BYU @ Texas A&M
Jerrod Johnson threw for 285 yards and three scores as Texas A&M easily advanced with a 34-0 whitewashing of BYU. The Aggies will face Michigan State in next week's second round. BYU could never get the offense going as the Aggie defense held the Cougars to 11 yards rushing and sacked the Cougars quarterbacks 4 times. Cyrus Gray had 128 yards rushing for the Aggies, while Ryan Swope had 107 yards receiving.
Syracuse @ TCU
Ed Wesley's 2-yard touchdown run with 2:15 remaining finished off a thrilling 21-20 come from behind victory for the Horned Frogs. TCU trailed 20-6 after a Ryan Nassib to Marcus Sales touchdown pass with 4:49 left in the third quarter. But the Frogs scored the next 15 points to rally. Ross Evans 25-yard field goal drew the Frogs to within 20-9 after the third quarter, and a Jimmy Young 9-yard reception from Andy Dalton made it 20-15 midway through the fourth quarter. Needing a touchdown to avoid elimination, the Frogs got their third interception of a Ryan Nassib pass with 5:14 left and set them up in Orange territory at the 31. The pick was Tejay Johnson's second of the day. Eight plays later Wesley completed the comeback. But not before TCU converted a key fourth down and three to set up the touchdown run. The Horned Frogs face Air Force in Dallas next weekend.
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