Athens, GA (Sports Network) - Georgia was eight yards away from playing for a
BCS national championship, but has settled for a trip to Orlando to
participate in the Capital One Bowl against Nebraska.
Time ran out on the Bulldogs deep in Alabama territory in Saturday's SEC
Championship Game on Saturday as they fell, 32-28, to the Crimson Tide in the
de facto national title semifinal.
So instead of playing Notre Dame for the BCS crown on January 7, Georgia
(11-2) will meet Nebraska on New Year's Day at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium.
The only other time these programs have met happened in the 1969 Sun Bowl, a
game Nebraska won, 45-6.
"I'm really excited for our team and especially our seniors with the
opportunity to play in the Capital One Bowl, which is one of the premier
January bowl games in the greatest of entertainment areas," said Georgia head
coach Mark Richt. "And to play a team with the history and tradition of
Nebraska will be an exciting experience for our team and coaches, but also for
This is the Bulldogs' sixth trip to the Capital One Bowl and first since 2009.
Nebraska (10-3) was embarrassed by Wisconsin, 70-31, in the Big Ten
Championship Game on Saturday night. The Cornhuskers will be making their
second straight Capital One Bowl appearance, having lost to South Carolina,
30-13, last season.
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