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RESULTS - Round of 512
(606) 1980 Ohio State - 20
This barn burner featured two teams from the 1980 season. Tailback Calvin Murray ran for 130 tough yards to keep Ohio State in the game to the bitter end. But you-know-who (Herschel Walker) came through in the end to knock the upset minded Buckeyes out of the tournament. The freshman plowed into the end zone from 2 yards out with 5 minutes remaining to give the Bulldogs the victory.
(350) 1989 Nebraska - 27
(163) 1991 Michigan - 28
Quarterback Gerry Gdowski did his best to keep Nebraska in the game, running and passing for over 100 each. But Desmond Howard showed why he was the runaway Heisman winner in 1991 by returning a punt 92 yards for the game winning touchdown with just 1:58 left in the game. When asked about it after the game, Nebraska coach Tom Osborne said if he had it to do all over again he would never punt the ball to Howard in that situation again.
(222) 1986 LSU - 22
(291) 2001 Syracuse - 19
Defense was once again the name of the game - for a half anyway. LSU picked up a safety and Dwight Freeney racked up 3 sacks in the first half as Syracuse fought their way to a 9-5 halftime advantage. But LSU quarterback Tommy Hodson led two gutsy touchdown drives in the fourth quarter to propel the Tigers past R.J. Anderson and the Orange.
(547) 2002 Penn State - 19
(35) 1987 Florida State - 32
The Florida State defense managed to contain Penn State running back Larry Johnson, and Martin Mayhew picked off Zack Mills in the effort. Sammy Smith ran for 93 yards and 2 touchdowns to pace the Seminoles ground-oriented offense.
(94) 1980 Georgia vs (163) 1991 Michigan
(35) 1987 Florida State vs (222) 1986 LSU