Greatest G5 Moments: Bracket of Doom Round One Part Two

The top half of our bracket of doom is complete and it’s time to move on to the remaining portion of the round. The first four matchups saw it all with blowouts, upsets and tight finishes.

Number one seed Boise State and its Statue of Liberty handled the 16 seed 2012 MAC championship with ease in the first matchup.

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The first upset came with nine seed UCF topping eight seed Houston in the closest vote thus far.

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A major upset took place in the form of a beat-down when 13 seeded Louisiana-Monroe’s win over Alabama cruised past four seed Bahamas insanity without a hitch.

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No 12-5 upset in this bracket as five seed South Alabama pulled away from Louisiana-Monroe’s 2012 victory over Arkansas.

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Round One Continued

Streak Busting vs One-Handed Scoring

2          Army Ends Navy’s reign- 2016

After 14 consecutive season ending defeats at the hands of the Midshipmen, Army finally prevailed with a 21-17 win in Baltimore. Black Knight quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw kept the ball himself on an option and scored the go-ahead touchdown with six minutes remaining.

 

15       Aaron Dobson’s one-handed touchdown- 2011

Nearing halftime against East Carolina, Marshall wide receiver Aaron Dobson made an incredibly acrobatic catch in the endzone to pull the Thundering Herd even with the Pirates. The score proved vital as the game later went into overtime where Marshall hung on to the victory.

 

 

CUSA Miracle Round

7         Southern Mississippi wins CUSA- 2011

The Golden Eagles of Southern Mississippi capped off a strong season with an upset win over number six Houston in the Conference USA championship game. Southern Miss gave the Cougars its first loss of the season and kept them out of its first ever BCS bowl game.

 

10       Western Kentucky wins 100 Miles of Hate- 2016

The 65th edition of the 100 Miles of Hate rivalry between Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee State was the first to go into overtime in a series that dates back to 1914. The Blue Raiders scored first in the second overtime but had their extra point attempt blocked. The hilltoppers took over and scored on a short goal line dive by Anthony Wales.

 

 

 

Rare Victories 

3        Southern Miss finds the win column- 2013

Southern Mississippi had endured 23 consecutive losses over the 2012 and 2013 seasons, including losing the 11 2013 games by an average score of 42.3-13. None of that mattered when the Golden Eagles entered Legion Field and crushed the UAB Blazers 62-27.

 

14       Army pulls of the upset- 2011

Northwestern came into the 2011 season having had three straight winning seasons prior and won its first two contests of 2011. Army was coming off its first winning season since 1996 but was winless after two games in 2011. As seven point underdogs, Army defeated Northwestern 21-14 behind three touchdown’s from Trent Steelman.

 

 

Sailors vs Farmers

6        Navy ends the streak- 2007

On November 2nd 1963, Navy defeated Notre Dame 35-14. The Fighting Irish then won the next 43 meetings with Navy only coming within single digits seven times. Navy needed all of its 46 points, the most scored by the Midshipmen in the 90 game series, to hold off Notre Dame 46-44. It was Navy’s 10th win in the series out of 81 contests.

 

11      Nifty footwork seals it for the Aggies- 2015

The New Mexico State Aggies entered its game against Idaho riding a nation-worst 17 game losing streak. The Aggies stormed back into the contest after being down 30-7 and forced the game into overtime. After taking a 55-48 lead, New Mexico State’s defense made the interception of the year to end the game.

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