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Dawg Post Monday Practice Report

ATHENS - Georgia began preparations for its final home game of the season with a 90-minute workout Monday on the Woodruff Practice Fields.

The Bulldogs (7-3, 5-3 SEC) will entertain Georgia Southern (7-2, 5-1 Sun

Belt) on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Sanford Stadium. The game will be televised

by ESPNU.

³Today was a good start,² Georgia coach Mark Richt said. ³We got some good

work in and we¹ll need to keep that going on Tuesday. Our scouts will have

to continue to simulate Georgia Southern¹s offense and do a great job to

help get our defense prepared. Same goes for the scouts on defense. This

game will be about tempo and we need to get the feel for that throughout

the week. We know this is going to be a tough battle on Saturday.²

Richt said the captains for Saturday's game will be the members of the

senior class as they play their final game in Sanford Stadium.

Representing the Bulldogs at the coin toss will be offensive linemen

Kolton Houston and John Theus, defensive lineman Sterling Bailey and

linebacker Jordan Jenkins.

In other news on Monday:

€ It was announced that kickoff for the Saturday, Nov. 28, game between

the Bulldogs and Georgia Tech in Atlanta will kick off at noon or 3 p.m.

and will be televised by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ABC. The time and network

will be determined after this week¹s games.

€ Isaiah McKenzie was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for

the second time this season following the Bulldogs¹ win at Auburn.

McKenzie tied a pair of school records and moved up the SEC records books

with his 53-yard punt return for a touchdown to put Georgia up 17-10 in

the fourth quarter. It was his fifth career return for a touchdown, tying

him with Brandon Boykin (2008-11). McKenzie¹s four punt return touchdowns

ties him with Buzy Rosenberg (1970-72) on Georgia¹s all-time list.

McKenzie accounted for Georgia¹s other touchdown as well versus the

Tigers, the first offensive score of his career, coming on a 4-yard rush.


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