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    Re: Alabama's Dynasty v. Nebraska Dynasty

    1994:
    #3 Colorado W 24-7
    #6/#8 Miami W 24-17
    1995:
    #6/#7 Kansas State W 49-25
    #4/#5 Colorado W 44-21
    #9 Kansas W 41-3
    #3/#2 Florida W 62-24
    1996:
    #8 Colorado W 17-12

    Pretty impressive to have gone undefeated against all opponents who finished in the top 10 during those three years. However, 1995 accounts for over half of those games.

    I'd say that the 1995 Nebraska team is about as good of a team as there has been in the modern era. There with 2001 Miami. Maybe a couple of others.

    To even be compared to that Nebraska program is awesome. I can't give one run an advantage over another. They are both awesome, and pretty clearly, each is the premiere program of its time.

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    Re: Alabama's Dynasty v. Nebraska Dynasty

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    Re: Alabama's Dynasty v. Nebraska Dynasty

    To make one point: Nebraska's record (I limited it to the four years not five) was attained against a schedule that won about half its games. Ours won more. Plus - Nebraska didn't have to compete recruiting with an in- state rival that also won a title.

    And btw - their unbeaten Big 8 regular seasons was nothing new in 1994; they'd done it IN CONFERENCE in 78, 83, and 91. In fact, from 1978-1995, Nebraska only lost in conference to OU with the exceptions of a brief run by Colorado and a 92 upset to Iowa State.

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    Re: Alabama's Dynasty v. Nebraska Dynasty

    I always thought the 1997 title was Nebraska's, not Michigan's. I know it was a split, but I think Nebraska would have killed Michigan.

    They went on the road against #2 UW and won by 2 TDs.
    They beat #17 KSU by 30.
    They beat TAMU in the Big12 Championship Game by 39.
    They beat UT in the Orange Bowl 42-17.

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    Alabama's Dynasty v. Nebraska Dynasty

    Quote Originally Posted by JIB View Post
    I always thought the 1997 title was Nebraska's, not Michigan's. I know it was a split, but I think Nebraska would have killed Michigan.

    They went on the road against #2 UW and won by 2 TDs.
    They beat #17 KSU by 30.
    They beat TAMU in the Big12 Championship Game by 39.
    They beat UT in the Orange Bowl 42-17.
    No way, Michigan was pretty darn good that year. Charles Woodson and those guys would have been a great matchup. I don't remember hearing about NEB that year.
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    Re: Alabama's Dynasty v. Nebraska Dynasty

    Quote Originally Posted by JIB View Post
    I always thought the 1997 title was Nebraska's, not Michigan's. I know it was a split, but I think Nebraska would have killed Michigan.

    They went on the road against #2 UW and won by 2 TDs.
    They beat #17 KSU by 30.
    They beat TAMU in the Big12 Championship Game by 39.
    They beat UT in the Orange Bowl 42-17.
    They also needed an illegal kick to beat Missouri.

    And unlike us, they got shut out 19-0 by ASU during their run.
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    Re: Alabama's Dynasty v. Nebraska Dynasty

    Quote Originally Posted by JBama_in_PCOLA View Post
    No way, Michigan was pretty darn good that year. Charles Woodson and those guys would have been a great matchup. I don't remember hearing about NEB that year.
    I think they would have beaten Michigan, but it would have been close. Michigan had a very good defense that year, an ordinary QB in Griese, and a couple of weapons at TB and WR. They were nothing spectacular on offense.

    It would have been a great game though.

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    Re: Alabama's Dynasty v. Nebraska Dynasty

    I think the conversation around which dynasty is more impressive can not be fully completed at this time... Nebraska's run is locked, but Alabama could technically improve this run next year. The 2013 season is set up to at least equal the success of 2008 and I would not be suprised to see us improve on that record/championships.
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    Alabama's Dynasty v. Nebraska Dynasty

    Quote Originally Posted by TideEngineer08 View Post
    I think they would have beaten Michigan, but it would have been close. Michigan had a very good defense that year, an ordinary QB in Griese, and a couple of weapons at TB and WR. They were nothing spectacular on offense.

    It would have been a great game though.
    They would have had to kick away from Woodson to win it though. He was a very special player that year.
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    Re: Alabama's Dynasty v. Nebraska Dynasty

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    Nebraska did it five times, Alabama six, though as you can see, we've had considerably tougher sledding, playing FOUR #1 ranked teams while Nebraska played none:

    Nebraska:
    '94: #2 Colorado, #3 Miami
    '95: #2 Florida
    '97: #2 Washington, #3 Tennessee
    avg ranking: 2.4

    Alabama:
    '09: #1 Florida, #2 Texas
    '10: #1 LSU, #1 LSU
    '12: #3 Georgia, #1 Notre Dame
    avg ranking: 1.5
    Playing devil's advocate here...you can't fault Nebraska for not playing any #1 ranked teams because when they were ranked #1 themselves throughout most of the time.

    Also, you can't fault them for not having consensus national champions because they didn't live in an era of consensus national champions. For example, if the Big 10 had been in the BCS then, the 1997 team would have played Michigan.

    The reason that our dynasty is better is because we played in the SEC during the time when the SEC was the toughest conference in the entire history of college football conferences. The Big 8/Big 12 was kinda mediocre. There was maybe one other good team each year...if even that. It was before both Texas and Oklahoma rose back to prominence.
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    Re: Alabama's Dynasty v. Nebraska Dynasty

    Nebraska was really good back then, it's fair to call them a dynasty.

    Same with Bama these days.

    One difference I can't help but notice is that we are seeing the re-emergence of Bama's dynasty, as opposed to what Nebraska has done overall.That kinda brings longevity into the discussion in my opinion, although I understand the comparison is between the two specific runs.

    But I've always liked old things, so I'm giving a leg up to Bama's dynasty...it's better in my opinion to polish up an old dynasty than to start off from scratch, if that makes any sense.

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    Re: Alabama's Dynasty v. Nebraska Dynasty

    I still thank Nebraska for pounding Peyton Manning and UcheaT in the Orange Bowl.
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    Re: Alabama's Dynasty v. Nebraska Dynasty

    Michigan was very good that year.

    However, Nebraska beat 6 top 25 teams that year plus beat two 10 teams by a combined score of 92-43.

    I find it odd that people think Nebraska didn't earn a title. You can argue that it should have been a split, but it would have been a travesty for Nebraska to go 13-0 and not get at least a share of the title that year.

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