I give you the 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers

Nothing short of an M-1 Abrams tank could have taken these guys down.

In honor of my new digs, I give you the 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers. That team was simply the very best I have ever seen in my life. They didn't throw a whole lot, but could when they needed to. They were the nastiest, most physical team -on both sides of the ball- of the past 20 years: Speed, power, coaching, strength, and a mean streak, they destroyed everyone in their paths.

Here's the results from their season (via Wiki)
August 31
Oklahoma State Cowboys #2 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK ESPN W 64-21 42,100
September 9*
Michigan State Spartans #2 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI
W 50-10 73,891
September 16*
Arizona State Sun Devils #2 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE
W 77-28 75,418
September 23*
Pacific Tigers #2 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE
W 49-7 75,630
September 30*
Washington State Cougars #2 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE
W 35-21 75,777
October 14
Missouri Tigers #2 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE
W 57-0 75,552
October 21
#8 Kansas State Wildcats #2 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE
W 49-25 76,072
October 28
#7 Colorado Buffaloes #2 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO
W 44-21 54,063
November 4
Iowa State Cyclones #1 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE
W 73-14 75,505
November 11
#10 Kansas Jayhawks #1 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS
W 41-3 53,300
November 24
Oklahoma Sooners #1 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE
W 37-0 75,662
January 2, 1996
#2 Florida Gators #1 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl)
W 62-24 79,864

They averaged an un-fucking-real 399.8 yards rushing and 52.4 points per game, and scored 40+ ten times. Inside zones and the vestiges of the power I and triple option, it was a thing of beauty and was absolutely uncontainable, much less stoppable.

This team smoked the Florida Gators in the National Championship game 62-24 (and it wasn't that close. Steve Spurrier still wears Tommy Frazier underoos).

ESPN can yammer about how great the 2004 Trojans, 2001 'Canes or the 1985 Sooners were; for my money, this was the best. There was only one team, defensively, that could have held their own: The 1992 Alabama Crimson Tide, rightly called the best defense of the Century, and it was. But, the offense was awful, and in the end, NU would have worn us down, scoring a pretty easy 10-14 point win.

As good as THAT team was, it wouldn't have stood a shot against the 1995 NU machine.

Make no mistake, the '95 Cornhuskers relied on domination at the point of attack, and then speed thereafter. Trojan Football Analysis, a nice X's and O's site, breaks down the running attack of the mid '90s Nebraska Juggernaut. The analysis is in four parts, and they are all worthy readings. Do your football IQ a favor and go there.

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