September 15, 2012
Football vs. Florida Atlantic
Televised on CSS. Includes a pre-game ceremony naming Russ as Uga IX.
Russ has served as interim mascot for a total of 23 games. Following the unexpected death of Uga VII on Nov. 19, 2009, Russ served as interim mascot the final two games of the 2009 season and the first six games of 2010. Uga VIII was introduced on Oct. 16, 2010 prior to the Georgia-Vanderbilt game. Russ was pressed back into duty prior to the 2010 Liberty Bowl and stayed on following the untimely death of Uga VIII in February, 2011.
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