THIRD ROUND - Bracket 8 Results


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RESULTS - Round of 512

(121) 2008 USC - 28
(633) 1991 Colorado - 13
Pete Carroll's stifling defense, paced by lightning-quick DT Fili Moala, handled Bill McCartney's Colorado offense en route to an easy third round victory. Deon Figures and the Buffalo secondary held their own against Trojan QB Mark Sanchez, but the offense simply wasn't able to manufacture points. Colorado finished with just 178 total yards and 11 first downs in the game.

(377) 1986 Auburn - 21
(136) 1997 Georgia - 22
Brent Fullwood rushed for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns for Auburn, but Jim Donnan's Georgia Bulldogs persevered and put together a game winning field goal drive in the final minute to steal the victory away from the upset minded Tigers. Mike Bobo confidently led a 57-yard drive with time running out, finding go-to receiver Hines Ward three times for 32 of the 57 yards. After sophomore kicker Hap Hines kicked the game winning 37-yard field goal, Georgia fans went nuts and stormed the field.

(249) 2001 Oklahoma - 20
(264) 1982 Arizona State - 17
Defense defense defense. Each of these teams featured two All Americans on the defensive side of the ball - Rocky Calmus and Roy Williams for the Sooners, Mike Richardson and Vernon Maxwell for the Sun Devils - which meant yards were hard to come by. Neither quarterback Nate Hybl nor Todd Hons had good days. In fact, the teams only combined for 473 yards of offense. OU defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson returned a fumble 33 yards for a touchdown in the middle of the third quarter, and that turned out to be the final score of the ballgame.

(505) 2007 Hawaii - 18
(8) 2002 Ohio State - 31
Ohio State's defense took a page out of the Georgia playbook and assaulted record setting QB Colt Brennan with a barrage of blitzes. Will Smith led the way with 3 of the Buckeyes 7 sacks on the day. Cie Grant added 2 sacks, and Mike Doss returned a Brennan fumble for six points in a runaway victory.

Bracket Semifinals:
(121) 2008 USC vs (136) 1997 Georgia
(8) 2002 Ohio State vs (249) 2001 Oklahoma

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