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(278) 2006 Rutgers - 17
Two quick defenses took the field in this bracket semi-final matchup. Rutgers defensive linemen Jamal Westerman, Ramel Meekins, Eric Foster, and William Beckford collected 5 sacks between them. Ray Rice added 117 yards on 31 carries, but the Scarlet Knights couldn't come up with the win.
(150) 1980 BYU - 34
(107) 1993 Florida - 33
In a shootout, Steve Spurrier's Gators came up one point short against LaVell Edwards' Cougars. The two quarterbacks, Jim McMahon and freshman Danny Wuerffel combined to throw for 776 yards in the game.
(22) 2004 Auburn - 52
(150) 1980 BYU - 50 (4 OT)
If you like points, just follow BYU. LaVell Edwards, down to just two teams alive after starting with 24 teams in the tournament, pulled out all the stops offensively to try to put a team in the Bracket of Champions.
The 2004 Auburn secondary was tested repeatedly against Air Edwards. All American corner Carlos Rogers held up for the most part, but safeties Junior Rosegreen (more of a run stopping safety) and Will Herring didn't have good games on the back end of the defense.
BYU quarterback Jim McMahon started the scoring with a 37 yard bomb to TE Clay Brown over the top.
Auburn answered with a ground attack that featured tailbacks Cadillac Williams and Ronnie Brown. The duo proceeded to hammer on Kyle Whittingham and the BYU defense until the Tigers had built a 27-13 lead late in the fourth quarter while amassing 243 rushing yards.
But McMahon, no stranger to comebacks, wasn't finished yet. McMahon led two straight touchdown drives in the final 6 minutes, culminating in a 41-yard touchdown pass to Clay Brown as time expired. The extra point tied the game and sent it into overtime.
With both defenses clearly wearing down, a parade of touchdowns lit up the scoreboard and sent each team's score near the half-century mark. BYU reached 50 points first in the fourth overtime. McMahon threw his 6th touchdown pass of the game - this one to fullback Eric Lane. The required two-point conversion pass fell harmlessly to the ground, though, giving Auburn hope.
After riding the legs of Williams and Brown the majority of the game, it was time for senior quarterback Jason Campbell to make a play. Facing fourth and 12 after two short runs and a sack, Campbell rolled right to avoid the rush and found Courtney Taylor for 13 yards and the first down.
A play later Campbell found tight end Anthony Mix in the end zone for the game-tying touchdown. With the adrenaline flowing, Campbell called his own number on the two-point conversion attempt, scrambling left and finding paydirt for the exhausting 52-50 win.
2004 Auburn (#22 overall seed) advances to the Bracket of Champions. The Tigers will face the winner of Bracket 43 in the first round.