Oct. 2, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- The No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs practiced in full pads for just under two and a half hours on Tuesday as they continued to prepare for this Saturday's matchup with No. 6 South Carolina in Columbia.
"I thought was a great day," head coach Mark Richt said. "The scout teamers got after it. It was really good weather. I thought the energy level was high. It was just a great day of practice."
The Bulldogs and the Gamecocks have traditionally met early in the season since South Carolina joined the Southeastern Conference in 1992; however, both teams enter Saturday with identical 5-0 overall and 3-0 league records.
"Normally when we play South Carolina, both teams are undefeated in league play because it's always been the first one," Richt said earlier on Tuesday during the Bulldogs' weekly press conference. "This year, both teams have found a way to stay undefeated. So I know it's definitely an exciting time for their program and for our program. We all know that ESPN College Game Day is going to be there, so that's usually a pretty good sign that it's a big ballgame. A lot of people are going to be watching and are going to be very interested in what happens, so we obviously have a lot of respect for South Carolina. They've beaten us the past two seasons, and of course they finished either in the top five or top ten last year. They've had some really outstanding years and are breaking records left and right. I don't think they've lost an SEC Eastern Division game for quite some time, so they're used to winning and winning in this league. I'm very impressed with what they're doing."
The Bulldogs' daily injury update again featured only two players held out of action - running back Brandon Harton (thumb) and tight end Cole Trolinger (concussion).
Saturday's game will be televised nationally on ESPN with kick off slated for approximately 7:00 p.m. ESPN's GameDay also will air from Columbia on Saturday.