Bryant said that Nebraska team was the best football team he ever saw and they were really really good.
We dominated every team we played that year, upset Southern Cal in game one, and we were truly outstanding.
Still we weren't able to even compete with those guys.
But as far as programs, Coach Bryant's was every bit as good as it is today. We won three national titles in the 70's and were very close several more times.
That Nebraska team was awesome! I remember the game but not the details. As I watched the video today, I had forgotten how hard hitting that game was...Musso and Davis going down with injuries. Looking back, if we could have passed the ball, we could have done better but I do not think it would have mattered. The Huskers that year were unstoppable with Rodgers, Kenney. Tagge and that defense led by Rich Glover. We could not block him all night. We were good but we just could not compete on the field with them that night
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I think OU was the only team to even come close to beating Nebraska that yr in the 'game of the century'.
"Football is a hard game. These spread coaches forget that. Until good defenses remind them." Gene Stallings