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Blog: It’s Georgia-Nebraska in Capital One Bowl

Georgia is heading to Florida for its bowl game.

Not Miami like the Bulldogs (11-2) wanted to play for the national title, but Orlando for the Capital One Bowl on Jan .1  against Nebraska.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. on ABC.

“We are delighted with the selection of our team to represent the Southeastern Conference in the Capital One Bowl,” Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said in a release. “Our team and our fans have not been to Orlando in four years and I know they will be excited to again visit one of the nation’s greatest bowl sites that is unsurpassed for warm weather, world’s greatest family attractions, and outstanding team facilities.”

The Capital One Bowl has the first selection of SEC teams after the BCS. The SEC made an effort even before Alabama’s 32-28 win against Georgia Saturday in the league championship to protect the game’s loser from falling too far down the bowl pecking order.

It will be the third trip to the Orlando game under coach Mark Richt, the first since a 24-12 victory against Michigan State at the end of the 2008 season. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. on ABC.

Nebraska  (10-3) was demolished by Wisconsin, 70-31, Saturday in the Big Ten championship game.

“I’m really excited for our team and especially our seniors with the opportunity to play in the Capital One Bowl which is one of the premier January bowl games in the greatest of entertainment areas,” Richt said in a statement. “And to play a team with the history and tradition ofNebraskawill be an exciting experience for our team and coaches but also for our fans. Very few of our current players were on the 2008 team so this will be the first time most members of our team have the opportunity to play inOrlandoand enjoy the fantastic attractions. The opportunity to play a top quality opponent like Nebraska will be a challenge we’ll look forward to.”

Bowl tickets are $87 and can be ordered online or by calling the Athletic Association ticket office on weekdays at 1-877-542-1231

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