Monday, February 23, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 20 Results

BRACKET #20
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RESULTS - BRACKET 20
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(109) 1990 Miami - 34
(1940) 1980 Texas Tech - 9

(916) 2007 Connecticut - 22
(1133) 2003 Memphis - 21

(621) 2007 South Florida - 30
(1428) 1977 Mississippi State - 17

(404) 1995 Texas - 30
(1645) 1983 Mississippi - 14

(365) 1979 Penn State - 26
(1684) 1982 Houston - 12

(660) 1977 Clemson - 19
(1389) 1991 Louisiana Tech - 16

(877) 2002 UCLA - 28
(1172) 2001 Texas Tech - 29

(148) 1988 UCLA - 37
(1901) 2007 Arizona - 16

(237) 1999 Marshall - 31
(1812) 1979 Oregon - 10

(788) 1999 Texas - 26
(1261) 1990 Ohio State - 23

(749) 1990 California - 28
(1300) 2005 Boise State - 31

(276) 1994 Auburn - 37
(1773) 2007 Indiana - 20

(493) 2005 Notre Dame - 28
(1556) 1982 Kansas State - 17

(532) 2000 Toledo - 30
(1517) 1999 Houston - 14

(1005) 1978 Yale - 22
(1044) 1994 Air Force - 21

(20) 1978 Alabama - 36
(2029) 1979 The Citadel - 10

Round 2 Matchups:
(109) 1990 Miami vs (916) 2007 Connecticut
(404) 1995 Texas vs (621) 2007 South Florida
(365) 1979 Penn State vs (660) 1977 Clemson
(148) 1988 UCLA vs (1172) 2001 Texas Tech
(237) 1999 Marshall vs (788) 1999 Texas
(276) 1994 Auburn vs (1300) 2005 Boise State
(493) 2005 Notre Dame vs (532) 2000 Toledo
(20) 1978 Alabama vs (1005) 1978 Yale

Sunday, February 22, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 64 Results

BRACKET #64
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RESULTS - BRACKET 64
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(65) 1982 Georgia - 27
(1984) 1987 Kentucky - 10
The Wildcats couldn't compete with Bulldog Fever. Herschel Walker runs for 142 and QB John Lastinger was shredded the poor Wildcats. The Bulldog D shut down Mark Higgs and limited him to 5 yards. Blowout!


(960) 1984 Notre Dame - 26
(1089) 2002 Tennessee - 23 (OT)
In one of the better first round matchups of the tournament QB Steve Buerlein hit Mark Bavaro for a 30 yard reception to set up he winning FG by John Carney. But for the Irish Allen Pinkett was the story, he scored all 3 touchdowns. This Tennessee team hung with the Irish on the Arm of Casey Clausen to TE Jason Witten but a late fumble by Cedric Houston set up the Irish connection. Also the Voluteers were desperate in this one and put Jason Witten back to receive kicks.

(577) 2002 Virginia Tech - 31
(1472) 2000 Stanford - 17
This was the Suggs and Jones show and there were virtually untouchable rushing for 250 and this was over at the half poor Randy Fasani.

(448) 1993 UCLA - 27
(1601) 1986 Tulsa - 18
This Bruin team rotated personal all game it wore out this poor Tulsa team. JJ Stokes was the story 4 catches for 168 and UCLA was very creative on special teams and Tulsa like many other bad teams in this tourny took the time to promote the school.

(321) 1990 Penn State - 25
(1728) 1999 Air Force - 15
Tony Sacca led the Lions to the easy victory over the Air Force, this one was over at the half with a 22-0 lead at the half and Leroy Thompson and Sam Gash salted away the game in the second half.

(704) 1995 Texas Tech - 39
(1345) 2004 Hawaii - 26
We have a Zebbie Letheridge sighting but this game was controlled by Byron Hanspard and Monte Reagor forced Timmy Chang into several bad decisions, this was one of Hawaii best teams in the tournament. But the Raiders gave the Rainbows a Heartache in this one.

(833) 1995 Iowa - 26
(1216) 2000 Pittsburgh - 21
Can you say Tim Dwight! All purpose yards for Dwight on the day were 300 yards and this was a very good Pitt team with Antonio Bryant and Kevan Barlow on the squad, can you believe Antonio split time with RJ English?

(192) 1978 Clemson - 30
(1857) 2004 North Carolina State - 13
The great Steve Fuller took advantage of the undersized AJ Davis and Devonte Edwards and got Dwight Clark and and Jerry Butler whenever he wanted. Clemson DE Charlie Bauman got a Pick against QB Jay Davis but after the play chaos came from a very pissed off Chuck Amato.

(193) 2004 Boise State - 39
(1856) 1994 Clemson - 14
The Broncos ripped the Tigers and it was all Jared Zabransky and the Bronco D. Zabransky threw for 414 and 4 td's to TJ Acree, two to Dristan Davis and Dereck Schouman. This was a laffer from the start but if Clemson has Raymond Priester in the lineup his luck isn't good in this tournament. The Tailback was shut down by Andy Avalos and Korey Hall. Boise kept all starters in well into the second half we will see if that matters in their next matchup.

(832) 1990 Illinois - 22
(1217) 2008 Connecticut - 20
This was a great game from start to finish but a late 4th quarter stop by Moe Gardner and Derrick Brownlow stopping Donald Brown short of the first down sealed the slight victory for the Illni. This game was all about the RB's as UCONN RB Donald Brown ran for 192 and Illini FB Howard Griffith scored all 3 TD's and rushed for 167 on 8 carries.

(705) 1985 Texas - 20
(1344) 1984 Wisconsin - 18
This one came down to pass by Wisconsin QB Mike Howard to WR Al Toon that was broken up Eric Jefferies to preserve the victory for the horns.

(320) 2005 Oklahoma - 30
(1729) 2004 UCLA - 22
This game was a lot closer then it should have been as Maurice Jones Drew and Mercedes Lewis kept the Bruin in this one but a late pick 6 by Reggie Smith thrown by Drew Olson secured the victory for the Sooners. Adrian Peterson had a big day with 150 but Rhett Bomar mistakes, mainly two interceptions to Jerad Page kept this game close.

(499) 1980 Mississippi State - 35
(1600) 1993 BYU - 25
The Bulldogs took down this Cougar team with no issues, RB Michael Haddix had 120 and QB John Bond played steady enough to beat this very average QB John Walsh team.


(576) 2000 Wisconsin - 24
(1473) 1998 BYU - 21
This bracket wouldn't have been mine without several BYU teams for some reason but at least another BYU squad was knocked out. Michael Bennett used his speed to catch a screen pass late in the 4th quarter to set up a Vitaly Pisetsky FG to win it. Oh and BYU RB Ronnie Jenkins got rocked.


(961) 1990 Southern Miss - 39
(1088) 1998 Kentucky - 32 (2 OT)
Another fantastic game in this bracket with Brett Farve going against Tim Couch. This game was a tennis match but it came down to a Farve 1 yard dive into the endzone and dropped pass by Kentucky WR Craig Yeast to get Farve to second Round.

(64) 1994 Florida State - 44
(1985) 2008 Fresno State - 14
WOW! This will be a team to keep an eye on!!! Danny Kanell, Warrick Dunn and Kez McCorvey all had career days against a very below average Fresno St Defense. QB Tom Brandstater threw 5 picks, 3 to Clifton Abraham, 2 Derrick Brooks. This will be a team to watch out for they are stacked. 62 Y Middle sure didn't work today.

