USF kicker Marvin Kloss helps East beat West in Shrine Classic
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — South Florida’s Marvin Kloss made four field goals to help the East beat the West 19-3 on Saturday in the 90th East-West Shrine Classic.
Dominique Brown of Louisville added a 1-yard touchdown run in the final minute.
Florida Atlantic’s Damian Parms had two interceptions for a dominating East defense that limited the West to 93 yards. The East finished with 260 yards of offense.
Kloss opened the scoring with a 39-yard field goal midway through the first quarter. The kick completed a game-opening 14-play, 58-yard drive engineered by Duke quarterback Anthony Boone.
Kloss made it 9-0 on 30- and 47-yard field goals in the final 5 minutes of the half.
The West cut it to 9-3 when North Carolina State’s Niklas Sade connected on a 51-yard field goal 3 1/2 minutes into the fourth. Kloss put the East up 12-3 with 4 1/2 minutes left from 19 yards.
Parms’ second interception came late in the fourth to stymie a West drive and helped set up Brown’s TD run with 27 seconds to go.
Brown rushed for a game-high 70 yards on 19 carries,
West quarterback Taylor Kelly of Arizona State was 7 of 15 for 65 yards.
The East defense limited the West to 23 yards of offense during the first half. Parms picked off a pass and Miami defensive lineman Anthony Chickillo had a third-down sack that pinned the West inside its 10.
Southern California defensive back Joshua Shaw stopped an early second-period East scoring opportunity by intercepting a pass by Old Dominion’s Taylor Heinicke in the end zone.