Published Tuesday, January 1, 2013 AT 1:02 PM / Updated at 1:02 PM
First quarter: Action-packed start in Orlando
Rich Kaipust Omaha World-Herald

The first quarter of the Capital One Bowl was full of both scoring and action.

Georgia blocked a punt on its way to a 9-0 lead. After Nebraska answered with 14 straight points, the Bulldogs regained the lead at 16-14 on a 75-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Murray to Tavarres King.

Nebraska had a chance to regain the lead late in the first quarter, but had trouble with the snap and hold on a 47-yard field goal that Brett Maher missed.

Some notes:

>> Georgia settled for a 2-0 lead instead of a 7-0 advantage after its blocked punt, failing to recover the football in the end zone.

>> Safety P.J. Smith and linebacker Will Compton both had interceptions for Nebraska. Compton’s was his first in 50 career games, and he returned it 24 yards for the Huskers’ second touchdown.

>> NU also scored on a 29-yard pass from Taylor Martinez to Kenny Bell.

>> Thad Randle started at defensive tackle for Nebraska. Corey Cooper also started as a dime back.

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