Maryland's Frank Reich and Doug Flutie of Boston College combined for 341 passing yards, and Wisconsin's Al Toon caught two touchdown passes, yesterday to lead the East to a lopsided 34-14 victory over the West in the 39th Hula Bowl in Honolulu.
The game was watched by 30,767 fans, leaving Aloha Stadium nearly half empty.
Reich, who missed four games during the regular season with a slightly separated right shoulder before rallying late in the year, was the hotter of the two East quarterbacks. In the second quarter alone, he passed for 202 yards and was 14 of 17 with two touchdowns. He completed his first nine passes.
Flutie, the 1984 Heisman trophy winner who led BC to a 10-2 record including a Cotton Bowl victory over Houston, had an average day, completing 10 of 19 attempts for 111 yards.
Toon, who caught a Hula Bowl-record-tying 10 passes for 124 yards, was voted the outstanding offensive player.
During his first-half appearance, Reich took the East on scoring drives of 91 and 89 yards.
On the first march, he completed six passes for 86 yards with Toon hauling in three for 56 yards. The second drive again was highlighted by Reich's passing. He completed five for 76 yards with Toon catching three for 37 yards and Chuck Scott of Vanderbilt two for 39 yards.
Flutie's one-yard touchdown pass to Toon gave the East a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
Flutie scored on a one-yard sneak in the third quarter to make it 28-0.
The West capitalized on a pair of fumble recoveries by SMU's Tom Linebarger late in the third quarter and early in the final period to pick up its 14 points.
The East ran up 409 yards on offense. Moore rushed for 47 yards and Horton 34.
For the West, Raphel Cherry of Hawaii completed nine of 24 passes for 102 yards and he also led the team in rushing with 64 yards on 11 carries.
Mississippi's Freddie Joe Nunn was named the outstanding defensive player. He had nine unassisted tackles, one assisted and made three quarterback sacks for losses of 17 yards.
"We tried everything we could think of to keep him out of there, but nothing worked," West Coach Terry Donahue of UCLA said. "I thought the East had two dominating players, Nunn and Toon. It was impossible to stop either."
Shrine Game: Quarterback Randall Cunningham caught a touchdown pass on a flea-flicker and threw a touchdown pass to lead the West to a 21-10 victory in the 60th East-West Shrine All-Star Game in Stanford, Calif.
Cunningham, of Nevada-Las Vegas, was named the most valuable offensive player of the benefit game for Shriners hospitals that drew an estimated 72,000 fans at Stanford Stadium.
Stanford lineman Garin Veris was named defensive player of the game.
Cunningham marched the West 76 yards in 11 plays in the fourth quarter, completing the drive with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Terry Orr of Texas.
In the first period, following the East's only touchdown, Cunningham began a 43-yard drive that ended with Vance Johnson's touchdown pass to him in the second quarter.