But the starting quarterback and Georgia’s notably consistent receiver ended their careers on the sidelines after both sustaining injuries. Mason left the game in the second quarter with concussion-like symptoms and vision issues, according to Mason. Bennett’s, only known now as a left knee injury, came in the second half.
“Me and my family were in there with the trainers trying to make a decision on whether I should go out or not. It was super tough just because it’s a terrible way to go out,” Mason said. “Everything I had to persevere through I would have definitely liked to have gone out in a better way.”
Mason left the game after putting up 148 yards over 10 completions. Bennett exited from a much quieter performance, with only 23 yards over two receptions.
Dressed in sweats, looking on while his team celebrated the 37-14 trouncing of Louisville at midfield, Mason had nothing but praise for the players taking over the Georgia offense.
Mason will hang up his No. 14 jersey with a 10-win season and his name in the Georgia record books for his 67.87 completion percentage, passing former coach Mike Bobo’s record of 65.03.