Picks for New Year's bowl games
Predicting the scores of the non-BCS games on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
After going 101-34 in the regular season (73-61-1 versus the spread), I'm giving my picks for every bowl game on ESPN Insider. Here are my score predictions for the third set of bowls, covering all games on Tuesday and Wednesday, not counting the two New Year's Day BCS bowls (I'll be back Tuesday morning with all of my BCS picks).
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl
Wednesday at noon ET, ESPN2
Nebraska Cornhuskers versus No. 22 Georgia Bulldogs
These two teams met in last year's Capital One Bowl, when Georgia rallied from a 31-23 second-half deficit to win 45-31. The Huskers have been consistent under coach Bo Pelini, as they have lost exactly four games in each of his six years here, while the Bulldogs are making their 13th straight bowl appearance under Mark Richt.
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