Doug Gaynor of Long Beach State passed for two touchdowns to lead the West to a 23-10 victory over the East in the Hula Bowl college football all-star game in Honolulu yesterday.
Before Gaynor zeroed in, his alternate at quarterback, Mike Norseth of Kansas, got the West going with pass completions of 49 and 54 yards. The first set up a missed field goal and the second led to James Hamrick's 42-yard kick for the game's first score early in the second quarter.
Kevin Wyatt of Arkansas intercepted an East pass by Stan Gelbaugh of Maryland on the first scrimmage play after Hamrick's field goal. Three plays later, Dalton Hilliard of Louisiana State scored on a four-yard pass from Gaynor.
The East responded with a 29-yard field goal by Todd Solomon of Navy with 7:39 left in the half.
The West then moved 83 yards, scoring on a six-yard pass from Gaynor to Reggie Dupard of Southern Methodist with 1:32 left. The West drove 59 yards on 14 plays to open second-half scoring, Anthony Toney of Texas A&M going over from one yard out.
Gaynor was named the game's top offensive player. The East's Rogers Alexander of Penn State via DeMatha High School near Washington, D.C., was selected as the outstanding defensive player.
The West defense held the East to 90 yards through three quarters, including zero yardage in the third quarter. The East's touchdown came with only 4:53 to play, on a nine-yard run by Purdue quarterback Jim Everett.
Gelbaugh had the worst statistics of the four passers in the game: five of 14 for 53 yards, two interceptions. Navy's Napoleon McCallum ran three times for 11 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards.
West Coach Barry Switzer of Oklahoma faulted Coach Johnny Majors' East because "they did't try to run the ball (12 rushes, 31 yards)." Said Majors: "They were just better than us, both ways."
Jim Dombrowski of Virginia, one of the East's highly touted offensive linemen, said it was matter of timing. "The type of offense we used was a finesse type, and it's hard to get the timing down in such a short amount of practice time," he said. Shrine East-West
Louisiana State's Garry James led all rushers with 83 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries and Chuck Sanders, Slippery Rock's first representative in the game's 61 years, gained 71 on 19 tries in leading the East to an 18-7 victory at Stanford, Calif.
Four interceptions in the second half against Washington State's Mark Rypien shut off the West.
On his way to the offensive MVP designation, James ran one yard and 15 yards to culminate touchdown drives. It was 15-0 before the West scored with :02 left in the half, BYU quarterback Robbie Bosco scrambling two yards to end a 74-yard drive. Freedom Bowl
Willie (Satellite) Totten of Mississippi Valley threw two touchdown passes to lead the Southwestern Athletic Conference (and SIAC) all-stars over the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (and CIAA), 16-14, in Atlanta.
The SWAC defense preserved the victory by stopping quarterback Gilbert Renfroe of Tennessee State as he tried to run for his second two-point conversion.
Trailing, 16-0, MEAC scored with 6:01 to play on a blocked punt and again, after recovering a fumble, on Renfroe's 12-yard pass to John Taylor of Delaware State.