CENTRAL MICHIGAN @ GEORGIA - SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
Joe Cox threw for 512 yards and four touchdows as Georgia downed Central Michigan 46-34 in a slugfest between the Hedges. The two teams combined for a tourney record 1315 yards. Orson Charles hauled in 3 touchdowns for the Dawgs while AJ Green caught 11 balls for 171 yards. The fantastic career of Dan Lefevour came to an end on a 27-of-39 for 448 yards and 3 score day.
MICHIGAN STATE @ OHIO STATE - SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
Favorites moved to 9-1 in the main bracket of the tournament as the Buckeyes downed conference mate Michigan State 31-16 at the Horseshoe. Ohio State used a balanced attack (217 yards passing, 211 rushing) in the win. Kirk Cousins was 24-34 for 226 yards but threw two interceptions deep in Buckeye territory in the loss.
MISSOURI @ CLEMSON - SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
Clemson won the battle of the Tigers 36-24 in Death Valley on Saturday. The Tigers scored two early touchdowns and never looked back. CJ Spiller picked up 135 yards on 17 carries, while Kyle Parker threw for 342 and three touchdowns. Clemson faces Ohio State in Toronto next weekend.
NOTRE DAME @ PENN STATE - SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
Notre Dame was given new life when the tournament was announced but dropped its fifth straight game 16-7 in Happy Valley. The Nits were too much defensively holding NFL draft announcee Jimmy Clausen to 176 yards passing. Penn State trailed 7-3 but a Darryl Clark to Derek Moye td strike gave them the lead for good.
UTAH @ NORTH CAROLINA - SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
Terrence Cain's 7-yard touchdown strike to Matt Asiata with :38 left gave the Utes a thrilling 28-27 win over North Carolina. Asiata ran for 109 yards on the game, but it was his one catch that did the most damage. Tyler Yates threw for 266 yards in defeat.
EAST CAROLINA @ IOWA - SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
Happy to have Ricky Stanzi back to guide the offense, Iowa won a hard fought 31-25 affair with Each Carolina. Stanzi threw two touchdowns in a 367-yard performance. Adam Robinson ran for 100 yards for the Hawkeyes. Iowa forced three Pirate turnovers, including Patrick Pinkney's second interception around midfield with 1:11 left to secure the outcome.