(seed) year school - score
(5) 1999 Florida State - 41
(2044) 1983 Hawaii - 12
FSU WR Peter Warrick is ready for this tournament. His three touchdowns (including one on a punt return) set the stage for a blowout of Dick Tomey's Rainbow Warriors.
(1020) 1987 BYU - 18
(1029) 1984 Arkansas - 22
The first "upset" of the tournament. Ken Hatfield's wishbone offense outlasted LaVell Edwards and BYU QB Bob Jensen. The halftime show was pretty sweet too.
(517) 2008 Oregon - 32
(1532) 1989 Georgia - 22
Two big backs squared off in Oregon's LeGarrette Blount and Georgia's Rodney Hampton. It was Oregon QB Jeremiah Masoli's mobility that gave the Bulldog defense fits though.
(508) 1996 Miami - 31
(1541) 2000 Arizona State - 18
The Miami defense held ASU TE Todd Heap in check by pounding QB Jeff Krohn into oblivion. DL Kenard Lang even pressured Krohn into this amazing one handed interception in the second quarter.
(261) 1982 Washington - 27
(1788) 1980 Ball State - 15
Washington QB Steve Pelluer led Don James' Huskies to an easy, workmanlike win over Dwight Wallace's Cardinals.
(764) 1987 Wyoming - 27
(1285) 1998 Southern Miss - 24
A key 3rd down conversion, in which QB Craig Burnett somehow escaped the pass rush of DE Adalius Thomas to find WR Anthony Sargent for the first down, set up a last second field goal that did in a talented and upset-minded Golden Eagle squad. Sherrod Gideon (pictured) was disappointed, but his 1999 team is still in the mix.
(773) 1990 Mississippi - 21
(1276) 2001 Colorado State - 20
Ole Miss DL Kelvin Pritchett was in QB Bradlee Van Pelt's pocket all game long. That didn't stop the Rams from pulling off a trick play for a touchdown to take the lead in the fourth quarter. Ole Miss answered with a touchdown drive that ate up most of the rest of the clock, and was capped by RB Randy Baldwin's game winning 2-yard touchdown plunge with just over a minute to play.
(252) 1999 Penn State - 26
(1797) 1991 Miami, Ohio - 13
Will this tournament be an opportunity for the uber-talented 1999 Penn State Nittany Lions to finally fulfill their vast potential? A struggle in the first round against Randy Walker's scrappy Miami (Ohio) team doesn't bode well.
(133) 1995 Toledo - 34
(1916) 2008 Virginia - 14
Some might say the #133 seed is a bit too high for Toledo. But Gary Pinkel and talented freshman RB Wasean Tate proved everybody wrong in this game. Virginia coach Al Groh couldn't pick a quarterback and the inability to get the offense jump started led to an easy rout for the Rockets.
(892) 1981 Kansas - 22
(1157) 1989 Air Force - 25
Look out for Fisher DeBerry's Falcons! QB Dee Dowis is a force to be reckoned with, and EVERYBODY in this bracket better take notice of this upset. Dowis set the stage early with a 73-yard TD on an option keeper on the second play of the game. Kansas RB Garfield Taylor kept pace with Dowis on the ground, with 183 rushing yards of his own. But the Jayhawks inability to stop Dowis and the option on third downs did them in. If Dowis keeps this up they'll have to make another glass with his picture to sell in Colorado Springs gas stations.
(645) 1996 Army - 30
(1404) 1979 Utah - 18
The Utah duo of Tony Lindsay and Del Rodgers might have been good back in 1979, but the '96 Cadets shut the pair down. Army QB Ronnie McAda did his best Dee Dowis impression by leading the Cadets in both rushing and passing yardage.
(380) 1987 Notre Dame - 31
(1669) 2005 Northern Illinois - 21
Lou Holtz wasn't expecting to have to score 30+ points to win this game, but he wasn't counting on NIU RB Garrett Wolfe gouging his Irish defense to the tune of 165 yards and 2 tds. Luckily Holtz has QB Tony Rice and WR Tim Brown to score points when he needs to.
(389) 2006 California - 34
(1660) 1981 Syracuse - 18
Cal's athleticism was more than the '81 Orange could handle. Coach Richard MacPherson's plan to eat up the clock with RB Joe Morris backfired the first time the Orange had to punt to DeSean Jackson.
(636) 2008 Missouri - 38
(1413) 2001 Miami, Ohio - 23
Gary Pinkel has been busy in the first round so far. His Toledo teams are 2-0 already, and in this matchup he took a rest and let QB Chase Daniel and WR Jeremy Maclin do all the work. Miami, Ohio QB Ben Roethlisberger did his best to keep the Redhawks in the game, but he didn't get any help from his defense.
(901) 1979 Syracuse - 25
(1148) 2005 Toledo - 30
Another Toledo team in the field - another win. This time it's Tom Amstutz's turn to lead the Rockets. Another Joe Morris team bites the dust. This time he takes WR Art Monk along with him.
(124) 1980 North Carolina - 23
(1925) 1989 Baylor - 10
Grant Teaff didn't bring one of his better Baylor teams to the table in this matchup, but it wouldn't have mattered anyway. LB Lawrence Taylor looked like he was going to destroy anything in gold and green that got anywhere near the field! UNC RB Amos Lawrence (pictured) sank his teeth into the first round of the tournament with a solid 118 yard effort.
Round 2 Matchups:
(seed) year school vs (seed) year school
(5) 1999 Florida State vs (1029) 1984 Arkansas
(508) 1996 Miami vs (517) 2008 Oregon
(261) 1982 Washington vs (764) 1987 Wyoming
(252) 1999 Penn State vs (773) 1990 Mississippi
(133) 1995 Toledo vs (1157) 1989 Air Force
(380) 1987 Notre Dame vs (645) 1996 Army
(389) 2006 California vs (636) 2008 Missouri
(124) 1980 North Carolina vs (1148) 2005 Toledo
Once again, big ups to James Howell, whose relentless data entry skillz made this tournament a possibility.