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Nebraska beats No. 23 Georgia 24-19 in Gator Bowl

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    Nebraska cornerback Josh Mitchell (5) celebrates with his teammates after recovering a fumbled kick return during the first half of the Gator Bowl against Georgia.

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    Nebraska cornerback Josh Mitchell (5) recovers a fumbled kick return by Georgia's Reggie Davis during the first half of the Gator Bowl NCAA college football game, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

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    Nebraska wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (18) tossed the ball to an official after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the Gator Bowl NCAA college football game against Georgia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

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    Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan (13) celebrates after making a field goal during the first half of the Gator Bowl NCAA college football game against Nebraska, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

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    Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) passes the ball during the first half of the Gator Bowl NCAA college football game against Georgia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

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    Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason (14) throws a pass to tight end Arthur Lynch (88) during the first half of the Gator Bowl NCAA college football game against Nebraska, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

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Nebraska cornerback Josh Mitchell (5) celebrates with his teammates after recovering a fumbled kick return during the first half of the Gator Bowl against Georgia.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — Tommy Armstrong Jr. connected with Quincy Enunwa for two touchdowns, including a 99-yarder in the third quarter, and Nebraska held on to beat No. 23 Georgia 24-19 in the rain-soaked Gator Bowl on today.

Playing in their 50th bowl, the Cornhuskers (9-4) ended a four-game losing streak against teams from the Southeastern Conference. The streak included a 45-31 loss to Georgia in the Capital One Bowl last season.

The rematch was much different.

Nebraska did a solid job against running back Todd Gurley, who ran for 125 yards and a touchdown last year. Gurley finished with 86 yards on the ground.

Gurley was more effective in the passing game, catching seven passes for 97 yards and a score. His 25-yard score on the first play of the fourth quarter cut Nebraska’s lead to 24-19.

But the Huskers stopped Georgia (8-5) twice on fourth down in the closing minutes.

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