The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Georgia Bulldogs are set to kick off the 2013 Capital One Bowl on Tuesday 1/1, and I’m set to make my Capital One Bowl pick for the affair at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Kickoff is set for 1:00 ET, and I’ve got the perfect NCAA football pick for the Capital One Bowl.
2013 Capital One Bowl
Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-3, 6-6-1 ATS) +8.5
Georgia Bulldogs (11-2, 7-6 ATS) -8.5
One of the little known facts that you won’t find about the bowl season this year that I dug up is that the Cornhuskers have actually played eight of their 12 games beyond the ‘total’ this year. This is a team that is always billed to be one of the best defensive teams in the land. It’s true that this secondary is out of this world, but when you get to the front seven, the Black Shirts just aren’t as strong as they normally are. The end result is that the team has been trampled by the Ohio State Buckeyes and Wisconsin Badgers in a pair of brutal losses against teams that just drilled the ball right down their throats.
Enter: Georgia. The Bulldogs actually found a way to run on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship Game, as RB Todd Gurley had a remarkable game for a freshman on such a big stage. He nearly won the game all by himself against what is perceived to be the best team in America and likely the national champs. Yes, the Bulldogs were beaten by the South Carolina Gamecocks, but every team is allowed a mulligan. In the SEC, going 11-1 in the regular season and then losing by a matter of a few yards to the Crimson Tide still makes you one of the best teams in America. Remember too, that not only can UGA run it, but QB Aaron Murray has a cannon of an arm, and he has had a great year in which he has thrown for nearly 3,500 yards in the SEC.
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I just can’t help but wonder if the Cornhuskers are going to get tattooed in this game and totally run off of the tracks by the Georgia offense. The Bulldogs averaged 37.2 points per game this year, and I’ve got to think that they are at least going to get to that mark in this one as well. As long as QB Taylor Martinez doesn’t ultimately screw me over, this should be an ‘over’ contest on New Year’s Day to kick off 2013.
Nebraska vs. Georgia Picks & Tips: Over 60.5