ATHENS, Ga. -- After a long quarterback battle, senior Greyson Lambert has been named the starting quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs' game against North Carolina Saturday, the team announced Thursday.
Lambert beat out true freshman Jacob Eason, a 5-star quarterback out of Lake Stevens, Wash., for the job.
Eason was the heavy fan-favorite throughout camp after his impressive G-Day performance, but Lambert ultimately got the nod from first-year head coach Kirby Smart.
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The Bulldogs were 10-2 in games Lambert started in under center. The 22-year-old completed 63 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. Lambert had the fifth best passer efficiency and completion percentage in the SEC. He set an NCAA record for completion percentage against South Carolina last season.
Eason could still go in to play in Saturday's game depending on Lambert's performance. Eason had been taking reps with the first team offense in camp the past couple weeks until this week. Lambert surprisingly was practicing with the first team offense again this week.
Nick Chubb has also been cleared to play in Saturday's game, Smart said earlier this week. However, the status of back Sony Michel is unclear after conflicting reports regarding his readiness.
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