(seed) year school - score
(94) 1980 Georgia - 34
(1955) 1989 Louisiana Tech - 15
For some reason this game was only available on the radio. Freshman Herschel Walker ran all over LA Tech and the Georgia defense held LA Tech out of the end zone. Kicker Matt Stover was busy, though, kicking 5 field goals.
(931) 1983 Wisconsin - 36
(1118) 1996 San Diego State - 34
The passing games for each team were featured in this shootout. QB Billy Blanton hooked up with WR Will Blackwell for two touchdowns for the Aztecs, and Wisconsin's Al Toon hauled in two touchdowns from QB Randy Wright.
(606) 1980 Ohio State - 33
(1443) 2002 Mississippi - 18
Ole Miss' Matt Grier picked off Art Schlichter twice, but Ohio State RB Calvin Murray and Schlichter led an Ohio State running attack that was never stopped. The Ohio State eliminates Eli Manning.
(419) 1977 Nebraska - 24
(1630) 1978 South Carolina - 16
Nebraska defensive linemen (and future coaches) Tony Samuel and Barney Cotton handled South Carolina's sophomore stud RB George Rogers (love those stars on the helmets) just enough for the Huskers to advance. I.M. Hipp ran for 112 yards for Nebraska.
(350) 1989 Nebraska - 38
(1699) 2008 Notre Dame - 17
Nebraska corners Bruce Pickens and Tahaun Lewis did a good job overall covering Notre Dame's young receivers, but Golden Tate was still able to break loose for two long touchdown catches. Other than that, though, it was total domination by QB Gerry Gdowski and the Huskers.
(675) 1981 Southern Miss - 26
(1374) 2005 North Carolina - 10
The Tar Heel defense had no answer for USM RBs Sammy Winder and Sam Dejarnette. UNC QB Matt Baker threw three interceptions and directed an offense that only managed 243 total yards.
(862) 1983 SMU - 20
(1187) 1996 Wisconsin - 18
Freshman Ron Dayne carried the ball 42 times for 198 yards, but it wasn't enough for the Badgers to knock off Bobby Collins (who also coached the '81 Southern Miss team that won in this bracket) and the Mustangs. With all the running, All America CB Russell Carter didn't have much to do for SMU.
(163) 1991 Michigan - 43
(1886) 2008 Arkansas - 14
Desmond Howard caught 3 touchdown passes, and that's all that needs to be said. This excellent Michigan team sent Bobby Petrino's Razorbacks home without much effort.
(222) 1986 LSU - 32
(1827) 2008 North Carolina State - 17
Freshman QB Russell Wilson did everything he could to keep N.C. State in the game, but this LSU team is just too good. WR Wendell Davis had 6 catches for 167 yards and 3 touchdowns from QB Tommy Hodson.
(803) 1998 Oregon - 35
(1246) 1993 Arizona State - 26
Oregon won the Yellow Helmet Bowl. Arizona State's defense couldn't hold up against Oregon running backs Reuben Droughns and Herman Ho-Ching. Droughns tweaked his leg in the fourth quarter, though, his status for the rest of the tournament might be in question.
(734) 2008 Florida State - 33
(1315) 2007 California - 23
Cal's DeSean Jackson provided some highlight reel moments, including a remarkable punt return for touchdown, but Nate Longshore threw 4 interceptions and the Cal defense had trouble corralling freshman QB Christian Ponder.
(291) 2001 Syracuse - 27
(1758) 1998 California - 13
Dwight Freeney sacked QB Justin Vedder three times and the Syracuse defense smothered Tom Holmoe's Cal offense. The Orange chose to avoid Cal CB Deltha O'Neal by keeping the ball on the ground the majority of the game. QB R.J. Anderson and RB James Mungro combined to run for 214 yards.
(478) 1986 Arizona - 30
(1571) 2005 Central Michigan - 17
QB Kent Smith gave the Chippewas an early 14-0 lead with two touchdown passes. But the defense was awful the rest of the way, and coach Brian Kelly had no answers. Arizona QB Alfred Jenkins, not known for his passing, threw for 289 yards and 3 touchdowns - two to WR Derek Hill.
(547) 2002 Penn State - 35
(1502) 1996 Colorado State - 20
It was the Larry Johnson show in this first round matchup. Johnson ran for 169 yards on only 11 carries for the Nittany Lions, who coasted past Moses Moreno, Calvin Branch, and Colorado State.
(990) 1996 Navy - 26
(1059) 1988 Western Michigan - 28
QB Chris McCoy (161 rushing yards) and Navy controlled the majority of the clock and the game, but Western wouldn't go away. Then Tony Kimbrough found Bruce Boyko for a 44-yard touchdown pass with just 1:33 to play to give the Broncos their first lead of the game, and the win.
(35) 1987 Florida State - 48
(2014) 1983 Utah - 13
Hello Utah. And goodbye Utah. Florida State's athletic secondary (Deion Sanders, Martin Mayhew, Stanley Shiver, LeRoy Butler) picked off Utah QB Mark Stevens 5 times as the Seminoles rolled.
Round 2 Matchups:
(94) 1980 Georgia vs (931) 1983 Wisconsin
(419) 1977 Nebraska vs (606) 1980 Ohio State
(350) 1989 Nebraska vs (675) 1981 Southern Miss
(163) 1991 Michigan vs (862) 1983 SMU
(222) 1986 LSU vs (803) 1998 Oregon
(291) 2001 Syracuse vs (734) 2008 Florida State
(478) 1986 Arizona vs (547) 2002 Penn State
(35) 1987 Florida State vs (1059) 1988 Western Michigan