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Dawgs enter homecoming week

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The Georgia football team began preparations for this week's non-conference matchup with Appalachian State by holding a one-hour session under the lights on the Woodruff Practice Fields on Monday.

The Bulldogs are 5-3 overall and 4-2 in the SEC, while the Mountaineers are 2-7 overall and 2-4 in the Southern Conference. This will mark the first time the two schools have played each other.

Saturday's game in Athens will kick off at 12:30 p.m. and will be televised regionally by Atlanta station WSB Channel 2.

Monday's practice was the first for the Bulldogs since their 23-20 victory against Florida in Jacksonville last Saturday.

"I thought the guys did a great job of putting that game behind them today," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "It was an emotional win for us, but we can't afford to think about it or celebrate it too much. Appalachian State deserves all our attention and focus this week. We're expecting a real challenge from them on Saturday."

Richt said the captains for Saturday's game will be center David Andrews and receiver Michael Bennett on offense, nose Garrison Smith on defense, and fullback Corey Campbell on special teams.

Saturday's game will be Homecoming for the Bulldogs. Georgia is 72-17-2 all-time in Homecoming games.

Quarterback Aaron 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 113. Murray already owns the SEC career records in total offense and passing yards.

Dayne Young

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