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(310) 1990 Tennessee - 24
Dale Carter had a spectacular 90 yard kickoff return for touchdown, but the Vols fell a field goal shy of advancing to the Bracket 54 Final.
(182) 1996 BYU - 20
(75) 1989 Miami - 34
BYU quarterback Steve Sarkisian was hassled all day by the Miami defense, and Omarr "The Electric Blanket" Morgan had a rough day against the Miami passing game. The Cougars were no match for a really good Miami team.
(54) 2005 Penn State - 20
(75) 1989 Miami - 26
The atmosphere was electric for this matchup of 11-1 teams. The entire town of Paternoville was in attendance to root on their senior-laden Nittany Lions against the potent '89 Hurricanes.
It was a defensive struggle in the early going with the Penn State defense matching the Miami defense stop for stop. In fact, defensive end Tamba Hali hammered Miami quarterback Craig Erickson so hard that he missed the majority of the rest of the first half.
The Hurricanes didn't miss a beat, though, with freshman Gino Torretta taking the reins. Torretta quickly led a field goal drive that put the 'Canes up 3-0.
Penn State quarterback Michael Robinson had some success through the air, but Miami defensive tackles Russell Maryland and Cortez Kennedy were disrupting the option game before it even had a chance to start. As a result tailbacks Tony Hunt and Austin Scott became non-factors.
Torretta added a touchdown pass to Wesley Carroll to close the second half, and Erickson threw a touchdown pass to Dale Dawkins late in the third quarter as the '89 Hurricanes marched relatively easily through the Nittany Lions.