One of the marquee matches of the tournament, and a highly probable finals match up, was between Sub Zero and Johnny Bravo. These teams are very similar—there is some commingling between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Boulder's club team—in styles and approach. Both teams are aggressive on offense, spreading the field wide and deep. And both look to gain huge advantages by bringing intense and tight defense downfield.
Where Bravo came out on top was their depth. Point after point the Boulder threw out seven man lines that Sub Zero was unable to consistently match up with. At times, Bravo scored with complete ease, creating separation by coming way under then exploding deep with yards and yards ahead of them. Bravo took the game 13-9.
After a game that was in hand and then lost, Revolver looked totally deflated against Truck Stop. But more to the point, Truck Stop came out for the kill. Their defense, lead by Brian Stout, had Revolver's neck under their foot and put them down. The ability for a team to finish, and finish strong, is a key component to continued success throughout and tournament or season. Truck Stop wins 13-6.
Throughout the round, the wind fluctuated from calm to bluster. And strangely enough, the wind seemed to change in the favor of Doublewide all round. When they were on defense, the wind would pick up, forcing the Condors O to play in challenging conditions. When they were on offense, the wind died down and Doublewide could strike deep at will. They ended with a lopsided victory, 13-5 Doublewide.
The Jam/Voodoo game was even more lopsided than Doublewide/Condors. It would turn out to be the most lopsided game of the tournament, with the Jam defense stuffing and scoring at will. 13-3 Jam.