East Dominates West In U.S. Army Game

The East used a strong defense and ball control offense for the win in the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio.

San Antonio, Texas--Auburn commitment Bart Eddins and the East squad defeated the West 27-16 in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game in San Antonio at the Alamo Dome.

Running back Chris Wells, an Ohio State commitment from Akron, Ohio, was named the Most Valuable Player on the day. The 6'1, 225-pound bruiser ran through arm tackles all day on the way to 67 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries.

Chris Wells was named the MVP.

The hit of the game came from Antwine Perez, a USC commitment from New Jersey, on Mitch Mustain when the quarterback tried to make something out of nothing and turned the ball upfield. Mustain juked one defensive player but was a statue for Perez who lowered his shoulder and went straight through him.

Even with two highly-touted quarterbacks--Mustain, a one-time commitment for Arkansas whose recruiting is still open, starting under center for the West and Florida commitment Tim Tebow quarterbacking the East--the game was a defensive struggle. The East team totaled 218 yards while the West had just 203.

Mustain was on the run the entire game and completed two of 13 passes for negative-two yards. Both of his completions came on screen passes. Tebow completed four of 10 for 84 yards, with 58 coming on a prayer to USC commitment Vidal Hazelton. Texas commitment Jevan Snead led all passers with 133 yards and two touchdowns.

Hazelton caught another deep pass from Tebow in the end zone over a defender in the end zone and appeared to drag a foot in bounds, but the play was ruled incomplete. It didn't matter though as the East went on for the dominating victory

Hazelton goes up high for the grab over Jai Eugene.

Notre Dame led the way with 10 players on the two squads. Florida and Texas had six apiece. USC had three and also gained four commitments during the game as 16 total players announced their decision as to where they would attend college. They were:

Receiver David Ausberry--USC
Receiver Terrence Austin--UCLA
Linebacker Allen Bradford--USC
Offensive lineman Matt Carufel--Notre Dame
Defensive back Jai Eugene--Michigan
Defensive end Maurice Evans--Penn State
Offensive lineman Joseph Faifili--Utah
Running back Michael Goodson--Texas A&M
Defensive lineman Derrick Hill--California
Offensive lineman Butch Lewis--USC
Linebacker Jarrell Miller--North Carolina
Running back Emmanuel Moody--USC
Running back DeMarco Murray--Oklahoma
Defensive end Robert Rose--Ohio State
Linebacker Brandon Spikes--Florida
Defensive back A.J. Wallace--Penn State


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