2013 Capital One Bowl: Executives pleased with UGA pick

Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

The Capital One Bowl's CEO believes they made the right choice in selecting Georgia over Texas A&M.

The Capital One Bowl selected the Georgia Bulldogs to play in the game over the Texas A&M Aggies, as the bowl's executives felt UGA was the more deserving of the two. Picking the Aggies may have brought more revenue to the Capital One Bowl -- perhaps as much as $500,000 more -- thanks to the appeal of Heisman-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel. But bowl CEO Steve Hogan has no regrets.

"I know a lot of people speculated about A&M, and that's a nice story, but we're very happy with the way everything ended up," Hogan said. "Georgia's been great."

Hogan added that ticket sales are in line with what the bowl has averaged in recent years; the Bulldogs have sold more than 10,000 tickets so far, out-pacing their opponents in the game, the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Georgia finished the regular season 11-2 overall, ending its year with a loss to Alabama in the SEC title game.

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