THIRD ROUND - Bracket 26 Results


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RESULTS - Round of 512

(26) 1997 Nebraska - 37
(487) 1995 USC - 19
Scott Frost and Nebraska powered by Keyshawn Johnson and USC in this third round matchup. QB Kyle Wacholtz brought USC back from a fourth quarter deficit in the second round against 1984 LSU, but he couldn't do the same against the Huskers. Frost and I-Back Ahman Green paced a Nebraska rushing attack that produced 389 yards on the ground.

(282) 2005 LSU - 23
(231) 1980 USC - 27 (2 OT)
JaMarcus Russell and LSU couldn't put the ball in the end zone in either overtime period against Ronnie Lott and the USC defense. Marcus Allen, who piled up 199 total yards in the game, took a pitch from QB Gordon Adams and took it 21 yards in the second overtime to secure the win for USC.

(154) 1979 BYU - 27
(359) 1980 UCLA - 17
BYU quarterback Marc Wilson threw for 279 yards and 3 touchdowns, despite solid defense by UCLA corner Kenny Easley. The BYU defense was also successful at containing UCLA tailback Freeman McNeil (23 carries for 68 yards).

(410) 1982 Arkansas - 16
(103) 1992 Miami - 21
Lou Holtz, as he has been known to do, had his Razorbacks up for the Hurricanes. Unfortunately for Holtz, though, Gary Anderson and the offense never got it going against a loaded Dennis Erickson defense. Linebackers Darrin Smith, Michael Barrow, and Jessie Armstead led the way in shutting down the Arkansas ground game. Arkansas defensive linemen Billy Ray Smith and Earl Buckingham were productive in the trenches and hit 'Cane quarterback Gino Torretta a number of times. But Miami was still able to find the end zone three times - enough to advance to the next round.

Bracket Semifinals:
(26) 1997 Nebraska vs (231) 1980 USC
(103) 1992 Miami vs (154) 1979 BYU

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