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Wednesday Workout Features Scrimmage at Sanford Stadium

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ATHENS—–Sixth-ranked Georgia held its first scrimmage of the 2012 preseason camp Wednesday morning at Sanford Stadium.

Bulldog head coach Mark Richt said he was pleased with the performance of his number one units on offense and defense. The number ones go against the number two units.

“The number one offense scored three touchdowns on their first three drives, and the number one defense gave up only one first down on the first three drives,” Richt said.

“We did what we we’re supposed to do in stopping the run, and we’re becoming the defense everybody knows we can be,” said senior nose John Jenkins. “We’ve still got a lot to work on, though. We’re striving for perfection.”

Richt provided the statistical leaders from the scrimmage: senior split end Marlon Brown (6 receptions, 103 yards, 2 TDs), freshman running back Todd Gurley (6 rushes, 58 yards, 1 TD), junior quarterback Aaron Murray (12-for-17, 170 yards, 1 TD), senior defensive end Cornelius Washington (6 tackles, 3 sacks) and redshirt sophomore free safety Connor Norman (6 tackles).

“I had a pretty good day today, had a couple touchdowns,” said Brown. “I would say overall the offense had a pretty good day. Everybody was flying around making plays; it was good to see. We’re just trying to take it one day at a time to get where we want to be.”

“Marlon had the most opportunities today, and he took advantage of it,” Richt added. “He’s been hot all camp, and I hope he stays healthy. Our pass protection is improving with the number one and two units. Also as a head coach, I can be happy about our defense doing a good job like getting sacks from our number one unit.”

Fall semester classes begin at UGA Monday, Aug. 13, and the annual Fans Picture Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, in the Reed Plaza area of Sanford Stadium. Georgia football players will be on hand for photos and autographs from 3-5 p.m. between Gates 2 and 4. Richt will also be available from 3-5 p.m. for those with ticket coupons.

Georgia will play host to Buffalo in the season opener Sept. 1 at 12:21 p.m., and the game will be televised live by the SEC Network.

Tickets to the home football games against Buffalo and Florida Atlantic (Sept. 15) are on sale to the general public and can be purchased online at http://gado.gs/4a or by calling the UGA Athletic Association ticket office at 1-877-542-1231.

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