Round 2 Matchups-
(65) 1982 Georgia vs (960) 1984 Notre Dame
(448) 1993 UCLA vs (577) 2002 Virginia Tech
(321) 1990 Penn State vs (704) 1995 Texas Tech
(192) 1978 Clemson vs (833) 1995 Iowa
(193) 2004 Boise State vs (832) 1990 Illinois
(320) 2005 Oklahoma vs (705) 1985 Texas
(449) 1980 Mississippi State vs (576) 2000 Wisconsin
(64) 1994 Florida State vs (961) 1990 Southern Miss

Saturday, February 21, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 53 Results

BRACKET #53
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RESULTS - BRACKET 53
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(53) 2005 USC - 42
(1996) 1977 Louisville - 16

(972) 1987 Ohio State - 17
(1077) 1983 Arizona - 23

(565) 1996 Notre Dame - 30
(1484) 1983 Tulsa - 17

(460) 1981 Washington - 30
(1589) 2008 Colorado State - 16

(309) 2007 Virginia Tech - 34
(1740) 2007 Colorado - 17

(716) 1994 Washington State - 23
(1333) 2007 East Carolina - 17

(821) 1993 California - 29
(1228) 2004 Notre Dame - 23

(204) 2000 Florida - 34
(1845) 1993 Memphis - 17

(181) 1977 Arkansas - 32
(1868) 2001 Oregon State - 13

(844) 1979 Tulane - 31
(1205) 2004 North Caolina - 21

(693) 2007 Illinois - 22
(1356) 1995 Baylor - 20

(332) 2004 Tennessee - 25
(1717) 1991 Arkansas - 14

(437) 1992 Hawaii - 30
(1612) 2002 Texas A&M - 24

(588) 1989 Texas Tech - 33
(1461) 2005 Central Florida - 23

(949) 1995 Colorado State - 23
(1100) 1985 Notre Dame - 20

(76) 1993 Auburn - 34
(1973) 1985 Kansas - 16

Round 2 Matchups-
(53) 2005 USC vs (1077) 1983 Arizona
(460) 1981 Washington vs (565) 1996 Notre Dame
(309) 2007 Virginia Tech vs (716) 1994 Washington State
(204) 2000 Florida vs (821) 1993 California
(181) 1977 Arkansas vs (844) 1979 Tulane
(332) 2004 Tennessee vs (693) 2007 Illinois
(437) 1992 Hawaii vs (588) 1989 Texas Tech
(76) 1993 Auburn vs (949) 1995 Colorado State

Friday, February 20, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 52 Results

BRACKET #52
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RESULTS - BRACKET 52
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(77) 1993 Notre Dame - 40
(1972) 1989 Iowa - 12
This was no contest. One of the best Notre Dame teams in the field quickly dismissed the '89 Hawkeyes. QB Kevin McDougal and RB Lee Becton ran the option to perfection (with some assistance from Bob Seger), and a loaded Irish defense shut down QB Matt Rodgers and the Iowa offense.

(948) 2007 Mississippi State - 14
(1101) 1988 Fresno State - 27
Sylvester Croom's best team in the field didn't last long. Fresno RB Aaron Craver surprisingly found plenty of running lanes against Mississippi State's usually stout defense. The only highlight for the Croomdawgs was this Derek Pegues punt return for touchdown.

(589) 2007 Cincinnati - 24
(1460) 1977 Tennessee State - 17
Tennessee State brought an excellent defensive game plan (and some excellent songs) into their first round matchup with heavy favorite Cincinnati. It took a Mike Mickens interception in the final minute to stave off a huge upset bid.

(436) 1985 Florida State - 35
(1613) 2001 Rice - 19
Florida State quarterbacks Danny McManus and Chip Ferguson each hooked up with WR Hassan Jones on touchdown throws against an overmatched defense. Rice QB Kyle Herm made some plays early running Ken Hatfield's wishbone, but that didn't last long.

(333) 1994 Colorado State - 29
(1716) 2006 Nevada - 22
The best Colorado State team in the tournament got off to a slow start. Nevada QB Jeff Rowe kept the Wolfpack in the game with his arm, but it was Ram QB Anthoney Hill who had the last laugh, finding WR Eric Olsen for what ended up being the game winning TD early in the fourth quarter.

(692) 2000 Louisville - 33
(1357) 2002 Iowa State - 24
There were plenty of highlights in this first round matchup. Dave Ragone threw for 412 yards, including a pair of touchdowns each to Arnold Jackson and Deion Branch. But the highlight of the day had to be this amazing run by Seneca Wallace. This tournament will definitely miss Seneca.



(845) 1978 Pittsburgh - 23
(1204) 1981 Tennessee - 16
Johnny Majors and the Volunteers stumbled against the Jackie Sherrill-led 1978 Pitt Panthers. Sophomore OL Mark May won the day in the trenches against Reggie White, opening enough holes for the RB duo of Freddy Jacobs and Rooster Jones to operate effectively.

(180) 1997 UCLA - 42
(1869) 2001 Wisconsin - 17
UCLA QB Cade McNown hit RB Skip Hicks on this 42-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter and the rout was on. Lee Evans could only watch as Wisconsin's overmatched defense gave up point after point on their way to elimination.

(205) 2000 Oregon - 34
(1844) 1978 New Mexico State - 17
The Oregon offense had no trouble moving the ball on the Aggie defense. They took a 27-7 lead into the half thanks in part to this Keenan Howry 27-yard touchdown catch from Joey Harrington.

(820) 1989 Northern Illinois - 32
(1229) 1986 Temple - 30
If a 1989 Northern Illinois vs 1986 Temple showdown doesn't get your blood boiling, you might want to check your pulse to see if you're still alive! 2000 Oregon had better be careful in the second round because NIU QB Stacey Johnson is capable of taking a game over at any time. NIU - Blood on Blood!

(717) 1980 Washington - 23
(1332) 1989 Florida - 17
Despite being arguably the most talented team on the field, Florida wasn't able to pull out the victory. DB Ray Horton returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter that gave the Huskies the lead for good. Emmitt Smith, thinking this was his best chance to advance in The Greatest Tournament of All Time, devastated after the loss.

(308) 1996 Alabama - 26
(1741) 1980 Princeton - 12
The Alabama defense locked down on Princeton and led the way to an easy first round win. The loaded secondary, including Kevin Jackson and DeShea Townsend, blanketed the Tiger receivers and limited QB Mark Lockenmeyer to only 87 passing yards.

(461) 2003 Bowling Green - 30
(1588) 1978 Tennessee - 19
Johnny Majors may have had the advantage of experience over Bowling Green's rookie head coach Gregg Brandon, but he never had a QB like Josh Harris. Harris paced an explosive Falcon offense with 264 yards passing, including this 7-yard TD strike to the talented Charles Sharon.

(564) 1991 BYU - 33
(1485) 1994 TCU - 22
BYU QB Ty Detmer was up for the challenge of this tournament. The senior out-dueled TCU QB Max Knake by throwing for 321 yards and 4 touchdowns.

(973) 1996 West Virginia - 38
(1076) 2003 Oregon State - 41 (3 OT)
With all the playmakers on the field, this game needed overtime to decide a winner. Mountaineer DB Mike Logan made a remarkable defensive play early in the game that appeared to set the tempo for the rest of the game. But Oregon State WR Mike Hass had other ideas. In a game that featured stars Steven Jackson, Derek Anderson, and Amos Zereoue, it was Hass who shined the brightest. Hass collected 197 yards and 3 touchdowns, including the game winner in the third overtime.

(52) 2002 USC - 35
(1997) 1987 North Carolina - 12
UNC DBs Derrick Donald and Dan Vooletich were no match for the USC passing attack. Carson Palmer hit Mike Williams and Keary Colbert on twin 37-yard touchdown passes in the first quarter and RB Sultan McCullough took over from there. UNC QB Mark Maye is sent packing.


Round 2 Matchups-
(77) 1993 Notre Dame vs (1101) 1988 Fresno State
(436) 1985 Florida State vs (589) 2007 Cincinnati
(333) 1994 Colorado State vs (692) 2000 Louisville
(180) 1997 UCLA vs (845) 1978 Pittsburgh
(205) 2000 Oregon vs (820) 1989 Northern Illinois
(308) 1996 Alabama vs (717) 1980 Washington
(461) 2003 Bowling Green vs (564) 1991 BYU
(52) 2002 USC vs (1076) 2003 Oregon State

Thursday, February 19, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 36 Results

BRACKET #36
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RESULTS - BRACKET 36
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(93) 2004 Utah - 44
(1956) 1984 Navy - 16

(932) 1984 Miami - 26
(1117) 1984 Army - 25

(605) 1984 Auburn - 26
(1444) 2001 Iowa State - 20

(420) 2004 Michigan - 28
(1629) 1986 Maryland - 20

(349) 2003 Utah - 34
(1700) 1993 Utah State - 20

(676) 1996 Wyoming - 32
(1373) 1977 Washington State - 22

(861) 2007 Wake Forest - 18
(1188) 1983 Southern Miss - 20

(164) 1995 Colorado - 36
(1885) 1998 Oklahoma - 12

(221) 2004 Georgia - 26
(1828) 1987 Arizona - 15

(804) 1978 East Carolina - 22
(1245) 1985 SMU - 16

(733) 1977 North Carolina State - 27
(1316) 1990 Arizona - 14

(292) 2003 Georgia - 28
(1757) 1998 Utah - 17

(477) 1995 Michigan - 30
(1572) 1994 Nevada - 22

(548) 2002 North Carolina State - 31
(1501) 1989 Texas - 14

(989) 1984 Hawaii - 17
(1060) 1979 UT-Arlington - 22

(36) 2008 Florida - 47
(2013) 1993 Rice - 10

Round 2 Matchups-
(93) 2004 Utah vs (932) 1984 Miami
(420) 2004 Michigan vs (605) 1984 Auburn
(349) 2003 Utah vs (676) 1996 Wyoming
(164) 1995 Colorado vs (1188) 1983 Southern Miss
(221) 2004 Georgia vs (804) 1978 East Carolina
(292) 2003 Georgia vs (733) 1977 North Carolina State
(477) 1995 Michigan vs (548) 2002 North Carolina State
(36) 2008 Florida vs (1060) 1979 UT-Arlington

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 49 Results

BRACKET #49
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RESULTS - BRACKET 49
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(49) 1997 Florida State - 45
(2000) 2008 Hawaii - 13
FSU signal caller Thad Busby connected with EG Green for two scores while senior end Andre Wadsworth and the formative Noles front four set up camp in the Hawai'i backfield forcing QB Greg Alexander into three interceptions.

