2008 East–West Shrine Game

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2008 East–West Shrine Game
1234 Total
East Team 30010 13
West Team 73714 31
Date January 19, 2008
Season 2007
Stadium Robertson Stadium
Location Houston
MVP Josh Johnson (QB, San Diego) & Spencer Larsen (LB, Arizona)[1]
Referee Clete Blakeman
Attendance 15,328
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN2
East–West Shrine Game
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The 2008 East–West Shrine Game was the 83rd staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players. The game featured over 100 players from the 2007 college football season, and prospects for the 2008 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The proceeds from the East–West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The game was played on January 19, 2008, at 6 p.m. CT at Robertson Stadium on the campus of the University of Houston, and was televised by ESPN2.[2]

The offensive MVP was Josh Johnson (QB, San Diego), while the defensive MVP was Spencer Larsen (LB, Arizona).[1] The Pat Tillman Award was presented to Justin Tryon (DB, Arizona State); the award "is presented to a player who best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service".[3]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP East West
1 4:07 11 37 4:52 East 42-yard field goal by Taylor Mehlhaff 3 0
1 0:49 West Kevin Robinson 72-yard punt return, Garrett Hartley kick good 3 7
2 0:00 6 76 0:45 West 23-yard field goal by Garrett Hartley 3 10
3 5:54 3 39 1:12 West Aldridge 4-yard touchdown run, Garrett Hartley kick good 3 17
4 13:44 13 75 7:10 East 28-yard field goal by Taylor Mehlhaff 6 17
4 11:00 5 70 2:44 West Kevin Robinson 5-yard touchdown reception from Josh Johnson, Garrett Hartley kick good 6 24
4 4:18 10 72 6:50 East Cory Boyd 5-yard touchdown run, Taylor Mehlhaff kick good 13 24
4 0:30 West Interception returned 20 yards for touchdown by Alvin Bowen, Garrett Hartley kick good 13 31
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 13 31

Sources: [4]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics East West
First Downs 17 20
Rushes-yards 29-126 21-176
Passing yards 184 186
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 16-36-4 19-35-0
Return yards 86 218
Punts-average 3-53.7 4-40.2
Fumbles-lost 0-0 3-2
Penalties-yards 5-49 3-15
Time of Possession 35:18 24:42
Attendance
15,328

Source: [4]

Coaching staff[edit]

East head coach: Dick Vermeil
West head coach: Mike White
Source: [5]

2008 NFL Draft[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MVP Award Recipients". shrinegame.com. 2017. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "Shrine Bowl". The Des Moines Register. Des Moines, Iowa. January 19, 2008. Retrieved January 14, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Pat Tillman Award". shrinegame.com. 2017. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Football". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. January 21, 2008. Retrieved January 14, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "East-West Shrine Game". Arizona Daily Star. Tucson, Arizona. January 11, 2008. Retrieved January 14, 2018 – via newspapers.com.

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