Georgia Tech at Alabama
The Defending National Champion advanced to the second round with its seventh consecutive playoff win knocking off Georgia Tech 42-21. Despite allowing 380 yards of rushing offense the Tide was able to control the game with its balanced offensive attack. Mark Ingram ran for 101 yards and three scores for 'Bama which led 28-7 at the half. The Yellow Jackets missed three field goals which helped keep the margin wide. Anthony Allen led all rushers with 144 yards in defeat.
Texas Tech at Notre Dame
Taylor Potts threw for 281 yards and three scores as the Red Raiders won in the cold of South Bend 31-25. The Irish took a 17-14 lead with just under six minutes to play in the third quarter on an 11 yard touchdown pass from Dayne Crist to Mike Ragone. But Tech scored the next two touchdowns, scoring strikes from Potts to Alexander Torres, and held on for the win. The Red Raiders will face Alabama in Mobile next week.
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