JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Freshman Brendan Langley and redshirt sophomore Devin Bowman should see increased playing time in the Gator Bowl due to the absence of suspended safety Josh Harvey-Clemons and cornerback Sheldon Dawson.
“I think the guys stepped up well,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “I think coach (Todd) Grantham, knowing that the situation was going to happen, had time to plan for it, had time to get everybody in the right spots.”
Langley, a freshman from Marietta, started the first four games of the season, but has played sparingly since then, not getting a snap in four games. Bowman has played in eight games without making a tackle or pass breakup.
Georgia has had plenty of time to prepare for the hit to the secondary.
“I think it was good that there was time to know,” Richt said. “Sometimes you might get an injury on a Thursday before the game. …Then you’ve got a problem as far as guys not being prepared, but I think we’ll be fine.”
Georgia’s pass defense has been a trouble spot for much of the season.
“We’re going to try to attack any type of weaknesses that they have,” said Nebraska senior receiver Qunicy Enuwa, who has a team-leading 10 touchdown catches.