(seed) year school - score
(90) 1979 Alabama - 30
(1959) 1977 Georgia - 3
The Alabama defense absolutely devoured Georgia's offense. Defensive end E.J. Junior knocked Bulldog quarterback Jeff Pyburn out of the game with a big hit in the second quarter, forcing head coach Vince Dooley to invent some creative ways to move the chains.
(935) 2004 Fresno State - 38
(1114) 2002 Toledo - 31
Pat Hill's explosive offense gutted Toledo on the ground and advanced to the second round. Running back duo Wendell Mathis and Bryson Sumlin combined for over 200 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Toledo duo, QB Brian Jones and WR Carl Ford, hooked up for two touchdowns, but couldn't keep up with Fresno on the score board.
(602) 1983 Penn State - 24
(1447) 1980 Northern Illinois - 17
Freshman running back D.J. Dozier controlled the clock on the ground for Paterno's squad. The Nittany Lions overcame five turnovers, but struggled to put away the opportunistic Huskies.
(423) 1986 Ohio State - 28
(1626) 1993 Texas - 14
John Mackovic's underachieving Longhorns fell short against Chris Spielman and the Buckeyes. Safety Sonny Gordon picked off Texas quarterback Shea Morenz twice as he looked for receivers Mike Adams and Lovell Pinkney.
(346) 2008 Georgia - 34
(1703) 1984 Vanderbilt - 23
Knowshon Moreno ran for 172 yards and 2 touchdown, and freshman WR A.J. Green caught 7 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown from Matthew Stafford as the Bulldogs cruised past QB Kurt Page and the Commodores.
(679) 1994 Oregon - 25
(1370) 2007 Florida State - 18
A back-and-forth contest ended up being decided in dramatic fashion. With the game tied at 18 and Florida State in scoring position with a minute to go, redshirt freshman Kenny Wheaton picked off a Drew Weatherford pass and ran it back 95 yards for the game winning touchdown.
(858) 2008 BYU - 24
(1191) 1983 Washington - 23
QB Steve Pelluer nearly led the Washington upset. But when he ran into the end zone for a touchdown with 2 seconds left in the game to pull within one, he was called for a controversial celebration penalty. Freshman kicker Jeff Jaeger then had the long extra point try blocked and BYU won the game despite a sub-par effort from their star QB Max Hall.
(167) 2003 Oklahoma - 43
(1882) 1998 Oregon State - 14
Undersized QB Jonathan Smith found Greg Ainsworth for a 75-yard touchdown on the second play of the game, but it was downhill from there for the Beavers. Freshman tailback Ken Simonton could never get going against a fierce Oklahoma defense featuring All Americans Tommie Harris, Teddy Lehman, and Derrick Strait. The '03 Sooners appear poised to make a deep run in this tournament.
(218) 1981 SMU - 29
(1831) 1995 Louisville - 14
The Pony Express used the power of The Goggles to glide past Louisville. Eric Dickerson ran for 178 yards and 2 touchdowns, and QB Lance McIlhenny paced an efficient offense all around for SMU. QB Marty Lowe and the Cardinals get sent home.
(807) 1983 Florida State - 33
(1242) 1998 Washington - 25
Washington's poor defensive effort allowed FSU tailback Greg Allen to run for four touchdowns on the day, despite carrying the ball only 10 times. Brock Huard played well for Washington, but Willie Hurst and the running game never got going.
(730) 1997 Mississippi State - 24
(1319) 1997 Colorado - 22
The Mississippi State defense was in control all game. Greg Favors came up with two sacks of Buffalo QB John Hessler, and linebackers Barron Simpson and Jamaal Dinkins bottled up Herchell Troutman and the running game. Colorado linebacker Hannibal Navies played an excellent game, but it wasn't enough.
(295) 1995 Florida State - 42
(1754) 1987 Kent State - 16
The Florida State defense shut down Kent's only offensive weapon (RB Eric Wilkerson), and the offense had no troubles scoring either. Danny Kanell threw 4 touchdown passes, and Pooh Bear Williams ran in two more.
(474) 1979 South Carolina - 28
(1575) 1987 Southern Miss - 17
George Rogers was unstoppable for South Carolina, and the Gamecock defense pressured USM freshman quarterback Brett Favre into several mistakes.
(551) 2008 Pittsburgh - 23
(1498) 1977 Louisiana-Lafayette - 17
In typical Pitt fashion, the Panthers controlled most of the game, but made it interesting at the end. Scott McKillop came up with some key stops on the last drive to end Augie Tammariello's hopes of advancing. LeSean McCoy wasn't on top of his game, as he compiled only 71 yards rushing.
(986) 1978 LSU - 24
(1063) 2004 Bowling Green - 30
LSU ran into an offensive buzzsaw in Gregg Brandon's Bowling Green. LSU lost primarily because their defense had no idea how to handle the Falcons' spread offense. Omar Jacobs threw for nearly 400 yards, spread out among Cole Magner, Charles Sharon, and Steve Sanders.
(39) 1981 Clemson - 32
(2010) 1978 Wisconsin - 7
The Cindarella Clemson Tigers blew out Wisconsin in this first round matchup. All American defensive lineman Tim Krumrie was no match for the Clemson offense. And the Clemson defense nearly matched the performance by 1979 Alabama earlier in this bracket.
Round 2 Matchups:
(90) 1979 Alabama vs (935) 2004 Fresno State
(423) 1986 Ohio State vs (602) 1983 Penn State
(346) 2008 Georgia vs (679) 1994 Oregon
(167) 2003 Oklahoma vs (858) 2008 BYU
(218) 1981 SMU vs (807) 1983 Florida State
(295) 1995 Florida State vs (730) 1997 Mississippi State
(474) 1979 South Carolina vs (551) 2008 Pittsburgh
(39) 1981 Clemson vs (1063) 2004 Bowling Green