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Rain doesn't dampen spirits at Wednesday's practice as Bulldogs prep for Buffaloes

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

ATHENS -- Under a heavy downpour, Georgia conducted a two-hour practice Wednesday and managed to have a productive workout, according to Bulldogs coach Mark Richt.

"(The rain) came right when we started stretching, but it was good to get out there and get the work in," said Richt, whose 1-3 team will travel West this week to take on Colorado. "I don't think it's going to rain in Colorado, but it was a good day and we got it in."

When asked about the altitude being a factor for Saturday's game in Boulder, Richt said he hasn't mentioned it because there's nothing really you can do about it except do a good job with your personnel.

"It's like a hot day in the South: You just have to treat it like the same and make sure we substitute," Richt said.

Georgia (1-3 overall, 0-3 SEC) will travel to Colorado for the first time in school history, and it will mark just the second meeting with the Buffaloes (2-1). It is the back end of a home-and-home series with CU, which came to Athens in 2006. The Bulldogs rallied for a 14-13 win as Joe Cox came off the bench to direct a pair of scoring drives in the last 10 minutes.

"It was a close game last time," Richt recalled. "(Matthew) Stafford was throwing it good, we just were not catching it. The more balls that were dropped, the harder he threw it. Joe came in and laid a couple in there. The boys were not used to Matthew yet."

Stafford was 8-for-16 for 76 yards that day while Cox finished 10-for-13 for 153 yards and two touchdowns.

On Saturday, Georgia will have additional depth at right guard, as senior Chris Davis is feeling better, according to Richt. Davis has made 39 starts in his Bulldog career, while Tanner Strickland has started the past two games at right guard and senior Clint Boling saw some time at guard as well in that span.

"You'll continue to see (Tanner) Strickland and (Chris) Davis play there, and the time off helped Chris," Richt said. "He said he is feeling as good as he has in a couple of years."

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally by FSN.