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(175) 1987 Nebraska - 30
The best Oregon team in the field couldn't make it to the Bracket Final. Tom Osborne, already with three teams in the Bracket of Champions, found a way for his '87 squad to pull the upset over a talented Ducks squad that featured QB Joey Harrington, RBs Maurice Morris & Onterrio Smith, WR keenan Howry, CB Rashad Bauman ...
(210) 1999 Kansas State - 24
(47) 1989 Tennessee - 22
Tennessee tailback Reggie Cobb suffered an undisclosed injury in the first quarter and never returned for Johnny Majors' Vols. The Kansas State defense dominated the game from then on, pulling off the upset to set up an all-Big Eight Bracket Final.
(175) 1987 Nebraska - 27
(210) 1999 Kansas State - 21
Neither one of these teams were expected to be here, so both played like they had nothing to lose.
Kansas State's only loss during the 1999 season came at the hands of Nebraska by a score of 41-15. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they were unable to avenge that loss here.
Despite two big scoring plays in the first half - a 44-yard touchdown run by David Allen and a 23-yard touchdown pass from Jonathan Beasley to Quincy Morgan - Kansas State was unable to sustain any momentum.
The Nebraska defensive line of Broderick Thomas, Neil Smith, Lawrence Pete, and Jeff Jamrog took control of the line of scrimmage and - other than the David Allen touchdown run - neutralized K-State's rushing attack. That forced the offense to go to the arm of QB Jonathan Beasley more than usual, which produced mixed results.
Nebraska led 20-14 at halftime and played it conservatively on offense in the second half as the Blackshirts were dominating.
As the '87 Huskers continue to win, I continue to get more opportunities to post clips from Midwest Speedway in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1987 - enjoy Dad!
1987 Nebraska (#175 overall seed) advances to the Bracket of Champions. The Cornhuskers will face the winner of Bracket 18 in the first round.