(seed) year school - score
(101) 1993 West Virginia - 35
(1948) 1981 Baylor - 14
Don Nehlen got the best of Grant Teaff in this matchup of coaching legends. WVU RB Robert Walker ran wild in the first half so the starters didn't have to do much in the second half.
(924) 1983 Oklahoma State - 23
(1125) 1990 Colorado State - 19
Jimmy Johnson's Oklahoma State Cowboys slid by Colorado State thanks to a defensive stand late in the game. Leslie O'Neal stopped RB Brian Copeland on fourth and inches at the 12 yard line, and Okie State never gave the ball back.
(613) 1988 Alabama - 27
(1436) 1997 Cincinnati - 20
Alabama's loaded defense, including linebackers Derrick Thomas and Keith McCants, held Cincinnati QB Chad Plummer in check most of the day as the Tide pulled out a victory that came more difficult than anticipated.
(412) 2007 Tennessee - 21
(1637) 1982 Western Michigan - 19
Speaking of games being more difficult than expected, Tennessee had to fight for every yard against Jack Harbaugh's Western squad. Matt Meares and the WMU O-Line actually had their way in the trenches and controlled the clock for over 38 minutes. But they couldn't seem to turn long drives into points, whereas Erik Ainge was able to put the ball in the end zone three times.
(357) 1982 New Mexico - 32
(1692) 1984 Oregon - 17
Johnny Jackson and Ray Horn Feck paced a solid defensive outing for New Mexico.
(668) 2002 TCU - 33
(1381) 2003 Hawaii - 24
The vaunted Horned Frog defense, featuring playmakers Bo Schobel and LaMarcus McDonald, hammered Timmy Chang play after play en route to an easy win over the 'Bows. Lonta Hobbs ran wild for TCU, accounting for over 200 yards on the ground. June Jones padded his stats by tacking on two meaningless touchdowns in the fourth quarter when the game was out of reach.
(869) 1986 Florida - 22
(1180) 2008 Maryland - 16
Da'Rel Scott's 154 yards rushing wasn't enough for Maryland. Kerwin Bell hooked up with Ricky Nattiel for what would turn out to be the game winning touchdown late in the third quarter.
(156) 1996 Nebraska - 46
(1893) 2005 BYU - 17
Nebraska QB Scott Frost filled Tommie Frazier's shoes just fine in this first round matchup with BYU. The Cougar defense was no match for Nebraska's option attack.
(229) 1987 Texas A&M - 28
(1820) 1986 Texas - 13
The Aggies beat Texas both in '86 and '87, so this result was no surprise. Jackie Sherrill's Wrecking Crew defense was in top form, with linebackers John Roper and Aaron Wallace stifling every move Fred Akers' offense tried to make.
(796) 2005 Nebraska - 23
(1253) 1980 Arkansas - 20
Bill Callahan was barely able to survive the first round of the tournament. Despite the Razorback defense holding RB Cory Ross to 44 yards, the Nebraska offense still found a way to put enough points on the board to eliminate Lou Holtz-led Arkansas.
(741) 2002 Colorado State - 28
(1308) 1998 Michigan State - 25
Colorado State narrowly defeated Nick Saban's upset-minded Spartans. Cecil Sapp literally carried the Rams to victory with his bruising running style. Watch out for the '99 Michigan State team though.
(284) 1989 Arkansas - 35
(1765) 1999 Arizona State - 17
Ken Hatfield's Arkansas Razorbacks rolled over Arizona State thanks to their three headed rushing attack. Quinn Grovey, James Rouse, and Barry Foster each compiled at least 80 rushing yards against the undisciplined Sun Devils.
(485) 1982 Florida - 20
(1564) 1979 Virginia - 17
All American Wilber Marshall helped the Gator defense smother Virginia's running game (RBs Tommy Vigorito & Greg Taylor) and Florida pulled out a hard fought victory.
(540) 1979 Baylor - 27
(1509) 2002 Miami (Ohio) - 20
Once again, Grant Teaff's Baylor defense does the trick. Mike Singletary and Gary Don Johnson paced a unit that held Ben Roethlisberger and the Redhawks well below their scoring average.
(997) 2000 Texas A&M - 22
(1052) 1991 Baylor - 20
Grant Teaff had another defensive All American in DL Santana Dotson, but this time around it wasn't enough. Mark Farris found Robert Ferguson for two touchdowns and Aggie LB Roylin Bradley harrassed Baylor QB J.J. Joe off the edge all day.
(28) 1981 Pittsburgh - 38
(2021) 1999 Texas Tech - 10
Dan Marino had no problem finding open receivers against the Red Raiders and Pitt easily advanced to the second round.
Round 2 Matchups-
(101) 1993 West Virginia vs (924) 1983 Oklahoma State
(412) 2007 Tennessee vs (613) 1988 Alabama
(357) 1982 New Mexico vs (668) 2002 TCU
(156) 1996 Nebraska vs (869) 1986 Florida
(229) 1987 Texas A&M vs (796) 2005 Nebraska
(284) 1989 Arkansas vs (741) 2002 Colorado State
(485) 1982 Florida vs (540) 1979 Baylor
(28) 1981 Pittsburgh vs (997) 2000 Texas A&M