EL PASO, TEXAS (AP) – Florida Atlantic’s Frantz Joseph returned an interception 26 yards and a fumble 32 yards to set up scores and the national team won the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game 27-24 on Saturday.
Texas trailed 20-17 after a 27-yard field goal from UTEP’s Jose Martinez on the first play of the fourth quarter. But Joseph returned an interception to the Texas 31 on the next Texas possession. Purdue’s Chris Painter then threw a 9-yard scoring pass to San Jose State’s Yonus Davis for a 27-17 lead.
With 37,054 watching at the Sun Bowl, the Nation scored two touchdowns and a field goal off three Texas turnovers in the third annual game, which pits collegiate players with Texas ties against the rest of the U.S. and Canada.
Tulsa’s David Johnson threw two touchdown passes for the Texas team.
Texas closed to 27-24 with 1:08 left on a 22-yard pass from Johnson to Northwestern (La.) State’s Dudley Guice, but the Nation recovered the onside kick.
Joseph’s fumble return helped give the Nation a 6-0 lead when UAB’s Swayze Waters made the second of his two field goals on the first play of the second quarter.
Florida Atlantic’s Howard Schnellenberger coached the winning team, and his player, Joseph, was the defensive MVP.
Hartwick College’s Jason Boltus connected with Stanford’s Anthony Kimble on an 8-yard touchdown pass that put the Nation ahead for good at 13-7 in the second quarter.
Buffalo’s Drew Willy threw a 5-yard third-quarter touchdown pass to East Carolina’s Davon Drew in the third quarter for the Nation’s other score.
For Texas, New Mexico State’s Chase Holbrook threw a touchdown pass to UNLV’s Frank Summers in the second quarter and Johnson threw a 28-yard touchdown to Abilene Christian’s Johnny Knox in the third quarter.
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