Jake Bentley will hang another opportunity to full out his college profession the methodology he needs.
The extinct Utah quarterback launched by strategy of Twitter that he’s going to be suiting for the South Alabama Jaguars this upcoming season. Bentley was given this opportunity after the NCAA dominated that this past season would no longer depend in direction of eligibility, allowing to comeback for a ‘graceful senior’ season.
Bentley will glide away Utah after going 3-1 as a starter, leading the Utes to wins over Oregon Issue, then No. 21 Colorado and Washington Issue. Within the lone loss to Washington, his first profession delivery with the Utes, Bentley helped Utah jump out to a 21-0 halftime lead prior to falling 24-21 within the live.
He within the origin did not procedure the initiating role to delivery up the season, as an different backup up Cameron Rising. But Rising suffered a season ending shoulder spoil on the principle play of the 2nd quarter in opposition to USC within the season opener, and it was Bentley’s job the comfort of the methodology.
On the season, he threw for 882 yards and 6 touchdowns, winding up 62.1% of his passes. He was furthermore a probability within the rush game, ending with 113 yards and one touchdown on 34 carries.
Bentley’s profession can most fascinating be outlined as up-and-down, both with the Utes this past season and with South Carolina where he spent the principle four years of his college profession, playing in precisely over three of them.
He complied a 19-14 profession yarn within the SEC, leading South Carolina to the Belk Bowl in 2018 and the Outback Bowl in 2017, even taking dwelling MVP honors all the procedure in which through the Outback Bowl. He is one in every of the most prolific passers in Gamecock history, ranking within the top-5 in profession completion percentage (.625), profession pass completions (626), passing touchdowns (55), profession passing yards (7,527) and profession complete offense (7,670).
He furthermore reveals up in mountainous video games, throwing for 510 yards and five touchdowns in a 56-35 loss to Clemson all the procedure in which through the 2018 season, the the same year that the Tigers won the national championship. The 35 components scored by South Carolina had been the most the Tigers gave up all season long.
His leadership qualities are apparent, as he was named a captain at South Carolina (origin his sophomore season) and in his lone season with the Utes.
Bentley will seemingly be a part of a South Alabama crew that went 4-7 in 2020. He’ll compete with sophomore Desmond Trotter (1,917 yards, 11 TD’s) and junior Likelihood Lovertich (619 passing yards, 5 TD’s) for the initiating gig.
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