Mark Richt’s Georgia Bulldogs face a dual challenge in their Capital One Bowl game with Nebraska.
With the Dogs’ defense having been inconsistent in stopping the run this season — and coming off a performance in which it gave up 350 yards rushing to Alabama in the SEC Championship game — the Cornhuskers’ ground attack (ranked No. 8 in the nation) is worrisome to UGA fans.
And then there’s the whole are-they-over-the-heartbreaking-loss-to-Bama scenario that has dominated much of the coverage of the Bulldogs in the run-up to the bowl game. Throw in the fact that Georgia had disappointing outings in its past couple of bowl appearances, and the question of the Dogs’ mental readiness may loom even larger than their troubles defending Big Red’s spread-based rushing offense.
“The thing you say is, ‘Where are their heads at?’ That’s always the issue with bowl games,” former