(seed) year school - score
(69) 1995 Tennessee - 32
(956) 1980 Arizona State - 20
Sophomore quarterback Peyton Manning hit receiver Joey Kent for an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the game and the Vols never looked back from there. Safety Mike Richardson spent the majority of the game chasing the speedy Tennessee receivers (Kent, Marcus Nash, Peerless Price). Meanwhile ASU QB Mike Pagel was sacked 5 times.
(581) 1992 Mississippi - 14
(444) 1996 Kansas State - 20
The Kansas State defense, headlined by linebacker Mark Simoneau's 12 tackles, shut down Ole Miss RB Cory Philpot, and the Rebels never found another offensive weapon. K-State wideout Kevin Lockett had 6 catches for 98 yards and a touchdown, and went to Varneys after the game to pick up some Wildcat apparel. TE Jarrett Grosdidier added another touchdown and Martin Gramatica kicked two field goals to advance another Bill Snyder team to the Round of 512.
(325) 1981 North Carolina - 24
(700) 2003 Purdue - 17
Dick Crum's North Carolina defense had the antidote to stop Joe Tiller's Purdue offense. After Kyle Orton threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Ray Williams in the first quarter, the Tar Heels turned defensive lineman William Fuller loose. Fuller ended the day with 3 sacks, but he affected several other Orton throws. For Purdue, safety Stuart Schweigert intercepted two Rod Elkins passes, but UNC gouged the Boilermakers for 255 yards on the ground.
(1212) 1982 Southern Miss - 13
(188) 1980 Nebraska - 33
The Nebraska defense took away the USM running game and the Eagles took too long to adjust. Tailback Sam Dejarnette was held to just 11 yards in the first half by the Huskers, who piled up a 20-3 halftime lead. Jarvis Redwine ran for 131 yards and 2 touchdowns on the day, and fullback Andra Franklin added a score. USM WR Louis Lipps was open many times on the day, but quarterback Reggie Collier rarely looked his direction.
(197) 1980 Oklahoma - 30
(828) 1991 Air Force - 20
Air Force quarterback Rob Perez had the triple option attack working for a little while, but the defense couldn't contain J.C. Watts and the Sooner Wishbone. The Falcons actually took a 14-13 lead into halftime, but two Stanley Wilson touchdowns in the second half made the difference.
(709) 1986 Iowa - 18
(316) 2007 Ohio State - 25
Iowa lost to the Buckeyes 31-10 during the 1986 season, so facing an Ohio State team that played for the national title didn't give fans in Iowa City much hope. But tailback Rick Bayless ran for 168 yards and 2 touchdowns, and the Hawkeyes nearly pulled off the upset. But when Malcolm Jenkins picked off a Mark Vlasic pass in the fourth quarter, Iowa's fate was sealed.
(453) 1981 BYU - 28
(572) 1992 Tennessee - 24
Defensive backs Tavio Hanson and Tracy Smith had a rough day for the Vols. Despite controlling the ball for nearly two-thirds of the game, Tennessee gave up four big pass plays to Jim McMahon and BYU that cost them the game. Charlie Garner had a productive day and Heath Shuler only threw 5 incomplete passes, but both paled in comparison to McMahon's day. The All American quarterback had touchdown passes of 34, 72, 54, and 63 yards, and ended the day with 411 yards passing.
(1084) 1982 Iowa - 12
(60) 2002 Georgia - 29
Georgia cruised to a relatively easy second round victory over Iowa. The Georgia defensive line (David Pollack, Jonathan Sullivan, Darius Swain) was in the backfield all day, which made freshman quarterback Chuck Long rather uncomfortable. The balanced Bulldog offense ran smoothly most of the game. Apart from an errant David Greene pass that was picked off by Iowa safety Bobby Stoops, Georgia was largely mistake-free.
Round of 512 Matchups:
(69) 1995 Tennessee vs (444) 1996 Kansas State
(188) 1980 Nebraska vs (325) 1981 North Carolina
(197) 1980 Oklahoma vs (316) 2007 Ohio State
(60) 2002 Georgia vs (453) 1981 BYU