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(seed) year school - score
(1944) 1993 Iowa - 10
Easy win for Gene Stallings over Hayden Fry. Sam Shade kicked off the scoring by stripping the ball from RB Ryan Terry and taking it in for a touchdown.
(1129) 1984 Houston - 17
Zac Taylor threw two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, one to Maurice Purify, to give Nebraska the win over Bill Yeoman's Cougars.
(617) 1980 McNeese State - 27
(1432) 2008 Miami - 18
McNeese State took advantage of several mistakes made by the young Hurricanes, including returning one of QB Robert Marve's 3 interceptions for a touchdown.
(408) 2005 Boston College - 30
(1641) 1984 Stanford - 16
Mathias Kiwanuka and the BC defense held Brad Muster and the underwhelming Stanford offense to just 199 total yards. WR Will Blackmon had a good game too.
(361) 1994 Michigan - 28
(1688) 1989 Kentucky - 17
Of course Michigan tailbacks Tyrone Wheatley and Tshimanga Biakabutuka got their yards, but it was the Wolverine defense who won the day. Led by linebackers Steve Morrison and Jerrett Irons, Michigan was able to shut down Kentucky RB Alfred Rawls.
(664) 1979 Notre Dame - 24
(1385) 1998 Texas Tech - 20
Notre Dame QB Rusty Lisch led a touchdown drive with less than two minutes to go to lead the Irish past upset-minded Texas Tech. DE Montae Reagor was primarily responsible for taking All American RB Vagas Ferguson mostly out of the game. Here's a clip from the Spike Dykes Show.
(873) 1980 Missouri - 25
(1176) 1980 Clemson - 14
WR Perry Tuttle made some fancy-dan moves on his lone reception, but the hard luck Clemson Tigers suffered some critical injuries on defenseand Missouri took advantage. Quarterback Phil Bradley (yes, THAT Phil Bradley) scored two touchdowns in the victory.
(152) 1979 Oklahoma - 35
(1897) 1999 Vanderbilt - 12
Barry Switzer's wishbone offense cruised past Woody Widenhofer's Commodores. OU RB Billy Sims ran for 178 yards and 3 touchdowns, and LB George Cumby took out Vandy QB Greg Zolman.
(233) 1987 UCLA - 35
(1816) 1981 Furman - 17
Oklahoma transfer Troy Aikman had a big day for the Bruins as they cruised past over-matched Furman.
(792) 2007 Penn State - 24
(1257) 1981 Oklahoma State - 14
Cowboy head coach Jimmy Johnson had no answer for the active Penn State defensive line, and Joe Parterno's Nittany Lions got the win. Ollie Ogbu, Maurice Evans and Company controlled the line of scrimmage from start to finish. Could this be the start of a special tournament run for Penn State?
(745) 1990 Michigan State - 26
(1304) 1997 Western Michigan - 20
The Tico Duckett/Hyland Hickson duo combined for 222 rushing yards and were never quite contained by the Western Michigan defense. But the Spartans had to withstand a furious comeback attempt, picking off Tim Lester's hail mary on the last play of the game to secure the win.
(280) 2005 Alabama - 31
(1769) 2005 Colorado State - 13
Mike Shula's best Alabama team relied on its stout defense (LBs DeMeco Ryans, Freddie Roach) to shut down QB Justin Holland and the high scoring CSU offense, while the electric Tyrone Prothro lit up the scoreboard.
(489) 1979 Temple - 30
(1560) 1994 Texas Tech - 19
Who knew Temple was good back in the day? This Zach Thomas sack of Temple QB Brian Broomell was pretty much the only highlight of the day for the Red Raiders as the freshman backfield of Zebbie Lethridge and Byron Hanspard fumbled the game away early.
(536) 1988 Oklahoma - 28
(1513) 1983 Wyoming - 16
Freshman RB Mike Gaddis was the key component in Barry Switzer's wishbone today, as he led the way in ousting Jay Novacek and Wyoming.
(1001) 2006 Georgia Tech - 24
(1048) 1992 BYU - 23
Calvin Johnson had 10 receptions for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns in leading Georgia Tech to a first round victory over BYU, sending QB Ryan Hancock, WR Eric Drage, and RB Jamal Willis home.
(24) 1996 Florida - 52
(2025) 1989 San Jose State - 14
Steve Spurrier's Fun 'N Gun offense was in high gear thanks to the efficiency of Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel. Wuerffel used every one of his weapons (WRs Reidel Anthony, Ike Hilliard, Jacquez Green) in route to hanging half-a-hundred on Claude Gilbert's Spartans.
Round 2 Matchups:
(105) 1994 Alabama vs (920) 2006 Nebraska
(408) 2005 Boston College vs (617) 1980 McNeese State
(361) 1994 Michigan vs (664) 1979 Notre Dame
(152) 1979 Oklahoma vs (873) 1980 Missouri
(233) 1987 UCLA vs (792) 2007 Penn State
(280) 2005 Alabama vs (745) 1990 Michigan State
(489) 1979 Temple vs (536) 1988 Oklahoma
(24) 1996 Florida vs (1001) 2006 Georgia Tech