Nebraska Gets Ninth Win Versus Georgia
It was by no means an easy victory, but Nebraska did enough right (particularly on defense) to gut out a 24-19 win over Georgia on a less than neutral field. NU won the turnover battle which was ultimately the difference. Bo Pelini got his ninth win for the sixth straight season which gives hope for the Huskers to creep back into the final rankings.
Georgia struck first with a second quarter field goal. The Huskers were forced to punt but recovered a fumble that set up their first score. A five-yard pass to Quincy Enunwa made it 7-3. The Bulldogs answered with a field goal but Nebraska managed one of their own after nearly scoring a touchdown on a pass from Tommy Armstrong to Jamal Turner. UGA managed to add 3 more before the half to narrow the Husker lead to 10-9.
An interception set up the next score for Nebraska with Ameer Abdullah plunging in from the one-yard line to go along with his 122 yards for the game. Georgia mounted another field goal to make the score 17-12 before a 99.9-touchdown pass from Armstrong to Enunwa gave the Huskers a 24-12 cushion.
NU needed that cushion as an Armstrong interception set up a Georgia touchdown pass to Todd Gurley that made it 24-19. Gurley led his team in both rushing and receiving. From there the Husker defense held tough by forcing a punt and twice repelling Georgia in the red zone, getting the ball back on downs.
Perhaps not a dominant effort but a strong enough statement that the Huskers can still compete with quality teams. Not a bad way to start a long off-season.