2013 Capital One Bowl
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The 2013 Capital One Bowl, the 67th edition of the game, was a post-season American college football bowl game, held on January 1, 2013 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida as part of the 2012–13 NCAA Bowl season.
|2013 Capital One Bowl|
|Date||January 1, 2013|
|Stadium||Florida Citrus Bowl|
|MVP||Aaron Murray (QB- Georgia)|
|Favorite||Georgia by 10|
|Referee||Mike Defee (Big 12)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Rece Davis (play-by-play)|
Jesse Palmer (analyst)
David Pollack (analyst)
Samantha Ponder (sideline reporter)
|Nielsen ratings||6.6 (10 Million viewers)|
Entering the game both teams suffered a loss at their respective conference championship games. The Georgia Bulldogs, winners of the SEC Eastern Division, were ranked #3 in the BCS going into the game. They lost to #2 Alabama 32–28. Meanwhile, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, winners of the Big Ten Legends Division, were ranked #12 going into the game. They lost to unranked Wisconsin 70–31.
Prior to this bowl, Nebraska had played Georgia just once in football. During the 1969 Sun Bowl, the 9–2 Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the 5–5–1 Georgia Bulldogs by a score of 45–6. This season was of note in that it featured 31-year-old Tom Osborne in his first year as an offensive coordinator for Nebraska.