2009 Spring: Day 7 Practice Report

ATHENS - Georgia continued spring football practice on Monday with a scrimmage at Sanford Stadium.

The Bulldogs ran about 65 plays in the controlled scrimmage, with the coaches taking a look at the team in various down-and-distance situations.

"I thought it was relatively even, kind of back and forth," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "We've got a long way to go yet, but we also saw a lot of good things. We've got to be able to handle adversity a little better on both sides of the ball. Things don't always go the way you want in football, and you've got to be able to recover and play ball."

Senior Joe Cox connected on 9-of-13 passes for 79 yards and a touchdown, while freshman Aaron Murray went 4-of-6 for 131 yards and a score. Sophomore A.J. Green had five catches for 65 yards, while junior Marquise Brown hauled in three passes for 24 yards. Seniors Vernon Spellman and Michael Moore caught touchdown passes, with Spellman's covering 75 yards.

Junior Kalvin Daniels led the rushing attack with 45 yards on nine attempts and two touchdowns. Sophomore Caleb King had 32 yards on six carries, freshman Carlton Thomas had 26 yards and a touchdown on eight carries, and junior Shaun Chapas had two short-yardage touchdowns.

Kicker Blair Walsh booted a 47-yard field goal.

Sophomore linebacker Nick Williams and sophomore cornerback Brandon Boykin led the defense with six tackles each. Freshman defensive backs Sanders Commings and Bacarri Rambo each picked off passes, while senior tackle Geno Atkins had three sacks.

Georgia will continue to work toward the G-Day Game on April 11. This year's G-Day Game will begin at 1:05 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN. In lieu of an admission fee, fans are encouraged to bring food donations to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Among the items most needed are soups, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, rice, pasta and pop-top canned goods.


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