For the first time this season, freshman quarterback Jacob Eason is listed on Georgia's depth chart as the team's starter.
"Jacob's going to be able to start our games soon," head coach Kirby Smart said. "If he has a good week of practice, he will. That's the plan going forward. If he continues to practice well [and] do the right things, he will be the starter."
During the Bulldogs' win against Missouri on Saturday, Eason played the entire game, including a game-winning drive that ended with a fourth-and-10 pass to the end zone.
In Columbia, Missouri, last weekend, Eason was 29-for-55 with 308 passing yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
"The kid has grown up a lot," Smart said. "With each and every rep he's got to continue to grow. When you make one mistake, you don't try to make that mistake again. If you don't call a play right, you try to call that play right every time from now on. He's shown a propensity that when he makes a mistake once, he can usually correct that."
Previously this year, Eason and senior Greyson Lambert were both listed as possible starters.
Lambert earned the start for Georgia's season opener against UNC, but Eason also had considerable playing time. In the second game against FCS opponent Nicholls State, Eason started the game, but Lambert was the quarterback for the game's final minutes.
"He's gotten some valuable experience the last three games, but let's be honest, he's a freshman," Smart said.