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(seed) year school - score
(113) 2003 LSU - 41
(1936) 1992 Texas Tech - 12
LSU destroyed Texas Tech, ripping the Red Raider defense to the tune of 596 yards. Matt Mauck found the speedy Devery Henderson for one long touchdown, and Michael Clayton for two scores. RB Bam Morris and WR Lloyd Hill never got going against Nick Saban's Tiger defense.
(912) 1982 Vanderbilt - 23
(1137) 2007 Air Force - 24
George MacIntyre brought one of the best Vanderbilt teams in the field, but the Commodores were tossed out like an old computer by the Falcons. QB Shaun Carney got the ball to Chad Hall any way possible, and the senior scored the game winner early in the fourth quarter on a 52-yard option play.
(625) 1999 Miami - 25
(1424) 1979 California - 15
The Miami defense had no problem shutting down Roger Theder's Cal offense. Linebackers Dan Morgan and Nate Webster made plays from sideline to sideline, but neither were able to make a play on The Kiteman, who flew into the stadium in the third quarter.
(400) 1992 Florida - 27
(1649) 1994 Kansas - 21
Although not as balleyhooed as Glen Mason's other dynamic RB duo in this tournament (Marion Barber & Laurence Maroney at Minnesota), L.T. Levine and June Henley played their guts out in this one. Combining for over 200 rushing yards, the pair nearly led Kansas to an upset of Steve Spurrier's '92 Gators.
(369) 1992 Washington - 27
(1680) 2004 Troy - 14
The Washington defense locked up RB DeWhitt Betterson and the Troy offense in pacing the Huskies to a workmanlike first round victory. Troy's defense had their moments as well, holding the explosive Napoleon Kaufman to under 100 yards. Demarcus Ware also hit QB Billy Joe Hobert for 2 sacks.
(656) 1993 North Carolina - 34
(1393) 1997 Stanford - 19
"Johnson & Johnson" led Mack Brown's potent Tar Heel attack, with both tailbacks Leon and Curtis Johnson topping the 100-yard mark on the ground. The North Carolina secondary, featuring Bracey Walker's two picks, also managed to keep Stanford's explosive Troy Walters out of the end zone.
(881) 2001 Auburn - 14
(1168) 1980 Virginia Tech - 20
This was a defensive struggle from start to finish. The two teams combined for less than 500 yards of offense and there were several highlight defensive plays, like this Karlos Dansby interception. But When Cadillac Williams got hurt in the third quarter, it was all over for Auburn.
(144) 1998 UCLA - 38
(1905) 1984 Arizona State - 21
Other than this interception return for touchdown by Arizona State safety David Fulcher, it was all Bruins here today. Cade McNown put on a show against a talented Sun Devil secondary by throwing for 401 yards and 4 touchdowns. WR Danny Farmer was the recipient of three of those touchdowns, and Jermaine Lewis rushed for another.
(241) 1993 Wisconsin - 30
(1808) 2007 Maryland - 15
The Maryland defense suffered an outbreak of arm tackling in this contest, and Wisconsin RB Brent Moss had no problem taking full advantage. The junior carried the ball 41 times for 221 yards and 3 touchdowns.
(784) 1977 North Carolina - 21
(1265) 2004 Iowa State - 10
Dee Hardison and the Tar Heel defense controlled yet another defensive-oriented game in this bracket. Hardison and LB Buddy Curry bottled up ISU RB Stevie Hicks and pressured QB Bret Meyer all day, holding the Cyclones to just 10 points.
(753) 2000 Mississippi State - 30
(1296) 1983 Baylor - 24
Baylor was on the wrong end of a bad call in the second quarter and they never quite recovered. Mississippi State CB Fred Smoot proved once again that two-thirds of the planet is covered by water, and the rest is covered by Smoot. Bulldog RB Dicenzo Miller had a good day on the ground, taking the pressure off QB Wayne Madkin.
(272) 1983 Clemson - 40
(1777) 2003 Colorado - 20
All the talent on offense for the Buffs (RB Brian Calhoun, QB Joel Klatt, WR D.J. Hackett) was overshadowed both literally and figuratively by Clemson nose tackle William Perry. The Colorado defnse didn't show up either, allowing the Tigers to run the draw play at will without ever stopping it.
(497) 2003 Nebraska - 22
(1552) 1986 Michigan State - 16
Demorrio Williams and the Nebraska defense dominated the Spartans. Williams and LB Barrett Ruud shut down a hobbled Lorenzo White and Josh Bullocks picked off two Dave Yarema passes that were intended for Andre Rison. On the other side of the ball, Nebraska QB Jammal Lord ran for 79 yards and Cory Ross added another 138 on the ground.
(528) 1997 Arizona State - 23
(1521) 1986 Rutgers - 14
J.R. Redmond taught the Rutgers defense a thing or two about speed, running for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns against Tyronne Stowe and the '86 Scarlet Knights.
(1009) 1999 Boise State - 30
(1040) 2001 Alabama - 27 (OT)
Boise State jumped out to a 17-3 lead early in the second quarter thanks to two Bart Hendricks touchdown passes in the span of 43 seconds. The Broncos seemed to be in control, but Dennis Franchione resorted to some Boise-esque tricks to get back in the game. The Tide opened the second half by recovering a surprise onside kick and throwing a bomb to Freddie Milons to cut the lead to 17-10. From there it was a back and forth battle, ending in overtime on a Davy Malaythong touchdown run.
(16) 1998 Tennessee - 40
(2033) 2002 Missouri - 16
Go ahead and add 1998 Tennessee to the short list of teams that have what it takes to go all the way in this tournament. The Vol defense (LBs Al Wilson, & Raynoch Thompson, DB Deon Grant, DL Shaun Ellis & Darwin Walker) had no problems containing explosive Mizzou QB Brad Smith (a task even Oklahoma struggled with in '02), and the Tee Martin-led offense showed how they won the national championship.
Round 2 Matchups-
(113) 2003 LSU vs (1137) 2007 Air Force
(400) 1992 Florida vs (625) 1999 Miami
(369) 1992 Washington vs (656) 1993 North Carolina
(144) 1998 UCLA vs (1168) 1980 Virginia Tech
(241) 1993 Wisconsin vs (784) 1977 North Carolina
(272) 1983 Clemson vs (753) 2000 Mississippi State
(497) 2003 Nebraska vs (528) 1997 Arizona State
(16) 1998 Tennessee vs (1009) 1999 Boise State