Georgia and Nebraska will square off in the Capital One Bowl wondering what might have been if each had won their last game of the 2012 season.
The matchup between SEC and Big Ten will likely provide one of the bigger name-brand showdowns of the bowl season, and the skill level of the teams will likely meet the expectations for a good game at the bowl.
The Bulldogs come into the Capital One Bowl having lost the SEC Championship Game to the Alabama Crimson Tide, who are off to the BCS title game to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. That could have easily been Georgia if a few things had broken the Bulldogs' way, but Georgia and quarterback Aaron Murray were left outside of the BCS picture entirely while the Florida Gators got a Sugar Bowl bid.
Nebraska ended their season rather unspectacularly, losing a blowout meeting with the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship Game, a game they were favored to win. A victory there would have meant a Rose Bowl bid for the Cornhuskers, but Nebraska and quarterback Taylor Martinez are instead headed to the Capital One Bowl.
Both teams feature explosive offensive attacks — both were ranked in the top-30 in the nation in terms of total yardage per game and in points per game.
While Martinez is both a threat on the ground and through the air, Georgia relies on Murray's arm and a strong running back group led by Todd Gurley, who rushed for 1,260 yards on the year.
Game date and time
January 1, 1 p.m. ET
Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla.
Georgia is favored by 8.5 points over Nebraska in this Big Ten-SEC meeting
Last year’s game
South Carolina Gamecocks 30 vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers 13
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