FIRST ROUND - Bracket 6 Results

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Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(6) 1982 Penn State - 36
(2043) 1989 Ball State - 12
The #6 overall seed in the tournament had no problem beating Bernie Parmalee and Ball State. The PSU drum major must have stuck the landing.

(1019) 2003 Virginia - 24
(1030) 2004 Navy - 22
Paul Johnson and Navy came a long way to get into the tournament. QB Aaron Polanco and FB Kyle Eckel both topped the century mark rushing against a tough Virginia defense (DL Chris Canty, LB Ahmad Brooks, CB Almondo Curry). But the Midshipment couldn't get in field goal range after Virginia took the lead with 4:23 remaining on a Matt Schaub-to-Marques Hagans touchdown pass.

(518) 1983 Tennessee - 26
(1531) 2005 Maryland - 16
Maryland QB Sam Hollenbach couldn't do much against the Tennessee defense with Reggie White on his back all day long. Tennessee managed a handful of big plays, most on the ground with RB Johnnie Jones.

(507) 2008 Cincinnati - 22
(1542) 2001 USC - 17
Pete Carroll's first year at USC wasn't as successful as every year since 2001. The defense was just starting to come around - see this interception Antuan Simmons returned for a touchdown in the second quarter off Dustin Grutza. Grutza broke his leg on the play, and the great Tony Pike came in and calmly led the game winning touchdown drive in the final two minutes. Pike actually outplayed Carson palmer in the second half.

(262) 1982 Florida State - 38
(1787) 2006 Washington - 17
The Huskies were actually leading this game 17-16 at halftime, but star quarterback Isaiah Stanback suffered a significant injury on the first play of the second half, and it was all downhill from there for Tyrone Willingham. WR Jessie Hester caught two touchdown passes in the third quarter to set the runaway train in motion.

(763) 2007 Clemson - 34
(1286) 1995 Arizona State - 22
Clemson made a couple nice defensive stands in the first quarter, allowing talented tailbacks James Davis and C.J. Spiller to build a lead against the porous Sun Devil defense. Clemson never looked back, even when Keith Poole caught two touchdown passes from Jake Plummer in the first four minutes of the second half.

(774) 2008 Ball State - 26
(1275) 1981 Texas A&M - 20
Ball State QB Nate Davis outplayed Aggie QB Gary Kubiak, and willed his team to victory with a late touchdown drive.

(251) 1980 Miami - 27
(1798) 2004 Miami (Ohio) - 17
Schnelly gets yet another Miami team into the second round. This time, QB Jim Kelly and RB Smokey Roan led the charge. Ryne Robinson was the only Miami (Ohio) player that looked like he belonged on the same field as the Hurricanes, as he scored both Redhawk touchdowns.

(134) 1992 Notre Dame - 47
(1915) 1993 Stanford - 16
Reggie Brooks busted off a 55-yard touchdown run early in the game, and the Irish offense never slowed down. Bill Walsh coached one of his worst teams ever, but he was probably too busy recruiting Cory Councilman at the time.

(891) 1982 Notre Dame - 21
(1158) 2007 Texas A&M - 19
Notre Dame advances another team to the second round in this bracket. Gerry Faust led his Irish to the second round with a solid defensive performance over the Aggies, who claimed their running attack "couldn't be stopped." Meanwhile, Javorskie Lane cried on the sideline after getting pulled on a crucial drive late in the game.

(646) 1999 Utah - 27
(1403) 1986 Notre Dame - 20
Lou Holtz was excited to get the job at Notre Dame, but the '86 team isn't the one that will take him far in the tournament. Ron McBride's best Utah team held off a furious comeback attempt by the Irish. Tim Brown had a big punt return late in the fourth quarter, but John Frank sacked Steve Beuerlein on fourth down, dashing the comeback attempt.

(379) 2006 Notre Dame - 33
(1670) 2005 Louisiana Tech - 22
Yet another Notre Dame team advances in Bracket #6 - this time it's a Charlie Weis group. Brady Quinn had plenty of time to find receivers Jeff Samardzija and Rhema McKnight (250 yards, 3 touchdowns combined) against an out-manned LA Tech defense.

(390) 1987 Oklahoma State - 34
(1659) 2005 Utah - 22
Oklahoma State's formidable offensive firepower was too much for Spencer Toone and the Utes. Thurman Thomas rushed for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Hart Lee Dykes added 147 yards and a pair of touchdowns as well. Sophomore Barry Sanders chipped in as well with a 65-yard punt return for touchdown.

(635) 1985 Fresno State - 30
(1414) 1983 Syracuse - 14
Even with a coaching staff that included George O'Leary and Randy Edsall, Dick MacPherson couldn't find a way to get one of his Syracuse teams into the second round (he's now 0-4 in the tournament).

(902) 1989 Mississippi - 19
(1147) 1981 Florida - 24
Ole Miss had three successful drives to open the game, but had to settle for field goals against the Wilber Marshall-led Gator defense. Kelvin Pritchett and Tony Bennett were solid for the Rebels defense, holding Wayne Peace and the Florida offense to just 243 yards. But a late Ivory Curry pick-six got the Gators into the second round.

(123) 1991 Florida State - 32
(1926) 1988 Stanford - 10
This young and fast Seminole defense is one to be reckoned with. In this matchup it was linebackers Marvin Jones and Kirk Carruthers leading the way, taking Stanford's only offensive weapon (RB Jon Volpe) completely out of the game.
Round 2 Matchups:
(6) 1982 Penn State vs (1019) 2003 Virginia
(507) 2008 Cincinnati vs (518) 1983 Tennessee
(262) 1982 Florida State vs (763) 2007 Clemson
(251) 1980 Miami vs (774) 2008 Ball State
(134) 1992 Notre Dame vs (891) 1982 Notre Dame
(379) 2006 Notre Dame vs (646) 1999 Utah
(390) 1987 Oklahoma State vs (635) 1985 Fresno State
(123) 1991 Florida State vs (1147) 1981 Florida

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