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Samford football wraps up practice for Gardner-Webb

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Samford running back Fabian Truss (Photo by Caroline Summers) Samford running back Fabian Truss (Photo by Caroline Summers)

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The Samford football team held its final full practice in preparation for Saturday's game at Gardner-Webb, Thursday afternoon at Seibert Stadium. The Bulldogs practiced for a little over an hour in shorts and helmets.
 
Samford enters this weekend's game at 2-0 on the young season. A win in Saturday's contest would give the Bulldogs their first 3-0 start since 1995. Samford head coach Pat Sullivan said he has liked the way his team has worked this week.
 
"I think we've had an outstanding week of practice," Sullivan said. "Every day they have gotten better and stayed focused. I thought today's practice was much better than last Thursday's practice, and I am excited about watching them play on Saturday."
 
Samford and Gardner-Webb will be meeting for the eighth time, with Samford holding a 5-2 advantage in the series. The teams met last season at Seibert Stadium, with Samford coming away with a 41-14 victory.
 
Gardner-Webb enters the game with a record of 0-2, with losses to traditional powers Wofford and Richmond. Sullivan said, despite their record, he knows his team will have its hands full with Gardner-Webb on Saturday.
 
"Gardner-Webb has played two games in the rain against two really good teams," Sullivan said. "They are a talented team and we have our work cut out for us. We're going on the road for the first time, and a lot of our guys are young and this will be their first trip."
 
The Bulldogs will leave from the Samford campus Friday morning at 11:30 a.m.
 
Saturday's game at Gardner-Webb is scheduled for a 2 p.m. kickoff from Spangler Stadium in Boiling Springs, N.C. The game can be heard locally on ESPN 97.3 The Zone, or worldwide on the internet at www.973thezone.com.

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