Nebraska 24, Georgia 19

Date - Wednesday, January 1, 2014 12:00 PM
Location - EverBank Field
Attendance - 60712

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Nebraska 0 10 14 0 24
Georgia 0 9 3 7 19

Recap


Nebraska 24, No. 24 Georgia 19: Tommy Armstrong Jr. found Quincy Enunwa down the left sideline for a bowl-record 99-yard touchdown as the Cornhuskers held on to defeat the Bulldogs in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.
 
Enunwa had four receptions for 129 yards and scored twice while Ameer Abdullah rushed for 122 yards and another score for Nebraska (9-4), which avenged a New Year’s Day loss to Georgia in the Capital One Bowl last season. Armstrong went 6-of-14 for 163 yards, helping coach Bo Pelini extend his streak of nine-win seasons to six.
 
Todd Gurley continued to fight through a nagging ankle injury, pacing the Bulldogs (8-5) with 86 yards rushing, a career-high 97 yards receiving and a touchdown. Huston Mason, in his second start following the season-ending knee injury to Aaron Murray, threw for 320 yards while Marshall Morgan added four field goals – both personal bests – for Georgia.
 
After Morgan broke a scoreless draw early in the second quarter, the Cornhuskers got on the board with a 5-yard touchdown catch from Enunwa six plays after Reggie Davis muffed a punt in Nebraska territory. Abdullah capitalized on another short field following Josh Mitchell’s interception of Hutson Mason early in the third quarter when he ran it in from a yard out to stake the Cornhuskers to a 17-9 lead.
 
Following Morgan’s fourth field goal, Georgia had Nebraska backed up against its own goal line after a fumbled snap by Armstrong, but the freshman quarterback heaved a third-and-14 throw to Enunwa around midfield and he took it the rest of the way. Gurley scored on a 25-yard catch on the first play of the fourth quarter for the Bulldogs’ only touchdown, but Georgia’s offense turned the ball over on downs inside the Cornhuskers 20 on its final two drives.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Enunwa’s 99-yard TD catch gave him 12 for the season, breaking the school record previously held by Johnny Rodgers in 1971. … The previous long pass play in Gator Bowl history was a 95-yard touchdown from Oklahoma’s Ronnie Fletcher to Ben Hart in 1965. … The Bulldogs fell to 2-1-1 all-time in the Gator Bowl.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 10:37
Georgia   FG  Georgia 3 - Nebraska 0
2nd Quarter - 9:05
Nebraska   TD  Georgia 3 - Nebraska 7
2nd Quarter - 6:53
Georgia   FG  Georgia 6 - Nebraska 7
2nd Quarter - 3:18
Nebraska   FG  Georgia 6 - Nebraska 10
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Georgia   FG  Georgia 9 - Nebraska 10
3rd Quarter - 10:08
Nebraska   TD  Georgia 9 - Nebraska 17
3rd Quarter - 6:32
Georgia   FG  Georgia 12 - Nebraska 17
3rd Quarter - 4:58
Nebraska   TD  Georgia 12 - Nebraska 24
4th Quarter - 14:49
Georgia   TD  Georgia 19 - Nebraska 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Nebraska Georgia
W/L 9 - 4 - 0 8 - 5 - 0
Conference 5 - 3 - 0 5 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Nebraska Georgia
Score 24 19
First Downs 14 22
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-13
31%
7-for-19
37%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
2-for-4
50%
Total Yards 307 416
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 43-144 43-96
Average/Rush 3.3 2.2
Passing
Comp-Att 6-16 21-39
Passing Yards 163 320
Average/Pass Play 9.6 7.4
Penalties-Yards 6-50 7-42
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 26:36 33:24

PLAYER STATS

Nebraska (9 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Armstrong Jr 6/14 163 2 1
R. Kellogg III 0/2 0 0 0
Georgia (8 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
H. Mason 21/39 320 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Abdullah 27 122 4.5 1
T. Armstrong Jr 10 26 2.6 0
J. Westerkamp 1 3 3.0 0
I. Cross 1 2 2.0 0
J. Turner 1 2 2.0 0
Q. Enunwa 1 -6 -6.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Gurley 21 86 4.1 0
J. Green 6 19 3.2 0
B. Douglas 6 8 1.3 0
F. Bauta 1 1 1.0 0
H. Mason 9 -18 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
Q. Enunwa 4 129 32.2 2
C. Carter 1 23 23.0 0
K. Bell 1 11 11.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Gurley 7 97 13.9 1
A. Lynch 6 69 11.5 0
M. Bennett 2 55 27.5 0
C. Conley 3 46 15.3 0
B. Douglas 1 37 37.0 0
J. Rumph 1 9 9.0 0
J. Green 1 7 7.0 0