(seed) year school - score
(110) 1995 Northwestern - 29
(1939) 1979 Virginia Tech - 12
Bill Dooley could have used more Armored Hokies on the field because Northwestern RB Darnell Autry ran right through the players that did suit up. Northwestern might be the Real Deal.
(915) 1981 Toledo - 19
(1134) 1991 Central Michigan - 14
Chuck Stobart got the better of Hern Deromedi in this MAC matchup, despite CMU RB Billy Smith's effort (41 carries for 13 yards and 2 touchdowns).
(622) 1978 Missouri - 33
(1427) 1982 Duke - 22
Missouri's explosive offense, featuring the running of Earl Gant and James Wilder, outshined Ben Bennett and Red Wilson's Duke offense to advance to the second round. TE Kellen Winslow also caught a touchdown pass from QB Phil Bradley.
(403) 1998 Texas - 32
(1646) 1977 Georgia Tech - 21
Ricky Williams carried the ball 34 times in the ball game, racking up over 200 yards and 3 touchdowns, wearing out safety Don Bessillieu and linebacker Lucius Sanford in the process. Defensively the Horns have work to do, as they allowed GT RB Eddie Lee Ivory to top the century mark on the ground.
(366) 2000 Notre Dame - 28
(1683) 1985 Virginia - 20
The "Majik Man", Don Majkowski, didn't have enough majik to propel Virginia to the second round. Majkowski and RB Barry Word were contained by the Notre Dame defense, featuring Anthony Weaver and Rocky Boiman. And in typical fashion for Notre Dame in the year 2000, the offense didn't carry the bulk of the scoring load. Anthony Denman returned a fumble for a touchdown and Joey Getherall returned a punt for a touchdown.
(659) 1991 Oklahoma - 28
(1390) 2001 North Carolina State - 16
N.C. State linebacker Levar Fisher came up short in this diving tackle attempt, and Sooner RB Mike Gaddis took it to the house. Sophomore QB Philip Rivers piled up the yards, but couldn't convert in the red zone.
(878) 2002 Boston College - 30
(1171) 1980 Stanford - 24
Derrick Knight ran wild on the Stanford defnse and single-handedly controlled the clock for Boston College, keeping John Elway and the high powered Stanford passing attack on the sidelines for the majority of the game.
(147) 2002 Oklahoma - 44
(1902) 2005 New Mexico - 14
Rocky Long's Lobos were no match for the Sooners. RB DonTrell Moore was held well below his average by the stingy Sooner front. Tommie Harris and Jimmy Wilkerson harassed UNM QB Kole McKamey, preventing him from ever finding WR Hank Baskett.
(238) 1992 Michigan - 34
(1811) 1991 Virginia Tech - 15
Fullback Burnie Legette had a big day blocking for Michigan, plowing the way for tailbacks Tyrone Wheatley and Jesse Johnson, and scored a touchdown of his own. The speedy Derrick Alexander returned a punt for a touchdown and the Wolverine defense forced three turnovers.
(787) 1979 San Diego State - 27
(1262) 1986 SMU - 23
The last SMU team prior to receiving the "Death Penalty" was sent home by Claude Gilbert's San Diego State squad. WR Steve Stapler caught 2 touchdown passes from Mark Halda, and the defense held SMU QB Bobby Watters in check.
(750) 1983 Virginia Tech - 22
(1299) 1978 Louisiana Tech - 13
Bill Dooley's Hokie defense was spectacular, holding QB Keith Thibodeaux and the LSU offense to just 189 yards of offense. LB Mike Johnson led the attack with 12 tackles, while David Marvel and Bruce Smith picked up a sack apiece.
(275) 1991 California - 34
(1774) 1982 Central Michigan - 17
Cal running back Russell White hurdled the Chippewa defense to the tune of 198 yards and 3 touchdowns, but apparently hurdling was illegal back in '91. The Cal defense had some holes of its own though, as they allowed CMU RB Curtis Adams to run for almost 200 yards as well.
(494) 1978 Tulsa - 31
(1555) 2004 Northwestern - 19
There was no magic for Northwestern in this game. Randy Walker's defense allowed Tulsa QB Dave Rader to throw for 244 yards and 3 touchdowns. Safety Lovie Smith picked off Northwestern QB Brett Basanez twice in sealing the easy victory for the Golden Hurricane. And after the game, 8 was the place in Tulsa, OK.
(531) 1979 Clemson - 24
(1518) 1988 Maryland - 13
Tigermania was in full effect. The powerful Clemson defense, headlined by All American defensive lineman Jim Stuckey, controlled the game from start to finish and never allowed Maryland QB Neil O'Donnell to set his feet in the pocket.
(1006) 1984 Toledo - 16
(1043) 1990 Virginia Tech - 17
Vaughn Hebron made a one-handed grab of a Will Furrer pass and took it into the end zone for what would end up being the game winning score as the Hokies gave Toledo a taste of their own upset medicine.
(19) 2006 Florida - 27
(2030) 1983 Southern Illinois - 14
The excellent Southern Illinois secondary nearly enabled the Salukis to pull the upset of the tournament. All American Donnell Daniel and Terry Taylor blanketed Florida receivers Dallas Baker and Andre Caldwell in the first half and actually took a 14-13 lead into the half. But the Gator defense clamped down in the second half and Reggie Nelson ran an interception back for touchdown to give Florida a much more difficult first round win than anticipated.
Round 2 Matchups:
(110) 1995 Northwestern vs (915) 1981 Toledo
(403) 1998 Texas vs (622) 1978 Missouri
(366) 2000 Notre Dame vs (659) 1991 Oklahoma
(147) 2002 Oklahoma vs (878) 2002 Boston College
(238) 1992 Michigan vs (787) 1979 San Diego State
(275) 1991 California vs (750) 1983 Virginia Tech
(494) 1978 Tulsa vs (531) 1979 Clemson
(19) 2006 Florida vs (1043) 1990 Virginia Tech