On the first play following an interception by BJ Blunt of McNeese State, Stick threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Arizona State’s Shawn Poindexter that made 21-0 five minutes into the third.
The East got to 21-14 during the final three minutes of the third when Blough threw 6- and 18-yard TD passes to Terry Godwin II of Georgia. Godwin had four receptions for 80 yards.
Matthew Gay of Utah had a 47-yard field goal that cut the East deficit to 21-17 with 4 minutes left.
West’s Darrin Hall Jr. of Pitt was the leading rusher with 77 yards on 12 carries.
One of the most exciting plays came on the final play in the first half when James Madison’s Jimmy Moreland caught a 61-yard field-goal try by John Baron II of San Diego State in the back of the end zone and was tipped during his return near midfield.
MINING FOR RECEPTIONS
Colorado School of Mines wide receiver Brody Oliver had two catches for 12 yards. He was targeted three times.
Oregon linebacker Justin Hollins had 10 tackles and two sacks for the West.
“The only statement I could make is playing hard,” Hollins said.
East linebacker Tre Watson of Maryland finished with nine tackles and a sack.
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