4. 1984: MIAMI 31, NEBRASKA 30. The Hurricanes led 31-17 before the Cornhuskers battled back to make the score 31-30 with 48 seconds left. A PAT would have tied the game and probably maintained Nebraska's No. 1 ranking, but Husker coach Tom Osborne elected to go for the win. Turner Gill's pass to Jeff Smith was knocked down in the end zone by Ken Calhoun, giving Miami its first national title.
5. 1994: FLORIDA STATE 18, NEBRASKA 16. A 22-yard field goal by freshman Scott Bentley with 21 seconds left gave the Seminoles, who were 17½-point favorites, an 18-16 lead, but the Cornhuskers got a chance to win when an official's decision put one second back on the clock. However, Byron Bennett's 45-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left, handing Osborne another Orange Bowl loss and finally giving Florida State coach Bobby Bowden a national title.