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Samford prepares for road game at Chattanooga

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The Samford football team continued its preparation for Saturday's game at Chattanooga with a two-hour workout in shells Wednesday afternoon.
 
The Bulldogs continued working on their game plan for Saturday's contest. Samford head coach Pat Sullivan said he likes the progress his team has made so far this week.
 
"I thought we had a good practice today," Sullivan said. "There was a lot of concentration and they've started picking up the game plan. We have some more work to do tomorrow and Friday, but I thought today went well."
 
One of the deepest positions on the Samford team this season has been wide receiver. Tim Bowens, who coaches the wide receivers, said he has been pleased with the work of his group throughout the season. He also praised the group's lone senior for his leadership this season.
 
 "From the spring up until now, Riley (Hawkins) has really stepped up as a leader for the group," Bowens said. "He's also been a guy who has been very consistent for us. We've been telling those guys to make sure we are taking it from in the classroom to out on the field and that's one thing he's been doing, day-in and day-out. We want that to be contagious with the rest of them."
 
This week Samford faces one of the top defenses in the Southern Conference. Bowens said the team has prepared well this week for the Mocs.
 
"The preparation has been really good," Bowens said. "We've been telling our guys we want to prepare at a high level. When you play such a good defense like Chattanooga's, they have good players and a good scheme; you have the keep that standard."
 
Samford will practice again on Thursday. The workout is scheduled to begin at 4:50 p.m. at Seibert Stadium.
 
Saturday's game at Chattanooga is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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