Georgia QB Stetson Bennett seen crying as Bulldogs win championship
The Georgia Bulldogs were in good hands all along with Stetson Bennett at quarterback. Jenna Watson/IndyStar / USA TODAY NETWORK

Stetson Bennett is an ugly crier. But he played a pretty game on the biggest stage, at the biggest time, to earn the right to cry on national TV.

Bennett went 17-for-26 for 224 yards and two touchdown passes while leading Georgia to a big 33-18 win over Alabama in the national championship game. He threw an absolute dime on a 40-yard touchdown pass to Adonai Mitchell in the fourth quarter, giving his team the lead for good.

After Kelee Ringo sealed things with a pick-six, all the emotions poured out of Bennett.

“It just hit me. As soon as he caught (the interception), I just teared up. I didn’t plan it,” Bennett said in his postgame interview on ESPN.

The former walk-on quarterback just started to cry happy tears:

Bennett was a two-star quarterback recruit coming out of high school.

Now he has led his home state team to a national championship, and he played one heck of a game and earned the title. Best of all, he helped Georgia overcome Alabama, the team that kept haunting the Bulldogs.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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