Steve Hooper of Pennsylvania rushed for four touchdowns and 116 yards to lead the Ivy League all-stars to a 47-10 football victory over Japanese college stars yesterday before an estimated crowd of 28,000 in Yokohama, Japan.
"I just wanted to play one last game and hopefully play well, show the Japanese what American football is, and hopefully teach them something," said Hooper, who carried 15 times, scored on runs of six, five, five and two, and was chosen the game's most valuable player.
Darin Kehler of Yale led all rushers with 139 yards on 16 carries, including a 40-yard scoring run. Chris Hallihan of Princeton scored on a one-yard dive on the Ivy League's first drive.
After allowing a touchdown on a 12-play, 80-yard drive, the Japanese charged right back to the Ivy League's 1-foot line on a 45-yard kickoff return by Kaneshi Kaneko and four consecutive completions by Tomomichi Sunaga.
But Sunaga fumbled on the next play, John Sparks of Harvard recovered and the Ivy League was on its way. . . .
Some of America's least-known college players move from obscurity and onto a national television stage today in the 53rd Annual Blue-Gray All-Star Classic in Montgomery, Ala.
The roster for the game featuring all seniors includes Gerald Hudson, Manny Hazard, Bobby Slaughter, Jake Reed and Ivory Lee Brown. . . .
Two teams that drove different courses during the regular season meet in today's Alohoa Bowl in Honolulu. Arizona (7-4) beat ranked teams and lost to weaker Pacific-10 Conference opponents; Syracuse tied Michigan State and Pittsburgh and finished 6-4-2.
"I believe both teams have had their moments this year," Arizona Coach Dick Tomey said. "This is a chance for both us and Syracuse to win a bowl game and build toward next season." . . .
Jack Lengyel, athletic director at the U.S. Naval Academy, was selected chairman of the Division I-A Directors Association. He replaced Sam Jankovich, who left Miami to become chief executive officer of the New England Patriots.