East Silences West in Shrine Classic Bowl Game

American flag stretched across football fieldThis past Saturday, the 17th of January, 2014, we saw the 90th East-West Shrine Game. The East team silenced the West team as the University of South Florida field goal kicker Marvin Kloss kicked 4 FG's and became the game's Most Valuable Player for this Shrine Classic.

The scoring in the game compiled 5 field goals and one East TD. The 4 FG's by Kloss was 1 FG in 1st quarter, 2 FG's in the 2nd quarter, and 1 FG in the 4th quarter. Then the East scored a 1 yard TD in the 4th with 1:00 left in the game bringing the final score 19 East and 3 West, with the West scoring their 3 points on a 4th quarter field goal for their only score if the game.

Statistically the East had 15-1st downs for 260 total yards, with 134 passing and 126 rushing with 1 turnover and possessed the ball for 35:22 minutes of the game. The West had only 7-1st downs, with 93 total yards with 51 passing, 42 rushing, with 2 turnovers, and had ball possession for only 24:38 minutes of the 60 minute game.

In the game the East's DB Parms of FAU had two interceptions in the game, while RB Brown of Louisville scored the only TD of the game on a 1 yard run on the last minute of the game. Players from both teams improved their futures, as Pro scouts were at this game and watching the performance of the Players for the NFL Draft.

Kloss had his 1st FG, a 39 yarder in the 1st quarter that capped a drive led by QB Boone of Duke after he put together a 58 yard drive on some 14 plays. Just before the 1st half ended, kicker Kloss kicked a 30 yard and 47 yard FG's that made the half-time score 9-0. Kloss was very happy to be in this game, as his team was at the bottom of college offenses, thus he had few opportunities to kick field goals.

The West brought the score to 9-3 as the West kicker Sade of NC State hit a 51 yard FB just 3 minutes after the start of the 4th quarter. That was shortly followed by another Kloss FG of 19 yards that put the East up 12-3 with only 4:30 left in the game. The West had another drive in the 4th quarter, that was broken up by another interception by Parm's, and that set up the final 1 yard TD run by Brown with only 27 seconds left in the game.

The Louisville RB Brown had a total of 70 yards rushing on some 19 carries, which was a game high. Duke's QB Boone completed 4 of his 8 passes for 49 yards while Georgia's QB Mason was 7 of 8 passes for 71 yards, as the two combined for a total 120 yard with their passing games.

The West QB Kelly of Arizona State completed 7 of his 15 passes for a total 65 yards and led the east team rushing the ball with 5 carries for 23 total yards.

If you bet on college football at a sportsbook, these All-Star type games are intriguing, like the East defense in the 1st half only allowed the West to game a total of 23 offensive yards, and some 70 yards total offensively in the 2nd half.