Nebraska was the dominant team in the 1983 college football season with an undefeated record, No. 1 ranking, the Hesiman Trophy winner, the future No. 1 pick in the NFL draft and an All-American quarterback, but Osborne's decision to go for two cost Nebraska a national title.RANK: 96 LOCATION: Orange Bowl | Miami, Fla. DATE: 1/2/1984 CATEGORY: NCAA FB
No. 5 Miami pulled off the upset over undefeated No. 1 Nebraska in the national championship game after Cornhuskers coach Tom Osborne decided to go for two after Nebraska pulled within one point in the final minute. An extra point would have ended the game in a tie and likely given Nebraska the national championship.