The Nebraska Cornhuskers head into the 2013 Capital One Bowl coming off a 70-31 defeat to Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game. Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini said Thursday that his players are looking forward to returning to the field and putting that defeat behind them.
"It’s not the first time we’ve gotten hit in the mouth," Pelini said. "Everybody who plays the sport of football, or plays athletics, goes through a tough time. The way you’re defined isn’t by what happens to you, but the way you react to it. Our guys are looking forward to the next opportunity to go out there and play."
The Cornhuskers gave up 640 yards to the Badgers, and 539 of those came on the ground. Nebraska's rushing defense ranks just 95th nationally. In the Capital One Bowl, Nebraska will be up against a pair of Georgia running backs averaging more than six yards per carry this season. Todd Gurley leads the Bulldogs with 1,260 yards rushing.