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Five Reasons Nebraska Will Win the Gator Bowl

Big Red NetworkSenior Writer IDecember 30, 2008

Las Vegas didn't find much to separate Clemson and Nebraska in this year's Gator Bowl, installing the Tigers as a slight 1.5-point favorite when the line opened. You had two teams with ugly mid-season losing streaks and strong finishes against the easiest parts of their conference schedules. You had a stingy defense facing a high-powered offense. You had two coaches whose name's rhymed (can't be overstated or overlooked). Add it all together and, even from the national pundits, you got a giant collective shrug of the shoulders.

But there are some very good reasons Nebraska will win the Gator Bowl. Here are five of them.

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