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Sep 19, 2015; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Greyson Lambert passes against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Is Georgia Quarterback Greyson Lambert For Real?

Georgia’s quarterback situation has seemingly been under a cloud since Aaron Murray tore his ACL against Kentucky at the end of the 2013 season. Hutson Mason filled in admirably, and did a serviceable job in 2014, but it wasn’t enough to keep Georgia in the SEC or playoff hunt.

When Greyson Lambert transferred from UVA, many believed he was to be an experienced backup for incumbent Brice Ramsey, used to help push him along. As it turns out, it was Ramsey who apparently pushed Lambert and helped win him the starting job.

The first two weeks of the season looked pretty dismal for the Georgia passing game. Lambert seemed uncomfortable against both ULM and Vanderbilt (going 19 for 33 and just 257 yards combined in the two games), and had fans concerned that Georgia was headed for another year of simply leaning on the shoulders of their deep running back group.

But Week 3 against South Carolina saw a completely different Lambert, who came out and set an FBS record for completion percentage and broke a decades old UGA record for consecutive completions. In the second two games as a Bulldog, Lambert has gone 33 of 35 for 476 yards and five touchdowns.

Lambert probably isn’t as bad as he was against Vanderbilt, but not quite as good as he was against South Carolina. More likely he sits somewhere in the middle of those two, and the game against Alabama will be his first big test of the season.

Fans will know after this game whether Georgia really grabbed a bargain when Lambert walked into Sanford Stadium.

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