THIRD ROUND - Bracket 56 Results


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RESULTS - Round of 512

(73) 1998 Ohio State - 30
(440) 2003 Tennessee - 16
A hail mary touchdown pass from Casey Clausen to James Banks just before halftime only delayed the inevitable for Tennessee. Ohio State dominated this game in every other aspect. Linebackers Andy Katzenmoyer and Na'il Diggs teamed up to shut down the Volunteer running game (Cedric Houston, Jabari Davis, Gerald Riggs Jr.), and Clausen was otherwise ineffective in the passing game. Michael Wiley ran for 137 yards and receiver David Boston matched him with 135 yards through the air in an easy win for the Buckeyes.

(329) 2001 Maryland - 24
(184) 1994 Florida - 34
Steve Spurrier's Fun 'N Gun offense piled up the yards and points against E.J. Henderson and Maryland on their way to the bracket semi-finals. Sophomore QB Danny Wuerffel threw for 302 yards and 3 touchdowns and RB Fred Taylor tacked on a score on the ground. Maryland piled up some yards as well - particularly running back Bruce Perry, who had 134 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns - but the Terps too often stalled in the red zone and failed to come up with points on three occasions that could have made the difference in the game.

(824) 2000 Western Michigan - 16
(312) 1993 Texas A&M - 23
The worst seed left in the tournament falls, leaving 2000 TCU (751 seed in Bracket #18) as the lowest remaining seed. A&M's Wrecking Crew defense (DL Sam Adams, CB Aaron Glenn) handled Jeff Welsh and the Western Michigan offense much better than the 1990 Notre Dame defense did in the second round. Rodney Thomas and Greg Hill teamed up for 137 yards on the ground for the Aggies as they advance past Gary Darnell's Broncos.

(457) 1989 Penn State - 16
(56) 2006 Louisville - 31
The score could have been much worse in this game were it not for a few mental mistakes on the part of Louisville. Bobby Petrino's best team in the field moved the ball at will against Joe Paterno's Nittany Lions, but four turnovers prevented them from scoring more points. Brian Brohm turned it over three times (2 INTs and a fumble), but still piled up 323 yards passing and 3 touchdowns on 14-for-29 attempts.

Bracket Semifinals:
(73) 1998 Ohio State vs (184) 1994 Florida
(56) 2006 Louisville vs (312) 1993 Texas A&M

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