LINCOLN (KPTM) - The 2013 season started promising enough for the Big Red football team until injuries caught up to them.
At eight wins and four losses, many fans were surprised to learn Sunday night of a postseason rematch with Georgia.
"I think we got gypped this year," said Husker superfan Stacey Stout. "I think we could have played somebody else."
Last year, NU turned the ball over three times en route to a 45-31 loss in the Capital One Bowl. This time around the Huskers are thinking payback as a younger core of players will lead the way when they take the field in Florida.
"We have to instill in the younger guys that this game is a big deal," said Senior Brent Qvale, an offensive lineman.
For seniors like Quincy Enunwa, a wide receiver, it's a big deal because this is his last chance to showcase the talent he's displayed for the past four years.
"I'm honestly just going to go out there and have fun," said Enunwa after team conditioning drills Wednesday afternoon. "I'm going to play my butt off and play hard for my team."
As for the fans who will watch from home, they're hoping the rematch will offer a glimpse into the team's future.
"You either stand behind them or you don't," said Stout.
Nebraska's Gator Bowl matchup with Georgia is scheduled to take place on New Year's Day at 11:00 A.M. CST.
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