UGA Accepts Bid To TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl To Face Nebraska

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The University of Georgia football team has accepted a bid to the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, to be played January 1st at Noon in Jacksonville, Florida. The Dawgs will play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a rematch of last year’s Capital One Bowl, where the Dawgs won 45-31.

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The trip will mark only the fourth trip for UGA to the Gator Bowl (currently 2-0-1), the last coming in 1988 when the Dawgs beat Michigan State 34-27.

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This will be the third ever meeting for the two storied football programs, with each team having a win in the series.

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Jacksonville has been good to the Dawgs of late, winning their last three trips over the last three seasons against the Florida Gators. UGA fans should also be expected to travel very well for the game, even though Jacksonville may not be the first choice of stay, with so many UGA ties in the Golden Isles of the South Georgia coast. Many UGA themed New Year’s parties should be expected on and around the beaches of Saint Simons and Jekyll Islands, much like the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party week.

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All things considered, UGA fans should be pleased with a New Years Day bowl in a (semi) warm location for that time of year. The players have worked their tails off this season, and have undoubtedly been through a lot with injuries, heartbreaking losses, and unforgettable wins. Hopefully you and your family will be able to make the trip to see Todd Gurley continue to mow down defenses, and Hutson Mason continue to come into his own.

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Happy Bowl season from Bulldawg Illustrated!

 



18 comments
khammlet = Auburns Money Bag Man
khammlet = Auburns Money Bag Man

Im here in Savannah, so I think a day trip to Jax is in store for me. If anyone has tickets or knows anyone, please feel free to reach out to me.

Oceandawg
Oceandawg

Nebraska again? Really? I mean really?

Dawg19
Dawg19

First I heard we might be playing Michigan. Then it was Duke. Then today I see a story about how it might be us against Miami. Any of those would have been interesting.

"Georgia to play Nebraska in the Gator Bowl"

(Me): "DAMMIT!!!!"

Doc R
Doc R

I am happy with Gator Bowl but given that it's a rematch of last year, it takes some luster off it. One of the things I have always liked about bowls was playing teams that we rarely get to play. For that fact alone I was hoping it would be Michigan but so be it

bpUGA09
bpUGA09

Sigh....Nebraska again.  I would have been happier with literally ANY other team.  No one cares to see a rematch of last year's Capital One Bowl.

Terror 'Tween The Hedges
Terror 'Tween The Hedges

Not pleased at all about this. Won't be going even though it's a 2 hour drive for me. I was really pumped up for Michigan. Not this. Absolute trash!!

Red_white_and_bulldawg
Red_white_and_bulldawg

It will be interesting to see how Bulldawg nation turns out for this one.  Can't say I'd be too excited to spend New Years in Jacksonville.

Blakedawg01
Blakedawg01

That sux...kinda hoping for Chic-fil-a against Duke or against Michigan. Glad we are in a bowl but playing Nebraska again sux. Oh well...better than the bowl the Gators and Vols are playing in! Go Dawgs!

EdThomas
EdThomas moderator

Just booked at the Lodge at Ponte Vedra.  Great place on the beach!

Logan Booker
Logan Booker moderator

But always a good time watching Gurley and the gang do work.

Logan Booker
Logan Booker moderator

I feel like a large majority of UGA fans will do what they do for Georgia-Florida and stay on St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Amelia Island.


I think New Year's on the beach sounds fantastic, and I look very forward to it!

EdThomas
EdThomas moderator

Since Georgia-Florida is out of reach for a lot of South Georgia fans now, it's an opportunity for them to make a day trip to see their team. We can't help the selection process for the opponent, but we can support our team.

Logan Booker
Logan Booker moderator

Think I'll be headed to Jekyll again.

Terror 'Tween The Hedges
Terror 'Tween The Hedges

Any other bowl match-up would have been more compelling than this one. My friends in Nebraska are just as bummed as I am. The players deserve something better than a rematch of last years " what could have been " bowl.

Gh79
Gh79

So... Two tickets sold.