Georgia to take on Nebraska in Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day

Georgia to take on Nebraska in Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day

December 2nd, 2012 by David Paschall in Local Regional News

A day after losing a thrilling SEC championship game to Alabama, the Georgia Bulldogs have accepted an invitation to play Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day.

The Bulldogs will enter Orlando with an 11-2 record, while Nebraska is 10-3. The Cornhuskers were slight favorites in Saturday night's Big Ten title game but were blown out by Wisconsin 70-31.

Nebraska played in the Capital One Bowl last season, losing to South Carolina 30-13, while this will be the first appearance for Georgia since downing Michigan State 24-12 after the 2008 season.

"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," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "To play a team with the history and tradition of Nebraska will be an exciting experience for our team and coaches but also for our fans. Very few of our current players were on the 2008 team, so this will be the first time most members of our team have the opportunity to play in Orlando and enjoy the fantastic attractions.

"The opportunity to play a top quality opponent like Nebraska will be a challenge we'll look forward to."

Georgia and Nebraska have met once before, with the Cornhuskers cruising to a 45-6 win in the 1969 Sun Bowl.

For more information, read Monday's Times Free Press.