FIRST ROUND - Bracket 55 Results

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Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(74) 1983 Miami - 21
(1975) 1977 Cincinnati - 10
Bernie Kosar had an off day in Miami's first round contest against Cincinnati. Kevin Fagan and the defense were on top of their games though in shutting down Curtiss Williams and the rest of the Bearcat offense.

(951) 1999 Stanford - 26
(1098) 1984 Iowa - 29
Tyrone Willingham's defense wasn't good enough to get out of the first round. Troy Walters caught two touchdown passes, but Iowa's Chuck Long threw three, including the game winner to TE Jonathan Hayes with 3:12 left to play.

(586) 1985 Georgia - 23
(1463) 1989 North Carolina State - 16
The Georgia running game eventually wore down Ray Agnew and the rest of the N.C. State defense in the second half. The Dawgs accumulated 237 rushing yards, with 158 coming after halftime. Tim Worley led the way with 88 yards.

(439) 1978 Georgia - 26
(1610) 2002 Cincinnati - 20
The "Wonderdogs" set up a Vince Dooley vs Vince Dooley matchup in the second round by beating Cincinnati. Cincy RB DeMarco McCleskey ran for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns, but Gino Guidugli threw three picks.

(330) 1980 Michigan - 30
(1719) 2003 Northwestern - 13
Anthony Carter started off the game with a long kick return, setting up a Lawrence Ricks touchdown, and the Wolverines never looked back. RB Jason Wright never got going against the Michigan defense.

(695) 1991 North Carolina State - 31
(1354) 1996 Oregon - 25
The Oregon Ducks forgot to wear their green pants, and as a result were knocked off by N.C. State. The teams combined to use five different quarterbacks in the game.

(842) 2001 Georgia - 25
(1207) 1994 Oklahoma - 16
Mark Richt, in his first year as Georgia's head coach, directed a young team to victory over Garrick McGee and the Sooners. Freshmen David Greene (QB), Fred Gibson (WR), and David Pollack (DT) all made significant contributions.

(183) 1998 Arizona - 32
(1866) 2006 East Carolina - 14
East Carolina had grand ambitions for this tournament, but a fantastic Arizona team made quick work of them in the first round. Chris McAllister picked off James Pinkney twice, returning one for a touchdown.

(202) 1985 Texas A&M - 38
(1847) 1989 San Diego State - 18
QB Dan McGwire led the Aztecs to the slaughter in this lopsided affair. Jackie Sherrill's Aggies dominated from start to finish. Wrecking Crew linebacker Johnny Holland led the way with 11 tackles and 2 deflected passes.

(823) 1999 Georgia Tech - 32
(1226) 1978 Navy - 29 (OT)
Buzz might be ready for the Marines by the time this tournament is over. Georgia Tech's potent offense, led by dynamic QB Joe Hamilton, is sure to score many points before their run is through. WRs Kelly Campbell and Dez Bryant each had long touchdown catches for the Ramblin' Wreck, but WR Phil McConkey had one of his own as Navy hung in to force overtime.

(714) 1999 Illinois - 26
(1335) 1986 BYU - 21
Sophomore QB Kurt Kittner led a remarkable comeback after Illinois trailed 21-6 late in the third quarter. Kittner threw three touchdowns in the final 18 minutes to secure the win. BYU FB Lakei Heimuli had a tremendous first quarter in which he piled up 122 total yards of offense and two touchdowns. But BYU defensive linemen Jason Buck and Shawn Knight wore down once Illinois went to the quick passing game in the fourth quarter.

(311) 1979 Texas - 23
(1738) 2006 Pittsburgh - 17
Texas QB Donnie Little only threw one pass, and it was picked off by H.B. Blades. Coach Fred Akers called nothing but running plays out of the wishbone after that.

(458) 2005 Miami - 24
(1591) 1988 Penn State - 13
Bryan Pata, Baraka Atkins, and the rest of The U defensive line dominated Penn State in the trenches. Sinorice Moss and Greg Olsen each caught touchdown passes from Kyle Wright, and of course Devin Hester returned a punt for a touchdown in the victory.

(567) 1993 Kansas State - 28
(1482) 1981 Duke - 17
Duke QB Ben Bennett talked trash before the game, claiming that Blue Devil coach Red Wilson would coach circles around K-State head man Bill Snyder. It turned out that Kansas State's passing game threw circles around the Duke defense. QB Chad May found WR Kevin Lockett 8 times, including this remarkable one handed grab.

(970) 1986 Virginia Tech - 16
(1079) 1978 Central Michigan - 23
Bill Dooley couldn't muster up enough offense out of his Hokies, and it cost them. Survivorman Gary Hogeboom quarterbacked yet another CMU team into the second round.

(55) 1992 Florida State - 30
(1994) 1991 Texas - 10
This FSU team is absolutely loaded. Charlie Ward, Tamarick Vanover, Kez McCorvey, Derrick Brooks, Marvin "Shade Tree" Jones, Corey Sawyer, Clifton Abraham ... the list goes on. The Seminole defense repeatedly hammered QB Peter Gardere and sent David McWilliams' Longhorns packing.

Round 2 Matchups:
(74) 1983 Miami vs (1098) 1984 Iowa
(439) 1978 Georgia vs (586) 1985 Georgia
(330) 1980 Michigan vs (695) 1991 North Carolina State
(183) 1998 Arizona vs (842) 2001 Georgia
(202) 1985 Texas A&M vs (823) 1999 Georgia Tech
(311) 1979 Texas vs (714) 1999 Illinois
(458) 2005 Miami vs (567) 1993 Kansas State
(55) 1992 Florida State vs (1079) 1978 Central Michigan

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