ATHENS — Stetson Bennett knew it was important to shout out the offensive line. He began thanking the group for their play all season, as they gave up just 9.0 sacks and said they were the greatest offensive line.
When Bennett pointed this out after winning the Manning Award, given to the nation’s top quarterback after the completion of the entire season, Archie Manning had to step in. The legendary Ole Miss quarterback and New Orleans Saint couldn’t believe it.
“I beat that in one game in Chicago one day. I got sacked 11 times in one game,” Manning said with a chuckle.
Bennett proceeded to go right back to praising the offensive line, noting how little glory they get in comparison to the efforts they actually put in.
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