THIRD ROUND - Bracket 45 Results


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RESULTS - Round of 512

(45) 1990 Georgia Tech - 22
(557) 2006 Virginia Tech - 17
The potent Georgia Tech offense was held in check by the Hokies, but the 1990 co-national champions found a way to advance anyway. LB Calvin Tiggle made plays all over the field for the Ramblin' Wreck defense, containing RB Branden Ore and forcing QB Sean Glennon to make plays. On the other side of the ball, QB Shawn Jones kept his poise despite getting sacked 4 times by Noland Burchette and the rest of the Virginia Tech defense. Jones only threw for 122 yards, but he played tough and directed the offense into kicker Scott Sisson's range time and again. Sisson kicked five field goals on the day.

(301) 2007 USC - 20
(212) 1998 Texas A&M - 19
The Aggies fortunes finally ran out here in the third round of the Greatest Tournament of All Time. USC QB John David Booty didn't put up big numbers, but he didn't turn the ball over a single time. The Wrecking Crew, featuring a stacked linebacker corps of Dat Nguyen, Warrick Holdman, and Roylin Bradley, held the USC offense to just 244 total yards, but the A&M offense couldn't put the ball in the end zone. Randy McCown and Branndon Stewart each threw interceptions in the red zone.

(173) 1985 Miami - 28
(340) 1996 Washington - 23
In a game that looked closer than it actually was, Jimmy Johnson's Hurricanes knocked Jim Lambright's Huskies out of the tournament. Vinny Testaverde led four relatively easy touchdown drives, wich Michael Irvin piling up 8 receptions for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns. For Washington, Corey Dillon was largely ineffective in the first half thanks to the presence of Miami DT Jerome Brown.

(429) 1978 North Texas - 16
(84) 1982 Nebraska - 30
Hayden Fry's miracle run with the Mean Green of North Texas is over. The Big Red Scoring Explosion ran for over 400 yards in a workmanlike performance. I-Backs Mike Rozier, Roger Craig, and Jeff Smith all topped the 75-yard mark. On the other side of the ball, UNT RB Bernard Jackson was held to 50 rushing yards below his average.

Bracket Semifinals:
(45) 1990 Georgia Tech vs (301) 2007 USC
(84) 1982 Nebraska vs (173) 1985 Miami

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