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Richt: Scrimmage shows UGA not yet ready for opener

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Brandon Boykin had two long interception returns and Tavarres King caught a winning touchdown pass Wednesday in No. 19 Georgia's scrimmage win against a Bulldogs scout team running Boise State's playbook.

Richt used a scenario that had Georgia down 31-0 to Boise State to begin the second half. The Bulldogs "won" 34-30 behind a combined 115 yards rushing by tailbacks Isaiah Crowell and Ken Malcome and six interceptions by the Georgia defense.

While the real Bulldogs managed to beat the fake Broncos, coach Mark Richt says there's much room for improvement before they face the real Boise State September 3rd in Atlanta.

Richt said his team would not have been ready if the game were played Wednesday, citing an opening drive that made the offense appear sloppy and unprepared.

He said while it wasn't awful, the play wasn't clean. He also identified communication and substitution patterns as potential concerns.

Richt named four seniors - Boykin, center Ben Jones, defensive end DeAngelo Tyson and kicker Blair Walsh - as captains for the Sept. 3 opener in Atlanta.

Crowell gained 54 yards and scored once despite just six carries, but still hasn't done enough to earn a starting nod in Week 1. Richt said he still has Richard Samuel atop his pecking order ahead of the talented freshman, though Samuel continues to miss time with a quad injury.

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