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Samford ready for Senior Day, Wofford

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The Samford football team held its final full practice of the week with a one-hour workout in shorts and helmets Thursday afternoon at Seibert Stadium. The Bulldogs are preparing for the final home game of the 2012 season Saturday against sixth-ranked Wofford.
 
Wofford enters the game with a record of 7-1 overall and 5-1 in Southern Conference play. Samford and Wofford are meeting for the 10th time, with Samford holding a 5-4 advantage in the series. The teams last met on Sept. 24, 2011, with Wofford coming away with a 38-23 win in Spartanburg, S.C.
 
Samford head coach Pat Sullivan said he has been impressed with what he has seen from Wofford on film this week.
 
"Wofford is an outstanding football team with a great running back (Eric Breitenstein)," Sullivan said. "He's one of the top running backs in the country. They are a well-coached team, and we'll have to be at the top of our game to have a chance."
 
Samford is currently 5-3 overall and 3-3 in SoCon play. The Bulldogs took last week off from competition. The team last played on Oct. 20, falling at Chattanooga, 20-13. Sullivan said he felt good about the week of preparation his team has had.
 
"We've had a good week of practice," Sullivan said. "I'm excited about this weekend. It's the last home game for our seniors, who have meant a lot to our program. I'm looking forward to the game."
 
Saturday's game against sixth-ranked Wofford is scheduled for a 2 p.m. kickoff from Seibert Stadium. The game can be heard locally on ESPN 97.3 The Zone or worldwide on the internet at the following link: LIVE AUDIO. Fans who attend the game but would also like to listen to the radio broadcast can hear it, with no delay, in the stadium by tuning their radios to 100.1 FM. The game can also be viewed online for free at www.samfordsports.com.

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