North beats the South 34-13 in the Senior Bowl

By George Yarberry
EFN National Director
Published: 01/25/2015

Mobile, AL- The country’s best college football seniors played in the 65th annual Senior Bowl on Saturday afternoon with the North all-stars knocking off the South all-stars 34-13.

Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah was the player of the game after racking up 113 all-purpose yards for the North team. He had 73 rushing yards and 40 receiving yards.

David Johnson from Northern Iowa scored the game’s first touchdown on a 19-yard run in the first quarter for the South. The South took an early 7-0 lead.

Tom Obarski, the nation’s top field goal kicker from Division II Concordia (MN), helped the North when he kicked a 49-yard field goal with 5:58 left in the first quarter. The South led 7-3.

Oregon State’s quarterback Sean Marrion drove the North on a 5-play 80 yard drive, and capped it off with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Notre Dame’s Ben Koyack. The North took a 10-7 lead with 12:23 left in the 2nd quarter.

The South tied the game in the 3rd quarter on a 24-yard field goal by Louisiana-Monroe’s Justin Manton.

The North answered with two back-to-back scoring drives to take a 20-10 lead heading into the 4th quarter. Obarski kicked a 28-yard field goal and Minnesota’s David Cobb scored on a 4-yard touchdown run.

Yale’s Tyler Varga extended the North’s lead in the 4th quarter on a 13-yard touchdown run. This gave the North a 27-10 commanding lead.

Manton kicked a 28-yard field goal for the South mid-way through the 4th quarter. The North was still up 27-13.

Varga scored one last time for the North on a 9-yard touchdown run late in the 4th quarter. This was the final score of the game, as the North won 34-13.

Bryce Petty from Baylor completed 9-of-13 passes for 123 yards for the North. Marrion finished the day completing 9-of-14 passes for 79 yards and 1 touchdown. Cobb had 69 rushing yards in the game.

Garrett Grayson led the South completing 8-of-15 passes for 118 yards. David Johnson and Auburn’s Cameron Artis-Payne each had 43 rushing yards to lead the South.