(976) 2008 Boston College - 23
(1073) 1995 Arkansas - 19
LB Mark Herzlich was all over the field (as usual) in this one. The Arrington Trophy winner was in on 12 tackles, and a key component to shutting down Arkansas RB Madre Hill.

(561) 2003 Kansas State - 28
(1488) 1986 Colorado - 14
Colorado struck first on this trick play out of the wishbone, but several breakdowns on special teams did the Buffs in. HB Darren Sproles and QB Ell Roberson capitalized on Colorado's inability to stop the run, combining for 228 yards on the ground.

(464) 2003 Washington State - 24
(1585) 1980 Harvard - 14
With bookend DEs D.D. Acholonu and Isaac Brown harassing Harvard QB Brian Buckley from the opening kickoff, the Cougars got good field position all day long. QB Matt Kegel was solid, but not spectacular in guiding a WSU attack that was expected to score more than 24 points.

(305) 1996 North Carolina - 25
(1744) 1985 Southern Miss - 10
Mack Brown's Carolina defense completely dominated this one from the get go. USM RB Vincent Alexander never got going, and coach Jim Carmody didn't have many other options.

(720) 2005 Michigan - 26
(1329) 1999 Clemson - 20
In a star studded game, it was the 2005 Wolverines who came out on top. Clemson QB Woodrow Dantzler was fantastic, running circles around Gabe Watson and the Michigan defense, but he couldn't find WR Rod Gardner in the end zone with time winding down.

(817) 1983 Central Michigan - 21
(1232) 1993 Cincinnati - 17
CMU coach Herb Deromedi decided the game plan going into this one would be to hand the ball off to RB Curtis Adams as much as possible. It worked, and Adams finished with 42 carries for 224 yards and three touchdowns.

(208) 2001 Colorado - 37
(1841) 1994 Louisville - 22
The buildup for Howard Schnellenberger's Louisville team was much greater than their performance on the field. Colorado RBs Chris Brown and Bobby Purify pounded the Cardinal defense, meaning the question mark at QB (Craig Ochs or Bobby Pesavento?) didn't get a chance rear its ugly head. But that issue will come up at some point in this tournament, as the competition only gets tougher.

(177) 1987 Oklahoma - 38
(1872) 1995 Maryland - 9
Maryland and QB Scott Milanovich didn't have a chance against the mighty Sooners. Barry Switzer's wishbone attack steamrolled the Terps, including this 65-yard TD run by Patrick Collins.



(848) 1986 Boston College - 20
(1201) 1985 Colorado - 17
Boston College LB Bill Romanowski kept the Colorado running game in check, and even took time to send Buffs coach Bill McCartney this holiday greeting.

(689) 1988 Houston - 37
(1360) 1993 Ball State - 20
Ball State head coach Paul Schudel allowed himself to get caught up in the passing game as he tried to match Houston QB Andre Ware point for point. That didn't work, of course, and WRs Jason Phillips and James Dixon had a field day against Ball State's overworked secondary.

(336) 1978 Texas - 24
(1713) 1982 Cincinnati - 12
Another Cincinnati team bites the dust. Johnny "Lam" Jones showed off his blazing speed on a 103-yard kick return for touchdown in the third quarter that broke the game open for the Longhorns. RB Allen Harvin had a solid game, but he was the only offensive weapon for Mike Gottfried's Bearcats.



(433) 1999 Florida - 28
(1616) 1977 Baylor - 17
Florida freshman DE Alex Brown "teed off" on Baylor QB Steve Smith to the tune of 5 sacks and an interception. His remarkable performance upstaged Baylor's freshman LB Mike Singletary, who led a defense that surprisingly held Florida below their scoring average.

(592) 1978 Arizona State - 24
(1457) 1981 Southern Illinois - 17
QB Mark Malone did everything for the Sun Devils in this contest against Rey Dempsey's Salukis. Malone threw for 197 yards, ran for another 86, and accounted for all three of ASU's touchdowns.

(945) 2001 Hawaii - 27
(1104) 1989 Virginia Tech - 21
Although the Hokie defense held June Jones' run & shoot under 72 points, Nick Rolovich and the Rainbow Warriors were still able to score enough points to advance to the second round. Virginia Tech tried to control the clock with the freshman RB duo of Vaughn Hebron and Tony Kennedy, and it almost worked. But Rolovich found Ashley Lelie in the end zone for the game winner with 2:43 left on the clock, and the Hokies couldn't answer.

(80) 1991 Florida - 34
(1969) 1985 North Carolina - 12
RB Errict Rhett paced a workmanlike effort for the Gators in their first round matchup with Dick Crum's Tar Heels. UNC QB Kevin Anthony never had time to find WR Earl Winfield because defensive linemen Brad Culpepper and Kevin Carter were so disruptive.

Round 2 Matchups-
(49) 1997 Florida State vs (976) 2008 Boston College
(464) 2003 Washington State vs (561) 2003 Kansas State
(305) 1996 North Carolina vs (720) 2005 Michigan
(208) 2001 Colorado vs (817) 1983 Central Michigan
(177) 1987 Oklahoma vs (848) 1986 Boston College
(336) 1978 Texas vs (689) 1988 Houston
(433) 1999 Florida vs (592) 1978 Arizona State
(80) 1991 Florida vs (945) 2001 Hawaii

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 57 Results

BRACKET #57
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RESULTS - BRACKET 57
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(57) 1997 Florida - 40
(1992) 1991 Texas Tech - 16

(968) 1994 Bowling Green - 26
(1081) 1977 Texas Tech - 19

(569) 2004 Texas A&M - 28
(1480) 1999 Oregon State - 23

(456) 1997 Colorado State - 39
(1593) 1990 UCLA - 18

(313) 1992 Georgia - 39
(1736) 1994 Purdue - 17

(712) 1982 Ohio State - 27
(1337) 1987 Oregon - 17

(825) 2006 Maryland - 24
(1224) 2003 Connecticut - 27

(200) 2005 West Virginia - 35
(1849) 1987 Minnesota - 14

(185) 1996 Colorado - 33
(1864) 1983 Virginia - 16

(840) 2004 Oregon State - 35
(1209) 2002 Oklahoma State - 28

(697) 1984 Georgia - 21
(1352) 1984 Illinois - 22

(328) 2008 Texas Tech - 45
(1721) 2001 Northern Illinois - 23

(441) 1999 Wisconsin - 31
(1608) 2007 Georgia Tech - 14

(584) 1986 Arkansas - 24
(1465) 1999 Syracuse - 17

(953) 1980 LSU - 23
(1096) 1995 Stanford - 21

(72) 2001 Tennessee - 38
(1977) 1989 Iowa State - 16

Round 2 Matchups-
(57) 1997 Florida vs (968) 1994 Bowling Green
(456) 1997 Colorado State vs (569) 2004 Texas A&M
(313) 1992 Georgia vs (712) 1982 Ohio State
(200) 2005 West Virginia vs (1224) 2003 Connecticut
(185) 1996 Colorado vs (840) 2004 Oregon State
(328) 2008 Texas Tech vs (1352) 1984 Illinois
(441) 1999 Wisconsin vs (584) 1986 Arkansas
(72) 2001 Tennessee vs (953) 1980 LSU

Monday, February 16, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 12 Results

BRACKET #12
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RESULTS - BRACKET 12
Round 1

(117) 2005 Ohio State - 35
(1932) 1986 Southern Miss - 10
QB Troy Smith shredded this poor eagle team. Watch out for these Buckeyes they are ready for prime time.

(908) 2001 Virginia Tech - 28
(1141) 1977 Army - 19
This Tech school should be around for a while as it is loaded, Army QB Leamon Hall was not Army Strong and was hasseled all day by Jake Housewright and Ronyell Whitaker had two picks. One fan took this game to another level with his car.

