Checking in at the #5 spot on our silly countdown is the Orange's shocking upset of #1 ranked Nebraska way back in 1984. Sports Illustrated's college football recap from that week can be found here. Let's go to the HumpIdiots:
Poncho, The Sporthump, "Any win against '80s powerhouse Nebraska and their wishbone offense, which was led by Tom Osborne, is worthy of a top ten ranking. I was only 10 at the time, but remember it as well as Hulk's big win over the Iron Sheik at MSG the year before...OTTO IS A REAL AMERICAN, FIGHTS FOR THE RIGHTS OF ORANGEMEN!"
Russianator, "Over the last 30 years, there is no bigger win. SU coming of a 63-7 ass kicking at the hands of the Cornhuskers the year before, shocks #1 Nebraska 17-9. Todd Norley to Mike Siano will live in infamy, as does the claim that frient to T3I Danny Mac touched Norley's cleat when the fans stormed the field after the game. Oklahoma is the only other team that beat Nebraska that year."
Boss, "I have no real comments on this. I don't even remember if it was on TV live...still a tad young then. But when you take down the #1 team a year after getting annihilated by them, it has to make the list."
Champ, "I remember listening to that '83 thrashing on the radio. Doug Logan and 570 WSYR, good times. I also remember turning it off and seeing the final score on CBS later that day....63-7...ouch. Little did I know it would prepare me well for life in the Greg Robinson Era. As for this game, I'm with Boss. Was this even shown on live TV? Anyone? I do remember watching the tape delay the next day on WCNY 24."
The Complete List
6. Colorado, 1993 Fiesta Bowl
7. Florida, 1991
8. BC, 2004
9. Michigan, 1998
10. Clemson, 2996 Gator Bowl