Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dawgs Get Ready for Bulldogs


The Georgia football team continues Southeastern Conference play this weekend as the Mississippi State Bulldogs come to Sanford Stadium.

Speaking on his weekly teleconference, coach Mark Richt said, “I think this is going to be a really physical game. Mississippi State can line up and play physical football with anyone in America. They play that way in all three phases of the game. They run a spread offense, but spread the ball to run as much as they spread the ball to throw. They just play tough football.”

Georgia is looking for its second Southeastern Conference win, after defeating Ole Miss 27-13 last weekend. Mississippi State (2-2, 0-2 SEC) is coming off a 26-20, overtime victory over Louisiana Tech and is still looking for its first league win.

“Getting a win would be great,” added Richt. “It would put us over .500 on the year and in SEC play. If we do come away with the win, I know it will be a hard earned one. These guys are good. Their losses are to two very good teams in Auburn and LSU, so its not like they have had any easy games.”

Richt is hopeful that Christian Robinson might return to the lineup against Mississippi State, providing a boost to the defense. He is also excited about what he sees in the run game.

“I think that there are times where we blocked and our guys ran well,” continued Richt. “There were also times that we got some tough yards when we didn’t block so well. There are not going to be many wide-open spaces in the SEC, so you have to learn to get the tough yards and take advantage of the runs that get you to the safeties.”

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