August 29, 2009: Georgia Practice Report

ATHENS - Next Saturday, Georgia will be in Stillwater, Oklahoma for the 2009 season opener against the ninth-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys.

This Saturday, the Bulldogs went through a 90-minute "situational scrimmage" in full pads, according to head coach Mark Richt, and it was a productive workout.

"Everyone is excited it, they can feel it with the countdown, that in a week's time, they know where they will be," said Richt. "If the juices weren't already flowing, they are now."

Saturday's scrimmage featured 20 plays on offense, 20 plays on defense and approximately 20 kicks and Richt said the team "got out of it what we needed."

With centers Ben Jones and Chris Davis sidelined with injuries, junior Kevin Perez worked with the first unit.

"Kevin knows what to do, he got an opportunity to play today and did an admirable job," said Richt. "It's good to see him play and see that we can function with him in there. That is good for him too."

Jones and more than likely Davis should return to practice Monday according to Richt.

While there is some mystery surrounding who will turn out to be the productive Bulldogs on offense, OSU's attack features some of the nation's premier players. The Cowboys welcome back first team All-America running back Kendall Hunter, consensus All-American receiver Dez Bryant and senior quarterback Zac Robinson who has passed for more than 6,200 career yards and has rushed for more than 1,500 career yards. In their last 19 home games, OSU has scored at least 40 points 13 times.

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