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1995 Nebraska Remains the Undisputed Gold Standard

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  1. Brasky

    Brasky The North Remembers

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    Well done Clemson.

    • Nebraska’s smallest margin of victory in 1995 was 14 points in a 35-21 win over Washington State. It was the only game in which Nebraska trailed all season before taking a 28-7 lead into the fourth quarter and letting its subs get meaningful snaps. Reserve freshman I-back Ahman Green, who would go on to become the Green Bay Packers’ all-time leading rusher, finished the Washington State game with 176 yards rushing and one touchdown on 13 carries. The Huskers out-rushed the Cougars, 428-72. And get this: In the fifth game of the season, Washington State came into Lincoln with the nation’s fourth-ranked rushing defense, giving up only 69.7 yards per game.
    • In 1995, Nebraska averaged 400 yards rushing per game while allowing only 78 yards rushing per game to its opponents. The Huskers scored 51 rushing touchdowns in ’95 and gave up only six rushing TDs. Nebraska averaged a Division I-A record 7.0 yards per rushing attempt for the entire season, including the bowl game shellacking of Florida.
    • Question: With an offensive line anchored by 1995 All-America center Graham, guess how many quarterback sacks Nebraska gave up in that remarkable 12-0 season? Answer: If you said zero, you would be right.
    • Want to talk special teams? Kris Brown, one of college football’s and one of the NFL’s best kickers ever, connected on 13 of 16 field goal attempts whenever Nebraska’s offensive juggernaut hit a skid mark. And get this, the Huskers tied an NCAA record in ’95 by allowing only five punt returns all season for a grand net total of 12 yards.
    • Nebraska’s average margin of victory in 1995 was more than 38 points, the largest average of any Division I-A team since World War II. The margin exceeded a six-touchdown average despite Nebraska resting its starters in the second halves of most games.
    • Here’s something to chew on: Nebraska averaged 29.8 points per first half in 1995. That’s a higher scoring average in one half than at least three national championship teams averaged in a whole game – Alabama (1992), Ohio State (2002) and Florida (2006).
    • For the 1995 season, Nebraska averaged 53.2 points per game and allowed only 14.5 points per game. When you think about making a big deal out of Florida State’s 2013 team having the possibility to win every game by at least 14 points like Nebraska did, this particular stat screams rather loudly that the Huskers should stand alone in this spotlight.
    • In the final rankings from the 1995 season, Nebraska beat four teams that finished in the final AP Top Ten rankings – national runner-up Florida (62-24), No. 5 Colorado (44-21), No. 7 Kansas State (49-25) and No. 9 Kansas (41-3).
     



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  2. Mistaken4193

    Mistaken4193 REGISTERED GUMP!!!

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    I would take 01 Miami straight up over the 95 Cornfuckers.
     
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  3. Brasky

    Brasky The North Remembers

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    I guess I forgot to mention the 27 Huskers who were signed to NFL rosters from that '95 team alone.
     
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    HuskerinBig10 Dad, World Traveler, Investor, college football

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    2017, Nick Saban still coaching at Alabama.
     
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    That Miami team was stacked with NFL talent. And barely any busts. Legitimate NFL talent. Would be an amazing game between the 2.
     
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    I think the top 3 are...1) 95 Nebraska, 2) 01 Miami, 3) 91 Washington. However I don't think there is a huge gap between any of them.
     
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    2001 miami
     
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    cmc_rebar Only poster willing to call a spade a spade

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    Glory days, well they'll pass you by...
     
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    '95 huskers were better. That offensive line could dominate any defense from any era
     
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    that defense in 1999 though....if not for that shit loss to Tejas..
     
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    01 Miami would tee off on that outdated offense.
     
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    not a chance. there wasn't a more physical football team in contemporary collegiate football.
     
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    eaglesnut The Truth

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    Is this the Nebraska team that would have lost to Kerry Collins and Kijana Carter?
     
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    Overall, 38 members of the team would be selected in the NFL Draft. As of 2013, they had earned a combined total of 43 trips to the Pro Bowl: Ed Reed (9), Andre Johnson (7), Frank Gore (5), Vince Wilfork (5), Jeremy Shockey (4), Jonathan Vilma (3), Willis McGahee (2), Chris Myers (2), Clinton Portis (2), Antrel Rolle (2), Sean Taylor (2), Bryant McKinnie (1), and Kellen Winslow II (1). In addition, Vilma, Shockey, Wilfork, Joseph, Rolle and Reed have won the Super Bowl. It has been estimated that the 2001 Hurricanes would cost nearly $120 million as an NFL team as early as 2009.
     
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    I know you're right, but in my heart it's still the '71 Huskers. Fantastic record with 22 players drafted.

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    USCDoom Death On Black Wings Supporting Member Level 3

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    I am glad someone mentioned this, most sites have 71 Nebraska well in front of 95 Nebraska.

    One site has the 2 best teams fro 71 and 72.

    Young people dont know shit though....
     
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    BigRedMoe Defective Transplant

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    Dads? lulz, my Pops was in the marching band from '68-'71.
     
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    *shrugs*

    I get it, you're a Longhorn fan; you guys hate 'Brasky.
     
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    @Lance Armstrong , just remember how the 94 team made Ray Lewis and Warren Sapp look like little bitches
     
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