(629) 1986 San Jose State - 30
(1420) 2000 Marshall - 23
Byron Leftwich hit Franklin Wallace with a short screen for a 50 yard TD to tie the game but with the game tied at 23 SJS QB Mike Perez hit Lafo Malaulu in the back of the end zone to win this game.

(396) 2002 Washington State - 28
(1653) 1993 Arkansas - 14
This Washington State team is the best one they got in the tourny and didn't disappoint. With all the names, Jason Gesser, Marcus Trufant, Jerome Riley, Mike Bush all were present in this one and that overwhelmed the Danny Ford led Backs.


(373) 1998 Penn State - 28
(1676) 1999 USC - 17
The Sophomore Carson Palmer couldn't take down the Lions and the 98-01 USC teams could be very overrated none of thoset teams were over 9 wins, with Carson Palmer. The play of this game was RB Eric McCoo and his bounce.

(652) 1981 Yale - 24
(1397) 1997 Texas Tech - 16
Bulldog-Bulldog-Bow Wow Wow! How this Yale team is ranked this high I don't know but they took out QB Zebbie Letheridge and RB Ricky Williams.

(885) 1988 BYU - 28
(1164) 1988 Virginia - 20
Another Ty sighting and he takes down the Sophomore Moore's(QB Shawn and RB Herman), but Herman takes this time to promote himself.

(140) 1983 Florida - 24
(1909) 1979 Texas Tech - 7
All QB Wayne Peace did was handoff to Neal Anderson and the rest was history, this was the worst team I have covered so far in the 1979 Tech Team. LB Wilbur Marshall was a beast in this one 6 sacks!

(245) 2004 California - 33
(1804) 1979 Southern Illinois - 13
Classic overmatch and Mershawn Lynch went off, but the Salukis were so happy to be included in the tournament that they just kept dancing.

(780) 1985 Miami (Ohio) - 24
(1269) 2003 Marshall - 23
A Jason Radar Touchdown cut the lead to 1 but WR George Swarn made a crucial first down and time ran out on this very average 1985 Miami OH Team, that will be fed to 2004 California


(757) 1979 Auburn - 32
(1292) 1978 California - 21
RB James Brooks broke thru for Auburn and ran for 220 and Joe Cribbs had 110 as the Tigers ran thru a very below average Cal Team.

(268) 2004 Arizona State - 29
(1781) 1986 Toledo - 17
This would have been alot worse but ASU pulled all the starters at beginning of the 4th quarter with a 29-3 lead. Two touchdowns in garbage time made the score look better then the game actually was. QB Sam Keller and Derek Hagen scored twice and DL Jimmy Verdon forced a fumble that led to a Ricardo Stewart touchdown. But the real party was in the stands in this blow out.

(501) 1978 Maryland - 22
(1548) 1978 McNeese State - 16
A late one yard score by RB Steve Atkins was the difference in this one. But at least McNeese pushed their way into the tourny.

(524) 2006 Boston College - 28
(1525) 1980 North Texas - 17
The two headed monster of TB Andre Callender and LV Whitworth, and on the other side Mathius Kiwanuka had 10 tackles 5 tfl's and 1 forced fumble. Also LB Brian Toal had two picks and this game was for the seniors, but at least UNT stood up Fo One!

(1013) 1996 Texas - 26
(1036) 1977 UCLA - 23
A late Phil Dawson FG preserves the win for QB James Brown and Ricky Williams, despite a late run to the 20 yard line by UCLA RB Theotis Brown. Even a home movie of UCLA(zapruder would be proud) couldn't erase the highlight here that is what makes this team by far THE TEAM I HATE THE MOST IN THIS TOURNAMENT FOR THIS PLAY ALONE. Thank you for making me re-live this tramatic time in my life and 5 years of therapy down the drain.




(12) 1989 Notre Dame - 32
(2037) 1982 Toledo - 9
I really like this Fighting Irish team lead by Tony Rice, Ricky Watters and The Rocket and with a defense of Chris Zorich and Todd Lyght on the Defense, Toledo had no chance, some of the Rockets players referred to this Irish team as a "Blackhawk helicopter landing on campus, they came in blew us away and left."

Round 2 Matchups:
(117) 2005 Ohio State vs (908) 2001 Virginia Tech
(396) 2002 Washington State vs (629) 1986 San Jose State
(373) 1998 Penn State vs (652) 1981 Yale
(140) 1983 Florida vs (885) 1988 BYU
(245) 2004 California vs (780) 1985 Miami, Ohio
(268) 2004 Arizona State vs (757) 1979 Auburn
(501) 1978 Maryland vs (524) 2006 Boston College
(12) 1989 Notre Dame vs (1013) 1996 Texas

Sunday, February 15, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 10 Results

BRACKET #10
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RESULTS - BRACKET 10
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(10) 2004 USC - 39
(2039) 1989 Louisville - 12

(1015) 1996 Utah - 23
(1034) 1994 Mississippi State - 29

(522) 1992 Washington State - 24
(1527) 2008 Clemson - 22

(503) 1998 Virginia - 31
(1546) 2004 Wyoming - 20

(266) 1979 Nebraska - 34
(1783) 2005 Baylor - 10

(759) 1995 Virginia - 30
(1290) 2006 Oregon - 24

(778) 1980 Central Michigan - 23
(1271) 2004 Northern Illinois - 22

(247) 1995 Kansas - 33
(1802) 1993 Georgia - 21

(138) 1984 BYU - 32
(1911) 1979 Northern Illinois - 11

(887) 1998 Alabama - 19
(1162) 1984 Arizona - 23

(650) 1979 Yale - 23
(1399) 1982 Wisconsin - 16

(375) 1990 Florida - 34
(1674) 1982 Mississippi State - 14

(394) 1985 Auburn - 31
(1655) 1992 Georgia Tech - 15

(631) 2000 Iowa State - 21
(1418) 1990 Central Michigan - 22
An experienced Chippewa team pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament. Not only did a 1400+ seed advance, but the best Iowa State team in the field just got knocked out. Iowa State has lost their top two teams already, and are in danger of being entirely eliminated from the tournament in the first round.

(906) 1994 Boston College - 20
(1143) 1996 Texas Tech - 17

(119) 1984 Florida - 31
(1930) 1986 Air Force - 13

Round 2 Matchups-
(10) 2004 USC vs (1034) 1994 Mississippi State
(503) 1998 Virginia vs (522) 1992 Washington State
(266) 1979 Nebraska vs (759) 1995 Virginia
(247) 1995 Kansas vs (778) 1980 Central Michigan
(138) 1984 BYU vs (1162) 1984 Arizona
(375) 1990 Florida vs (650) 1979 Yale
(394) 1985 Auburn vs (1418) 1990 Central Michigan
(119) 1984 Florida vs (906) 1994 Boston College

Saturday, February 14, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 42 Results

BRACKET #42
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RESULTS - BRACKET 42
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(42) 2004 Texas - 35
(2007) 1980 Brown - 14
Mack Brown vs Brown. Vince Young came into this tournament with all the hype (his 2005 Texas team is one of the favorites to win it all), but it was Derrick Johnson and the Longhorn defense taking center stage in this first round win. Brown only managed 123 total yards in the first three quarters, their two touchdowns coming on a John Woodring interception return for TD and a garbage time TD pass to TE Steve Jordan.

(983) 1982 Air Force - 25
(1066) 1983 North Carolina - 29
The undersized Air Force defense ended up being too much of an achilles heel for Ken Hatfield's offense to overcome. RBs Tyrone Anthony and Ethan Horton controlled the game from start to finish for the '83 Tar Heels. Perhaps this motivational message from hoops star Michael Jordan provided the inspiration.

(554) 1982 Maryland - 30
(1495) 1982 Hawaii - 16
Maryland head coach Bobby Ross decided to lean on RB Willie Joyner in this first round matchup against Dick Tomey and Hawaii, choosing to save Boomer Esiason's arm for the next round.



(471) 1998 Nebraska - 28
(1578) 1987 Rutgers - 11
The Nebraska defense ran the show today, dominating a Rutgers team that averaged only 15 points per game in 1987. DEs Mike Rucker and Chad Kelsay controlled the line of scrimmage and limited Rutgers RB Henry Henderson to 42 rushing yards.

(298) 2002 Alabama - 31
(1751) 2005 Miami (Ohio) - 18
Dennis Franchione's Crimson Tide rolls in this one, thanks to a loaded defense being able to contain the potent Miami (Ohio) passing attack. Ryne Robinson's exhilirating punt return for a TD in the second quarter was the Redhawks high point. Shaud Williams answered with an 80 yard TD run on the ensuing possession.

