The Georgia Bulldogs kick off the 2012 season against the Buffalo Bulls Saturday at Sanford Stadium in Athens. The game will be televised by the SEC Network at 12:21 p.m. ET.
The game will be the first ever between the two schools. Buffalo is a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in the Football Bowl Subdivision. They have never defeated an SEC team, falling to Auburn 38-7 in 2006, Missouri 42-21 in 2008, and Tennessee 41-10 in 2011.
Under head coach Mark Richt, the Bulldogs are 9-2 in season openers. Overall, Georgia is 89-26-3 on opening day.
Captains for the game will be junior quarterback Aaron Murray, senior defensive end Abry Jones, senior safety Shawn Williams
and senior snapper Ty Frix.
Inside the numbers:
- Under Mark Richt, Georgia is 44-8 in non-conference games.
- Mark Richt is 9-2 in season opening games.
- Georgia is 9-0 when opening the season at home under Richt.