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FSU won't change. They have the backing and blessing of the Seminole Nation.
So did the Sioux in North Dakota

NCAA took the name. They were going to not rename the team and for the first year they went with North Dakota. NCAA stepped in again and made them take on a name

Sioux let the fans decide. Yet they were allowed to keep the Fighting Sioux inlays that are on the floors around the cathedral of hockey where the Sioux play

Forever Sioux
 



1990 / 1991
The Huskers lost only 5 football games in those two years, but 4 of those losses were to teams that were National Champions. In 1990, the Big Red lost to Colorado 12-27 and to Ga Tech 21-45 (Citrus Bowl). Both of those teams were co-National Champions. In 1991, NU lost to Washington 21-36 and to Miami 0-22 (Orange Bowl). Both of those teams were co-National Champions. That makes just 5 losses over two seasons, four of which were to National Championship teams.
 
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1990 / 1991
The Huskers lost only 5 football games in those two years, but 4 of those losses were to teams that were National Champions. In 1990, the Big Red lost to Colorado 12-27 and to Ga Tech 21-45 (Citrus Bowl). Both of those teams were co-National Champions. In 1991, NU lost to Washington 21-36 and to Miami 0-22 (Orange Bowl). Both of those teams were co-National Champions. That makes just 5 losses over two seasons, four of which were to National Championship teams.
The other loss was a 10-45 thumping to an Oklahoma team that finished #17 (AP) in 1990.
1991 also saw the Huskers tie with Colorado (#20, AP) in Boulder, 19-19.

Husker finished #24 and #15 (AP) in 1990 and 1991, respectively.
 
I’m not going to research this, but I’m pretty sure during that 7 game bowl losing stretch under Osborne, 4 of those won the NC, and the other 3 finished no lower than 3rd. Nebraska wasn’t losing to chopped liver. Name any other program that would have fared better? These were top flight teams, and many, were in that teams home state. Tough task, for anyone.
 
I’m not going to research this, but I’m pretty sure during that 7 game bowl losing stretch under Osborne, 4 of those won the NC, and the other 3 finished no lower than 3rd. Nebraska wasn’t losing to chopped liver. Name any other program that would have fared better? These were top flight teams, and many, were in that teams home state. Tough task, for anyone.

I did the research for you.

YearTeamNU ptsOther PtsFinal Opponent Rank (AP)Final NU Rank (AP)
1987​
Florida State
28​
31​
2​
6​
1988​
Miami
3​
23​
2​
10​
1989​
Florida State
17​
41​
2​
12​
1990​
Georgia Tech
21​
45​
1​
18​
1991​
Miami
0​
22​
2​
16​
1992​
Florida State
14​
27​
2​
14​
1993​
Florida State
16​
18​
1​
3​
 




I did the research for you.

YearTeamNU ptsOther PtsFinal Opponent Rank (AP)Final NU Rank (AP)
1987​
Florida State
28​
31​
2​
6​
1988​
Miami
3​
23​
2​
10​
1989​
Florida State
17​
41​
2​
12​
1990​
Georgia Tech
21​
45​
1​
18​
1991​
Miami
0​
22​
2​
16​
1992​
Florida State
14​
27​
2​
14​
1993​
Florida State
16​
18​
1​
3​
Exactly what I thought. I’d challenge any other program to go play those 7 bowl games at those 7 locations, and see how they’d do? 1-6 at best, for anyone. Nebraska was playing the absolute best. No shortcuts.
 
I did the research for you.

YearTeamNU ptsOther PtsFinal Opponent Rank (AP)Final NU Rank (AP)
1987​
Florida State
28​
31​
2​
6​
1988​
Miami
3​
23​
2​
10​
1989​
Florida State
17​
41​
2​
12​
1990​
Georgia Tech
21​
45​
1​
18​
1991​
Miami
0​
22​
2​
16​
1992​
Florida State
14​
27​
2​
14​
1993​
Florida State
16​
18​
1​
3​
I always thought we should’ve beat FSU in the Fiesta. I don’t remember why any more, but it stuck with me.
 



Anyone know when they (a) changed the size and shape of footballs, and (b) when they stopped giving two points for extra points if you drop kicked it (at least I think they once did).
 
1970

Texas started the season #1 in the AP poll and went undefeated until losing the Cotton Bowl 24-11 to Notre Dame.
#2 Ohio State's only loss was at the hands of the Standford Indians, 27-17, in the Rose Bowl.
#3 Nebraska defeated #5 LSU 17-12 in the Orange Bowl. Nebraska was favored by 7.

Up unitl 1974, the Coaches poll (later UPI) issued its final poll before bowl games, Texas was declared #1 in the final Coaches poll. NU won its first of two consecutive National Championships.
  • On October 2, one of the planes carrying the Wichita State football team crashed on the way to a game against Utah State, killing 31 people on board, including 14 players.
  • On November 14, the charter for the Marshall Thundering Herd crashed on the way home from a game against East Carolina, killing all 75 persons.
  • Teams are allowed to schedule 11 regular season games, up from 10.
  • Defensive pass interference is penalized from the spot of the foul, regardless if the pass was thrown or not. Previously, interference before the pass was thrown was a 15-yard penalty from the previous spot. This change would be repealed in the 1984 season.
  • Also, defenders were not allowed to touch pass receivers if the receiver had caught up to them in their pattern or if it was obvious they were attempting to catch a pass.
  • Cleat length is reduced from 3/4 inches to 1/2 inch
wikipedia

One of my most nervous games I ever watched.
 

Anyone know when they (a) changed the size and shape of footballs, and (b) when they stopped giving two points for extra points if you drop kicked it (at least I think they once did).

The ball was made more pointed at the ends in 1934; this change is generally credited to Shorty Ray, a college football official at the time, and later the NFL's head of officiating. This made passing the ball easier, as was its intent, but made the drop kick almost immediately obsolete, as the more pointed ball did not bounce up from the ground reliably. The drop kick was supplanted by the place kick, which cannot be attempted out of a formation generally used as a running or passing set. While it remains in the rules, the drop kick is seldom seen, and as explained below, is rarely effective when attempted.
Wikipedia
 

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