ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Jimmy Garoppolo threw a short second-quarter touchdown pass and Nevin Lawson returned a fourth-quarter fumble 5 yards for another TD to lead the East to a 23-13 victory in the 89th East-West Shrine Game on Saturday.
Washington quarterback Keith Price of the West threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Bernard Reedy of Toledo on a third-and-seven play with 9:27 left in the third quarter. An extra point tied the score at 13.
Price was 2 of 6 for 28 yards passing. He had 18 yards rushing on two carries.
Huskies safety Sean Parker also played for the West.
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Garoppolo, who is from Eastern Illinois, was 9 of 14 for 100 yards. He was voted the game’s most valuable player on offense.
“Whether you’re at a small school or a big school, you still have to show you can get the job done,” Garoppolo said. “I believe I’m one of the best players in the nation, and that’s the mindset I play with.”
East lineman Ethan Westbrooks of West Texas A&M was voted the game’s MVP on defense.
• Louisiana State’s J.C. Copeland scored two 1-yard TDs to help Team National beat Team American 31-17 in the third annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, Calif.
Copeland was voted MVP.
• Clemson coach Dabo Swinney received a new, eight-year contract and a raise that increased his total pay for next season from $2.55 million to $3.15 million.
The Tigers have gone 11-2 in each of the last two seasons.