Georgia 45, Nebraska 31

Date - Tuesday, January 1, 2013 1:00 PM
Location - Florida Citrus Bowl
Attendance - 59712

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Nebraska 14 10 7 0 31
Georgia 16 7 8 14 45

Recap


No. 7 Georgia 45, No. 16 Nebraska 31: Aaron Murray threw for 427 yards and five touchdowns and the Bulldogs all but assured themselves a top-5 finish in the national rankings with a Capital One Bowl win.

Georgia (12-2) scored the final 22 points to notch its third 12-win season in program history.

Nebraska (10-4) lost its third straight bowl game and second straight Capital One Bowl. The Cornhuskers entered with the nation’s top-ranked pass defense (148.2 yards per game), but Murray shredded them after two early interceptions.

It was 31-31 starting the fourth quarter when Murray rolled right and threw to running back Keith Marshall’s back shoulder. The freshman made a great adjustment to catch the ball, then tiptoed the sideline for a 24-yard score. Chris Conley’s 87-yard touchdown catch, on a slip-screen against a Nebraska blitz, extended the lead to 45-31 with 11:03 left.

Damian Swann intercepted Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez twice, and the Cornhuskers also lost a fumble. Nebraska linebacker Will Compton returned an interception for a touchdown while running back Rex Burkhead ran for a score and caught a touchdown pass.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Murray’s 75-yard TD pass to Tavarres King in the second quarter was Georgia’s longest pass play this season, until the 87-yarder to Conley. … Georgia WR and KR Malcolm Mitchell left with a concussion in the first quarter and did not return. … Murray’s five TD passes were the most by a Georgia player in a bowl game.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:39
Georgia   S  Georgia 2 - Nebraska 0
1st Quarter - 7:54
Georgia   TD  Georgia 9 - Nebraska 0
1st Quarter - 4:42
Nebraska   TD  Georgia 9 - Nebraska 7
1st Quarter - 4:15
Nebraska   TD  Georgia 9 - Nebraska 14
1st Quarter - 4:04
Georgia   TD  Georgia 16 - Nebraska 14
2nd Quarter - 10:33
Georgia   TD  Georgia 23 - Nebraska 14
2nd Quarter - 8:48
Nebraska   FG  Georgia 23 - Nebraska 17
2nd Quarter - 4:43
Nebraska   TD  Georgia 23 - Nebraska 24
3rd Quarter - 9:42
Nebraska   TD  Georgia 23 - Nebraska 31
3rd Quarter - 7:26
Georgia   TD  Georgia 31 - Nebraska 31
4th Quarter - 14:52
Georgia   TD  Georgia 38 - Nebraska 31
4th Quarter - 11:03
Georgia   TD  Georgia 45 - Nebraska 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  Nebraska Georgia
W/L 10 - 4 - 0 12 - 2 - 0
Conference 7 - 2 - 0 7 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Nebraska Georgia
Score 31 45
First Downs 26 23
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-16
50%
12-for-17
71%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 443 589
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 52-239 38-162
Average/Rush 4.6 4.3
Passing
Comp-Att 16-27 18-33
Passing Yards 204 427
Average/Pass Play 6.6 12.2
Penalties-Yards 8-69 7-76
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 2
Time of Possession 32:27 27:33

PLAYER STATS

Nebraska (10 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Martinez 16/27 204 2 2
Georgia (12 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Murray 18/33 427 5 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Burkhead 24 140 5.8 1
A. Abdullah 7 48 6.9 0
T. Martinez 20 46 2.3 0
B. Heard 1 5 5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Gurley 23 125 5.4 1
K. Marshall 8 36 4.5 0
A. Murray 4 3 0.8 0
T. King 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Cotton 2 69 34.5 0
K. Bell 4 60 15.0 0
R. Burkhead 4 39 9.8 1
J. Turner 3 22 7.3 1
Q. Enunwa 2 11 5.5 0
K. Reed 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Conley 2 136 68.0 2
T. King 3 104 34.7 1
J. Scott-Wesley 3 67 22.3 0
R. McGowan 3 40 13.3 0
K. Marshall 3 39 13.0 1
A. Lynch 3 37 12.3 1
T. Gurley 1 4 4.0 0