Monday Football Report with Christian Robinson
ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia football team began preparations for its second non-conference game of the season with a 90-minute workout on the Woodruff Practice Fields.
The No. 7 Bulldogs are off to a 2-0 start, including a 1-0 mark in the SEC, following Saturday's victory at Missouri. This Saturday, the Bulldogs will entertain Florida Atlantic (1-1, 0-1 Sun Belt) in a 7:30 p.m. contest at Sanford Stadium. The game, which marks the first matchup of the two teams, will be televised by CSS.
"Today was really good," linebacker Christian Robinson said. "We're happy about what we did (at Missouri), but we need to get redirected on what's important now, and that's this week's game. We're excited for it; it's another home game and I'm sure the fans are excited to have us back. ... We have to stay energetic and keep that same level of intensity we had against Missouri."
"We need to stay focused," nose John Jenkins said. "We're not taking any team lightly. As long as we stay focused and do what we're supposed to do, the momentum will stay there."
In other news on Monday:
The Saturday, Sept., 22, game between Georgia and Vanderbilt at Sanford Stadium will be televised by ESPN2 and will kick off at 7:45 p.m. This will mark Georgia's second appearance this year (Missouri) on ESPN2, on which Georgia holds an all-time record of 20-5.
Linebacker Jarvis Jones was named theWalter Camp National Player of the Week, the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week and the SEC Defensive Player for his efforts against Missouri. Jones recorded nine tackles, including two sacks/tackles for loss, his first career interception, two forced fumbles and five quarterback pressures. His interception and one of the forced fumbles set up touchdowns for Georgia, which topped the Tigers 41-20.
Quarterback Aaron Murray was named to the Honorable Mention list for the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week. Murray completed 22-of-35 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns against Missouri.
Monday's injury report included: receiver Michael Bennett (knee contusion, limited), tackle Watts Dantzler (ankle sprain, out), linebacker Jarvis Jones (groin strain, shoulder contusion, limited-no contact), cornerback Malcolm Mitchell (ankle sprain, shoulder contusion, limited-no contact), cornerback Damien Swann (knee contusion, limited) and end Cornelius Washington (hamstring strain, out).