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Oct. 31, 2012
ATHENS-----The sixth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs conducted a two-hour workout Wednesday as they are preparing for a Homecoming matchup against Ole Miss.
Bulldog coach Mark Richt said practice went well and Georgia is now finalizing its preparations for the Rebels.
"The scout team did their best trying to simulate the tempo of Ole Miss, and our defense was moving around and getting lined up quickly today," said Richt. "Hopefully, that will help Saturday. Missouri was very fast, I don't know if you can go faster then that, they played at a high tempo."
The Rebels (5-2, 2-2 SEC) have already surpassed last year's total number of wins, points, touchdowns, passing yards and total yards. They are averaging 32.4 points a game and 72 plays a game employing an up-tempo offense under first-year coach Hugh Freeze.
Richt indicated that redshirt freshman fullback Merritt Hall is unlikely to see action this week. Hall injured his right ankle on Georgia's first possession against Florida last week. Junior Alexander Ogletree filled in for the remainder of the contest. Senior nose John Jenkins did not practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury but Richt said he would be ready by Saturday.
The Bulldogs (7-1, 5-1 SEC) play host to the Rebels Saturday at 3:39 p.m. ET (CBS). It will be Georgia's third appearance on the network this season and second week in a row. Earlier this year, Georgia outlasted Tennessee in Athens and dispatched Florida in Jacksonville last week.
The Bulldogs own a 31-12-1 edge in the series history with Ole Miss. It will be the Rebels first trip to Athens since 2007. The Rebels have posted two straight SEC wins for the first time since 2009, beating Auburn on Oct. 13 and most recently Arkansas in Little Rock last Saturday.