Tulane Defensive Lineman Cam Sample was the game’s defensive player. Sample had seven tackles and a stake in a sack in a game that brought together players from groups of five, small colleges, and power five teams.
“We don’t play in Alabama or Ohio every week, but we’re always hungry,” he said.
The game was played for the first time at the new Hancock Whitney Stadium in South Alabama. Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores led the national team and Carolina’s Matt Rhule coached the American team. There was also a change from the traditional north-south format.
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Fitzpatrick delivered in a group of short-handed recipients.
“We had a little bit of a receiver,” said Flores. “A couple of people went out. Availability is key and he was available and able to take advantage of his opportunities.
Franks completed 9 of 16 passes for 122 yards. Carter averaged 8.0 yards per carry on his final season wearing the tar heels and wasn’t far off in the All-Star game.
He won 60 yards with eight runs and had two catches for 15 yards.
A & M’s career passing leader Mond, delivered two touchdown passes in the third quarter to make up a 13-0 half-time deficit. Moon even converted one two-point game with a run and the other with a pass after touchdowns of 15 yards to Amson Rodgers of Clemson and 14 yards to Josh Palmer of Tennessee.