THIRD ROUND - Bracket 21 Results


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RESULTS - Round of 512

(21) 1991 Washington - 35
(533) 1986 Texas A&M - 13
After a relatively slow start, Washington exploded out of the gate in the second half. The Huskies scored touchdowns on each of their first four drives of the second half to put away the pesky Aggies for good. Running back Jay Barry scored two of the touchdowns, and Beno Bryant and Mario Bailey scored the other two. Steve Emtman was mostly responsible for shutting down the A&M offense. Tight end Rod Bernstine (8 receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown) was the only Aggie to put up any significant numbers on offense.

(277) 1988 Auburn - 21
(236) 1991 Syracuse - 14
It's off to the State Fair for the Orangemen. The Auburn defense, apart from a 63-yard touchdown run by Qadry Ismail on a reverse, was stellar. Outland Trophy winner Tracy Rocker, along with linebackers Smokey Hodge and Quentin Riggins held Marvin Graves and the rest of the Syracuse offense to just 132 total yards of offense.

(149) 1990 Texas - 21
(364) 1991 Texas A&M - 23
Bucky Richardson led the A&M on a two minute drive that led to the game winning field goal as time expired as the Aggies slipped by their hated rival Longhorns. Quarterback Peter Gardere played a solid game, finding the Cash twins (Keith and Kerry) in tight coverage on four third down conversions. But the Texas defense let them down in the fourth quarter. Chalk up another win for R.C. Slocum, who sent David McWilliams and the '90 Longhorns packing.

(405) 2003 Iowa - 27
(108) 2008 Oklahoma - 38
Even the excellent 2003 Iowa defense couldn't stop the 2008 Oklahoma offensive juggernaut. Breaking news: Matt Roth only got to quarterback Sam Bradford once and accumulated just 2 tackles. Safety Bob Sanders had a couple of big hits in the game, but he couldn't be everywhere at once. The Oklahoma defense showed it's weaknesses again, though. Nate Chandler opened up the Iowa offense by throwing for 101 yards in the first quarter. Then Fred Russell broke free for 54 yards and a touchdown in the second quarter. But ultimately the Hawkeyes couldn't keep up with the Sooners potent offense.

And now a short movie about the 2003 Iowa squad.

Bracket Semifinals:
(21) 1991 Washington vs (277) 1988 Auburn
(108) 2008 Oklahoma vs (364) 1991 Texas A&M

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