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“They’re an Oklahoma, a Texas, a South Carolina,” Beck said. “They do a lot of different things. They run around and make plays all over the place.”
Georgia narrowly missed a chance to play for the national championship, losing 32-28 to Alabama in the SEC title game.
The Huskers, however, aren’t buying into the hype of the SEC, which has won six straight national titles.
“It doesn’t matter what conference they come from,” Abdullah said. “There are a lot of good teams around the country. It’s not just because they come from the SEC that they hold some special powers.”
It’s the second straight season Nebraska has played in the Capital One against an SEC team. Last January the Huskers lost 30-13 to South Carolina after a second-half implosion.
Nebraska is playing for its first 11-win season since 2001 and the 13th in program history. The Huskers have never lost fewer than four games under Pelini, who’s in his fifth season. A win over the Bulldogs would create a positive vibe for Nebraska as it goes into next season. Significant starting experience will return at eight positions on offense and at five on defense.
“11-3 sounds a heck of a lot better than 10-4,” Abdullah said.
Beck said the bowl can cushion the blow of the Wisconsin debacle. He said the players and coaches prepared for Badgers as well as they did for any opponent.
“Why did it turn out that way? It wasn’t our night,” Beck said. “As bad as it stings and as bad as I know they’re not that much better than we are, points-wise, it’s over. You’ve got to move on. There are a lot of great things these guys have done in this program, a lot of great things happened this year, and one game isn’t going to define it for me and for them.”
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