Nov 26, 2012

Selection Snapshot: Nebraska Cornhuskers

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The Cornhuskers can only make a return appearance in Orlando after a loss in the Big Ten Championship Game this Saturday. If they do make it back, they’d be one win better (and maybe a few spots higher in the polls) than last year’s team.

Record: 10-2

Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better):
6-1*

Key Wins:
vs. Michigan (23-9), @ Northwestern (29-28)

Key Losses:
@ UCLA (36-30), @ Ohio State (63-38)

Last Bowl Appearance:
2012 Capital One Bowl vs. South Carolina

Last Orlando Bowl Appearance:
2012 Capital One Bowl vs. South Carolina


Top Players:


  • Taylor Martinez
    , QB, 2483 passing yards (#5 Big 10), 833 yards rushing (#24 Big 10), and he’s responsible for 14.5 points a game (#1 Big 10)

  • Ameer Abdullah
    , RB, 1717 rushing yards (#3 Big 10), 209 punt return yards (#1 Big 10), second in the Big 10 in punt return touchdowns (2)

  • Kenny Bell,
    WR, 789 receiving yards (#4 Big 10), eight touchdowns (tied for second in the Big 10)

  • Eric Martin
    , LB, eight solo sacks is second in the Big 10, he is 13th in the Big 10 in forced fumbles (2) and is fourth in the Big 10 in tackles for loss (13)

Series Records vs. Possible Opponents:


vs. Alabama:
2-3, last meeting 9/2/1978 — lost 20-3

vs. Georgia:
1-0, last meeting 12/20/1969 — won 45-6 (Sun Bowl)

vs. LSU:
5-0-1, last meeting 1/1/1987 — won 30-17 (Sugar Bowl)

vs. South Carolina:
3-1, last meeting 1/2/2012 — lost 30-13 (Capital One Bowl)

vs. Texas A&M:
10-4, last meeting 11/20/2010 — lost 6-9

* – The Huskers’ second loss was to 12-0 Ohio State, who is not bowl eligible.

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