Madden NFL 20 Bowl Wild-Card Results: Henry Stunningly Upset; Noah, More Advance

Blake SchusterCorrespondent IIIMay 15, 2020

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed and Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry compete in the finals of EA SPORTS Madden Bowl XXII, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in San Francisco.  (Donald Traill/AP Images for EA SPORTS)
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The Madden NFL 20 Bowl kicked off the Wild Card Round on Thursday with no shortage of drama.

Seventeen-year-old Henry, the youngest player to advance in the field and the No. 2 seed, suffered a stunning upset after taking a seven-point lead on CleffTheGod.

With 30 seconds left and Henry leading 10-3, CleffTheGod scrambled into the end zone with Mike Vick to tie the game up. Just when it looked like the two were heading to overtime, Henry threw a pick-six on the first play from scrimmage.

"I'm overcome with emotion, man," Cleff said afterward. "Everyone's been doubting me, and I got that chip back. I get passionate and worked up talking about it. I knew the opportunity I had today."

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CleffTheGod will now face Lil Man in the quarterfinals.


Wild-Card Results

CleffTheGod def. Henry, 17-10

Noah def. Wesley, 27-7

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Pavan def. Millz, 17-10

Drini def. Volterax, 16-0


Quarterfinal Matchups

Joke vs. Drini

Kiv vs. Pavan

Lil Man vs. CleffTheGod

DCroft vs. Noah

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After a back-and-forth first half, Pavan worked up a 17-7 lead in the fourth quarter until Millz came roaring back as time wound down.

Millz kicked a field goal to make it a one-possession game with a minute left and all three timeouts. That proved crucial, as Millz was able to force a three-and-out from Pavan on the ensuing drive.

Millz nearly had a chance at his own miracle as he broke free in the run game, but he was tackled at midfield while the clock hit zero.

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The final game of the day pitted Drini against Volterax in one of the most dominant performances in the Madden NFL 20 Bowl yet.

Drini completely shut down Volt's run game, leaving his opponent powerless on offense after the rushing attack propelled him through pool play.

Despite using Bo Jackson, Volterax mustered just 27 yards on 22 carries.

Henry, Millz, Wesley and Voletrax will all exit the tournament with $7,500. All remaining players are now guaranteed at least $10,000, with $65,000 awaiting the champion.

The quarterfinals begin Friday at 5 p.m. ET, with all games streaming live on Twitch and YouTube.