Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dawgs Return To SEC Schedule


Coach Mark Richt hopes to use the Dawgs’ 59-0 win over Coastal Carolina as a springboard as the Dawgs return to Southeastern Conference play against Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi.

“I think we are a team that is getting better as we go,” Richt said. “We do have a lot of room to grow. I think that, minus the huge mistakes, the four or five plays that really got us, we have been making a lot of progress.”

Richt is hopeful that Richard Samuel, DeAngelo Tyson, Marlon Brown and Kenarious Gates will also be back in the lineup against the Rebels.

While Georgia, 1-2, is coming off a week where his offense exploded for 470 yards, with starting quarterback Aaron Murray going 18-for-26 with three touchdowns, Ole Miss, also 1-2, is looking to rebound from a 30-7 loss to Vanderbilt

“Ole Miss has always had a very physical group up front,” added Richt. “Coach Nutt again has a very big offensive line that is very physical. They’ve always played outstanding defense and have solid teams year after year.”

Each team is looking to grab its first SEC win this weekend and stay in the hunt for the title.

“If we want to stay in the SEC East Division race, we have to win,” Richt continued. “It’s a mathematical equation right now. The bottom line is we have to have the best record in the East and if you tie, you better have the tiebreaker on your side. Our goal this week is to win our first Southeastern Conference game.”

Georgia will face Ole Miss at 12:21 p.m., Saturday. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.

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