Nebraska football: The 10 Best Plays in Husker History

EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 18: Ameer Abdullah #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers breaks a 50 yard run against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 18, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois. Nebraska defeated Northwestern 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 18: Ameer Abdullah #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers breaks a 50 yard run against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 18, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois. Nebraska defeated Northwestern 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Matt Davison saved Nebraska football’s chances at winning the National Title.

When Nebraska football took on an upstart Missouri team in November of 1997. The number one team in the country was given everything it could handle in that game.

For a while it looked like the Cornhuskers were going down. Then came a catch that Matt Davison likely could not repeat if he tried.

On 3rd down from the Missouri 12 yard line. Scott Frost threw a ball that was intended for Shevin Wiggins.

Wiggins bobbled the ball, had it bounce off his chest and roll down his leg. As he was falling, he managed to kick the ball into the air.

A diving Matt Davison managed to catch the ball right before it hit the ground. That catch led to the Huskers tieing the game and sending it into overtime.

From there the Cornhuskers were able to take command and win the game. The Nebraska football team managed to cruise through the final few games of their season.

They eventually won the National Title. That was their third in four years.

The catch allowed the Cornhuskers to put the crowning jewel on the legacy of Tom Osborne and the greatest period of time in Nebraska football history.