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CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SIMILAR TO 1996 FIESTA BOWL

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Thread Starter CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SIMILAR TO 1996 FIESTA BOWL
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Going into the 96 Fiesta Bowl all you heard was talk about the outstanding (fast) Florida defense and the best offense since football was invented.  Florida entered the contest by having won every game of its regular season by no fewer than 11 points, and the Gator offense had averaged more than 44 points per game, 360 passing yards per game, and 534 yards of total offense per game. They were going to play a bunch of farm boys from Nebraska that preferred a run first power option offense. Even though they came into the game riding a long streak as the #1 team in the country Nebraska was thought of by a lot of people to be the underdog even though the lines maker had made them a 3 1/2 point favorite. All I heard was this is like finding free money, this is going to be a slaughter. 

Well, they were right it was a slaughter. The running team beat the hell out of the high powered offense/defense of Florida 66-24. I can tell you the game wasn't that close. This was the worse ass whipping I ever saw in a championship game. Included among several NCAA bowl records the Huskers set were a team rushing total of 524 yards (out of a total offensive output of 629 yards). I-back Lawrence Phillips carried 25 times for 165 yards and two touchdowns, and he also caught a 16-yard touchdown pass. Quarterback Tommie Frazier finished the game with 199 yards on 16 carries. The game also included one of the most famous plays in Nebraska history: a 75-yard touchdown run in the third quarter by Frazier in which he broke an estimated eight tackles. The Nebraska defense limited the Gators to 269 yards of total offense and -28 rushing yards while registering a safety, seven quarterback sacks, and three interceptions, including one returned 42 yards for a touchdown by Michael Booker. The Huskers' 29 points in the second quarter set a Fiesta bowl record.

The moral of the story is it doesn't matter if your one dimensional if your good at it.

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There is no team in CFB (Alabama included) can stop or even slow down Auburn offense. Note I said OFFENSE.... Auburn can easily burn opponent through the air if they stack up 8 on the scrimmage. There is only ONE WAY to beat them.... have a great Defense which can keep them between 30 to 40 points, and a great offense that can score 50+ on them. Here is the recipe to beat Tigers:

1) Physical enough to beat them in the trenches

2) Bigger and faster than them

3) More talented than them

4) More motivated than them

5) Better strength-and-conditioning than them (win in 4th quarter)

6) Better coached than them

7) And Luckier than them (Alabama did not have this)

will see the Noles have that in January

BTW the Noles are far better than any other non-SEC team in the nation (same thing I said about Notre Dame, the unanimous/undefeated #1 team in the country last year)

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Ah yes! The good ole days! Thanks for the memories Pool! I'm with you on Auburn also!! GL

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It ain't that similar cuz Florida State is Favored not Auburn

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Just took Auburn + 8 and Over 65.5 .. 100% agree with ya Pool

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ayeah ayeah ayeah ayeah ayeah ayeah Auburn's defense is bad - Nick Marshall is not anywhere near runner top teams football last deca

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As usual some of you missed the whole point of my post. The post has nothing to do with Auburns defense. The whole point was it doesn't matter if your one dimensional if your good at it. Florida St. will not stop the Auburn rushing game. The best they can hope for is to slow it down and I agree Auburn's weakness is their defense. That's why I like the over to. 

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2011-12 CBB REGULAR SEASON: 146-112  56.59%  +44.58 units

2011-12 CBB POSTSEASON: 73-71  50.69%  -13.33 units

2011 CFB OVERALL:  18-10 64.3%  +15.38 units

2011 CFB  FCS:  18-8  69.2%  +20.98 units

2011 CFB  SEMO:  7-1  87.5%  +23.8 units        

2010-11 CBB POSTSEASON: 22-18 55.0% -2.21 units
2010-11 CBB REG. SEASON: 107-115 48.2% -6.28 units
2010-11 CFB REG. SEASON: 11-18 37.93% -23.24units
2009-10 CBB REG. SEASON: 92-76 54.8% +40.06 units
2009-10 CBB POSTSEASON: 32-24 57.1% +16.75 units

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SharkMan23

It ain't that similar cuz Florida State is Favored not Auburn

The perceptions of the style of play are similar. The lines makers were WAY off in my example. Just not as far as the public.

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2011-12 CBB REGULAR SEASON: 146-112  56.59%  +44.58 units

2011-12 CBB POSTSEASON: 73-71  50.69%  -13.33 units

2011 CFB OVERALL:  18-10 64.3%  +15.38 units

2011 CFB  FCS:  18-8  69.2%  +20.98 units

2011 CFB  SEMO:  7-1  87.5%  +23.8 units        

2010-11 CBB POSTSEASON: 22-18 55.0% -2.21 units
2010-11 CBB REG. SEASON: 107-115 48.2% -6.28 units
2010-11 CFB REG. SEASON: 11-18 37.93% -23.24units
2009-10 CBB REG. SEASON: 92-76 54.8% +40.06 units
2009-10 CBB POSTSEASON: 32-24 57.1% +16.75 units

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