MOBILE, Ala. (Jan. 24) — The South was in control early but could not slow down the running game of Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah , Minnesota’s David Cobb and Yale’s Tyler Varga. The 66th Reese’s Senior Bowl end with the North up 34-13 over the South snapping a two -game losing streak.
In the first drive of the game Auburn’s running back Cameron Artis-Payne was making his case why he should play on Sunday’s. He was the work horse with 5 rushes for 28 yards and 1 catch for 24 yards to put the South in scoring position. David Johnson from Northern Iowa used a strong cut back to break loose for a 19 yard touchdown run.
The South came into the second half a little unfocused. The first 2 plays were false starts which had them pinned on their 12th yard line. Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Bryan Bennett connected with Kansas State Tyler Lockett 23 yards, Auburn C.J. Uzomah 9 yards and UCF Rannell Hall 32 yards to put the South in scoring position. With the ball 1st and goal from the 8 yard line the South could not punch it in. Justin Manton tied the game at 10 with the 24 yard field goal.
The rest of the third quarter belonged to the North as they added a 28 yard field goal by Concordia University Tom Obarski, a 41 yard interception by Texas Quandre Diggs and a 4 yards touchdown by David Cobb
In the fourth quarter Yale’s Tyler Varga sealed the game with touchdown runs of 7 yards and 13 yards.
The 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl will be on January 30