Nebraska ticket sales for Gator Bowl lagging behind UGA

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’t close to that. As of Friday, 2,759 tickets were sold by the school, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.

“Our fans travel well,” Pelini said Thursday at a news conference in Jacksonville. “They 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’s fan base, there will be some electricity in here when we get together on the first.”

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’s allotment is 15,000