Skip to comments.FSU 2013-14 the best college football team of all time?
Posted on 02/02/2014 2:11:20 PM PST by 2harddrive
Is the FSU 2013-14 team the best college football team of all time? Oklahoma, Alabama, Ohio State, Miami, and even the Florida Gaytors have all fielded excellent teams. But which is the BEST of all time? One person I know insists it is this year's FSU team. But, what say YOU?
1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers, destroying #2 Florida 62-14. Tommie Frazier’s 75yd TD run, one of the best highlights ever.
oops, Fat-finger typo. Nebraska 62, Florida 24.
good god no, they were close to being blown out until the 4th quarter
Let me *think* - Didnt FSU have some weaknesses on defense this year?
1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Absolutely! They beat 4 top ten teams by an average of over 20 pts.
Rutgers 6 Princeton 4
College Field, New Brunswick, NJ
So,what’s in your punch bowl?
Texas didn’t lose a game for 3 years [30 game win streak] until they were upset by Notre Dame in 1971 in the Cotton Bowl. Crucial play was Joe Theisman’s “quick kick” on 3rd down for Notre Dame when they were backed up to their end zone ...
This is comical.
They aren’t even in the top 25 of all time.
The 1971 Nebraska team with Johnny Rodgers. They were the undefeated national champions, beating Alabama 38-6 in the Orange Bowl.
Right team, but maybe the wrong year....
1971 Nebraksa Cornhuskers beat Oklahoma in the “Game of the Century”...Jerry Tagge, Johnny Rogers...Lyle Bremser doing the play-by-play - “Man, woman, and child, I never thought I’d live so long to see a football game like this...”
The Sporting News voted the 1971 Nebraska team, “The Best Team” of the last 125 years. This vote may have taken place before Nebraska’s 1995 season, however, so you may be right ;-)
Either way, it damn sure ain’t FSU.
So you end up using other measures like strength of schedule and margins of victory. The 2013 FSU team falls flat because of a weak schedule.
The 1971 Nebraska team is rated by many experts to be the best of all time, mainly because of its overwhelming margins of victory and a schedule that included many top teams.
The 1995 Nebraska team probably stands out for one number alone: 27 of the players on that team later played in the NFL. To give you a sense of how amazing that number is, just realize that there are only 22 starting offensive and defensive players on a football team. Throw in up to four more "starters" (punter, kicker, punt returner and kick returner) and you still only get to 26.
Hard to say but players are bigger/stronger/faster pretty much every year. Training methods and facilities of today would astound a player from the 60s.
So it’s pretty much impossible to make valid comparisons over several decades in my view.
Without a doubt - the best.
Yes, Bigbob, you are right... it’s tough to pick between the ‘71 and ‘95 Huskers. Coin-flip. But JRA is right. This year’s FSU team ain’t even in the Top 25.
FSU best? Nope.
FSU '13-'14 isn't close. I might even pick Army '45 over FSU '13-'14 based on what I've read, but I never saw that Army team play.
If being up 35-10 at the half is close to being blown out then I guess you’re right.
1971 Nebraska best team ever
That year, the final national polls had Nebraska #1, Oklahoma #2, Colorado #3....all from the Big 8 Conference
Not only 1971 Nebraska was the top team ever...the Big 8 that season may have been the best conference season ever
The 1966 Michigan State Spartans, led by Bubba Smith, who lost their national championship bid due to a tie with Notre Dame........
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Seriously. They played a 3rd rate schedule and were down to a mediocre Auburn team for team for 3 quarters. Who self destructed. Nebraska 71, Oklahoma with the Selmons, Miami with Vinnie, Texas with Vince Young, Alabama 3 of last 4 years................not even close
Impossible to say.
I remember Pittsburgh seemed unbeatable for a while. Miami, Florida and FSU all had great ones.
Nebraska, Alabama, Oklahoma, Notre Dame during the Parsegian years, Texas, Auburn the list just goes on and on.
Back when football was played by men.
Not even close. There are several teams who didn’t win the national title who I believe could have beaten this FSU team. I’m not even sure that this year’s FSU team is the best FSU team of all-time.
1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Yep. And the game wasn't even that close.
IIRC, Nebraska had 524 rushing yards. Florida had -28.
So I say Go 'Noles. And Go Eagles, for that matter.
1995 Nebraska. They could have easily hung 75+ on Florida in the title game (the starters were all out midway through the 4th quarter) and Florida was 12-0 and played a tough schedule. That Nebraska team was otherworldly and mean.
I agree...Nobody was ever going to beat that team.
The Gators are still trying to tackle Tommie.
What’s funny is that Tommie’s brother wound up playing for UF.
Nope, ACC was weak....FSU fans should admit that...plus they played my horrible Gators....JMHO.
That’s right, he did. That game was ridiculous. Truthfully though, that Florida team was as good—if not better—than some of the champions from 2000-2010. I think 1995 Florida was actually a better team than the one next year that won it.
I don’t want to take anything away from anyone who has won it though. Every team was good in their own right, but some were clearly better than others. 2001 Miami was excellent as well and very difficult to play with if they were hitting on all cylinders.
Since the game, it has been revealed that Auburn, using inside information, was stealing the FSU signals. After realizing what was going on, sheets were utilized to obscure the signals being sent into the FSU huddle. The final scoring from that point on was, 31-10, FSU.
Now you know the rest of the story.
Spoken like a true Gator fan...
2001 Miami or the 1995 Cornhuskers. Tons of NFL talent on those teams.
IIRC, that 95 Nebraska team was just about to score again from inside the five with the third and fourth stringers and they just killed the ball.
Bud Wilkinson’s mid-50s Oklahoma team might have been pretty OK when winning 47 straight.
The 71 Big 8 Conference was exceptionally dominant with Nebraska, OU, Colorado,Iowa State going I think 11-0;10-1;9-2;8-3 respectively.
Oops, Nebraska played an extra game, went 12-0 and then thrashed number two Alabama 38-6 .
Don’t think FSU is even in the equation. When I thin k of best college teams in my time of watching I think of those ‘68 Buckeyes. ‘71 and ‘95 Huskers, ‘12 Alabama, some of those late 80’s Miami teams and maybe ‘08 Florida.
USC 1972, Nebraska 1971, Army 1945
“Man, woman and child, did that put ‘em in the aisles” Thanks for posting that...
MSU would have beaten the Seminoles. Defense wins championships. Best I remember was those mid 90’s Nebraska teams.
Some say the undefeated, ranked #1 the entire season 1999-2000 team that beat Michael Vick’s team in the national Championship was better than this year’s FSU team.
I was referring to this years FSU team, not the 95 Nebraska team
Every single championship game there are rumors of playcalls being stolen, etc etc. It was a great comeback by FSU but they fell behind because Jameis was nervous and way off target on his passes in the first half.
Of course, once FSU took steps to keep Auburn from stealing their signals, FSU went through Auburn as if they were Idaho.
Stealing play calls ain’t cricket either.
See NFL vs. Belichek