Murray’s 5 TDs lift Georgia by Nebraska in Cap One

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January 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs beat Number 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.

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 to Wisconsin 70-31. The Cornhuskers led 24-23 at the half, but committed two of their three turnovers in the final 30 minutes in Orlando, Florida.