(727) 1979 Tennessee-Chattanooga - 27
(1322) 1980 North Carolina State - 19
Chattanooga head coach Joe Morrison got the better of NC State head man Monte Kiffin in this battle. RB Gwain Durden led the way for UTC with 93 yards and a touchdown.

(810) 1994 Virginia Tech - 23
(1239) 1993 Virginia - 21
Before Michael Vick, there was a QB named Maurice DeShazor in Blacksburg. DeShazor led a remarkable drive and found Antonio Freeman in the end zone to give the Hokies the lead with just over two minutes remianing. Then Cornell Brown and Waverly Jackson held Virginia RB Terry Kirby on fourth down to secure the win.

(215) 2008 Alabama - 30
(1834) 1981 Rutgers - 7
Walter Seward has seen plenty of Rutgers losses in his time, so this result probably didn't surprise him too much. NT Terrence Cody dominated the line of scrimmage by himself.

(170) 1984 Washington - 30
(1879) 1977 Southern Miss - 10
QB Hugh Millen led one of the best Washington teams in the field to an easy first round victory over Bobby Collins and the Golden Eagles.

(855) 1997 Marshall - 31
(1194) 2004 Florida - 27
In one of the best games of the first round so far, Marshall and Florida combined for over 1,100 yards of offense. WRs O.J. Small, Andre Caldwell, and Randy Moss traded big plays throughout the game, but it was RB Doug Chapman who scored the game winning touchdown on a draw play.



(682) 1989 Pittsburgh - 29
(1367) 1990 Stanford - 21
Dennis Green's Cardinal didn't have as much luck against Pitt as they did against Notre Dame in 1990. Pitt's "Swervin" Curvin Richards gouged the Stanford defense for 147 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground in a win that was more convincing than the final score indicated.

(343) 2003 Michigan - 28
(1706) 1981 Notre Dame - 15
Michigan's passing game was too much for Lou Holtz's secondary today. Braylon Edwards and Jason Avant ran by DBs Rod Bone and Davel Duerson all day long. Next!

(426) 1997 Washington - 37
(1623) 2006 Purdue - 19
Ja'Warren Hooker set the tone early by returning the opening kickoff for a TD. Brock Huard, Jerome Pathon, and the rest of the Husky offense had no trouble moving the ball on a bad Purdue defense. The first of three Curtis Painter-led Purdue teams bites the dust.

(599) 1988 LSU - 24
(1450) 2004 Arkansas - 21
Arkansas QB Matt Jones almost single-handedly pulled off the upset, accounting for over 300 yards of total offense. His 72 yard TD run in the second quarter gave the Razorbacks a 21-0 lead and seemingly a slam dunk victory, but the defense couldn't hold the lead. LSU LBs Verge Ausberry and Oliver Lawrence tightened the screws on defense and got the ball back for QB Tom Hodson to lead this final game winning TD drive.



(938) 1985 Michigan State - 19
(1111) 1995 Clemson - 20
Clemson pulls off another tournament upset thanks to the play of Brian Dawkins, Anthony Simmons and the Tiger defense. MSU RB Lorenzo White was held in check.

(87) 1983 Nebraska - 52
(1962) 2007 Houston - 19
The 2007 Houston Cougars didn't stand a chance against one of the best offenses of all time. The triplets, Turner Gill, Mike Rozier, and Irving Fryar scored at will. Look out for the "Scoring Explosion", they could go a long way in this tournament.

Round 2 Matchups-
(42) 2004 Texas vs (1066) 1983 North Carolina
(471) 1998 Nebraska vs (554) 1982 Maryland
(298) 2002 Alabama vs (727) 1979 Tennessee-Chattanooga
(215) 2008 Alabama vs (810) 1994 Virginia Tech
(170) 1984 Washington vs (855) 1997 Marshall
(343) 2003 Michigan vs (682) 1989 Pittsburgh
(426) 1997 Washington vs (599) 1988 LSU
(87) 1983 Nebraska vs (1111) 1995 Clemson

Friday, February 13, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 59 Results

BRACKET #59
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RESULTS - BRACKET 59
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(70) 2002 Miami - 40
(1979) 1982 East Carolina - 14

(955) 2003 North Carolina State - 46
(1094) 2003 Texas Tech - 52 (2 OT)

(582) 1982 Alabama - 29
(1467) 2004 Southern Miss - 18

(443) 1998 Georgia - 22
(1606) 1983 Arizona State - 20

(326) 2008 Penn State - 36
(1723) 1987 Baylor - 12

(699) 2002 West Virginia - 24
(1350) 1992 Arizona State - 20

(838) 1980 Long Beach State - 24
(1211) 1990 Temple - 20

(187) 1977 Pittsburgh - 35
(1862) 1990 Mississippi State - 10

(198) 1979 Florida State - 26
(1851) 2004 Maryland - 10

(827) 1987 Michigan - 22
(1222) 2001 Kansas State - 19

(710) 1987 San Jose State - 27
(1339) 1991 North Carolina - 20

(315) 1998 Air Force - 36
(1734) 2000 Northern Illinois - 21

(454) 1979 Washington - 25
(1595) 2001 Notre Dame - 13

(571) 1989 Washington - 24
(1478) 1999 Wake Forest - 16

(966) 1981 San Jose State - 26
(1083) 1998 Central Florida - 29

(59) 1988 Florida State - 40
(1990) 1992 Iowa - 10

Round 2 Matchups-
(70) 2002 Miami vs (1094) 2003 Texas Tech
(443) 1998 Georgia vs (582) 1982 Alabama
(326) 2008 Penn State vs (699) 2002 West Virginia
(187) 1977 Pittsburgh vs (838) 1980 Long Beach State
(198) 1979 Florida State vs (827) 1987 Michigan
(315) 1998 Air Force vs (710) 1987 San Jose State
(454) 1979 Washington vs (571) 1989 Washington
(59) 1988 Florida State vs (1083) 1998 Central Florida

Thursday, February 12, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 31 Results

BRACKET #31
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RESULTS - BRACKET 31
Round 1

(98) 1999 Michigan - 33
(1951) 1980 Wyoming - 18
This 1999 team will be ready for this tourny as Tom Brady, David Terrell and Marquise Walker throttled the overmatched Cowpokes.

(927) 1996 Rice - 19
(1122) 1990 Alabama - 23
This was a lot closer then the experts thought as Rice played them tough all game and late interception by George Teague locked the game and Bama escapes the first round.

(610) 1983 Alabama - 31
(1439) 1995 Oklahoma - 17
The second Alabama Team in this bracket continued Bama's winning ways as they dismantled a below average OU squad, to believe OU was this bad at one point is incredible. LB Cornelius Bennett was a disruption all day and OU QB Eric Moore had no answers.

(415) 1978 Arkansas - 27
(1634) 1982 Tennessee - 14
The Razorbacks gave it all they got it this one but a Willie Gault led volunteer team couldn't do anything offensively against DT Dan Hampton and the Backs. This star studded Tennessee defense was very lackluster even with the likes of Dl Reggie White, DL Mike Cofer, and DB Bill Bates was run over all day.

(354) 1994 Utah - 39
(1695) 1999 Arizona - 18
QB Mike McCoy and Kevin Dyson were the story here as they hook up for 210 yards and 3 TD's. But 1999 Wildcat QB Ortege Jenkins and RB Trung Candidate couldn't repeat the magic of the 1998 team. But this team was a shell of that 12-1 team. Utes roll.

(671) 1989 BYU - 38
(1378) 1997 Rice - 27
Another Rice team in the tournament another loss. Ty Detmer hooked up with Andy Boyce two times and RB Matt Belini and the running game paved by OG Mohammed Elewonibi were too much for the Owls.

(866) 1997 Arizona - 24
(1183) 1991 Kansas State - 23
In a nail biter it took a Dennis Northcutt Punt return to win this one in the 4th quarter with 2 minutes left. The great Elijah Alexander forced a fumble late and got two sacks and took the post game interview to promote his charity.

(159) 1978 Notre Dame - 22
(1890) 1977 Jackson State - 13
Joe Montana yawned in this one and spent the after halftime on the sideline pining to his future endorsement deals. HB Vegas Ferguson rushed for 120 and 2 TD's, and the 1977 Jackson State steps out of the tourny.

(226) 1986 Michigan - 33
(1823) 1989 East Carolina - 16
Big Bo leads one of his best teams in the Tourny and QB Jim Harbaugh and WR Greg McMurtry were the story hooking up 9 times for 170 and 3 TD's. This will be a team to be reckoned with.


