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Demand Down for Husker vs. Georgia Bowl Game

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OMAHA (KPTM)- Husker fans aren't exactly cheering for the upcoming Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida according to experts.

"Most of the fans were disappointed with the way the season ended up," said Scott Strunc, of Husker hounds.

The 8 and 4 season has Nebraska facing Georgia. Georgia beat the Huskers last year, 45-31.

"If the opponent or the destination or both had been a little bit different; I think we would have seen a little more demand," said Chad Carr, with Ticket Express.

Carr said there hasn't been demand for tickets to the bowl game for a couple of reasons.

According to Carr, Husker fans have already traveled farther than ever this year.

Carr also said the weather in Jacksonville isn't ideal. "Regardless of whether we beat Iowa or not, I think that people do not like this destination because we were there pretty recently."

"I think everyone just assumed we were going to the Arizona bowl on the 28th of December," said Strunc.

Strunc said customers have talked to him about playing an old rival, like Kansas State or Texas. "I haven't' heard a whole lot of people excited about playing a team we don't have any history with," said Strunc.

Strunc said the husker season has been like a roller coaster, and so have sales at his store. "Spirit store-when the spirit is high, our sales are high. When the spirit or enthusiasm is kind of stagnant, our sales are stagnant," said Strunc.

A charter flight from Omaha to Jacksonville was canceled Thursday.

"I can't recall the last time we may have canceled a charter flight. It's been a long time if we've ever done so," said Rose White, with AAA.

White said the flight may have been canceled because the ticket prices were too high and the trip was too short. White said there isn't a direct flight to Jacksonville, and cautioned fans to check layover times. "Check the number of connection flights on that trip," said White.

However, White, like Strunc and Carr, is hopeful that there will still be a big sea of red at the Gator Bowl.

"I hope to see the strong showing of husker fans at the Gator Bowl," said White.

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