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  • Georgia defensive lineman Kwame Geathers (99) stops Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez (3) for no gain during the first half of the Capital One Bowl NCAA football game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.

      Georgia defensive lineman Kwame Geathers (99) stops Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez (3) for no gain during the first half of the Capital One Bowl NCAA football game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs beat No. 23 Nebraska 45-31 in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday.

Murray shook off a pair of first-half interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and passed for 427 yards -- also a Bulldogs' bowl record -- against the nation's top-ranked passing defense.

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Georgia (12-2) reached 12 wins for the third time in school history.

Nebraska (10-4) lost its third consecutive bowl game, and finished the two season with two straight woeful defensive performances. The Cornhuskers lost the Big Ten championship game 70-31.

The Cornhuskers led 24-23 at the half, but committed two of their three turnovers in the final 30 minutes.

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