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The Georgia Bulldogs picked themselves up off the mat after suffering a devastating body blow at the hands of Alabama in the SEC championship game, soundly beating Big Ten title game loser Nebraska, 45-31.
Apparently, however, the Cornhuskers were not at all impressed, despite the 14-point defeat on national television.
“I think the Big Ten, talent-wise, is a lot better, and the defenses in the Big Ten are better than SEC defenses,” Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez said, per the Lincoln Journal-Star. “This was supposed to be one of the top defenses in the SEC, and we pretty much did anything we wanted against them.”
How many times out of 10 would Nebraska have beaten the Dawgs? After giving 70 points to Rose Bowl-losing Wisconsin and then another 45 — with a month of practice to prepare, mind you — to Georgia, one assumes the Huskers might only win one or two of those 10 games. If that.
But that has not stopped the Huskers’ quarterback from chattin’ away. Running back Ameer Abdullah is right behind his signal caller, both on the football field and in putting down the team that just beat them badly (and that’s as far as we’ll go with this metaphor).
“I don’t care if it’s ‘Bama, I don’t care if it’s Notre Dame. Georgia was nothing special. We came out, we had ‘em tied. We just didn’t finish. I feel like we’re a better ballclub than those guys. You saw that early. We just didn’t finish,” Abdullah said.
“We knew they were gonna come out lively and talking. But if you hit ‘em in the mouth a couple good times, they were gonna lay down. And that’s what we did. We just didn’t finish.”
No, they didn’t finish.
They did not finish, but the Huskers have effectively managed to embarrass themselves both on and off the field.
Nebraska was outscored in the fourth quarter 14-0. Perhaps Martinez, Abdullah and the rest of the once-proud Nebraska football team should save their breath for the playing field as opposed to the press conferences. They were obviously gassed by a superior SEC team — even if they are too simple to see it.
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