Mason, Bennett end careers on sidelines

Seniors Hutson Mason and Michael Bennett, two of the Georgia offense's best-known names, exited from their last game earlier than expected.

Among several others, the careers of seniors Hutson Mason and Michael Bennett ended Tuesday night in Bank of America stadium.

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.

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