1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers
When Nebraska won the 1994
national championship, it was seen by some as a sympathy vote in the major polls for the
Cornhuskers and coach Tom Osborne, who had come so close in the past but had come up
short.They received the voters' nod over a similarly undefeated Penn State ballclub.
But in 1995, there would be no
controversy. There would be only dominance. Led by option quarterback Tommie Frazier,
these 'Huskers blew through a schedule that included three Top 10 teams and saved the best
for last. In what was supposed to be one of the greatest games of the century ,they met at
- 1995 National Champions
QB Tommy Frazier
DE Jared Tomich
C Aaron Graham
the Fiesta Bowl against No. 2 and unbeaten Florida -- the
Cornhuskers flexed their muscles one last time, showing their speed and supernatural power
in recording an unbelievable 62-24 statement.The largest margin of victory ever in a
number 1 vs. 2 matchup. Frazier's 75-yard in which he pulled away from at least eight
would-be tacklers epitomized the team that wouldn't be stopped. It couldn't be stopped by
any team, or any controversy. Through much of the season, Osborne was criticized for not
throwing troubled tailback Lawrence Phillips off the team.
It was the second of three Nebraska national titles in a four-year span, and included
13 wins of a 26-game winning streak that filled parts of the 1994-95-96 seasons.
Frazier led a star-studded offense with the greatest offensive line in history to an
entire season in which the 'Huskers gained an NCAA-record 7.0 yards per rushing attempt
and no qb sacks. They led the nation in scoring, no team was closer than two
touchdowns,their average score was 52-14.
|1995 Results 12-0
||at Oklahoma State
||at Michigan State
||at No. 7 Colorado
||Fiesta Bowl vs. No. 2 Florida