The East team won the East West Shrine Game Saturday 25-8, and Penn State's Evan Royster was part of the reason why, scoring a touchdown in the first quarter and rushing for 38 yards on nine attempts. Another local player, Fairmont State's Perry Baker, had one reception for 15 yards for the East.â†µ
Syracuse running back Delone Carter had 11 rushes for 54 yards and a first-quarter touchdown for the East, and North Carolina's Marvin Austin recovered a fumble for a game-sealing touchdown in the fourth quarter. Navy's Ricky Dobbs added five rushes for 40 yards and went 5-for-10 for 51 yards passing, and Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor went 4-for-5 for 59 yards. Richmond's Marvin Parker had two sacks and forced a fumble.â†µ
For the West, Portland State's Julius Thomas caught a five-yard touchdown pass from Idaho's Nathan Enderle, and Texas A&M's Jerrod Johnson had 54 yards on 6-for-12 passing, but the East's defense held the West to just 112 yards passing and 14 yards rushing.