Oregon’s Bill Musgrave completed 12 of 18 passes for 154 yards as the West beat the East, 20-14, Saturday for its 11th victory in 16 Japan Bowls.
“It was a pretty fun first quarter,” Musgrave said of the West’s early 17-0 lead. “We had a lot of good receivers to throw to.”
After only three days of practice, West coach Don James of Washington said it “amazed me how well they played. We simplified the offense and defense, and they went out and played it.”
Ricky Ervins of USC scored the West’s first touchdown on a 12-yard run after UCLA’s Scott Miller caught a 10-yard pass from Musgrave. Meanwhile, the East offense failed to get past midfield in the first quarter.