THIRD ROUND - Bracket 1 Results


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RESULTS - Round of 512

(1) 1983 Auburn - 23
(513) 1985 Nebraska - 17
A game many thought might be a major road block for the #1 overall seed in the tournament ended up being a relatively easy win. Bo Jackson took a toss 71-yards for a touchdown early in the second half to break a 7-7 tie, and Quency Williams tackled quarterback McCathorn Clayton in the end zone for a safety just two plays later to give Auburn a 16-7 lead and all the momentum.

(257) 1990 Clemson - 17
(256) 1981 Georgia - 18
In an epic battle between All American running back Herschel Walker and the vaunted Clemson defense, it was a tight end that made the difference. With Clemson linebackers Levon Kirkland and Ed McDaniel crowding the line to stop Walker, tight end Norris Brown was able to sneak down the seam and and grab a 63-yard touchdown pass from Buck Belue late in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs' 2-point conversion attempt failed, but Nate Taylor and the defense held strong to preserve the win.

(129) 1983 Texas - 27
(384) 2007 Florida - 24
The 1983 Texas defense was shocked by the speed of Florida early on, but coach Fred Akers made adjustments and locked up Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin in the second half. Cornerback Mossy Cade scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery and Jeff Ward kicked 2 field goals of over 40 yards in the win.

(385) 2003 Boise State - 24
(128) 1981 Texas - 20
The 1981 Longhorns didn't fare as well as the '83 edition. In fact, this Texas team became one of the best seeded teams to lose in the tournament so far, falling to a spunky Boise State team led by quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie. Rick McIvor, Jam Jones and the Texas offense simply couldn't muster enough points to keep up with Dinwiddie, who tossed 3 touchdown passes.

Bracket Semifinals:
(1) 1983 Auburn vs (256) 1981 Georgia
(129) 1983 Texas vs (385) 2003 Boise State

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