Early point spread released for Georgia vs. Nebraska in Gator Bowl


Nov 30, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs players celebrate with their fans after defeating the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia defeated Georgia Tech 41-34 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs did not want to play against Nebraska in a bowl game this year. After all, the Dawgs blitzed the Huskers 45-31 in the Capital One Bowl last year, and it is usually considered to be “taboo” to schedule a bowl rematch in the following season. However, due to some unforeseen circumstances that included the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl and a controversial team selection (it’s not a worthwhile story), the Georgia-Nebraska is happening once again.

We’ll be bringing you a full-scale preview in the coming days, but this post exists to tell you that Georgia opened as a 9-point favorite over Nebraska in the game. That is pretty noteworthy, especially considering the fact that Aaron Murray will be unavailable, but it likely has more to do with the Huskers than anything else.

Nebraska struggled mightily at times this season, and they also have a coach on the hot seat. The Huskers finished at 8-4 on the year (identical to UGA), but they were blown out by 21 points in their final game, and the two programs seem to be going in different directions. Still, a 9-point edge is a lot of credit given to Hutson Mason and company, and the Dawgs will have a tall task ahead of them to cover that difference.

Stay tuned for more updates and content as the game approaches!