(799) 1982 BYU - 28
(1250) 2007 Rutgers - 23
QB Steve Young won one for the emblem and secured the victory for the Cougs against a very polished and possibly Greg Schiano's and the Schools best Rutgers history. Despite one big run by Ray Rice, he was bottled up DB Blake Jensen and Cougar D. The score looks better then the game was.

(738) 1989 Arizona - 19
(1311) 1980 Drake - 18
1980 Drake team played hard for its seniors and almost pulled of one of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far, but a tipped pass by LB Chris Singleton that lead to a pick by DB Daryll Lewis stopped the last minute drive by The Drake.

(287) 1991 Notre Dame - 35
(1762) 1986 Iowa State - 17
The contributers on this team are staggering, QB Rick Mirer, TB Rodney Culver, RB Jerome Bettis(our first bus sighting), WR Lake Dawson and that is just on the offensive side of the ball, none of these players saw any time in the second half. LB Demetrius Debose desposed of the cyclones despite the Power Cheer.

(482) 2001 Louisville - 27
(1567) 1999 Auburn - 16
This Louisville team will surprise some teams, with the great Dave Ragone-Deion Branch connection in full effect in this one. But at least we have another Aubie sighting that is more inspiring then the play by the FB Heath Evans led Tigers.

(543) 2001 Fresno State - 32
(1506) 1977 Eastern Michigan - 20
David Carr, Benard Berrian, Rodney Wright all had the eye of the tiger in this one.

(994) 2008 Wake Forest - 22
(1055) 2006 Central Michigan - 23
Jim Grobe couldn't keep the highly touted Defense of Wake Forest with Aaron Curry and Alphonso Smith read too much of their own press clippings and with 32 seconds to go QB Dan Lefevour hit Ontario Sneed with a 41 yard screen to set up the winning FG by Rick Albreski to get the upset.


(31) 2008 Texas - 44
(2018) 2001 Kent State - 12
QB Freshman Joshua Cribbs was bottled up by Orakpo and Co. and Colt McCoy wasn't even breathed on in this one.

Round 2 Matchups:
(98) 1999 Michigan vs (1122) 1990 Alabama
(415) 1978 Arkansas vs (610) 1983 Alabama
(354) 1994 Utah vs (671) 1989 BYU
(159) 1978 Notre Dame vs (866) 1997 Arizona
(226) 1986 Michigan vs (799) 1982 BYU
(287) 1991 Notre Dame vs (738) 1989 Arizona
(482) 2001 Louisville vs (543) 2001 Fresno State
(31) 2008 Texas vs (1055) 2006 Central Michigan

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 7 Results

BRACKET #7
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RESULTS - BRACKET 7
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(122) 1982 UCLA - 34
(1927) 1990 LSU - 13

(903) 2008 Georgia Tech - 22
(1146) 2002 Oregon State - 25

(634) 1994 Tennessee - 27
(1415) 1992 Western Michigan - 16

(391) 1999 Mississippi State - 20
(1658) 1988 Iowa - 14

(378) 1984 USC - 24
(1671) 2002 Oregon - 18

(647) 1994 BYU - 28
(1402) 1994 Southern Miss - 21

(890) 2000 South Carolina - 19
(1159) 1996 Virginia - 26 (OT)

(135) 1981 Miami - 23
(1914) 1993 Kentucky - 11

(250) 1982 Clemson - 27
(1799) 1997 SMU - 13

(775) 1995 Washington - 30
(1274) 1999 Hawaii - 23

(762) 2008 Oklahoma State - 36
(1287) 1988 Arizona State - 20

(263) 1992 Syracuse - 29
(1786) 1980 Auburn - 13

(506) 1983 Iowa - 28
(1543) 1979 Lamar - 14

(519) 1984 Virginia - 27
(1530) 1978 Cornell - 17

(1018) 1984 Central Michigan - 22
(1031) 1989 Syracuse - 17

(7) 1987 Miami - 38
(2042) 1993 New Mexico - 10

Round 2 Matchups-
(122) 1982 UCLA vs (1146) 2002 Oregon State
(391) 1999 Mississippi State vs (634) 1994 Tennessee
(378) 1984 USC vs (647) 1994 BYU
(135) 1981 Miami vs (1159) 1996 Virginia
(250) 1982 Clemson vs (775) 1995 Washington
(263) 1992 Syracuse vs (762) 2008 Oklahoma State
(506) 1983 Iowa vs (519) 1984 Virginia
(7) 1987 Miami vs (1018) 1984 Central Michigan

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 25 Results

BRACKET #25
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RESULTS - BRACKET 25
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(25) 1977 Penn State - 37
(2024) 1980 Utah State - 14
The Nittany Lions did indeed roll on. The #25 overall seed in the tournament had no problem dismissing Bruce Snyder's Aggies. PSU led 30-0 at halftime, which meant QB Chuck Fusina (pictured), along with most of the other starters, didn't see the field in the second half.

(1000) 2003 Oregon - 42 (3 OT)
(1049) 2004 Pittsburgh - 39
We're at least 64 games into the tournament, and finally we get our first overtime. Quarterbacks Kellen Clemens and Tyler Palko put on a show, combining to throw for almost 700 yards, but it was Oregon LB Jerry Matson who had the ultimate highlight. He picked off a Palko pass in the third overtime and returned it for the game winning touchdown.

(537) 1992 Ohio State - 23
(1512) 1998 San Diego State - 13
Even a sand and wind storm couldn't keep Kirk Herbstreit and Robert Smith from roughing up the Aztecs. Dan Wilkinson single-handedly held SDSU RB Jonas Lewis in check, and that left the Aztecs very few scoring options.

(488) 1977 Louisiana Tech - 23
(1561) 1977 Memphis - 13
RB John Henry White led the Bulldogs to a victory over year-mates Memphis with 93 yards and a touchdown.

(281) 2008 Boise State - 31
(1768) 1983 Indiana State - 12
Boise State, known more for their explosive offenses over the last decade, rode their 2008 defense to a victory over 1983 Indiana State to advance to the second round. Boise's Jeron Johnson brought the lumber to the undersized Sycamores all day.

(744) 2003 Florida - 28
(1305) 2003 Virginia Tech - 27
Virginia Tech's excellent running back Kevin Jones did his best to keep the Hokies in this game, but the Gators were a step ahead the whole day. Chris Leak took advantage of the young Hokie linebackers by finding TE Ben Troupe on several key third down conversions.



(793) 1997 Oregon - 30
(1256) 2003 West Virginia - 27
Despite a remarkable performance by RB Quincy Wilson (223 yards, 3 touchdowns), including this amazing touchdown catch and run that tied the game at 27 in the fourth quarter, the '03 Mountaineers got eliminated. Oregon rotated quarterbacks Jason Maas and Akili Smith all game long, but it was Maas who guided the Ducks on their game winning field goal drive.

(232) 1987 Michigan State - 30
(1817) 2001 East Carolina - 17
What was expected to be a shootout turned out to be a lopsided affair. The Spartans excellent defense shut down an East Carolina offense that averaged over 35 points per game. RB Leonard Henry was held in check, and MSU registered five "sackarinos" on ECU QB David Garrard. RB Lorenzo White carried the load offensively, scoring two touchdowns.



(153) 1985 Alabama - 30
(1896) 1989 LSU - 16
QB Mike Shula's steady hand guided the Crimson Tide to an easy first round victory over SEC rival LSU. Birmingham freshman RB Bobby Humphrey also made a significant impact with a handful of big plays. This is a team to watch out for.

(872) 2003 Oklahoma State - 42
(1177) 1988 Duke - 30
Steve Spurrier found out that you need a little more defense than his 1988 Duke team has in order to win in this tournament. Oklahoma State CB Darrent Williams broke the game open early in the second quarter with this pick-6 off QB Anthony Dilweg. The Cowboys also got a big contribution offensively from their outstanding WR Rashaun Woods.

(665) 1980 Southern Miss - 25
(1384) 2003 Wisconsin - 18
RB Sammy Winder put up 111 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Eagles surprisingly won the battle in the trenches to send WR Lee Evans and the '03 Badgers packing.

(360) 1982 West Virginia - 23
(1689) 1995 Mississippi - 12
The powerful Mountaineer defense shut down Tommy Tuberville's offense without much trouble. RB Dou Innocent had no room to run thanks to LB Darryl Talley. WVU QB Jeff Hostetler took good care of the ball and ensured this game wouldn't need to go down to the final play like the 1982 Backyard Brawl.

