National Championships

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1980 National Championship1980 Sugar Bowl

Sugar Bowl

UGAGeorgia 17

Notre DameNotre Dame 10

MVP: Herschel Walker, RB, Georgia1980 Hershel Walker


1981 Clemson1981 National Championship

Orange Bowl

ClemsonClemson 22

NebraskaNebraska 15

MVP: Homer Jordan, QB, ClemsonHomer Jordan


1982 Penn State1982 National Championship

Sugar Bowl

Penn StatePenn State 27

UGAGeorgia 23

MVP: Todd Blackledge, QB, Penn State1982 Todd Blackledge


1983 Schnellenberger1983 National Championship

Orange Bowl

MiamiMiami 31

NebraskaNebraska 30

MVP: Bernie Kosar, QB, Miami1983 Bernie Kosar


1984 Champs1984 National Championship

Holiday Bowl

BYUBrigham Young 24

Michigan 1989Michigan 17

MVP: Robbie Bosco, QB, BYU & Leon White, LB, BYU1984 Robbie Bosco1984 Leon White


1985 Barry Switzer1985 National Championship

Orange Bowl

OklahomaOklahoma 25

Penn StatePenn State 10

MVP: Tim Lasher, K, Sonny Brown, DB, Oklahoma1985 Sonny Brown1985 Tim Lasher


1986 Paterno1986 National Championship

Fiesta Bowl

Penn StatePenn State 14

MiamiMiami 10

MVP: DJ Dozier, RB, Shane Conlan, LB, Penn State1986 Shane Conlan1987 DJ Dozier


1987 Jimmy Johnson1987 National Championship

Orange Bowl

MiamiMiami 20

OklahomaOklahoma 14

MVP: Bernard Clark, LB, Miami1987 Bernard Clark


1988 Lou Holtz1988 National Championship

Fiesta Bowl

Notre DameNotre Dame 34

West VirginiaWest Virginia 21

MVP: Tony Rice, QB, & Frank Stams, LB, Notre Dame1988 Tony Rice1988 Frank Stams


1989 Miami1989 National Championship

Sugar Bowl

MiamiMiami 33

AlabamaAlabama 25

MVP: Craig Erickson, QB, Miami1989 Erickson


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