Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said this week that he expected good support from Cornhusker fans for the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., but early ticket numbers were lagging.
While Georgia has sold about 7,000 tickets so far, according to the school, Nebraska isn‚Äôt close to that. As of Friday, 2,759 tickets were sold by the school, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.
‚ÄúOur fans travel well,‚Äù Pelini said Thursday at a news conference in Jacksonville. ‚ÄúThey have always traveled well. Being able to come to a great city like this, our fans will be there. I think between our fan base and Georgia‚Äôs fan base, there will be some electricity in here when we get together on the first.‚Äù
The Georgia ticket numbers include 5,100 purchased by fans and 1,900 by the Georgia Athletic Association including those for player families, band and administration. Georgia‚Äôs allotment is 15,000