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(294) 1993 Miami - 18
1987 South Carolina's miracle run in the tournament continues! Warren Sapp and the Hurricanes scored first and led the entire game - until the Gamecocks' Harold Green scored a touchdown with 47 seconds remaining. Instead of kicking the extra point to tie the game and send it into overtime, South Carolina coach Joe Morrison elected to go for two and the win. Sterling Sharpe caught a pass in the middle of the end zone from Todd Ellis and the "Black Death" Gamecocks advanced.
(347) 2007 Oklahoma - 27
(91) 1993 Nebraska - 30
An old rivalry saw another chapter written here in The Greatest Tournament of All Time. Freshman quarterback Sam Bradford and the high powered Oklahoma offense played well, but Bob Stoops' defense couldn't stop Nebraska's option game.
(550) 1987 South Carolina - 18
(91) 1993 Nebraska - 23
The biggest overachievers in the tournament finally hit a wall. After going on an incredible run that saw the Gamecocks upset 2007 Texas, 2000 Washington, and 1993 Miami, a Nebraska team that played the role of underdog in the 1993 national championship game knocked 1987 South Carolina out of the tournament.
Impartial tournament fans fell in love with the underdog Gamecocks, thanks in large part to their gritty play, never-say-die attitude, and their awesome stadium entrance (yep, I'm going to show it again - it's goose bump inducing even on the fifth viewing).
But Nebraska brought a great team to the table that played with the motto "We Refuse to Lose" during the 1993 season - and the Huskers did just that.
Nebraska defensive end Trev Alberts played a whirlwind of a game, collecting two sacks and countless other pressures of quarterback Todd Ellis. His presence in the backfield also led to sacks by Terry Connealy and Donta Jones.
It got exciting in the second quarter when Corey Dixon returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown giving Nebraska 10-0 lead.
But South Carolina answered as they have all tournament long. This time it was Sterling Sharpe's turn to wow the crowd by returning the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown.
In the second half, Tommie Frazier took the game over. The sophomore ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to tight end Trumane Bell. On the day, Frazier piled up 66 yards rushing and 162 yards passing.
1993 Nebraska (#91 overall seed) advances to the Bracket of Champions. The Cornhuskers will face the winner of Bracket 27 in the first round.