For Immediate–UGA Sports Communications

ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia football team continued preparations for the TaxSlayer Bowl with a two-hour workout in full pads on the Woodruff Practice Fields on Thursday.

Thursday’s session marked the second of seven practices scheduled in Athens in preparation for the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl against Penn State slated for Jan. 2 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Interim head coach Bryan McClendon said he was pleased with the work he saw put in on Thursday.

“Overall, not bad, not bad at all,” McClendon said. “We want to make sure every day is a good day, with good effort and good will to compete. We saw that today. I was proud of the way the guys came out and worked. The guys came out today and worked hard and competed well and worked hard on their fundamentals. Now we want to make sure tomorrow is better than today. It’s that simple. We need to get better every single day. That’s the goal.”

The Bulldogs (9-3) will be looking to win 10 games in a season for the 22nd time in school history. The seniors enter the bowl with a 39-13 record as the class seeks its 40th win. Georgia will be making its 51st appearance in a bowl game when it battles Penn State (7-5). The Bulldogs will be playing in a bowl for a school-record 19th consecutive season.

The TaxSlayer Bowl will kick off at noon on ESPN on Saturday, Jan. 2. The broadcast team will feature Allan Bestwick (play-by-play), Dan Hawkins (analyst) and Tiffany Greene (sidelines).