Dawgs Scrimmage at Sanford

ATHENS – Georgia scrimmaged for around an hour and a half at Sanford Stadium under clear skies and windy conditions on Saturday morning.

This marked the Bulldogs' eighth practice of the spring and their third practice in as many days.

"Today was a good day for us," said head coach Mark Richt. "The guys played fast, there were very few balls dropped and very few penalties. We did have couple missed tackles and assignments, but overall I think it was a good day."

Richt added that flanker Rantavious Wooten started the spring out slow but picked up the pace on Saturday. Wooten hauled in six catches for 146 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Zach Mettenberger.

"He struggled a little bit earlier in the spring, but had a pretty good day today," said Richt, who also added that offensive lineman A.J. Harmon suffered a leg injury during the scrimmage. "Hopefully this will get him over the hump as the spring continues." "I thought the offense did a great job today distributing the ball," Wooten said. "We were having fun out there and not trying to think too much."

Flanker A.J. Green also had a 40-yard touchdown catch as tailbacks Caleb King (six carries, 79 yards) and Washaun Ealey (nine carries, 64 yards) combined to lead Georgia's ground attack. At quarterback, Mettenberger finished 7-for-10 with 157 yards and one touchdown while Aaron Murray was 10-for-15 with 125 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Logan Gray finished with six completions for 37 yards.

On defense, linebacker Akeem Dent had six tackles and safety Bacarri Rambo had five stops and a interception. In addition, Shawn Williams returned a 30-yard interception for a touchdown and Jakar Hamilton added three more tackles.

"I thought the defense was being aggressive today," Dent said. "We gave up a couple big plays early on, but I thought we settled down later in the scrimmage. (Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham) was a little more conservative with the play calling today just to make sure everyone was on the same page and up to speed."

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