It was Nebraska’s option against Florida’s fun-and-gun. After the Huskers’ 62-24 win in Fiesta Bowl, Tom Osborne said “the option still has a place.”
The Bowl Alliance was in early step towards a true national title game. Thanks to Nebraska and Florida, it got the matchup it needed in 1995.
It was still Nebraska-Oklahoma, but the Huskers were heavy favorites on the last Black Friday in the Big Eight.
No. 10 Kansas out-gained No. 1 Nebraska in the first half of their 1995 meeting. The Huskers still led 14-3, and it would only grow from there.
Nebraska rolled to 70-plus points and more than 700 yards against Iowa State in 1995, prompting Tom Osborne to be asked if this was his best team yet. “We’ll know after January,” he said.
Interest was intense as No. 2 Nebraska headed to No. 7 Colorado in 1995 with nearly 600 press credentials issued. Those in attendance saw a dominant effort by the Huskers and Tommie Frazier.
“It could have been real ugly if we clicked on offense…” center Aaron Graham said after Nebraska’s game against Missouri in 1995. The Huskers won 57-0.
Washington State had a ton of confidence, and a ton to say, entering its 1995 matchup with Nebraska. Compared with every other team that faced the Huskers that season, the Cougars kept it close.
“I don’t know if there’s such a thing as a perfect college football team,” a Pacific running back said after Nebraska’s 49-7 win in 1995. “But they’re about as close as you can come.”
“I’ve never been in an avalanche, but that was kind of the feeling,” Arizona State Coach Bruce Snyder said after Nebraska rolled over the Sun Devils in 1995 for a 77-21 win.