2005 TEXAS
1987 MIAMI

2005 Texas
#2 overall seed - winners of Bracket #2

1987 Miami
#7 overall seed - winners of Bracket #7

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The only region that went according to seed, this was also regarded as the toughest region in the Bracket of Champions. The Regional Final pitted the 2005 national champion Texas Longhorns against the 1987 national champion Miami Hurricanes.

Michael Irvin has had a whale of a tournament up to this point, but the Texas secondary (Cedric Griffin, Michael Huff, Michael Griffin, Tarell Brown, and Aaron Ross as the nickel) is by far the best that he has had to face.

That matchup proved to be inconsequential as Miami lost despite another big game by #47. Irvin put up another 100 yards and scored two more touchdowns in the losing effort.

The key to the game ended up being none other than Vince Young. Despite facing a tremendous Miami defense, Young stepped his game up another notch and led the Longhorns to 30 points.

Young finished yet another game with over 200 yards passing and at least 100 yards rushing. He also accounted for all three Texas touchdowns. Limas Sweed caught the last touchdown pass in the back of the end zone in the fourth quarter that proved to be the decisive score.

Young also threw a screen pass that Ramonce Taylor took 33 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Taylor weaved through the Hurricane defense and juked All America safety Bennie Blades inside the ten yard line to get in the end zone.

This win over Jimmy Johnson's #7 seeded Miami team proved to the doubters that the Longhorns have the mettle to play with the elites in the Final Four of The Greatest Tournament of All Time.

2005 Texas - 30
1987 Miami - 24

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