THIRD ROUND - Bracket 44 Results


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RESULTS - Round of 512

(85) 1985 Penn State - 22
(597) 1998 Missouri - 18
Corby Jones and the Tigers fought hard in this battle with 1985 Penn State, but D.J. Dozier punched in a touchdown from two yards out with just over a minute to play to send the Nittany Lions into the next round. Defense was the story of the day as Mizzou's Justin Smith sacked quarterback John Shaffer 3 times and Penn State's Shane Conlan led the way in holding Devin West to just 44 yards rushing.

(341) 1984 Boston College - 21
(172) 1979 Ohio State - 31
Heisman winner Doug Flutie used up his miracle throw in the last round to beat 2004 Ohio State, so BC was just about out of gas when they faced the '79 Buckeyes. Tailback Calvin Murray rushed for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns for Ohio State, and Art Schlichter found Doug Donley for a 72-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the second half the put the game out of reach, even for the high scoring BC offense.

(213) 1982 SMU - 28
(300) 1998 Georgia Tech - 24
The Goldfellas were out in full force for this third round matchup to root on Joe Hamilton and the Yellow Jackets. But the Ramblin' Wreck couldn't contain Bobby Collins' Pony Express running game. Eric Dickerson ran for 160 yards and Craig James added 64 yards.

(469) 1992 Nebraska - 27
(44) 2000 Virginia Tech - 33
In a highly anticipated matchup featuring two of the most athletic quarterbacks to ever play college football, Michael Vick and Virginia Tech got just a little more help from their defense than Tommie Frazier and Nebraska got from the Blackshirts. Frazier executed the option to perfection and even hit a couple of long play action passes. But it was Bud Foster's Hokie defense holding Husker I-Backs Calvin Jones and Derek Brown to a combined 108 yards that made the difference. Michael Vick matched Tommie Frazier big play for big play, compiling 123 yards rushing and 221 yards passing and leading Virginia Tech on a game winning 12-play touchdown drive that gave the Hokies the lead for good with just under a minute to play.

Michael Vick was so unstoppable in college.

Bracket Semifinals:
(85) 1985 Penn State vs (172) 1979 Ohio State
(44) 2000 Virginia Tech vs (213) 1982 SMU

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