St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Arizona's Matt Scott threw a 57-yard
touchdown pass to Mississippi State's Chad Bumphis in the second quarter to
help lead the West team to a 28-13 win over the East in the 88th annual East-
West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field.
Bumphis led all players with 91 receiving yards on four catches and was named
the game's Offensive MVP. Texas A&M's Christine Michael added a rushing
touchdown while gaining 43 yards on 13 carries to help the West earn its
second straight victory in the event.
Scott completed 3-of-4 passes for 80 yards, with Western Michigan's Alex
Carder going 9-of-11 for 95 yards and an interception in the West's
Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein paced the East squad with 35 rushing
yards, but the Kansas State quarterback hit on just 5-of-13 pass attempts for
43 yards with an interception.
After recovering a fumble by Pittsburgh's Ray Graham on the opening play from
scrimmage, the West quickly grabbed a 7-0 lead on a 3-yard run by Middle
Tennessee State's Anthony Amos less than four minutes into the contest.
The East team got on the board on a 48-yard field goal by Florida's Caleb
Sturgis late in the first half, but the West put up two touchdowns within a
span of 15 seconds to break the game open.
Scott and Bumphis capped a two-play drive with their 57-yard connection with
one minute to go in the second quarter, and Kansas State cornerback Nigel
Malone intercepted Louisiana Tech's Colby Cameron on the ensuing play from
scrimmage and returned the pick 30 yards to extend the West's advantage to
21-3 by the half.
Malone was named the Defensive MVP for his efforts.
After recovering a fumbled punt by Mt. Union's Jasper Collins deep in West
territory, the East cut into the deficit with 1:05 left in the third quarter
on a 7-yard run by Army's Trent Steelman. However, the West regained an 18-
point margin when Carder directed a 14-play, 80-yard drive culminating in
Michael's 6-yard scoring run with 8:07 left to play.
Sturgis booted a 38-yard field goal with 1:24 left to conclude the scoring.
The West posted a 24-17 win in last year's edition, when the game was moved
from Orlando to St. Petersburg.
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