Quarterbacks committed to USC throw touchdowns in All-American Bowl

Quarterbacks committed to USC throw touchdowns in All-American Bowl
Ventura St. Bonaventure quarterback Ricky Town goes back to pass during a game in 2012. Town is the first player to sign with USC Coach Steve Sarkisian's 2015 recruiting class. (Jim Aguirre)

Quarterbacks commit Ricky Town and Sam Darnold, who have each committed to USC, showed they could throw the deep pass Saturday in the Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome.

Town played for the West team, which won 39-36.

Town, who is from Ventura St. Bonaventure High, connected with Louisiana State commit Derrius Guice for a 61-yard touchdown pass play that gave the West a 33-3 lead in the second quarter.

Town completed two of three passes, was sacked twice and had one pass intercepted.

"There was a lot of great talent everywhere," Town said. "Plays that you can usually make, they weren't so easy anymore."

The East trailed, 36-9, in the fourth quarter when Darnold and Duke commit T.J. Rahming teamed for a 63-yard touchdown pass play.

"The speed is way different than high school," Darnold said, adding, "I think I came out here and held my own."

Darnold, from San Clemente, completed six of seven passes for 89 yards and had one pass intercepted and returned for a touchdown. He rushed for eight yards in two carries.

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