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(1) 1983 Auburn - 20
(256) 1981 Georgia - 19
(129) 1983 Texas - 21
(385) 2003 Boise State - 20
(1) 1983 Auburn - 19
(129) 1983 Texas - 16
Bo Jackson was held to just 35 yards rushing by Texas the first time around, but this time the All American was ready to go. Jackson started off the scoring on Auburn's second possession with a 29 yard touchdown run. Auburn later tacked on two field goals to take a 13-0 halftime lead.
Texas had a healthy Todd Dodge back at quarterback - he missed the game in 1983 - but he was off the mark in the passing game. Dodge only completed 7 of his 18 pass attempts in the ballgame. The first half was especially rough for the Longhorn offense, as Gregg Carr and the Tiger D held Texas to just 63 yards of offense. But the second half was a different story. Dodge capped an 80-yard drive to open the second half with a touchdown pass to Kelvin Epps.
But Auburn tacked on another touchdown later in the third quarter, a touchdown run by fullback Tommie Agee, and the defense held Texas to three Raul Allegre field goal attempts the rest of the way to secure the win and become the first team to officially advance to the Bracket of Champions.