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Topic: OT Tourney (Final 4) - 1993 vs. 1997

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ELA

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OT Tourney (Final 4) - 1993 vs. 1997
« on: July 29, 2020, 11:16:47 AM »

19931997
Florida StateNATIONAL CHAMPIONMichigan/Nebraska
ORANGE: #1 Florida State 18, #2 Nebraska 16"NATIONAL TITLE GAME'ROSE: #1 Michigan 21, #8 Washington State 16
ORANGE: #2 Nebraska 42, #3 Tennessee 17
Wisconsin/Ohio StateBIG TEN CHAMPIONMichigan
#9 Wisconsin 21, #14 UCLA 14ROSE BOWL#1 Michigan 21, #8 Washington State 16
Charlie WardHEISMAN WINNERCharles Woodson

#1 PROGRESSION
1993
  • Preseason: Florida State
  • November 13: #2 Notre Dame 31, #1 Florida State 24 (#2 Notre Dame jumped to #1)
  • November 20: #17 Boston College 41, #1 Notre Dame 39 (#2 Florida State jumped to #1)
1997
  • Preseason: Penn State
  • September 20: #3 Florida 33, #4 Tennessee 20 (#3 Florida jumped to #1)
  • October 11: #14 LSU 28, #1 Florida 21 (#2 Penn State jumped to #1)
  • October 18: #2 Nebraska 29, Texas Tech 0 (#2 Nebraska jumped to #1)
  • November 8: #4 Michigan 34, #2 Penn State 8 (#4 Michigan jumped to #1) 

OTHER NOTES
1993
  • Penn State joined the Big Ten
  • Cal State Fullerton dropped football
  • Don James resigned as head coach of Washington 2 weeks prior to the season
  • Matchup of #1 Florida State and #2 Notre Dame was the first ever on campus edition of ESPN College Gameday
  • Charlie Ward became the first player to win a Heisman Trophy and National Title since Tony Dorsett with Pitt in 1976
1997
  • November 8 featured two matchups of Top 5 teams, as #4 Michigan beat #2 Penn State and #3 Florida State beat #5 North Carolina, however, the story of the day was Nebraska needing a kicked ball to avoid an upset loss to Missouri
  • Fred Taylor ran for 162 yards and 4 touchdowns against the nation's top run defense to knock Florida State out of the national title discussion
  • Marshall won the MAC Championship in their first season in Division 1-A, thanks to Randy Moss and Chad Pennington
  • Charles Woodson became the only primarily defensive player to win the Heisman


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Re: OT Tourney (Final 4) - 1993 vs. 1997
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 06:45:24 PM »
'97 is certainly deserving, but I wonder how it would fare on a board where two (current) conference members didn't win a national title

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Re: OT Tourney (Final 4) - 1993 vs. 1997
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 11:50:40 PM »
I voted '93.   Of course my allegiances have a Big 8 origin and frankly the entire season was more interesting to me, despite being on campus for '97.

It helped living in WI where for the first time in my life college football was given more than 5 minutes of attention over the weekend.  Packers smother that state, still do, always will.

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Re: OT Tourney (Final 4) - 1993 vs. 1997
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 09:01:01 AM »
can't go wrong with either season, loved both of them

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