COL FB: Nebraska 24, Georgia 19

Jan. 1, 2014 at 3:39 PM
share with facebook
share with twitter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Tommy Armstrong Jr. completed a 99-yard pass play Wednesday that helped the Nebraska Cornhuskers to a 24-19 win over No. 24 Georgia in the Gator Bowl.

With the Cornhuskers backed up inside their own 1 late in the third period, Armstrong dropped back into the end zone threw the ball more than 40 yards to a wide-open Quincy Enunwa, who raced down the field, breaking one tackle for a score that put Nebraska ahead 24-12.

The Cornhuskers (9-4) survived a 25-yard fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Hutson Mason to Todd Gurley for Georgia (8-5) and a late drive deep into Nebraska territory to claim the win.

Enunwa and Armstrong teamed up for an earlier touchdown pass that helped Armstrong go 6-of-14 passing for 163 yards. Enunwa caught four of the six completions for 129 yards.

Georgia scored first, with Marshall Morgan making a 39-yard field goal, but Enunwa and Armstrong's first touchdown pass -- a 5-yarder -- came just 92 seconds later and the Cornhuskers never trailed again.

Morgan had field goals of 28 and 38 yards around a 46-yard field goal from Nebraska's Pat Smith that left the Nebraska lead at 10-9 at halftime.

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, who rushed 27 times for 122 yards, opened the second half scoring with a 1-yard run. Morgan added a fourth field goal midway through the third period not long before the record-tying 99-yard play between Armstrong and Enunwa.

The formal name of the game is the Gator Bowl.

Related UPI Stories
Trending Stories