Georgia Practices In Full Pads To Prep For FAU

Sept. 11, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. --- The No. 7-ranked Georgia Bulldogs (2-0, 1-0 SEC) practiced for approximately two and a half hours in full pads on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for this Saturday's game with Florida Atlantic (1-1, 0-1 Sun Belt) at Sanford Stadium.

"It was a fairly typical Tuesday," head coach Mark Richt said. "The scout teamers are still trying figure some things out but we're getting there."

Captains for Saturday's game were released Tuesday, with receiver Marlon Brown, defensive lineman John Jenkins, linebacker Jarvis Jones and running back Richard Samuel getting the nod.

"The coaches vote each week," Richt said. "Those four guys did an outstanding job for us last Saturday and deserve to represent their team this week."

Richt discussed this weekend's matchup with the Owls during the Bulldogs' game week press conference earlier on Tuesday. FAU is a school Richt is very familiar with.

"We're getting ready for this week with Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, right where I went to high school," he said. "My house couldn't have been more than a mile and a half from campus, so this game is kind of close to home in a lot of ways for me.

"Coach (Carl) Pelini has taken the program over and is doing an outstanding job from what I can see so far," Richt continued. "Their quarterback (Graham Wilbert) is a tall kid who is very athletic, and they have some very good athletes. They're just a lean, athletic football team and they run very well, which you would expect from a team in South Florida. We're looking forward to getting back home 'Between the Hedges' and getting a chance to play ball again."

Tickets Saturday's game are on sale to the general public and can be purchased online here or by calling the UGA Athletic Association ticket office at 1-877-542-1231. Prior to kickoff, interim mascot "Russ" will officially assume the title as "Uga IX" during ceremonies with approximately 11 minutes remaining on the pre-game clock. Kickoff will be 7:35 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised live regionally on CSS and also available via ESPN GamePlan and watchespn.com.

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