Published Wednesday, January 1, 2014 AT 4:23 PM / Updated at 9:07 PM
Game Replay: Nebraska 24, Georgia 19
Rich Kaipust Omaha World-Herald

Peculiar play: Georgia ran one of the uglier halfback passes that you’ll ever see, capped by how it was finished. Brendan Douglas took a pitch on first down from the Huskers’ 10 in the third quarter and was running out of real estate when he tried to make something out of nothing. His throw was not only poor form — it looked like he was tossing a grenade — but he was flagged for intentional grounding.

What was that? Some of the chippy play early — a few times involving Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory — boiled over with a brief midfield skirmish late in the first half. It was the result, some Huskers said, of a lot of talking and Georgia holding players down after the whistle. Even after most of the order had been restored, NU cornerback Josh Mitchell and tailback Todd Gurley continued jawing at each other as they were held back by officials. No penalties were assessed.

Noticed: The 99-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Armstrong to Quincy Enunwa in the third quarter almost didn’t happen. Nebraska was about to snap the football and run a quarterback sneak on third-and-14 from the 1-yard line when the whistle blew and it was announced that the previous play would be reviewed. As replay officials checked to make sure Armstrong had gotten out of his own end zone on the previous play, NU decided to dial up the play-action pass instead.

Rave review: Any time you break one of Johnny Rodgers’ school records, it has to be a special day. Enunwa did so with two touchdown receptions, giving him 12 for the season and eclipsing the single-season mark of 11 by Rodgers that had stood since 1971.

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