Bulldogs Begin Preparations For Kentucky

By: UGA Sports Communications
By: UGA Sports Communications

Athens, GA - Riding a two-game winning streak, the Georgia football team began its preparations for this week’s game at Kentucky with an hour-long workout Monday on the Woodruff Practice Fields.

The Bulldogs travel to Lexington to play Kentucky Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised by CSS. The Bulldogs are 3-4 overall and 2-3 in the SEC, while Kentucky is 4-3 and 1-3.

“All we can do is focus on Kentucky,” tight end Aron White said. “That’s the team in front of us; that’s the task at hand. … We’ve been playing hungry the last couple of weeks. It hasn’t been like desperation; it’s been a hunger. We’re doing what our coaches are telling us and we’re not letting games slip away from us.”

The Wildcats are coming off a 31-28 victory over South Carolina. In that contest, Kentucky erased an 18-point deficit.

“Kentucky is a very dangerous team,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “They will not quit, no matter what. You know going in that you’re facing a team that will play 60 minutes.”

Richt said Monday’s practice included short-yardage, goal-line and special teams work.

The coach said the captains for Saturday’s game will be Ben Jones, Clint Boling, Demarcus Dobbs and Akeem Dent.

On Monday, quarterback Aaron Murray and Jones were named as the SEC Freshman of the Week and the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week, respectively. Murray went 15-of-24 for a career-high 287 yards with two touchdowns against Vanderbilt, while Jones anchored a line that accumulated 547 total yards as he graded out at 83 percent overall, including 100 percent on pass plays, and finished with a team-best 20 knockdown blocks and two pins.

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