Nebraska fans conditioned toward riding the emotional roller-coaster after this loss should listen to Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo. "We were paranoid of this game," he said. "Tim's got a great team. It's an NCAA Tournament team." It wasn't just coach-speak.
Relive the glory of the Huskers’ 1997 National Championship – and Tom Osborne’s final season as head coach – through amazing photographs from the Lincoln Journal Star.