January 1, 1990
Notre Dame Stampedes Colorado
Notre Dame 21 Colorado 6
Notre Dame took advantage of three first-half missed scoring opportunities by Colorado and handed the 11-0 top-ranked Buffs a 21-6 defeat.
January 1, 1991
Buffs Hang On To Win Title
Colorado 10 Notre Dame 9
The 1991 Colorado Buffaloes, a team of comebacks and controversy, overcame the loss of top quarterback Darian Hagan to earn its first national championship with a 10-9 victory over Notre Dame.
January 1, 1992
Shutout Gives ‘Canes Third Title
Miami 22 Nebraska 0
For the third time in five years, and the fourth in seven, the FedEx Orange Bowl was the cream of the proverbial crop of New Year's Day bowl games as Miami soundly defeated Nebraska, 22-0, to take a share of the national championship. Miami finished No. 1 in the Associated Press poll while the University of Washington got the nod from the coaches' poll.
January 1, 1993
Seminoles Capture First Orange Bowl Win
Florida State 27 Nebraska 14
Florida State won its first Orange Bowl game, 27-14, with a 13-point second quarter that proved too much for Nebraska. Florida State finished second in the AP Poll while Nebraska dropped to 14. It was the fourth No. 2 finish for the Seminoles since 1987. The halftime show was cancelled for the first time in history due to flooding prior to the game.
January 1, 1994
Florida State Wins First National Title
Florida State 18 Nebraska 16
Led by Charlie Ward, Florida State came from behind to defeat Nebraska 18-16 to secure the school's first-ever national crown. An Orange Bowl-record crowd of 81,536 witnessed just the 11th meeting ever between the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams and just the third ever in the Orange Bowl.
January 1, 1995
Osborne Wins First Title
Nebraska 24 Miami 17
Two fourth-quarter touchdowns helped No. 1 Nebraska overcome a 17-9 deficit, giving Coach Tom Osborne a 24-17 win over the University of Miami and his first national championship as a head coach.
January 1, 1996
Florida State Wins 11th Straight Bowl Game
Florida State 31 Notre Dame 26
Florida State rallied to score 17 late fourth-quarter points in Orange Bowl Stadium, beating Notre Dame, 31-26.
December 31, 1996
Orange Bowl Moves To Pro Player Stadium
Nebraska 41 Virginia Tech 21
The 63rd annual FedEx Orange Bowl, played for the first time in its new home of Pro Player Stadium, saw the Nebraska Cornhuskers defeat the Hokies of Virginia Tech, 41-21, on New Year’s Eve.
January 2, 1998
Osborne Ends Career On-Top
Nebraska 42 Tennessee 17
The Cornhuskers rolled up 534 yards of offense, including 409 on the ground, to send legendary head coach Tom Osborne into retirement with his third national title. Nebraska closed things out with a touchdown drive consisting of nine consecutive running plays. The victory closed out the Osborne era in grand style.
January 2, 1999
Game Returns to Orange Bowl Stadium
Florida 31 Syracuse 10
Returning to the Classic for the first time since 1967, the Florida Gators used a 28-point first half and a stingy defense to put the finishing touches on the Orangemen 31-10. The 65th annual FedEx Orange Bowl also made a curtain call to the stadium it called home for more than 60 years, Orange Bowl Stadium.