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(188) 1980 Nebraska - 29
Jay Graham didn't break any long runs and the Leonard Little-led defense was worn down by the relentless pace set by the Nebraska offense. Sophomore quarterback Peyton Manning and the Vols get sent home early.
(316) 2007 Ohio State - 20
(60) 2002 Georgia - 22
Jim Tressel's Buckeyes once again failed to capture enough magic to advance to the Bracket of Champions. A defense featuring Vernon Gholston, Malcolm Jenkins, and James Laurenaitis played well, but Todd Boeckman and the offense were held scoreless over the final 23 minutes of the game.
(188) 1980 Nebraska - 26
(60) 2002 Georgia - 19
Nebraska completely took away Musa Smith and the running game which forced quarterback David Greene to do everything by himself. Jimmy Williams and the rest of the Blackshirts held Smith to just 19 yards rushing on the day.
The Bulldog defense was nearly as impressive, slowing a Nebraska running attack that featured All American Jarvis Redwine and future NFL great Roger Craig well below their season averages.
With Nebraska leading 19-12 early in the fourth quarter, Georgia defensive end David Pollack made the highlight reel play of the game when he took the ball off Nebraska quarterback Jeff Quinn's arm in the end zone for an interception and a touchdown all in one motion.
Despite the huge shift in momentum, Quinn answered by leading an impressive touchdown drive on the following possession that spanned over 5 minutes of clock time. He completed all four of his passes on the drive, including the 18-yard touchdown pass to WR Todd Brown that capped the drive and secured the win for the underdog Huskers.
1980 Nebraska (#188 overall seed) advances to the Bracket of Champions. The Cornhuskers will face the winner of Bracket #5 in the first round.