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(139) 1993 Ohio State - 19
All American linemen Dan Wilkinson (DT) and Korey Stringer (OT) figured to hold the advantage in the trenches, but Bear Bryant's Crimson Tide had other ideas. Joey Galloway scored the Buckeyes lone touchdown and Raymont Harris was held to just 45 rushing yards.
(267) 1996 Penn State - 20
(11) 1995 Nebraska - 41
Penn State's offensive skill players (RB Curtis Enis, WR Joe Jurevicius, FB Aaron Harris, QB Wally Richardson) were largely ineffective against the fast and furious Blackshirts. The defense (DL Brandon Noble, CB Brian Miller) didn't fare too well either.
(118) 1977 Alabama - 21
(11) 1995 Nebraska - 35
Another round another blowout for the 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Nebraska took a 23-7 lead into halftime on the strength of a potent running game and a stout defense. Lawrence Phillips had 75 yards rushing, and Ahman Green added 43 in the first half. Marty Lyons, Barry Krauss and the Alabama defense geared up to stop quarterback Tommie Frazier, and Frazier was more than happy to pitch to his talented I-Backs.
On the other side of the ball, Grant Wistrom and Terrell Farley led a pass rush that sacked Jeff Rutledge every time he tried to find receiver Ozzie Newsome in the first half. That's right, Rutledge dropped back to throw 4 times and was sacked 4 times.
1995 Nebraska (#11 overall seed) advances to the Bracket of Champions. The Cornhuskers will face the winner of Bracket 54 in the first round.