GAME RECAP & AWARDS
West Defeats East in 2012
The West squad defeated the East, 24-12, in front of a record-breaking crowd of 39,011 at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. The win evens the overall series 6-6. West quarterback Cyler Miles and wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham were named co-MVPs. Miles had a near-perfect passing performance completing 7-for-8 for 155 yards and a touchdown. He also had a 4-yard rushing touchdown. Green-Beckham had 88 all-purpose yards highlighted by a stellar one-handed catch for a Bowl record-setting 79-yard touchdown.
Scoring Recap: Despite a last-minute surge and touchdown from the East squad, the West was simply too much, winning the 12th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl 24-12. The West scored first with Miles' 4-yard run midway through the first quarter. The East answered later in the first with a 2-yard touchdown run by Kwontie Moore but missed the extra point making it 7-6. The West closed the first quarter up 14-6 after running back Barry Sanders scored on a 10-yard run. The 79-yard Miles-to-Green-Beckham touchdown pass put the West up 21-6 in the second quarter. The West added three more points, making it 24-6 at half after a 26-yard field goal by Nick Jordan. The score stayed 24-6 until the final minutes of the fourth quarter when the East scored on Chad Voytik's 9-yard run. But Voytik's pass for the two-point conversion was incomplete ultimately giving the West the win 24-12.
Notes & Quotes from Game Day:
FAN-Tastic: Today's attendance of 39,011 is a new U.S. Army All-American Bowl record, passing the 37,893 mark set in 2011.
Longest Touchdown Pass Record Set: The 79-yard pass from West QB Cyler Miles to WR Dorial Green-Beckham set a new 'Longest Touchdown Pass' record, breaking the 78-yard record previously held by Chris Leak to Andre Caldwell in the 2003 Bowl.
West Bursts Out of the Gate: The 24 first-half points by the West were the most points in a single half since the East scored 28 in the second half of 2004 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
West Evens Series: With today's win, the West evens the series 6-6.
Beasts of the East: Kendall Sanders of the West led the tough defensive effort with two of the three West interceptions. The West also had a fumble recovery by San Antonio-hometown star Javonte Magee.
14 Players Commit Live During Game: Fourteen (14) U.S. Army All-Americans declared their colleges during the Bowl game live on NBC: Deon Bush (Miami); Brian Nance (Baylor); Nick Dawson (Louisville); Keith Brown (Louisville); Jordan Payton (California); Elijah Shumate (Notre Dame); Tyriq McCord (Miami); Kevin Seymour (USC); Jordan Diggs (South Carolina); Ellis McCarthy (Cal); Anthony Alford (Southern Mississippi); Shaq Thompson (Cal); Jonathan Bullard (Florida); and Barry Sanders (Stanford).