World-Herald staff writers Sam McKewon and Jon Nyatawa recap Nebraska's 24-19 win over Georgia with highlights from each quarter of the Gator Bowl.
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Tommy Armstrong: Nebraska's quarterback shows good pocket awareness on the Huskers' initial third down, scrambling for 24 yards and a first down. Armstrong looks more spry than he has most of the year.
Armstrong: Overthrows receiver Quincy Enunwa on third-and-long at midfield, setting up a Husker punt. NU punter Sam Foltz's kick goes 17 yards.
Todd Gurley: Georgia's running back finds tough sledding on the Bulldogs' first drive. He carries the ball four times for just 8 yards. After an initial first down, Georgia punts from midfield, pinning NU at its own 11.
Garrison Smith: Georgia's defensive end body-slams Armstrong to the turf after Armstrong had executed a zone read handoff. Smith picks up a personal foul, much to the chagrin of Georgia coach Mark Richt. It helps get Nebraska out of its own end.
Armstrong: Is swamped for a 3-yard loss on a third-down option play at midfield. Nebraska punts.
Hutson Mason: The Bulldog QB — subbing for an injured Aaron Murray —- hits tight end Arthur Lynch for 18 yards. He converts a third down by hitting Lynch again, this time for 6 yards.
Randy Gregory: The NU defensive end announces his presence with a flashy third-down sack of Mason. Gregory starts his move outside, then swoops back inside to engulf Mason for a 7-yard loss. Georgia punts.
Tim Beck: NU's offensive coordinator calls three Ameer Abdullah runs at a no-huddle pace. They gain 9 yards. Nebraska has to punt just more than one minute after it got the ball.
Gurley: Catches a 19-yard crossing route pass from Mason, beating the coverage of NU linebacker Michael Rose. The first quarter ends with Georgia at the NU 37.
Gurley: Needs a yard on fourth-and-1. He gets it, reaching to the 30-yard line.
Lynch: Catches another third-down pass from Mason. He's the only Bulldog target thus far besides Gurley.
Jason Ankrah and Greg McMullen: The Husker defensive ends get strong pressure on Mason, forcing an intentional grounding call on third-and-short. It forces a 38-yard field goal from Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan, who makes it for a 3-0 Bulldog lead.
Reggie Davis: After NU quickly goes three-and-out, Georgia's flanker muffs a punt. NU cornerback Josh Mitchell recovers, and it's the Huskers on the right side of a special teams fumble.
Armstrong: After Abdullah gains 9 yards on an option, he flips a pass to Enunwa for a 5-yard TD. Enunwa slips as he catches the ball, but holds on.
Mason: Throws a short-side screen pass to reserve back Brendan Douglas, who scoots 37 yards without much resistance. The play sets up a second Morgan field goal, this time from 28 yards.
Armstrong: Hits tight end Cethan Carter for 21 yards, then receiver Kenny Bell for 11 yards as Nebraska moves into Georgia territory.
Jamal Turner: On third-and-6 from the Georgia 29, the NU receiver drops a well-placed ball from Armstrong in the end zone. Pat Smith kicks a 46-yard field goal.
Mason: Runs a good two-minute drill. He hits Gurley for 12, Chris Conley for 7, Michael Bennett for 7 and Lynch for 17 to move into NU territory.
Stanley Jean-Baptiste: As the Bulldogs move toward the end zone, the Husker corner blitzes to help force a 7-yard loss from Green. Georgia settles for another Morgan field goal, this one from 38 yards.
Mitchell: The Husker cornerback watches a Mason pass fall right into his arms. Nebraska gets the ball at the Georgia 38.
Armstrong: Hits Enunwa for 18 yards down the Husker sideline.
Damian Swann: The Georgia safety is called for defensive pass interference, keeping NU's drive alive.
Abdullah: Nearly gets in the end zone on first-and-goal from the 4. After Armstrong is stuffed on a sneak, Abdullah looks to the sideline and gestures for his number to be called. It is, and he leaps in for a TD.
LeRoy Alexander: Is flagged for targeting a Georgia receiver. Alexander rings his own bell in the process.
Gurley: Catches a pass in the flat from Mason and turns it into a 30-yard gain. It's one of the few times Gurley is able to get loose. The Bulldogs eventually progress to the Husker 10.
Douglas: Is called upon to throw a halfback pass in rain on a sloppy field. He's pressured by Jean-Baptiste, who forces an intentional grounding call. Morgan makes another field goal.
Armstrong: In two plays, the whole spectrum of Armstrong's and NU's wild season is played out. First, from his own 9, Armstrong fumbles a snap, recovers it and falls at the 1, barely avoiding a safety. On third-and-14, Armstrong drops back and launches a long pass to a wide-open Enunwa, who hauls it in, withstands a hit and runs for a 99-yard touchdown. It's the longest play in NU history.
Armstrong: Makes a costly mistake on the Huskers' next drive, throwing an interception to Georgia's Shaq Wiggins in Husker territory.
Gurley: The explosive running back catches a short pass in the flat and glides into the end zone for a 25-yard score.
Ciante Evans: He reacts well to a play Georgia has utilized all afternoon — a quick, third-down pass to a tight end stopping his route just past the marker. The break-up forces a punt with about 11 minutes left.
Bennett: Nebraska's secondary loses the 6-foot-3 receiver in coverage. All Bennett does is sprint straight downfield. The 48-yard pass play puts the Bulldogs in scoring position.
Andrew Green: The senior safety comes up big on fourth down inside the NU 15-yard line. He hits Rantavious Wooten just as the football arrives, giving Nebraska the ball back and preserving the five-point lead with about five minutes left.
Conley: He darts down the middle of Nebraska's defense. Wide open. The throw is right on the money from quarterback Mason. Conley holds on for a 29-yard reception despite a hard hit from an NU defender.
Lynch: The Georgia tight end has the football in his hands. The fourth-down play will extend the drive with less than a minute left. Wait. No, he drops it. David Santos provides the coverage. And the Huskers' celebration begins.