(409) 2003 Texas - 38
(1640) 1995 Purdue - 19
Purdue RB Mike Alstott had this highlight reel run early in the ballgame, but after that it was all Cedric Benson and the Longhorns. Mack Brown gave Chance Mock the nod at quarterback, but freshman Vince Young got most of the snaps in the second half. Either way, they mostly handed the ball off to Cedric Benson, who accumulated 189 yards and 3 touchdowns on the day.

(616) 1977 Stanford - 28
(1433) 1981 Boston College - 21
Boston College freshman QB Doug Flutie didn't have any miracles up his sleeve today. His hail mary attempt on the final play of the game fell short, which gave Bill Walsh and Stanford a ticket to the second round.

(921) 1988 North Carolina State - 20
(1128) 2006 Clemson - 22
Clemson's dynamic running backs were the story in this upset. James Davis and C.J. Spiller proved to be too much for Ray Agnew and the Wolfpack defense to handle. Even though 1988 N.C. State is going home early, they'll always have this win over rival North Carolina to remember.

(104) 1996 Arizona State - 35
(1945) 1984 Temple - 13
The only question in this game was whether Arizona State QB Jake Plummer looked better with or without his mustache.

Round 2 Matchups-
(25) 1977 Penn State vs (1000) 2003 Oregon
(488) 1977 Louisiana Tech vs (537) 1992 Ohio State
(281) 2008 Boise State vs (744) 2003 Florida
(232) 1987 Michigan State vs (793) 1997 Oregon
(153) 1985 Alabama vs (872) 2003 Oklahoma State
(360) 1982 West Virginia vs (665) 1980 Southern Miss
(409) 2003 Texas vs (616) 1977 Stanford
(104) 1996 Arizona State vs (1128) 2006 Clemson

Monday, February 9, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 43 Results

BRACKET #43
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RESULTS - BRACKET 43
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(86) 1989 Colorado - 39
(1963) 1979 Michigan State - 12

(939) 1986 Florida State - 20
(1110) 1992 Arizona - 16

(598) 1990 Louisville - 25
(1451) 2006 Navy - 17

(427) 1984 Oklahoma - 26
(1622) 2000 Fresno State - 14

(342) 1986 UCLA - 34
(1707) 1981 Minnesota - 17

(683) 2006 TCU - 29
(1366) 1986 Mississippi State - 13

(854) 1988 Georgia - 34
(1195) 2002 Hawaii - 27

(171) 1989 Alabama - 31
(1878) 1997 Alabama - 14
The first same-school matchup of the tournament!

(214) 1989 Illinois - 30
(1835) 1981 UT-Arlington - 10
The Mavericks made the tournament?

(811) 2006 Kentucky - 24
(1238) 2007 New Mexico - 25
This might be the biggest upset (according to seed) of the tourney so far.

(726) 1977 Miami (Ohio) - 26
(1323) 2001 Boise State - 24

(299) 1988 Wyoming - 38
(1750) 1977 West Virginia - 17

(470) 1984 UNLV - 30
(1579) 2000 Arkansas - 19

(555) 1978 Stanford - 23
(1494) 1985 USC - 14

(982) 2001 Utah - 22
(1067) 1983 Washington State - 17

(43) 1990 Colorado - 37
(2006) 1978 Appalachian State - 14

Round 2 Matchups-
(86) 1989 Colorado vs (939) 1986 Florida State
(427) 1984 Oklahoma vs (598) 1990 Louisville
(342) 1986 UCLA vs (683) 2006 TCU
(171) 1989 Alabama vs (854) 1988 Georgia
(214) 1989 Illinois vs (1238) 2007 New Mexico
(299) 1988 Wyoming vs (726) 1977 Miami (Ohio)
(470) 1984 UNLV vs (555) 1978 Stanford
(43) 1990 Colorado vs (982) 2001 Utah

Sunday, February 8, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 45 Results

BRACKET #45
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RESULTS - BRACKET 45
Round 1

(45) 1990 Georgia Tech - 41
(2004) 1995 Eastern Michigan - 17
This national championship didn't disappoint and completely dismantled a overmatched EMU team. Led by RB William Bell who had 140 and 2 touchdowns by halftime, this was a laffer from the start in one of the biggest blowouts so far in the tournament.

(980) 1978 Utah - 23
(1069) 2003 Michigan State - 21
The bad luck continues for the Spartans as in the final seconds of the game a costly fumble by Tyrell Dortch seals the fate for Jeff Smoker in the tournament. Jeff Smoker just can't make a clean jump in this game and rarely stayed on his feet. Just goes to show don't smoke.

(557) 2006 Virginia Tech - 25
(1492) 1988 Oregon - 13
A Touchdown by Terry Obee is all the Ducks could muster against this very underrated defense lead by Vince Hall's two forced fumbles and Brandon Flowers interception for a score. Despite the very average play of Sean Glennon the defense was all that was needed in this one.

(468) 2006 Tennessee - 25
(1581) 1998 Toledo - 15
Toledo finally loses! The behemoth offensive line controlled the game from the start and gave Erik Ainge all day to hit Robert Meachem and Jayson Swain for a score a piece. This Phillip Fulmer team has a good bracket and may suprise some teams in this tournament. Also Jerod Mayo had two sacks.

(301) 2007 USC - 31
(1748) 1987 UTEP - 17
This wasn't even close and Dwayne Jarrett had 220 yards in this one and the starters rested in the second half. UTEP however had one player get up for this game.

(724) 2002 Virginia - 31
(1325) 2001 Mississippi - 29
This was one of the best games of the tourny so far as Matt Schaub directed a late game drive that ended with a Heath Miller fade in the corner of the endzone to secure the win. Sophomore QB Eli Manning threw for 370,(One of three teams he will lead in this tournament) but the undersized Von Hutchins couldn't stop Miller in the end.

(813) 2006 South Carolina - 32
(1236) 2005 Nevada - 23
In a somewhat surprising offensive game the Gamecocks and Senior Sidney Rice take control of the game in the second half. Despite QB Jeff Rowe throwing for 400 yards, but a tipped pass by Eric Norwood caused a crucial interception to Fred Bennett to seal the victory.

(212) 1998 Texas A&M - 36
(1837) 1996 Missouri - 13
Corby Jones had fits all day against the Aggies and Dante Hall and Ja'Mar Toombs pounded away for 320 yards rushing. Randy McCown found Sir Parker in the 1st quarter and the route was on. Warrick Holdman and Dat Nguyen pounded poor Corby. So another blowout in this bracket.

(173) 1985 Miami - 45
(1876) 2003 Houston - 19
Another game in this particular region and another blowout Kevin Kolb's Cougars were fed to the very powerful 85 Canes. Testeverde shredded the very pourous Coug D. Michael Irvin, Brian Blades and Brett Perriman were all over 120 yards and Alonzo Highsmith ran for 162, and all rested in the second half. Also the great Jerome Brown was a constant in the Coug backfield. This is a team to be reckoned with.

(852) 2000 West Virginia - 32
(1197) 1998 North Carolina State - 31
This game was back and forth all game and the team that had the ball last was sure to win and that was the case. Despite Senior Torry Holt's 228 yards and a spectacular one hand grab is wasn't enough to stop Avon "Superman" Coburne and the Mountaineers. The play by play on the Holt play is the best I have ever heard.

(685) 2004 Wisconsin - 21
(1364) 2007 South Carolina - 17
It came down to a late forced fumble by Jim Leonhard on Cory Boyd's rush to secure the victory for the Badgers. So despite high expectations the 2007 can't make it two in row in this bracket for the Gamecocks. A spokesperson for South Carolina commented on the situation with the Gamecocks.


(340) 1996 Washington - 37
(1709) 2005 Stanford - 17
Another blowout, Corey Dillon rushed for 210 and Stanford used this opportunity to showcase their school it was more exciting then thier effort.

(429) 1978 North Texas - 23
(1620) 1980 Western Michigan - 14
Jenny's team scoreboards Joel as the Mean Green beat the Broncos.Hayden Fry is coaching this North Texas team, but he choose the Stanford way of doing things instead of focusing on the Game and The Broncos couldn't regulate the weather.


(596) 1995 Oregon - 21
(1453) 2002 North Texas - 18
Could have been an all North Texas second round matchup here. Thank God it isn't! Patrick Johnson ends this game on a great kickoff return. But the very musically acclaimed UNT had a great halftime show.

(941) 2000 Boise State - 32
(1108) 1978 Mississippi State - 22
The Broncos wrestled this one away from the Bulldogs, but in 1978 the talent of the halftime show was better then the Dave Marler led Bulldogs, so the Bulldogs signed a letter of intent with one of the stars at halftime. Welcome back!



