Sat, Jan 27, 2018
LSU's DJ Chark had 160 yards and a TD
MOBILE, Ala. -- All the talk during the week was about the North quarterbacks, and for good reason. Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield are first-round locks. But on Saturday, the South quarterbacks came to play, throwing for 425 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-16 rout of the North.
Kyle Lauletta, from Richmond, led the way with 198 yards and three touchdowns in the second half to earn Most Outstanding Player of the Game.
San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny and LSU wide receiver DJ Chark were named Co-Most Outstanding Players for the South while Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen was selected as the North's Most Outstanding player.
SDSU RB Rashaad Penny races to a 73-yard TD
Penny finished with 64 yards rushing and 73 receiving, all coming on an electric touchdown in the second quarter. Chark delivered some fireworks of his own, catching a 75-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter from Lauletta. He finished with five receptions for 160 yards.
The South defense took advantage of three North turnovers, including a 19-yard fumble return by Marcus Davenport of UT-San Antonio.
Arizona State running back Kalen Ballage led the North with 57 yards rushing.
Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma started for the North and played two possesions, finishing 3-7 for nine yards.