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RESULTS - Round of 512
(518) 1983 Tennessee - 14
The '82 Nittany Lions defeated the '83 Vols by getting after quarterback Alan Cockrell. Penn State defensive end Walker Lee Ashley sacked Cockrell three times and forced two fumbles. The pressure forced Cockrell into throwing two interceptions as well. The turnovers did not leave Reggie White and the Tennessee defense in good field position, as three of Penn State's touchdown drives were 35 yards or less.
(262) 1982 Florida State - 24
(251) 1980 Miami - 22
Bobby Bowden's Seminoles topped Howard Schnellenberger's Hurricanes in a tightly contested rivalry matchup here in the third round. FSU quarterback Kelly Lowrey threw two touchdown passes and tailback Ricky Williams added 82 yards and a touchdown. For Miami, sophomore quarterback Jim Kelly threw for 201 yards, but didn't get much help from the running game.
(134) 1992 Notre Dame - 30
(646) 1999 Utah - 20
This was the third consecutive Notre Dame team 1999 Utah has had to play in the tournament. After taking care of 1986 Notre Dame in the first round, they upset 2006 Notre Dame in the second round. The third Notre Dame team turned out to be the charm, though, as the 1992 squad finally eliminated the '99 Utes. Lou Holtz's offensive line won the battle up front, which meant running backs Reggie Brooks (132 yards, 1 td) and Jerome Bettis (76 yards, 1 td) had some room to run. The Utah offense had weapons of their own (RB Mike Anderson, WR Steve Smith, QB Darnell Arceneaux), but struggled to move the ball on several occasions due to the disruptive presence of DT Bryant Young.
(635) 1985 Fresno State - 20
(123) 1991 Florida State - 35
Florida State dominated Fresno State on their way to advancing to the Bracket 6 semi-finals. Amp Lee ran for 188 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Seminoles, while Terrell Buckley and the secondary forced Fresno quarterback Kevin Sweeney into one of his worst games.
(6) 1982 Penn State vs (262) 1982 Florida State
(123) 1991 Florida State vs (134) 1992 Notre Dame