Nebraska will play on New Year’s Day in a bowl game for the third straight season, and will face the Georgia Bulldogs for the second year in a row, when they meet in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL. The game will kick off at 11 a.m. CT with ESPN2 providing television coverage. The Huskers go into the bowl game with an 8-4 record, including a 5-3 mark in Big Ten Conference play. Nebraska will enter the Gator Bowl looking to pick up its ninth win of the 2013 season and extend its streak of nine-win seasons to six straight years.
“The Gator Bowl gives our football team the opportunity to play in a New Year’s Day bowl for a third straight season, and we look forward to the trip to Jacksonville,” Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini said.
AUDIO Bo Pelini on the Gator Bowl (:15)
Nebraska’s appearance in the Gator Bowl will be the Huskers’ 50th all-time bowl game. Nebraska will join Alabama and Texas the only schools with 50 or more bowl appearances. The 2013 season marks Nebraska’s sixth straight season with a bowl trip.
Tickets for the Gator Bowl will go on sale Monday morning beginning at 8 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at Huskers.com, or through the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office by calling 1-800-8-BIG RED. Gator Bowl tickets available for sale are priced at $60, $80 and $125. Nebraska will receive an allotment of 12,750 tickets for the game.