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Georgia quarterback Faton Bauta
Coming into the spring game, most Georgia fans knew two things about Faton Bauta:
- He's a dual-threat quarterback who's more likely to beat opposing defenses with his legs than with his arm.
- He's in a battle with Brice Ramsey to back up Mason.
Both of those talking points may now be obsolete, even for casual Bulldogs fans.
Bauta did run the ball effectively Saturday (six carries for 35 yards), but more surprisingly, he completed 57.1 percent of his passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns. He may be capable of making plays with his mobility, but his passing is equally refined.
Furthermore, G-Day may have provided some distance between Bauta and Ramsey in the competition for the second-team quarterback spot. Ramsey completed just one of his seven pass attempts.
The season is a long time off still, but if it opened today, Bauta would likely be the firm No. 2 behind Mason. Based on his performance Saturday, he'll be a capable backup.