Reese's Senior Bowl Recap


All the hype surrounded Josh Allen heading into the Senior Bowl.

When it came to the Senior Bowl this past Saturday, no one took advantage of the big stage more than former LSU wide receiver DJ Chark, and the game's executive director took notice.

Mayfield was sacked by Davenport on his opening series but led the North to a field goal on its second possession, although Kalen Ballage did the heavy lifting with runs of 16 and 14 yards before Michael Badgley nailed a 50-yarder. Benkert escaped the pocket, rolled to his left and tossed a short pass toward the left sidelined to Penny, who raced 73 yards to make it 18-3 with 12 1/2 minutes left in the half.

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Well, the highly decorated Oklahoma quarterback did, in fact, play in the game, but you would hardly have known it if you didn't watch the game, and even then you might have missed it if you tuned in late. He caught a 72-yard touchdown pass from Western Kentucky quarterback Mike White, who also had a solid showing in front of many National Football League scouts. On his 75-yard touchdown, Chark stated, " I was excited to get in the endzone". It's early now in the offseason but at the end of the day, Mayfield is still an interesting prospect that will have a plethora of teams interested in seeing how his draft stock is leading up to the yearly event. Allen tried to attempt a comeback rally for his team, but it wasn't enough.

The South team brought it all in the second half. But once the South took the big lead in the third quarter, the North really had no chance of coming back. Not long after the fumble recovery touchdown, South Alabama's own Jeremy Reaves picked off Tanner Lee.

The final game for these seniors was memorable. The Reese's Senior Bowl provides great talent every year.