While the national media was doubting Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett all offseason, former UGA record-setting passer Aaron Murray never shied away from defending the national championship winner.
Murray, now with the SEC Network, has been a vocal fan of Bennett’s for some time now. This offseason he predicted that the sixth-year senior could “flirt with 35 touchdowns” in 2022.
After the first weekend of college football Murray ranked the top-five performing quarterbacks of Week 1in a video with The Volume.
Here are Murray’s top-five passers of Week 1:
CJ Stroud, Ohio State
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Stats in win over Notre Dame: 24/34, 223 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions
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Spencer Sanders, Oklahoma State
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Stats in win over Central Michigan: 28/41, 406 yards, 6 total touchdowns (4 passing, 2 rushing), 0 interceptions
Jordan Travis, FSU
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Stats in win over LSU: 20/33, 260 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions
Anthony Richardson, Florida
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Stats in win over Utah: 17/24, 168 passing yards, 11 carries, 106 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns
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Stetson Bennett, Georgia
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Stats in win over Oregon: 25/31, 368 yards, 3 total touchdowns (2 passing, 1 rushing), 0 interceptions
What Murray said: “One of the best, cleanest first games I’ve ever seen in my life. You earned the nickname ‘Stud-son’ after that performance vs. Oregon.”