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I will admit that trying to guess the motivational status of a group of college kids is a fool’s errand.
But having said that, Nebraska may have some advantages over Georgia.
Both teams are coming off awful losses in their respective conference title games. But Georgia missed a shot at the national title by four yards. Very little about a Capital One Bowl win will compare to what the Bulldogs were a whisker away from experiencing.
Nebraska, on the other hand, was embarrassed by Wisconsin.
While Nebraska did miss out on a BCS berth, NU’s pride was also wounded by the Badgers evisceration of the Blackshirts.
As discussed earlier, Georgia is expected to beat Nebraska comfortably.
That means Nebraska is coming into the Capital One Bowl with little to lose and much to gain, while Georgia enters the contest with little to gain and much to lose. These motivational factors should help Nebraska, both at the start of the game and as the contest progresses,
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