After a week of practices in front of hundreds of NFL scouts, the top senior prospects in the nation stepped onto the field at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama for the 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl.
When the final whistle blew on Saturday afternoon, it was the Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff and the South squad that came away with a 27-16 victory.
The game got off to a slow start with defense dominating much of the early action, but players began to find their groove as the game went on in a back-and-forth affair. Ultimately, it was the South’s early ten-point lead that was the difference in the game.
TCU running back Aaron Green paced the South offense with 34 rushing yards and a touchdown. Arkansas’ Brandon Allen led the way through the air with 106 yards late in the game.
For the North, Jeff Driskel was a standout performer and put together the best quarterback performance going 8-of-9 for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Now that the game is in the books, all of the participants will turn their attention back to training as they attempt to set themselves up for success at the NFL Scouting Combine and Pro Days as draft season continues.
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