The 50 Most Badass College Football Teams of All Time

19. 1971 Nebraska Cornhuskers

Record: 13 - 0
Finish: 1971 National Champions, Orange Bowl: Won
Coach: Bob Devaney
Best Player: Johnny Rodgers  

Sure, the lack of a playoff in college football sucks, but every few years, the National Champ is pretty clear, brackets or no brackets. Case in point? 1971, when Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Alabama finished No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Why were the 'Huskers the clear No. 1? Well, they beat the other three teams, whupping Colorado and 'Bama in the process. The Cornhuskers showed no mercy on opponents in '71, winning by an average of more than 30 points per game, and beating the Sooners in the "Game of the Century" on Thanksgiving Day. Undefeated + Winning the "Game of the Century" = Pretty badass.

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