The West college all-stars turned a pass interception by Stanford's Jono Tunney into a key first-quarter touchdown and went on to a 20-14 victory over the East in the Japan Bowl before almost 30,000 at Yokohama.

The margin in the West's 11th victory in 16 Japan Bowls turned out to be field goals of 42 and 38 yards by Robbie Keen of California.

Tunney intercepted a pass by Greg Frey of Ohio State and ran it back to the East 8. Three plays later, Nick Bell of Iowa scored from three yards and the West led by 17-0 before Frey brought the East back in the second half. . . .

Auburn, which handed Florida State one of its two football losses last season, paid Florida State $20,000 to end their contract after two years of a 10-year deal. Florida State officials said they received a letter from Auburn on Jan. 7 informing them the series was off, beginning immediately. The next game was scheduled for Oct. 19.

"There's no ethical justification for canceling '91," said FSU Athletic Director Bob Goin. "I can understand '92 -- the world has changed {then}. The fall of '92 gives us enough time to make some adjustments, '91 does not."

Recent conference realignment affects both teams. The Southeastern Conference, which includes Auburn, recently expanded by two teams -- Arkansas and South Carolina. Florida State, an independent, joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.