2013 Capital One Bowl

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2013 Capital One Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 16 7 8 14 45
Nebraska 14 10 7 0 31
Date January 1, 2013
Season 2012
Stadium Citrus Bowl
Location Orlando, Florida
MVP Aaron Murray (QB- Georgia)
Favorite Georgia by 10[1]
Referee Mike Defee (Big 12)
Attendance 59,712
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Announcers Rece Davis (play-by-play)
Jesse Palmer (analyst)
David Pollack (analyst)
Samantha Ponder (sideline reporter)
Nielsen ratings 6.6 (10 Million viewers)[2]
Capital One Bowl
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The 2013 Capital One Bowl, the 67th edition of the game, was a post-season American college football bowl game, held on January 1, 2013 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida as part of the 2012–13 NCAA Bowl season.

The game, which was broadcast at 1:00 p.m. EST on ABC, featured the #7 (BCS) Georgia Bulldogs from the Southeastern Conference versus the #16 (BCS) Nebraska Cornhuskers from the Big Ten Conference.

Entering the game both teams suffered a loss at their respective conference championship games. The Georgia Bulldogs, winners of the SEC Eastern Division, were ranked #3 in the BCS going into the game. They lost to #2 Alabama 32–28. Meanwhile, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, winners of the Big Ten Legends Division, were ranked #12 going into the game. They lost to unranked Wisconsin 70–31.

Prior to this bowl, Nebraska had played Georgia just once in football. During the 1969 Sun Bowl, the 9–2 Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the 5–5–1 Georgia Bulldogs by a score of 45–6. This season was of note in that it featured 31 year old Tom Osborne in his first year as an offensive coordinator for Nebraska.

Game summary[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Georgia Nebraska
1 11:39 - - - UGA Shawn Williams blocks punt out of the end zone for a safety 2 0
1 7:54 10 80 3:45 UGA Arthur Lynch 29-yard touchdown reception from Aaron Murray, Marshall Morgan kick good 9 0
1 4:42 7 75 3:12 NEB Jamal Turner 14-yard touchdown reception from Taylor Martinez, Brett Maher kick good 9 7
1 4:15 - - - NEB Interception returned 24 yards for touchdown by Will Compton, Brett Maher kick good 9 14
1 4:04 1 75 0:11 UGA Tavarres King 75-yard touchdown reception from Aaron Murray, Marshall Morgan kick good 16 14
2 10:33 4 38 1:09 UGA Todd Gurley 24-yard touchdown run, Marshall Morgan kick good 23 14
2 8:48 5 46 1:45 NEB 39-yard field goal by Brett Maher 23 17
2 4:43 6 76 1:58 NEB Rex Burkhead 16-yard touchdown reception from Taylor Martinez, Brett Maher kick good 23 24
3 9:42 13 75 5:18 NEB Rex Burkhead 2-yard touchdown run, Brett Maher kick good 23 31
3 7:26 5 79 2:16 UGA Chris Conley 49-yard touchdown reception from Aaron Murray, 2-point Aaron Murray pass to Rhett McGowan good 31 31
4 14:52 6 74 2:27 UGA Keith Marshall 24-yard touchdown reception from Aaron Murray, Marshall Morgan kick good 38 31
4 11:03 3 85 1:22 UGA Chris Conley 87-yard touchdown reception from Aaron Murray, Marshall Morgan kick good 45 31
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 45 31

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Game notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowl Schedule, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2012
  2. ^ Michael Humes, Double-Digit Increase for Rose & Orange Bowls Combined Viewership, ESPN, January 2, 2013

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