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Dawgs have good practice preparing for Gators

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The Georgia football team resumed preparations for this week's matchup with Florida by holding a two-hour, full-pads session on the Woodruff Practice Fields on Monday.

The Bulldogs are 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the SEC, while the Gators also are 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the league.

Saturday's game in Jacksonville will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised by CBS.

The Bulldogs began practicing for Florida with two sessions last week. After an open date on Saturday, the Bulldogs were able to treat Monday's practice like a typical Tuesday session.

"I thought the guys did a good job today," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "They practiced hard. What really stood out was that they all gave good effort. We got a lot done today, but we've got to do it again tomorrow and the next day and the next. We've got to do all the little things right and carry those into this game."

Asked about the specialness of the annual game in Jacksonville, Richt offered: "It's a huge game and it's so much fun as far as the pageantry of it and the excitement of it. You come over that bridge, and it's just amazing to see all those fans who are there to cheer on their teams. Then you walk in and the stands are divided evenly. I say it every year, but it's so true — it's loud in there the whole time. When we have the ball, their fans are going crazy. And when they have the ball, our fans are going crazy. It's non-stop excitement, non-stop electricity. There's something about the game that's different than most games across the country. It's certainly a special one."

Richt said the captains for Saturday's game will be center David Andrews and guard Chris Burnette on offense, end Garrison Smith on defense, and safety Connor Norman on special teams.

Georgia is attempting to win three consecutive games in the series for the first time since 1987-89. The Bulldogs lead the series at 49-40-2 with the first meeting in 1904. Florida has the series at 48-40-2 and does not count the Georgia win in 1904. In Jacksonville, the Bulldogs hold a 42-37-1 lead. Georgia's Aaron Murray is trying to become the latest quarterback to lead the Bulldogs to three straight wins over the Gators. The last was Buck Belue from 1979-81. Johnny Rauch went 4-0 against the Gators from 1945-48.

Murray has another SEC career record within reach Saturday. The SEC mark for career touchdown passes is 114 by Florida's Danny Wuerffel (1993-96) and Murray will enter the game with 112. Murray already owns the SEC career records in total offense (12,327) and passing yards (12,029).

In other news, former Georgia All-America linemen Peter Anderson and Matt Stinchcomb will be inducted into the Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame this week. The annual ceremony is slated for Friday at noon in the West Club of EverBank Field in Jacksonville.

 

Dayne Young

Dayne is a sports anchor and reporter for WRBL. He started covering the Chattahoochee Valley in September 2012. More>>

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