Resolve and revelry: Nebraska begins 2014 with first bowl win since 2009

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Posted: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:07 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On its own half-inch line deep into Wednesday's Gator Bowl, the Nebraska football team faced the kind of situation it has seen often this season. The Huskers had, once again, put themselves on the brink, shoving all chips into the pot.

They pulled away from it — and delivered their first postseason win in four seasons — with nothing less than the longest offensive play in school history. Nebraska's 24-19 win over Georgia had its share of game-defining sequences — including two fourth-quarter, fourth-down stops in Husker territory — but only one historic heave in NU's 50th bowl game.

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