Georgia Bulldogs handle Nebraska Cornhuskers in Capital One: news and notes

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In their respective conference championship games, the Georgia Bulldogs came up 5 yards short of competing for the national title versus the Crimson Tide. The Nebraska Cornhuskers had 70 points hung on them by a 5 loss Wisconsin Badgers team. So on this college football holiday, what would happen in the Capital One Bowl? They day belonged to UGA, so thus will the news and notes in this post.

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Georgia Bulldogs NT, likely NFL Draft pick to miss Capital One Bowl

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The Georgia Bulldogs are heavy favorites in the bowl formerly known as the Citrus Bowl. But maybe the line will shift more towards the favor of the Nebraska Cornhuskers now that the Dawgs will be missing one of their top guns on defense.

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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Georgia Bulldogs in Capital One Bowl

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The SEC championship game runner-up Georgia Bulldogs (11-2) were extended, and accepted, an invitation to the Capital One Bowl (we used to know it as the Citrus Bowl)
Sunday to face Big Ten championship game runner-up Nebraska (10-3) in Orlando, Tuesday, Jan. 1.

UGA will be HUGE favorites! They were five yards away from playing for the national title, and taking on a team that just surrendered 70 points to a 7-5 opponent.

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Evaluating Illinois’ Bowl Chances

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Yes, I was incredibly wrong about the Illini’s chances at a bowl this season, because it would certainly appear they are headed towards the postseason, and I actually predicted they would win one, yes one game in the preseason. At 4-3 overall, and 2-2 in the Big Ten with a very favorable schedule remaining, the Illini could be headed towards a very good bowl.

So let’s handicap the odds:

By Paul Schmidt

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