Miami and FSu were so good during those years, and every game felt like it was the MNC. Usually it was too!
Except that year, the loser of the game (UM) actually won the MNC. But most experts admitted that FSU was by far the best team in the Nation that year especially by the end of the season...just couldn't give an NC to a team with two losses. Damn it.
I still have a shirt that says "State Champions 24, National Champions 10"