Georgia quarterback JT Daniels and Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson will both be playing in decisions for Saturday’s showdown, their coaches told ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday.
Daniels, who is dealing with a lat injury, ranks eighth in FBS overall QBR (87.6) through four games for the Bulldogs No. 2 (12 pm ET / ESPN and ESPN App).
“It all depends on how JT is doing in the warm-ups,” Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart told ESPN. “He has been able to walk some this week. We hope he will be able to walk, but we will see in warm-ups.”
Jefferson, meanwhile, has a strained PCL and had a knee brace on in practice this week for the Razorbacks No. 8.
“I think we’ll find out a little bit more in the foreplay, a little bit to see how he’s doing,” Arkansas coach Sam Pittman told ESPN. “He’s been practicing for the most part, but limited this week
Earlier this season, Daniels did not play in a 56-7 victory against UAB due to an oblique injury. Backup Stetson Bennett started for the Bulldogs, with five touchdowns on 10-to-12 passes. Daniels only played the first quarter of last week’s 62-0 win at Vanderbilt, and Bennett and third-string striker Carson Beck ended the game.
The latissimus dorsi muscles, commonly known as lats, are the V-shaped muscles that connect the arms to the spine.
Jefferson adjusted his knee in last week’s win over Texas A&M. He ranks 14th in FBS in passing efficiency (170.1) and is number two with an average of 10.8 yards per carry. Completion. Overall, he has thrown for 844 yards and six TDs.
ESPN’s Mark Schlabach contributed to this report.