Publish date:

January 17, 1995 Table Of Contents

Author:

Buy the Cover

Browse the Magazine

CONTENTS

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Contents Page

THE HISTORY

Glory Days It wasn't until '62 that Husker history really began -- with the arrival of Bob Devaney

By DOUGLAS S. LOONEY

THE GREATEST GAME

As Good As It Gets Nebraska beat Oklahoma in a '71 showdown that had all the stuff of legend BY This story is an SI Classic, reprinted from the issue of Dec. 6, 1971.

By Dan Jenkins

THE BEST TEAM EVER?

By Hank Hersch

GAME 1 AT EAST RUTHERFORD

The '94 Season Hats off to the Cornhuskers, who overcame injury and adversity to finish their schedule unbeaten and ranked No. 1 Let's Go! In the Kickoff Classic the Cornhuskers hit the ground running

By HANK HERSH

GAME 2 AT LUBBOCK

Delay of Game The Huskers got off to an alarmingly sluggish start, but when their running game finally took off, Tech was wrecked

By Hank Hersch

GAME 3 AT LINCOLN

Nebraska upended 13th-ranked UCLA, earning rave reviews from its opponent

By Hank Hersch

GAME 4 AT LINCOLN

Big Red Rout Tommie Frazier and friends wiped out Pacific, but little did they suspect that misfortune was on the horizon

By Hank Hersch

GAME 5 AT LINCOLN

Sideline Pattern Tommie Frazier was reduced to the role of spectator as the Cornhuskers spotted the Cowboys a 14-point lead before rolling on

By Hank Hersch

GAME 6 AT LINCOLN

To the Rescue Out went Brook Berringer, in came walk-on Matt Turman, and down went Oklahoma State

By Hank Hersch

GAME 7

Defense! The Nebraska D rose to the occasion and shut down Chad May and K-State

By John Garrity

GAME 8 AT COLUMBIA

Tiger Taming In mashing Missouri, the defense, especially 5 ft. 8" cornerback Barron Miles, continued to make a name for itself

By Hank Hersch

GAME 9 AT LINCOLN

Stampede! The Big Red trampled the Buffaloes and grabbed hold of No. 1

By S.L. Price

GAME 10 AT LINCOLN

A New Twist In a surprising show of versatility, the Huskers downed Kansas by taking to the air

By Hank Hersch

GAME 11 AT AMES

Taking Ames The Cornhuskers had been upset on their previous visit to Iowa State, but on this day they survived the Cyclones

By Hank Hersch

GAME 12 AT NORMAN

12 Down, One to Go A hard-fought victory in Norman put the Cornhuskers on the verge of achieving their dream

By Hank Hersch

NEBRASKA PEOPLE

Tommie Frazier and Brook Berringer

By Tim Layden

Ed Stewart

By Ashley McGeachy

Lawrence Phillips

By Tim Layden

THE OFFENSIVE LINE

Prime Cuts By chewing up defenses, Nebraska's offensive linemen have taken on a glamour all their own

By S.L. Price

THE NEAR MISSES

Sour Oranges For four Husker teams, New Year's in Miami has meant misery

By Christian Stone

THE FANS

Miami or Bust Some hearty Huskers went to great lengths to get to the Orange Bowl

By Hank Hersch

THE ORANGE BOWL

Galloping Ghosts The Huskers beat Miami to win the national title and exorcise a decade of demons

By S.L. Price

THE COACH

Tom's Title Yes, you can call Tom Osborne bland, but now you can also call him national champion

By Sally Jenkins

POINT AFTER

Departments