1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team


1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

NCAATeamFootballSeason
Year=1995
Team=Nebraska Cornhuskers


Conference=Big Eight Conference
Division=
ShortConference=Big 8
CoachRank= 1 final ranking
APRank= 1 final ranking
Record=12-0
ConfRecord=7-0
HeadCoach=Tom Osborne
OffCoach=
DefCoach=Charlie McBride
OScheme=Triple Option
DScheme=4-3
StadiumArena=Memorial Stadium‎
Champion= National Champions
Big 8 Champions
BowlTourney=Fiesta Bowl
BowlTourneyResult=W 62-24 v Florida Gators

The 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers represented the University of Nebraska in college football and were the 1995 National Champions.

Following the success of the 1994 season, in which Tommie Frazier and Brook Berringer led the team to Tom Osborne's first national championship, the 1995 version improved in every facet. With the powerful rushing offense and a dominating defense, Nebraska captured its second consecutive national title. The 1995-1996 season set up a record-breaking three championships in four years, as the 1994 and 1995 seasons were followed by Tom Osborne's third title in 1997.

Entering the 1996 Fiesta Bowl, Nebraska was thought of by some an underdog (including Sports Illustrated in their 12/26/1995 issue), even though it came into the game riding a long streak as the #1 team in the country. Their opponent, the University of Florida Gators, were considered to possess a defense with overwhelming speed. Many favored the Florida defensive speed in contrast to the traditional run-first, power-option offense of Nebraska, even though oddsmakers had made Nebraska a 3.5-point favorite. [http://www.goldsheet.com/historic/95cfblog.html#44] On January 2, 1996, Nebraska defeated Florida 62-24, marking the largest margin of victory and highest score in a national championship game in history.

Due to their performance against Florida as well as beating 4 teams that finished in the top 10 by an average score of 49-18, their consistent dominance (smallest margin of victory was 14 points), their record setting offensive performance, and their statistically impressive defense throughout the season, the 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers are widely considered one of the greatest teams in college football history. Comparisons to current highly-regarded champions, such as the 2001 Miami Hurricanes (who defeated Nebraska in the Rose Bowl to claim the title), the 2004 USC Trojans [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/football/ncaa/specials/bowls/2004/01/05/perfect.seasons/ Top 10 Perfect Seasons] SportsIllustrated] , and the 2005 Texas Longhorns, are often made. Such comparisons, as noted by the experts themselves, are nearly impossible to make, as rankings vary from evaluation to evaluation.

Schedule

CFB Schedule Entry
w/l = w
date = August 31
time =
nonconf = no
rank = 2
opponent = Oklahoma State Cowboys
site_stadium = Boone Pickens Stadium
site_cityst = Stillwater, OK
tv =
score = 64-21
attend = 42,100

CFB Schedule Entry
w/l = w
date = September 9
time =
nonconf = yes
rank = 2
opponent = Michigan State Spartans
site_stadium = Spartan Stadium
site_cityst = East Lansing, MI
tv =
score = 50-10
attend = 73,891

CFB Schedule Entry
w/l = w
date = September 16
time =
nonconf = yes
rank = 2
opponent = Arizona State Sun Devils
site_stadium = Memorial Stadium
site_cityst = Lincoln, NE
tv =
score = 77-28
attend = 75,418

CFB Schedule Entry
w/l = w
date = September 23
time =
nonconf = yes
rank = 2
opponent = Pacific Tigers
site_stadium = Memorial Stadium
site_cityst = Lincoln, NE
tv =
score = 49-7
attend = 75,630

CFB Schedule Entry
w/l = w
date = September 30
time =
nonconf = yes
rank = 2
opponent = Washington State Cougars
site_stadium = Memorial Stadium
site_cityst = Lincoln, NE
tv =
score = 35-21
attend = 75,777

CFB Schedule Entry
w/l = w
date = October 14
time =
nonconf = no
rank = 2
opponent = Missouri Tigers
site_stadium = Memorial Stadium
site_cityst = Lincoln, NE
tv =
score = 57-0
attend = 75,552

CFB Schedule Entry
w/l = w
date = October 21
time =
homecoming = yes
nonconf = no
rank = 2
opprank = 8
opponent = Kansas State Wildcats
site_stadium = Memorial Stadium
site_cityst = Lincoln, NE
tv =
score = 49-25
attend = 76,072

CFB Schedule Entry
w/l = w
date = October 28
time =
nonconf = no
rank = 2
opprank = 7
opponent = Colorado Buffaloes
site_stadium = Folsom Field
site_cityst = Boulder, CO
tv =
score = 44-21
attend = 54,063

CFB Schedule Entry
w/l = w
date = November 4
time =
nonconf = no
rank = 1
opponent = Iowa State Cyclones
site_stadium = Memorial Stadium
site_cityst = Lincoln, NE
tv =
score = 73-14
attend = 75,505

CFB Schedule Entry
w/l = w
date = November 11
time =
nonconf = no
rank = 1
opprank = 10
opponent = Kansas Jayhawks
site_stadium = Memorial Stadium
site_cityst = Lawrence, KS
tv =
score = 41-3
attend = 53,300

CFB Schedule Entry
w/l = w
date = November 24
time =
nonconf = no
rank = 1
opponent = Oklahoma Sooners
site_stadium = Memorial Stadium
site_cityst = Lincoln, NE
tv =
score = 37-0
attend = 75,662

CFB Schedule Entry
w/l = w
date = January 2, 1996
time =
nonconf = no
rank = 1
opprank = 2
opponent = Florida Gators
site_stadium = Sun Devil Stadium
site_cityst = Tempe, AZ
gamename = Fiesta Bowl
tv =
score = 62-24
attend = 79,864

Roster

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