Off week: Wednesday Practice Report

ATHENS - The sixth-ranked Georgia football team conducted a 90-minute workout Wednesday with an emphasis on overtime scenarios.

The Bulldogs (4-0, 2-0 SEC) have an open date this weekend and then will continue a three-game road trip with ninth-ranked Tennessee up next on Oct. 8 in Knoxville.

On Wednesday, Bulldog head coach Mark Richt said the team worked on overtime situations including when it's a third overtime period and teams must go for a two-point conversion following a touchdown.

"We let the offense go first and then we flipped it and then the defense went first in trying to get two or stop a two-point play," said Richt. "It's the psychological thing, having to go right back out there after a score and knowing you have to make a two-point conversion or you have to stop it because the game depends on it."

When asked about his team's road success in his tenure (16-2 in an opponent's home stadium), Richt said it has a lot to do with the quarterback play.

"The quarterback has to handle the noise and be able to communicate on the road, and if he can do that, you have a chance," said Richt. "For the defense, it should be all right with the noise because the home team is going to be quiet for their team's offense."

The Bulldogs posted their first road win in the Richt era at Tennessee in 2001, and he said that victory helped the team believe in what his staff was doing and how they were doing it. While that was a memorable win for Richt, he said last season's home loss to the Volunteers was tough.

"I'd say those two games were in the top three on both ends, one was an enjoyable win while the other was one of the most disappointing losses," said Richt.

The Georgia-Tennessee contest will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET and be nationally-televised by CBS.


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