COLLEGE BOWL NEWS: East Kicks West In 90th East-West Shrine Game

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The 90th East-West Shrine Game was a defensive battle showcasing the “visiting” kicker from just across Tampa Bay. The East team prevailed 19-3 in front of 22,296 at Tropicana Field.

Kicker Marvin Kloss, from the University of South Florida, hit four field goals from 19, 30, 39 and 47 yards to lead Mike Singletary’s East all-stars.  

Kloss added an extra point after Louisville RB Dominique Brown scored the game’s only touchdown with 27 seconds left in the game. Kloss’s performance earned The William H Coffman Award for Most Outstanding Offensive Player.

Damian Parms (S, Florida Atlantic) had a pair of interceptions, including one with 4:27 left in the fourth quarter. He returned that interception 23 yards to the West’s 28 setting up the late touchdown drive.

Za’Darius Smith (DL, Kentucky) was named The E. Jack Spaulding Award for Most Outstanding Defensive Player with a sack of Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly, a hurry and an afternoon of disrupting the West’s offense.

Brown led all rushers with 70 yards on 19 attempts, with teammate Terrence Magee of Louisiana State the game’s second leading rusher with 27 yards on 11 attempts.

The game’s leading receiver was Arizona’s Austin Hill with 41 yards on 4 receptions, followed by the East Andre Davis (USF) with 36 yards on three receptions. Davis elicited the most excitement from the “home” crowd on a 14-yard slant delivered by Georgia QB Hutson Mason.

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