enough to start against #11 Kentucky? QB JT Daniels throwing pregame right now #GoDawgs #UGA #CBS46 pic.twitter.com/piFaXteS8Q— Emily Gagnon (@Emily_Gagnon) October 16, 2021
Update 1:26 p.m. The depth chart has Daniels as No. 1 QB, but that’s the same as it was for some other games this season he didn’t end up playing.
Depth chart that the team released for today has JT Daniels as #1 QB.— Escape The Hive (@escape_hive) October 16, 2021
It appears JT may be starting today for #UGA against #Kentucky
Update 11:13 a.m. No progress here, it’s still a game time decision on who will start for No. 1 UGA today.
Kirby Smart tells #MartyAndMcGee that JT Daniels has thrown more and farther in practice this week. "But at what point he gets back to 100%, I don't know that."— Brandon Zimmerman (@BZSEC) October 16, 2021
Kirby Smart: JT Daniels still a gametime decision.— Simon Carroll (@NFLDraftSi) October 16, 2021
You feel it has to be Stetson Bennett if UK have any chance in this game...
The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs are the best team in college football according to the betting odds, despite injuries to starting quarterback JT Daniels. His status is uncertain for Saturday’s home game against the No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats is uncertain, and that game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Although Daniels was introduces as the starter for last week’s game against Auburn in Jordan-Hare Stadium, he ended up not taking the field.
Again, JT Daniels was announced as the starter on the Jumbotron during pregame. Yes, it’s indeed Stetson Bennett who’s out there. Let’s all take a deep breath #UGA #GoDawgs #SEC #CBS46— Emily Gagnon (@Emily_Gagnon) October 9, 2021
But it didn’t matter as the best defense in college football came through yet again in the 34-10 over the team from “West Georgia.” Daniels did warm up, but couldn’t get it going enough to play last Saturday.
JT Daniels doing more pregame throwing than he did last week, for what it's worth. So moving in the right direction even if he doesn't go today.— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) October 9, 2021
Right now according to head coach Kirby Smart, Daniels “hasn’t been able to do a whole lot” in practice this week. “A little more than he did the week before.”
Daniels has appeared in three games this season, and is completing 76.1% of his passes for 576 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions. In his last time out, Daniels left the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores on September 25th after the Dawgs built a 35-0 lead in the first quarter.
The Bulldogs are 21.5-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook with the over/under set at 44.5. The game can be seen on CBS.