Bo Pelini likes a challenge. It doesn't matter who we play. Coach Pelini, I don't think, would care if we played the No. 1 team every week. He likes to complete. He doesn;t like to lose. That's just the way it is. He is a competitior. We wouldn't want anything less.
Nebraska is not following their team to Orlando this year in great bunches. I would guess it is because they don't want to travel to a game that they feel we will get slattered. It is too soon after the Big 10 Championship to get excited that we could pull off an upset.
But I think there will be some fans that wished they would have went to the game. I think it will be a close competitive game. Our offense will score some points. So will their's. Turnovers and penalties will be key. Will Georgia approach the game like we have the past two bowl games?
Nebraska has some NFL type players. More than Nebraska has. One of ours is not playing, Baker Steinkuhler. But the best players don't always win, Ask Texas. Maybe the best talent in the nation but they lose a lot of games.
Burkhead is back. He has averaged 7.2 yards a carry. Abdullah is our season's leading rusher with 1,089. Brandon Heard has a 6.7 yard average. Probably should play more. Taylor Martinez is always a threat with 973 yards tushing this year. The offensive line has played pretty well this season. They have a huge challenge today as Georgia's defensive line is very good. We will see at times maybe two down linemen but they will be sending more.
Martinez has completed 62.2% of his passes. Nice improvement. This is less than his goal of 70% but that was a nice goal but 62% is ok.
Kenny Bell is our top receiver with 46 catches for 803 yards. Enunwa has 40 catches and Jamal Turner is turning it on late in the season with 29 catches and 395 yards. Kenny Bell has 8 TD's which is by far the most.
On defense, Will Compton leads the Huskers with 101 tackles and Daimon Stafford has 89. PJ Smith (79), Alonzo Whaley (63), and Eric Martin (56) follow in tackles. Martin is the King in tackles for losses with 16.
Aaron Murray will be the best passer we have seen this year. He will play in the NFL. Nebraska has played against a bunch of NFL quarterbacks such as Blaine Gabbert, Jake Locker, Josh Freeman, Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins, and RG3. Aaron Murray will join them in the NFL in a year or two.
He has hit 65% of his passes for 3,564 yards. This compares to Martinez's 2,700 yards. Todd Gurley leads their rushing attack with 1,260 yards and a 6.3 average. Keith Marshall has 723 yards with a 6.6 yard average. As good as or maybe better than the Huskers.
Malcolm Mitchell has 40 catches for 572 yards ande Tavames King has 39 catches for 846 yards and a 21.7 yard average. Kenny Bell has a 17.6 yard average.
The Georgia defense is let by Alec Ogletree with 98 tackles. Shawn Williams has 87 tackles. Watch out for Jarvis Jones who has 77 tackles but has 22.5 tackles for losses. That's 6.5 more tackles for losses than Eric Martin.
Georgia is good. This isn't the most exciting game for them as they come off a loss to Alabama by three points which would have allowed them to play for the National Championship.
Nerbaska plays a great game. Makes it close. The prediction is:
Georgia 31 Nebraska 24