Damon Allen of California State-Fullerton threw two touchdown passes in the final minutes and Georgia's Kevin Butler kicked three field goals today as the South downed the North, 23-7, in the 36th annual Senior Bowl all-star game.
Allen, brother of Los Angeles Raiders star Marcus Allen, threw a 45-yard scoring pass to Alabama's Paul Ott Carruth with 5:19 to play and then hit Joe Jones of Virginia Tech on a 10-yard scoring pass with 1:23 remaining.
The pass to Jones came after Texas Christian's Sean Thomas ran 29 yards to the North seven-yard line after intercepting a pass.
Butler, kicking pro-style -- without a tee -- for the first time in his football career, had field goals of 30 and 32 yards in the first half and gave the South a 9-7 lead with 10:34 remaining when he made a 49-yarder.
Carruth set up Butler's first field goal with a 55-yard punt return to the North 20.
Butler, the fourth all-time leading scorer in major college history, missed a 50-yard attempt in the first quarter and had a 51-yarder blocked by Arizona State's Brian Noble. It was the first blocked field goal attempt of Butler's career.
The North's only score came on an eight-yard pass from Paul Berner of Pacific to Stacy Robinson of North Dakota State in the second quarter.