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Dec 31, 2012

Nebraska’s Key To Victory: Pound The Rock

The Big Red can win the Capital One Bowl with a balanced diet of their three leading rushers that keeps Georgia on its heels and controls the time of possession. A healthy rushing attack gives the Blackshirts enough rest between drives and lets quarterback Taylor Martinez be the dual-threat that makes him so dangerous. Nebraska averages over 250 yards per game on the ground, good for eighth in the nation. Leading the way is sophomore sensation RB Ameer Abdullah with […]

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Dec 24, 2012

Nebraska Aiming To Reverse Recent Bowl History

The stat trotted out most often during bowl season, regardless of the school, is a program’s record in bowls.  Whether or not the Huskers won the 1962 Gotham Bowl, a game played five years before Bo Pelini was even born, has no effect on this year’s game. But not all bowl history is relegated to trivia and tailgate trash talk. Recent bowl history, especially when the current players and coaches are involved, can indicate how the players might perform on […]

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Dec 12, 2012

Unit Breakdown: Nebraska Offense

Two things define Nebraska Cornhuskers football more than anything else: a strong defense and a strong running game. It is the backbone of Midwestern football, and something Nebraska does better than most, both in the BigTen and around the country. Both were key to the Huskers 10-3 finish this season, and could be the reasons the Capital One Bowl trophy spends 2013 in Lincoln. As the game approaches, we’re taking a look back at the Huskers season on both sides […]

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Dec 12, 2012

Nebraska Awards Recap

The Big Ten announced their All-Conference teams prior to bowl selection, so the news got lost in the shuffle. With the season over and the rest of the national awards handed out, it’s time to take a look at how Nebraska panned out in this year’s honors. The Huskers did not win any national awards this season, but cleaned up in All-Conference considerations. Here’s the full list of winners: First Team – Coaches – QB, Taylor Martinez – OG, Spencer […]

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Dec 02, 2012

Georgia And Nebraska To Meet In Capital One Bowl

The Georgia Bulldogs will meet the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 2013 Capital One Bowl.  The New Year’s Day classic will kick off in its traditional 1:00 p.m. ET slot on January 1 from Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando and will be televised nationally by ESPN on ABC.  Georgia makes its sixth appearance in the Capital One Bowl, its last coming in a 2009 victory over Michigan State. The Bulldogs won the SEC East for the second year in a […]

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Dec 02, 2012

Nebraska To Play In Capital One Bowl

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have been selected to play in the 2013 Capital One Bowl against an SEC opponent to be announced later tonight. Nebraska, champions of the Big Ten Legends Division at 10-3 (6-1 Big Ten) heads to Orlando for the second time in as many seasons after posting its third 10-win season in four years. The Cornhuskers fell to South Carolina in last year’s Capital One Bowl, 30-13. This year they return Taylor Martinez, who is the Huskers’ all-time […]

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Nov 30, 2012

Weekend Spotlight: No. 14 Nebraska vs. Wisconsin

The second-ever Big Ten Championship goes down this weekend, with the outcome having direct and indirect impact on conference options for the Capital One Bowl. Kickoff: 8:17 PM EST Television: FOX Series: Tied 3-3 Series since 2011 when the Big Ten Championship was added: 1-1 Last Meeting: September 29, 2012, Nebraska 30, Wisconsin 27 Line, just in case you want to know who is favored, not because you are betting on this game, right?: Nebraska by 3 as of Thursday […]

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Nov 26, 2012

Selection Snapshot: Nebraska Cornhuskers

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. […]

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