Rex Burkhead scores in the second quarter.

Georgia 45
Nebraska 31

Jan. 1, 2013 - 12 p.m. Central
Capital One Bowl | Orlando, FL | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Georgia 16 7 8 14 45
Nebraska 14 10 7 0 31
1st quarter
UGA - Safety, Williams blocked punt through end zone, 11:39
UGA - Lynch 29 pass from Murray (Morgan kick) 7:54
NEB - Turner 14 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 4:42 
NEB - Compton 24 interception return (Maher kick) 4:15 
UGA - King 75 pass from Murray (Morgan kick) 4:04
2nd quarter
UGA - Gurley 24 run (Morgan kick) 10:33
NEB - Maher 39 field goal, 8:48
NEB - Burkhead 16 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 4:43 
3rd quarter
NEB - Burkhead 2 run (Maher kick) 9:42 
UGA - Conley 49 pass from Murray (McGowan pass from Murray) 7:26
4th quarter
UGA - Marshall 24 pass from Murray (Morgan kick) 14:52
UGA - Conley 87 pass from Murray (Morgan kick) 11:03
 
                             UGA       NEB
First downs.................. 23        26
  Rushing..................... 8        15
  Passing.................... 14         8
  Penalty..................... 1         3
Net yards rushing........ 38-162    52-239
  Average Per Rush.......... 4.3       4.6
  Yards Gained Rushing...... 176       271
  Yards Lost Rushing......... 14        32
Net yards passing........... 427       204
  Comp-Att-Int. ........ 18-33-2   16-27-2
  Avge Per Attempt......... 12.9       7.6
  Avge Per Completion...... 23.7      12.8
Total offense yards...... 71-589    79-443
  Avg Gain Per Play......... 8.3       5.6
Fumbles-Lost................ 0-0       1-1
Penalties-Yards............ 7-76      8-69
Punts-Average............ 3-39.0    4-34.0
  Net Yards Per Punt....... 39.0      23.2
Punt returns-Average..... 3-14.3     0-0.0
Kickoff returns-Avg ..... 3-13.7    4-22.5
Interceptions-Yds-TDs.... 2-46-0    2-42-1
Fumble returns-Yds-TDs.... 0-0-0     0-0-0
Possession Time........... 27:33     32:27
Third-Down Conv. ......... 12/17      8/16
Fourth-Down Con. ........... 0/1       0/1
Sacks By-Yards............. 5-26       2-8

RUSHING
UGA: T.Gurley 23-125; K.Marshall 8-36; A.Murray 4-3l; T.King 1-0; TEAM 2-minus 2.

NEB: R.Burkhead 24-140; A.Abdullah 7-48; T.Martinez 20-46; B.Heard 1-5.

PASSING
UGA: A.Murray 18-33-2-427.
NEB: T.Martinez 16-27-2-204.

RECEIVING
UGA: T.King 3-104; J. Scott-Wesley 3-67; R.McGowan 3-40; K.Marshall 3-39; A.Lynch 3-37; C.Conley 2-136; T.Gurley 1-4.

NEB: K.Bell 4-60; R.Burkhead 4-39; J.Turner 3-22; B.Cotton 2-69; Q.Enunwa 2-11; K.Reed 1-3.

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Huskers fall in fourth to Georgia: No. 16 Nebraska hung tough with No. 7 Georgia for three quarters, but a pair of Bulldog touchdown passes in the fourth quarter provided the margin in the Huskers’ 45-31 loss in the Capital One Bowl.

Senior I-back Rex Burkhead led the Huskers with 140 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries, while adding four receptions for 39 yards and another score in his final game as a Husker.

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Chris Conley scores in the fourth quarter

Commentary

Stryker

Nebraska had a decent plan; it just didn’t have enough good athletes to execute the plan.

HuskerMax
Hamar

It wasn’t, all in all, a horrible game by the Huskers. It just wasn’t good enough.

Grand Island Independent
Shatel

Playmakers make plays. Georgia had ’em and more of ’em.

Omaha World-Herald
Callahan

The ball skills of Nebraska’s corners were the worst we’ve seen all season.

HuskerOnline
Vogel

The one key ingredient the Huskers are missing is consistency and you don’t recruit that, you coach it.

Hail Varsity
Sipple

In the last two games, Nebraska defenders’ heads were spinning. After Tuesday’s loss, Pelini put a positive spin on the big picture.

Lincoln Journal Star
Chatelain

How close are the Huskers? And should Bo Pelini tweak the machine or overhaul it?

Omaha World-Herald
Husker Mike

Nebraska gave a good effort, but the bottom line is that Nebraska didn't play well enough to win.

Corn Nation
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