TROY @ OREGON - SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
The Pac-10 champ advanced to the second round with a 43-18 pasting of Troy. LaMichael James ran for 162 yards on 21 carries, including a 58-yard touchdown run on his first carry to get the Duck offense rolling in the first quarter. The Oregon offense racked up 552 yards. Oregon faces Georgia in San Francisco next weekend.
NEVADA @ USC - SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
Cinderella does live in the NCAA football tournament in the form of the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Pack shut down a sputtering USC offense, limiting the Trojans to 201 yards total offense in a 13-9 upset. Vai Taua ran for 100 yards on 27 tough carries and scored the games only touchdown.
WISCONSIN @ BYU - SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
The Badgers knocked out BYU with a 35-21 in Provo. Scott Tolzien led the attack throwing for three touchdowns and 257 yards. John Clay scored a rushing touchdown and went for 121 yards on 19 carries. Constant pressure to Cougar QB Max Hall led to four sacks and two interceptions.
SMU @ TCU - SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
TCU dominated SMU and advanced to Albuquerque to face Wisconsin with a 26-3 win. The Horned Frogs defense held the potent SMU aerial attack to 150 yards and kept it out of the end zone. Andy Dalton completed 16-of-25 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown to Bart Johnson.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS @ TEXAS - SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
The Longhorns took care of business with a 35-3 win over the play-in winner. Colt McCoy threw for three toudowns during a 27-of-39 329-yard performance. Jordan Shipley hauled in 126 yards receiving but did not reach the end zone. Dan Buckner had a pair of receiving touchdowns.
AIR FORCE @ ARIZONA - SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
Arizona dominated Air Force from start to finish in posting a 36-11 and moving on to face Iowa next week. Nic Grigsby ran for 149 on 21 carries for the Wildcats. But it was the Desert Swarm defense that really made things easy for the 'Cats. They held the ground game of the Academy to three yards per carry and intercepted three of the seven pass attempts.