(84) 1982 Nebraska - 51
(1965) 1996 Louisiana-Lafayette - 14
Whoa. This 1982 Nebraska team might be a sleeper. The 1983 team gets all the historical acclaim, but this team might have been just as good. WB Irving Fryar was the difference this one and one of the UL-Lafayette defenders stated it best in this comment "it was like chasing dragonflies on Campus. We just couldn't get him!"

Round 2 Matchups-
(45) 1990 Georgia Tech vs (980) 1978 Utah
(468) 2006 Tennessee vs (557) 2006 Virginia Tech
(301) 2007 USC vs (724) 2002 Virginia
(212) 1998 Texas A&M vs (813) 2006 South Carolina
(173) 1985 Miami vs (852) 2000 West Virginia
(340) 1996 Washington vs (685) 2004 Wisconsin
(429) 1978 North Texas vs (596) 1995 Oregon
(84) 1982 Nebraska vs (941) 2000 Boise State

Saturday, February 7, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 9 Results

BRACKET #9
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RESULTS - BRACKET 9
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(9) 1986 Penn State - 31
(2040) 1979 VMI - 7

(1016) 1997 Syracuse - 26
(1033) 1985 Minnesota - 19

(521) 1993 Colorado - 28
(1528) 1986 Tennessee - 20

(504) 1996 Iowa - 33
(1545) 1985 Tulsa - 20

(265) 1990 Florida State - 38
(1784) 1989 Louisiana-Lafayette - 13

(760) 2000 Ohio State - 21
(1289) 1978 Rutgers - 18

(777) 2001 Toledo - 30
(1272) 1979 UCLA - 24
The Rocket just won't die!

(248) 1998 Florida - 32
(1801) 1993 Washington State - 13

(137) 1989 Auburn - 23
(1912) 1986 Oklahoma State - 6

(888) 1994 Texas - 45
(1161) 1993 Fresno State - 48 (3 OT)

(649) 1983 East Carolina - 25
(1400) 2003 Colorado State - 20

(376) 1987 Clemson - 25
(1673) 2005 South Florida - 14

(393) 2002 Kansas State - 33
(1656) 1991 Illinois - 12

(632) 1992 North Carolina State - 25
(1417) 2004 Minnesota - 20

(905) 2004 Boston College - 21
(1144) 2008 Northwestern - 17

(120) 2006 Boise State - 46
(1929) 1993 San Diego State - 20

Round 2 Matchups-
(9) 1986 Penn State vs (1016) 1997 Syracuse
(504) 1996 Iowa vs (521) 1993 Colorado
(265) 1990 Florida State vs (760) 2000 Ohio State
(248) 1998 Florida vs (777) 2001 Toledo
(137) 1989 Auburn vs (1161) 1993 Fresno State
(376) 1987 Clemson vs (649) 1983 East Carolina
(393) 2002 Kansas State vs (632) 1992 North Carolina State
(120) 2006 Boise State vs (905) 2004 Boston College

Friday, February 6, 2009

FIRST ROUND - Bracket 62 Results

BRACKET #62
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RESULTS - BRACKET 62
Round 1
(seed) year school - score

(62) 1999 Nebraska - 38
(1987) 1982 Oklahoma State - 11
This one was over as soon as the Cornhuskers took the field. Jimmy Johnson's defense wasn't ready for prime time and C Dominic Raiola dominated DL Brent Guy in the trenches. Sophomore QB Eric Crouch ran for 112 yards and three touchdowns.

(963) 1997 USC - 19
(1086) 1991 West Virginia - 17
In one of the uglier games of the tournament so far, USC linebacker Chris Claiborne made the difference with 13 tackles. He shadowed RB Adrian Murrell all game long and made the game winning tackle on fourth down on the Mountaineers final possession.

(574) 1985 BYU - 27
(1475) 2006 Tulsa - 17
BYU QB Robbie Bosco paced a workmanlike offense that looked like it was holding back for the later rounds. There wasn't even a hint of panic on LaVell Edwards' face when QB Paul Smith found WR Idris Moss for a 27-yard TD that cut the BYU lead down to 20-17 late in the third quarter. Then Vai Sikahema delivered the knockout punch (much like his knockout of Jose Canseco) with an 11-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.

(451) 2001 South Carolina - 24
(1598) 1992 Auburn - 15
If Pat Dye's Auburn Tigers had brought as much energy to this game as their mascot Aubie, they might have had a chance. Instead, RB Andrew Pinnock ran up, around, over, and through the Auburn defense all day long.



(318) 1999 Tennessee - 30
(1731) 1977 Arkansas State - 10
Tennessee wasted no time putting away this out-matched Arkansas State team. The RB duo of Jamal Lewis and Travis Henry accounted for over 200 yards on the ground.

(707) 1998 Virginia Tech - 28
(1342) 2003 New Mexico - 17
The Virginia Tech defense was the story here. UNM RB DonTrell Moore was taken out of the game early thanks to a Pierson Prioleau blocked punt that he returned for a touchdown. Lobo QB Casey Kelly had no chance against the pass rush of Hokie bookends Corey Moore and John Engelberger.

(830) 1993 Indiana - 19
(1219) 2004 New Mexico - 15
Rocky Long's Lobos take another hit in the tournament, with the 2004 team getting eliminated immediately after the 2003 team bit the dust. Indiana's defense, paced by LB Charles Beauchamp, were able to corrall RB DonTrell Moore.



(195) 1985 Iowa - 37
(1854) 2008 Louisiana Tech - 14
Hayden Fry's 1985 Hawkeyes are a team to watch in this tournament. The run pass duo of QB Chuck Long and RB Ronnie Harmon looked great against rookie coach Derek Dooley's defense.

(190) 1992 Texas A&M - 23
(1859) 1987 TCU - 10
The Wrecking Crew was every bit as good as advertised. Sam Adams and company held the potent TCU ground game to only 26 rushing yards. TCU coach Jim Wacker was not pleased.

(835) 1999 Colorado State - 29
(1214) 1994 Georgia - 26
Georgia RB Terrell Davis, who some Rams players were calling "overrated" prior to the game, never got loose in this one. He was held to 64 meaningless yards, placing the entire burden on QB Eric Zeier. Zeier played well, but not well enough. The Dawg defense couldn't stop Colorado State down the stretch and QB Matt Newton found WR Dallas Davis for the game winning touchdown.

(702) 1977 Colorado State - 24
(1347) 1986 Texas Tech - 17
Another Colorado State advances to the second round. The '77 edition, coached by Sark Arslanian, picked up the win thanks to the play of their defense.

(323) 2002 Notre Dame - 25
(1726) 1990 Western Michigan - 15
The 2002 Notre Dame formula for winning games was to rely on the defense to force turnovers. Shane Walton didn't let anybody down. The senior picked off two Brad Tayles passes and LB Derek Curry forced two fumbles as the Irish defense outscored the offense yet again.



(446) 1990 BYU - 39
(1603) 1988 Oregon State - 21
The 1990 BYU team is another sleeper in Bracket 62, if for no other reason than their high scoring offense. QB Ty Detmer threw for 436 yards and 4 touchdowns against a bad Beaver defense.

(579) 1979 Wake Forest - 21
(1470) 1981 Iowa State - 19
Somehow, Wake Forest coach John Mackovic managed to pull this game out. Despite failing to score a single point on three trips to the red zone, the Deacons still had enough fire power to reach the end zone three times on big plays.

(958) 1989 Oregon - 29
(1091) 1994 Syracuse - 21
Syracuse needs to find some coaching. Despite bringing some great players, the Orange are already 0-fer-3 in this tournament. This time it's WR Marvin Harrison and RB Kirby Dar Dar going home. Despite a solid '94 season, LB Antwaune Ponds was no match for Oregon RB Derek Loville, who piled up 143 yards on the soft Syracuse D.

(67) 1985 Florida - 27
(1982) 1984 Michigan State - 10
The 1985 Gators might have had their SEC title stripped due to NCAA violations, but that doesn't disqualify them from this tournament. Coach Galen Hall's defense was dominant in this contest, and QB Kerwin Bell was as elusive in the pocket as ever. At least the 1984 Spartans will be home in time to support their Cheer Squad in the Championships.

Round 2 Matchups-
(62) 1999 Nebraska vs (963) 1997 USC
(451) 2001 South Carolina vs (574) 1985 BYU
(318) 1999 Tennessee vs (707) 1998 Virginia Tech
(195) 1985 Iowa vs (830) 1993 Indiana
(190) 1992 Texas A&M vs (835) 1999 Colorado State
(323) 2002 Notre Dame vs (702) 1977 Colorado State
(446) 1990 BYU vs (579) 1979 Wake Forest
(67) 1985 Florida vs (958) 1989 Oregon