Among healthy players, the top prospect to watch in Wednesday’s Gator Bowl is Nebraska cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste. (Photo: Bruce Thorson — USA Today Sports)
BBD Staff Writer: Eric Samulski
The players on the sideline are likely to be more highly touted than those that take the field in the Gator Bowl (12 p.m. ET, ESPN2). With Nebraska (8-4) missing four starters, including quarterback Taylor Martinez, and Georgia (8-4) down eight starters, including quarterback Aaron Murray, running back Keith Marshall and wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, the lineups for both teams will be very different from what they were expected to be coming into the season.
For both of these proud programs, the 2014 Gator Bowl will be a chance to build towards the future, allowing young players to get crucial snaps and hoping to prove to their fans there is little cause for concern.