Orlando, FL - It started off so well, but Monday's melt down by Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl started with South Carolina's Hail Mary touchdown and transferred to the offensive of the football in the second half.
Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini won't say the touchdown with no time on the clock deflated Nebraska, but it appeared to not help the cause.
"We had our opportunities," said Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini. "We didn't execute well. The guys didn't do what they were coached to do, period, end of story. We didn't execute the play and they did."
With a better time of possession compared to the Gamecocks, it was penalties that did Nebraska in, especially in the second half (9 of them in the 2nd).
"We had a bunch of offside penalties," said Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead. "There were some tough situations. We got in the red zone plenty of times and couldn't finish it. It is tough when you have no minimum like that and just don't execute to South Carolina. They did a tremendous job and made changes at half time, but we ourselves in a lot of phases of the game."