JACKSONVILLE (KPTM) - Last year's learning experience will now be this year's measuring stick when the Huskers take the field in Jacksonville Wednesday.
"A win would mean a lot going into the offseason," said senior cornerback Ciante Evans. "You want to go into the offseason on a positive note."
Winning the game against Georgia, however, is no guarantee because Big Red is still trying to figure out the big unknown.
"What you worry about are things you can't simulate in practice," said Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini.
The opponent is the same as last year's Capital One Bowl, but the man leading the offense for Georgia is different. Backup quarterback Hutson Mason will take snaps under center in place of regular starter Aaron Murray.
"He's a very good quarterback," said Evans. "He's similar to Murray. He has good accuracy and good arm strength."
Mason, for his part, admitted at a news conference Tuesday beating Nebraska again won't come easy. The staff knows it, too.
"You get some inexperience or some youth and as they start to develop they gain a lot of confidence," said Georgia coach Mark Richt.
Confident or not, there's no turning back for the Huskers now. New Year's Day is their last chance to earn a signature win against an SEC team.
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