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RESULTS - Round of 512
(399) 1998 Michigan - 17
Barry Switzer's 1978 Sooners are pretty good. Not only are they led by Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims, who ran for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns, they also feature a solid defense. Defensive linemen Reggie Kinlaw and Reggie Mathis led the way in pounding Michigan quarterback Tom Brady. The Sooners picked up 4 sacks on the day, and linebacker Daryl Hunt tossed in 13 tackles in containing Wolverine tailbacks Clarence Williams and Anthony Thomas.
(370) 1985 Ohio State - 19
(143) 2006 Michigan - 24
This is one of the biggest rivalries in the sport, so you know emotions were running high for this matchup. The 2006 Michigan squad took a little payback, thanks to an excellent defense. Morgan Trent picked off a Jim Karsatos pass intended for Cris Carter on the first drive of the game to set the tempo, and later recovered a John Wooldridge fumble (remember, Keith Byars is out for the tournament with a broken bone in his foot) and returned it for a touchdown. Offensively, Mike Hart carried the Wolverines with a gritty day, carrying 29 times for 143 yards and 2 touchdowns despite taking a pounding from Ohio State linebackers Pepper Johnson and Chris Spielman.
(242) 1989 Clemson - 23
(271) 1996 Virginia Tech - 20
Clemson rode their defense to yet another victory in The Greatest Tournament of All Time. Super sophomores Levon Kirkland and Rob Bodine led the charge against a Virginia Tech offense that featured quarterback, and future Memphis Maniax draft pick, Jim Druckenmiller, as well as tailbacks Ken Oxendine and Shyrone Stith. Offensively, running back Terry Allen paced Clemson with 79 yards and a touchdown.
(498) 1993 Virginia Tech - 16
(15) 1991 Miami - 31
Frank Beamer suffered more disapointment in the third round of Bracket 15, with yet another Hokie team suffering the elimination fate. This time it was at the hands of Dennis Erickson's national champion 1991 Miami team. Safety Darryl Williams picked off two Maurice DeShazo passes while Gino Torretta tood advantage of a young Virginia Tech defense by throwing for 299 yards and 3 touchdowns.
(114) 1978 Oklahoma vs (143) 2006 Michigan
(15) 1991 Miami vs (242) 1989 Clemson