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Dawgs’ Daniels won’t start; Hogs’ Jefferson to go

Georgia quarterback JT Daniels will not start Saturday’s showdown against No. 8 Arkansas, whose quarterback KJ Jefferson will play after being a game-time decision with a PCL sprain in his left knee.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart made the move after watching Daniels, who is dealing with a lat injury, in warm-ups. Backup Stetson Bennett will get his second start of the season the No. 2 Bulldogs.

Bennett started earlier this season against UAB and also saw action last week against Vanderbilt.

Daniels ranks eighth in the FBS in Total QBR (87.6) through four games.

The latissimus dorsi muscles, commonly known as lats, are the V-shaped muscles that connect the arms to the vertebrae column.

Arkansas coach Sam Pittman told ESPN’s College GameDay that Jefferson would be a game-time decision after he was limited in practice this week. Jefferson has a strained posterior cruciate ligament and was wearing a brace on his left knee in practice this week for the Razorbacks.

Jefferson tweaked his left knee in last week’s victory against Texas A&M. He ranks 14th in FBS in passing efficiency (170.1) and is second with an average of 10.8 yards per completion. Overall, he has thrown for 844 yards and six TDs.

ESPN’s Chris Low and Harry Lyles contributed to this report.

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