MOBILE, Ala. ó Derek Carr and David Fales both threw touchdown passes and Auburnís Dee Ford racked up two sacks in the Southís 20-10 victory over the North in the Senior Bowl on Saturday.
The showcase game for top senior NFL prospects was mostly dominated by the defenses, including big plays from two defenders from national runner-up Auburn. Ford polished off his week by twice sacking Virginia Techís Logan Thomas in the first half and Chris Davis had an interception.
Ford, who also had a pair of sacks in the national championship game, was named the gameís MVP. Alabama receiver Kevin Norwood caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Fales of San Jose State and received the Southís Most Outstanding Player honors.
Wisconsinís James White scored on a 1-yard run with 6:04 left in the game for the Northís only touchdown. He was selected the Northís MOP after rushing for 62 yards on 11 carries.
Ford also batted down a pass in the backfield when the North was buried deep in its own territory that would have been a sure touchdown if heíd held onto it.
Offensively, it looked just like what it was: an all-star game with players trying to get in sync with a few days of practice.
The quarterbacks with the fewest mistakes won the day after the South built a 20-3 lead.
Fresno Stateís Carr started fast with three straight completions on the Southís opening drive. He capped the march with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Colorado State tight end Crockett Gillmore and finished 7 of 12 for 45 yards.
Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinoisís first two drives ended with field goals of 50 and 39 yards by Auburnís Cody Parkey. Garoppolo, MVP of the East-West Shrine Game out of Tony Romoís alma mater, was a late addition to the roster after Alabamaís AJ McCarron declined an invitation.
He was 6-of-11 passing for 32 yards.
The collection of six quarterbacks combined to throw five interceptions.
Miamiís Stephen Morris was 10 of 18 for a game-high 89 yards but was also intercepted twice. Clemsonís Tajh Boyd was 7 of 16 for 31 yards with an interception. Thomas, a 6-foot-6, 250-pounder, was sacked five times.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.