Georgia redshirt sophomore quarterback JT Daniels has been named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week following Georgia’s 31-24 win over Mississippi State, according to a Maxwell Football Club announcement.
Daniels also garnered Southeastern Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week, Davey O’Brien Award Great 8 and Manning Award Stars of the Week honors for his performance.
Daniels, a native of Irvine, Calif., made his Bulldog debut and shredded MSU for 401 yards and four touchdowns (both career highs) during his team’s win. Daniels was 10-for-11 for 144 yards, three touchdowns and was only sacked once on third downs. He posted the top efficiency rating of his career (197.1). Daniels became the first Bulldog since Aaron Murray in 2013 to throw for more than 400 yards in a game.
The No. 13 Bulldogs (5-2 SEC) travel to Columbia, S.C., to face South Carolina (2-6 SEC) on Saturday. SECN will televise the matchup at 7:30 p.m.