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2013 Capital One Bowl: Mark Richt concerned about Nebraska rushing attack

Georgia head coach Mark Richt said Thursday that his team needs to be prepared for a talented Nebraska ground game.

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Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt met with media members Thursday to discuss his team's matchup with Nebraska in the 2013 Capital One Bowl. Richt was complimentary of the Cornhuskers, and said he is concerned about their running game.

"They have some very dynamic players," Richt said. "[Taylor] Martinez is a great quarterback and they have a couple I-backs that are rushing for more than 200 yards a game and we’ve had some trouble with the rushing game lately so we need to make sure we can handle that."

The Bulldogs allowed 350 rushing yards in the SEC Championship game last weekend, which was the third consecutive game in which a Georgia opponent ran for more than 300 yards. Georgia ranks just 79th nationally in run defense.

Nebraska has a 1,000-yard rusher in Ameer Abdullah, and Martinez will reach that milestone with 27 rushing yards in the bowl game. The Cornhuskers are averaging 254.5 rushing yards per game this season.

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