South 41, North 26

Saturday, January 26th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Mobile-AP) -- Rohan Davey of LSU and Patrick Ramsey of Tulane outshined the Senior Bowl's more high-profile passers to lead the South to a 41-to-26 victory over the North today in Mobile.

Davey threw a pair of touchdown passes and Ramsey led three second-half scoring drives for the South's fourth win in five years.

The South didn't need a big day from Fresno State's David Carr, widely considered the best quarterback prospect in the upcoming N-F-L draft. Carr was 2-of-6 for 28 yards and sat out the second half.

The game is a showcase for top senior N-F-L prospects. Among those taking advantage was former Indiana quarterback Antwaan Randle El, who made a seamless transition to receiver and return man.

Randle El, voted the game's Most Valuable Player, caught a pair of 3-yard touchdown passes from Kurt Kittner of Illinois and had a 40-yard punt return.

The North hurt itself with five turnovers, leading to 24 points.

Game officials let the clock run much of the fourth quarter, including after incomplete passes and touchdowns, all but eliminating any chance for a North comeback.

The South's defensive M-V-P was Andra Davis of Florida, who intercepted Kittner's pass on the first play. That set up a 51-yard field goal by college teammate Jeff Chandler.

Ramsey was the team's offensive M-V-P.

Brigham Young's Ryan Denney and Michigan receiver Marquise Walker were the North's MVPs. Denney sacked Carr on consecutive plays.

The South turned four first-half turnovers into 17 points and a 24-to-13 halftime lead.

Randle El and Davey starred in the first half. Davey, M-V-P of the Sugar Bowl, was only 3-of-6 but threw a pair of touchdown passes.

Davey split two defenders for a 32-yard scoring toss to Kelly Campbell of Georgia Tech on his first play.

The score was set up by Joseph Jefferson's interception and long return from the goal line.