HULA BOWL : Conklin Passes West to 21-13 Victory

From Associated Press

Washington’s Cary Conklin passed for three touchdowns and James Francis of Baylor blocked two field goals and a punt as the West defeated the East, 21-13, Saturday in the Hula Bowl.

Conklin, the game’s most valuable offensive player, passed 11 yards to Washington State running back Steve Broussard for a third-quarter touchdown that broke a 7-7 halftime tie. He threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to Oregon State’s Phil Ross in the fourth quarter.

In all, Conklin completed 23 of 34 passes for 232 yards.

Francis, an All-American linebacker, was named the game’s outstanding defensive player. He holds the NCAA record for career blocked punts with 13, including eight this season.


Notre Dame quarterback Tony Rice of the East was intercepted twice, by Walter Briggs of Hawaii and Jeroy Robinson of Texas A&M.;