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The Nebraska Cornhuskers will play the Georgia Bulldogs in the Gator Bowl on Wednesday in a big New Year's Day 2014 Bowl game in Jacksonville, Florida. The game will start at 12 p.m. ET and be broadcast on ESPN 2 and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Both of these teams had an 8-4 season, and Nebraska managed to post a 5-3 SU record in the Big Ten. However, today they will need to be at their best if they are to take down the Bulldogs.
Nebraska finished the season in a disappointing fashion, losing to Michigan State and Iowa, as well as claiming a 23-20 overtime win over Penn State.
The Cornhuskers are likely to stick to their strengths today, and through the season that means running the ball in offense. They will be hoping that Ameer Abdullah will be at his best today. He rushed for 1,568 yards on 254 attempts for an average of 6.2 yards a carry, and they will want him to make a big impact with his running game today.
Imani Cross also provided the team with another 445 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.
As for receivers, Quincy Enunwa was the team's leading receiver with 624 yards and 10 touchdowns.
In defense, Nebraska conceded an average of 25.3 points a game. However, in games that they lost that figure rose sharply to 38.5 points over the four losses.
Georgia's season was derailed somewhat by injuries, which severely undermined where they hoped to finish the season. They finished with a 5-3 SU record in conference play behind South Carolina and Missouri in the East Division.
First choice quarterback Aaron Murray was injured for the season, meaning that Hutson Mason had to take over, and he came into the team and threw for 648 yards and four touchdowns in three starts.
In running offense, Todd Gurley went 903 yards on 144 carries and 10 touchdowns.
Defensively the Bulldogs allowed 41 points against Missouri, and also gave up 43 points to Auburn. On average though they allowed 29.4 points, which was ranked 82nd in FBS teams.
Today's Gator Bowl between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Georgia Bulldogs will start at 12 p.m. ET and can be watched on ESPN 2 and through live stream by clicking here.