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                     === East tops West in Shrine Game ===
 
 St.  Petersburg, FL  (SportsNetwork.com)  - Jimmy  Garoppolo  threw a  second-
 quarter  touchdown pass  to Matt Hazel, Zach Hocker made three field goals and
 the  East beat the West by a 23-13 margin in the 89th edition of the East-West
 Shrine Game on Saturday.
 
 Garoppolo  of Eastern  Illinois, who captured the Walter Payton Award for the
 most outstanding player in FCS, completed 8-of-14 passes for 98 yards for the
 East  squad that  was coached  by Jerry  Glanville, former  head coach  of the
 Atlanta Falcons and Houston Oilers. Garoppolo was named the game's offensive
 MVP.
 
 Northern  Arizona running back Zach Bauman carried the ball eight times for 55
 yards  and Michigan  wide receiver  Jeremy Gallon  caught four  passes for  55
 yards.
 
 Keith  Wenning of Ball  State connected on 12-of-19 passes for 82 yards and an
 interception  for  the West  team that  was led by  Romeo Crennel, former head
 coach of the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs.
 
 Toledo  wide receiver  Bernard Reedy hauled in  four passes for 46 yards and a
 score.
 
 The  first quarter featured a pair of field goals. Hocker made a 31-yarder and
 Anthony Fera was good from 34 yards out.
 
 Fera  added a 37-yard  field goal early in the second stanza, making it 6-3 in
 favor of the West.
 
 Hocker  made a 34-yard field goal with 2:45 left to tie the game. Hazel caught
 a  1-yard TD pass  from Garoppolo with eight seconds remaining to make it 13-6
 at halftime.
 
 Reedy  caught a  20-yard touchdown pass from Washington's Keith Price early in
 the third frame to make it a 13-13 game.
 
 Hocker's 57-yard field goal with 11:16 to go in the fourth gave the East squad
 the  lead before Nevin Lawson, a cornerback from Utah State, returned a fumble
 five yards for a touchdown to give the East a 23-13 edge.
 
 Ethan Westbrooks, a defensive tackle from West Texas A&M, was named the
 defensive MVP.
 
 The East team held on to snap a two-game skid in the series.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 01/18 21:21:57 ET