2013 Capital One Bowl: Georgia Bulldogs vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

The 2012-2013 Bowl Blitz Invitational continues with the Capital One Bowl between the Georgia Bulldogs (11-2, 7-1 SEC) and Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-3, 7-1 Big Ten). The Gaming Tailgate owner/administrator Chris Jacobs took control of Georgia to see if the favorite in this match-up could prove the experts correct.

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Explosive Plays Fuel Bulldogs in 17-10 Capital One Bowl Win

Box Score

Scoring Summary

Orlando, F.L. – In a matter of just 15 seconds of game time, Georgia HB #1 accounted for 214 total yards and two touchdowns in leading the Bulldogs to a 17-10 victory over Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl.

The two defenses put on a hard-hitting clinic and it took until two seconds in the first half left for either team to get on the scoreboard as the Huskers P #96 connected on a 29-yard field goal. On the suing kickoff, UGA HB #1 took the ball all the way back for a 106 yard kickoff return touchdown as time expired in the half.

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To start the second half, HB #1 would return the ball for a solid 25 yard kickoff return. Though, on the first play from scrimmage in the second half, HB #1 took the ball 83 yards for another score and in a whirlwind sequence, the Bulldogs took a 14-3 lead.

The Huskers would not go down without a fight. In the fourth quarter, QB #3 connected on a 48-yard pass to WR #80 and later that drive would pull within 17-10 on a three-yard touchdown run from HB #22 with 2:31 remaining. However, the Blackshirts would be unable to stop Georgia on the ensuing possession and time expired on any potential miracle comeback.

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Both defenses had solid performances against some usual superstar players. The Bulldogs kept fleet-footed Husker QB #3 under wraps, allowing just 25 carries on eleven rushing attempts. The Blackshirts had difficulty against the run, but held UGA QB #11 to just 38 yards passing and an interception. However, success running the ball saw QB #11 with just ten passing attempts on the day.

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Player of the Game: Georgia HB #1. 16 carries for 170 yards, 3 KRs for 151 yards. 329 total yards and two touchdowns – he nearly single-handedly decided the game.

It was over when… UGA HB #1 ran for 14 yards with 2:08 remaining in the game. The Huskers were out of timeouts and this allowed the Bulldogs to run out the clock.

Game Ball goes to… Nebraska ROLB #41. Under-appreciated in the defeat, the redshirt freshman finished with a sack and an interception that helped kill two Georgia drives. He would leave the game in the second half due to injury.

Stat of the Game: 258 – Total yards for Nebraska, 71 yards fewer than UGA HB #1.

Statistical Tidbits: Both Georgia and Nebraska rushed 22 times in the game; Georgia gained 204 yards on the ground, while Nebraska only managed 92 yards.  Each team did score a touchdown, however. … The Bulldogs completed 6 of 10 passes for only 38 yards; they were fortunate to have such success running the football. … Nebraska completed 8 passes for 102 yards; only 10 yards more than they gained on the ground. … Georgia converted 50% of their third downs, while Nebraska only converted 3 of 8 third down attempts.  The Cornhuskers also attempted 3 fourth downs and successfully converted two of them. … The Bulldogs gained 151 yards on kickoff returns, while Nebraska only had 52 yards.

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