THIRD ROUND - Bracket 30 Results


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RESULTS - Round of 512

(30) 1994 Nebraska - 30
(542) 1978 Florida State - 17
Nebraska turned Brook Berringer's arm loose in order to get by the '78 Seminoles in this third round contest. Berringer, playing in place of the injured Tommie Frazier, made several big plays in the passing game thanks to nose guard Ron Simmons and the FSU defense loading up to stop Lawrence Phillips. On the third play of the game, Berringer found Clester Johnson for a 63-yard touchdown pass. In the second quarter he found Reggie Baul for a 44-yard to give the Huskers a 17-7 lead. Berringer threw for 273 yards in the game.

(286) 1995 Kansas State - 28
(227) 2002 Iowa - 24
Travis Ochs and Chris Canty were the two key players for Kansas State in this third round win. Ochs was able to cover Iowa's star TE Dallas Clark, as well as lend a hand slowing down Fred Russell in the running game. Canty forced two turnovers, an interception and a fumble recovery.

(158) 2007 Georgia - 23
(355) 1981 Alabama - 20
Matthew Stafford paced the Georgia offense with 236 yards and 2 touchdowns, despite going up against a solid Alabama secondary.

(414) 1997 LSU - 23
(99) 2003 USC - 30
LSU came out firing on all cylinders, but turned the ball over too many times in the second half and blew their chance at an upset. Running backs Kevin Faulk and Rondell Mealey each had touchdown runs as the Tigers piled up 133 yards rushing in the first half. Anthony McFarland and the LSU defense even managed to hold Matt Leinart and the USC offense to just 10 first half points. But quarterback Herb Tyler turned the ball over three times in the second half, one of which was returned 43 yards for a touchdown by Shaun Cody, as the Trojans rallied to win and advance.

Bracket Semifinals:
(30) 1994 Nebraska vs (286) 1995 Kansas State
(99) 2003 USC vs (158) 2007 Georgia

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