2009 Fall Camp: Day Eight Practice Report

ATHENS - Georgia held its first scrimmage of the preseason Wednesday morning at Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs, who moved the scrimmage to the morning to avoid potential storms in the afternoon, were tentatively scheduled to practice again Wednesday night.

Richard Samuel led the team with 108 yards rushing on five carries, and finished with three touchdowns including a 63-yard run on the second play of the scrimmage and a 70-yard touchdown reception. Carlton Thomas had five carries for 60 yards, and Caleb King rushed five times for 18 yards.

"Richard ran the ball well," Georgia head coach Mark Richt said. "He broke some tackles and finished strong. He had more space to work with than any other back."

Quarterback Joe Cox completed 9-of-13 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns, and Logan Gray completed 6-of-12 passes for 93 yards and two scores.

Sophomore A.J. Green had four catches for 69 yards and a touchdown while freshman tight end Orson Charles hauled in three passes for 55 yards and two touchdowns.

"It was a pretty well-played scrimmage," Richt said. "Our No. 1 offense and our No. 1 defense did extremely well. But there is too much disparity between the ones and twos."

Defensively, Rod Battle had 3.5 sacks and freshman defensive back Shawn Williams had a 37-yard fumble return.

Georgia will hold afternoon workouts Thursday and Friday before the next scrimmage on Saturday.


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