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Huskers will face No. 9 South Carolina in Capital One Bowl on Jan. 2 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 December 2011 20:18

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Nebraska will make its 48th all-time bowl appearance and its second appearance in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 2 when Nebraska takes on South Carolina at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The game against the 10-2 Gamecocks is the Huskers’ fourth meeting all-time with South Carolina, and the first postseason meeting between the schools. Nebraska holds a 3-0 edge in the series, most recently winning a home-and-home series in 1986 and 1987.

The 9-3 Huskers are making their fourth straight bowl trip under Head Coach Bo Pelini and Nebraska’s 48 bowl appearances rank in a tie for the fourth-most of any school in the country.

Kickoff for the 2012 Capital One Bowl is set for 1 p.m. ET (Noon CT) on Jan. 2. ESPN will provide the telecast to a national audience.

The Huskers enter the postseason ranked 21st in the Associated Press Poll and 20th in the USA Today Coaches poll. Nebraska’s nine victories marked its fourth straight nine-win season under Pelini, and the Huskers are one of just eight programs with four straight nine-win seasons. A victory in the Capital One Bowl would give Nebraska three consecutive 10-win seasons for the first time since 1999 to 2001.

South Carolina comes into the Capital One Bowl with a 10-2 record, including a 6-2 mark in the SEC, and is ranked 10th in the AP Poll and No. 9 by the coaches.

The Gamecocks’ only losses this season were by three points to defending national champion Auburn and on the road at Arkansas. South Carolina’s 10-win season is just the second in Gamecock school history, joining a 10-2 campaign in 1984.


2011-12 bowl season schedule, results

By The Associated Press

(All Times MST)


Saturday, Dec. 17

New Mexico Bowl

Temple 37, Wyoming 15

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Ohio 24, Utah State 23

New Orleans Bowl

Louisiana-Lafayette 32,

San Diego St. 30


Tuesday, Dec. 20

Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl, St. Petersburg

Marshall (6-6) vs. FIU (8-4), 6 p.m., ESPN


Wednesday, Dec. 21

Poinsettia Bowl, San Diego

TCU (10-2) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-4), 6 p.m., ESPN



Thursday, Dec. 22

MAACO Bowl, Las Vegas

Boise State (11-1) vs. Arizona State (6-6), 6 p.m., ESPN



Saturday, Dec. 24

Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu, Nevada (7-5) vs. Southern Mississippi (11-2), 6 p.m., ESPN


Monday, Dec. 26

Independence Bowl, Shreveport, La., North Carolina (7-5) vs. Missouri (7-5), 2 p.m., ESPN


Tuesday, Dec. 27

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, Detroit

Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6), 2:30 p.m., ESPN2

Belk Bowl, Charlotte, North Carolina St. (7-5) vs. Louisville (7-5), 6 p.m., ESPN


Wednesday, Dec. 28

Military Bowl, Washington D.C.

Air Force (7-5) vs. Toledo (8-4), 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Holiday Bowl, San Diego, Texas (7-5) vs. California (7-5), 6 p.m., ESPN


Thursday, Dec. 29

Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Florida State (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (8-4), 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Alamo BowL, San Antonio

Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5), 7 p.m., ESPN


Friday, Dec. 30

Armed Forces Bowl, Dallas Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3), 10 a.m., ESPN

Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx, N.Y., Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 1:30 p.m., ESPN

Music City Bow, Nashville, Mississippi St. (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-6), 4:40 p.m., ESPN

Insight Bowl, Tempe, Ariz., Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5), 8 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 31

Meinke Car Care Bowl, Houston

Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Northwestern (6-6), 10 a.m., ESPN

Sun Bowl at El Paso, Texas, Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5), Noon, CBS

Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 1:30 p.m., ESPN

Fight Hunger Bowl, San Francisco

UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6), 1:30 p.m., ESPN

Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Atlanta, Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 5:30 p.m., ESPN


Monday, Jan. 2

Ticket City Bowl, Dallas, Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1), 10 a.m., ESPNU

Capital One Bowl, Orlando, Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 11 a.m., ESPN

Outback Bowl, Tampa, Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan St. (10-3), 11 a.m., ABC

Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla., Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio St. (6-6), 11 a.m., ESPN2

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif., Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 3 p.m., ESPN

Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz., Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma St. (11-1), 6:30 p.m., ESPN


Tuesday, Jan. 3

Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 7 p.m., ESPN

Wednesday, Jan. 4

Orange Bowl, Miami

West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3), 7 p.m., ESPN


Friday, Jan. 6

Cotton Bowl, Arlington, Texas, Kansas St. (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 6 p.m., FOX


Saturday, Jan. 7

BBVA Compass Bowl, Birmingham

Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), 10 a.m., ESPN


Sunday, Jan. 8

Godaddy.Com Bowl, Mobile, Arkansas St. (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 7 p.m., ESPN


Monday, Jan. 9

BCS National Championship, New Orleans, LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 6:30 p.m., ESPN


Saturday, Jan. 21

East-West Shrine Classic, St. Petersburg, Fla., East vs. West, TBA, (NFLN),


Saturday, Jan. 28

Senior Bowl, Mobile, Ala., North vs. South, 11 a.m. (NFLN),


Saturday, Feb. 5

Texas vs. Nation, San Antonio, 9 a.m. (CBSSN)

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