3 Reasons Michigan Football will beat Georgia in the Orange Bowl

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3. When the lights get bright, Stetson Bennett chokes

In the biggest games throughout his career (most notably against Alabama), Bennett doesn’t produce. In fact, he chokes.

Sure he threw for 340 yards against Alabama in the SEC championship.  He also went 29/48 and threw two critical interceptions.

Those interceptions are the epitome of his time in Athens. Bennett plays well against teams Georgia can stomp on the throat of, and when he’s asked to shine, doesn’t perform.

Michigan isn’t a team the Bulldogs can “stomp on the throat of”.

With their bookends on the edge David Ojabo and Aidan Hutchinson, Bennett will be pressured. Reports have now surfaced that despite being listed as questionable, defensive back Daxton Hill is likely to play as well.

This will be one of the two best defenses Stetson Bennett has played all year — with the other being the Alabama Crimson Tide whom I’ve given comps to this entire article.

The record shows from a statistical standpoint and from the perspective of the eye test that Bennett can’t get the job done when the stage is biggest and the lights are the brightest.

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This game against Michigan, with a trip to the national championship on the line, that’s the biggest test and arguably biggest game of his career. He hasn’t shown he can get the job done before, and that won’t change now.