Gator Bowl Georgia Bulldogs vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/1/14
Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-4) at Georgia Bulldogs (8-4)
College Football: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm (EverBank Field)
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -9.5 -- Over/Under: 61.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 2
The Nebraska Cornhuskers meet the Georgia Bulldogs in the Gator Bowl at EverBank Field.
It's been quite awhile since Nebraska an the National Championship have been mentioned together and it will be at least another year before that happens. However an 8-4 record is nothing to sneeze at although all four defeats came by double digits. The Huskers were a balanced team yet did not dominate any one area. The defense allowed 25 points on 367 yards and were ranked #22 versus the pass while the offense posted over 32 points on 421 yards with the #19 rushing attack that averaged over 220 yards. Nebraska has used three quarterbacks with a hip problem limiting Taylor Martinez to 667 yards with Tommy Armstrong JR throwing 803 yards but he has a bum ankle. Ron Kellogg III has 919 yards to his credit and his the lone healthy signal caller. Quincy Enunwa and Kenny Bell combined for 1,190 yards on 98 catches while Ameer Abdullah ran for 1,568 yards on 254 tries.
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Georgia finished with an 8-4 record but could have easily gone 11-1 with a last minute loss to Auburn and a pair of one score defeats. The defense gave up points at times and finished with 381 yards and 29 points allowed although an above average offense did plenty of damage. The Bulldogs posted 490 yards and 38 points behind the #16 passing game that averaged 314 yards. The problem with the passing attack is Aaron Murray is injured and takes over 3,000 yards and 26 touchdowns with him. That leaves Hutson Mason and his 648 yards operating the passing attack. Chris Conley was the leading receiver with 42 catches for 605 yards with five others adding between 311-483 yards as the Bulldogs liked to spread the ball around. Todd Gurley was the main man on the ground with 903 yards on 144 carries.
I think Georgia wins but this seems like an awful lot of points to me. I'll take them for now but t's the only reason to take Nebraska but game day decision for me...