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(255) 1981 Nebraska - 20
Nebraska featured center Dave Rimington leading the way for I-Backs Roger Craig and Mike Rozier. But they didn't have Vince Young.
(130) 1983 BYU - 30
(127) 1999 Michigan State - 27
Nick Saban's Michigan State team had some pretty good players on defense (Julian Peterson, Robaire Smith, Josh Thornhill), but the offenses took control of this game. Even with weapons like WR Plaxico Burress, QB Bill Burke, and RBs Lloyd Clemons and T.J. Duckett, the Spartans came up short.
(2) 2005 Texas - 41
(130) 1983 BYU - 26
You can't ask for a better quarterback matchup than the pair of Youngs featured in the Bracket 2 Final. Vince Young suited up for the Longhorns, while Steve Young lined up under center for his namesake Brigham Young University.
Vince Young was marvelous in leading the Longhorns. He threw for 156 yards and rushed for 98 and maintained a presence in the huddle even when BYU made a run early in the third quarter to get back in striking distance.
With Texas leading 27-13, Steve Young strung together seven consecutive completions, the last of which was a 13-yard touchdown toss to Glen Kozlowski. The BYU defense held, and again Steve Young led a scoring drive. He completed two passes to Kirk Pendleton, picked up 22 yards on a scramble, and then hit tight end Gordon Hudson to set up a 27-yard field goal that pulled the Cougars within 4 at 27-23.
But the Texas running game took over from there on out. Running back Jamaal Charles, who has been quiet thus far in the tournament, came up big against BYU. The freshman cashed in on his extra playing time - fellow tailback Romance Taylor was suspended for this game due to off-the-field issues - by running for 205 yards on 21 carries and scoring 3 touchdowns.
His second touchdown came on the first play of the fourth quarter that gave the Horns some breathing room with a 34-23 lead, and his third score put BYU away for good.
2005 Texas (#2 overall seed) advances to the Bracket of Champions. The Longhorns will face the winner of Bracket 63 in the first round.