COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S BEST SHINE IN THE 2018 SPIRAL TROPICAL BOWL IN FRONT OF 27 NFL AND 33 PRO TEAMS
2018 SPIRAL Tropical Bowl Full Stats (Box Score)
COLLEGE FOOTBALLS BEST SHINE IN THE 2018 SPIRAL TROPICAL BOWL IN FRONT OF 27 NFL AND 33 PRO TEAMS.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- 27 NFL Teams , 6 CFL and more Pro Scouts descended on Daytona for the 2018 SPIRAL Tropical Bowl January 14, 2018 at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium. Zachary Green of Arizona rushed for 67 yards and two touchdowns as the American team defeated the National team 26-20 in the Spiral Tropical Bowl Sunday at Municipal Stadium.
Green scored on the American team’s first two possessions on runs of one and five yards, the former after he kept the scoring drive alive with a 23-yard fourth down run.
Richard Lagow of Indiana completed seven of nine passes for 62 yards, including a 18-yard touchdown to Taj Williams of TCU that gave the American team a 19-6 halftime lead.
The National team closed to 19-13 on a five-yard from Ramses Owens of Lincoln with 10:42 remaining in the third quarter, but the American team regained a two-score lead when Gene Bethea of Southeastern Louisiana capped off a nine-play, 91-yard drive with a one-yard with 10:50 remaining.
Interceptions by Marcellus Pippins of Washington State University and Nate Gaines of Texas-San Antonio stopped two National fourth-quarter drives. The National team managed a 4-yard touchdown from Danny Etling of LSU to Jared Bear of Kentucky Weslyn as time expired.
The National team got on the board late in the first quarter when Deniko Carter from West Georgia caught a 4-yarder from North Carolina’s Brandon Harris.
Augustus Edwards of Rutgers rushed for 53 yards on nine carries for the American team, while Chris Robinson (Delta State) and Alfred Ramsby (Troy) led the National rushing with 27 and 26 yards, respectively.
Laquivonte Gonzales of Southeastern led the American receiving with 52 yards on six catches, followed by Williams with four grabs for 75. Carter had had four catches for 37 yards for the National.
Tomy Fields (Indiana) had four tackles and two pass breakups for the American defense while Ermon Lane (The Citadel) had seven tackles for the National defense.
Writer Dan Ryan
2018 SPIRAL TROPICAL BOWL OVERALL MVP: Taj Williams TCU WR
Scoring Summary (Final)
2018 SPIRAL Tropical Bowl
American vs National (Jan 14, 2018 at Daytona Beach, Fla.)
American vs. National
Date: Jan 14, 2018 • Site: Daytona Beach, Fla. • Stadium: Municipal Stadium
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total
American 13 6 0 7 26
National 6 0 7 7 20
Qtr Time Scoring Play V-H
1st 11:40 AMER18 - Zachary Green 1 yd run (Sergio Sroka kick failed), 8-65 3:20 6 - 0
05:39 AMER18 - Zachary Green 5 yd run (Sergio Sroka kick), 9-65 3:40 13 - 0
00:50 NAT18 - Deniko Carter 3 yd pass from Brandon Harris (Aaron Medley kick failed), 10-37 4:49 13 - 6
2nd 10:48 AMER18 - Taj Williams 18 yd pass from Richard Lagow (Sergio Sroka kick failed), 9-65 5:02 19 - 6
3rd 10:42 NAT18 - Rameses Owens 5 yd run (Aaron Medley kick), 3-6 0:51 19 - 13
4th 10:50 AMER18 - Gene Bethea 1 yd run (Sergio Sroka kick), 9-91 3:44 26 - 13
00:00 NAT18 - Jared Beard 4 yd pass from Danny Etling (Aaron Medley kick), 8-49 1:30 26 - 20
Kickoff time: 9:30 am • End of Game: 12:05 • Total elapsed time: 2:35
Officials: Referee: Mike Blanton; Umpire: John Allen; Linesman: Mike Giardullo;
Line judge: Reuben Doupe; Back judge: Aaron Neidert; Field judge: Joey Calcagino;
Side judge: Andrew McGrath; Center judge: Brian Corder;
Temperature: 45 • Wind: N @ 9-12 • Weather: Clear and Cool
Stat Correction: #26 Terrence Bailey: 4 tackles and 1 pass break up
Overall MVP MVP: Taj Williams - TCU WR
Special Team MVP: Austin Barnes East Carolina Punter
Lineman MVP: Kevin Battle Valdosta State OL
National (Blue) Offensive MVP: QB Brandon Harris of North Carolina
National (Blue) Offensive MVP: DL Anthony Ellis Charleston Southern
American (Red) Offensive MVP: RB Zachary Green of Arizona,
American(Red) Defensive MVP: DE Antoine Miles of Purdue,
Diamond in the Rough Award: RB Alfred Ramsby of Georgia Southern
Honorable Mention: QB Danny Etling of LSU
Pictured 2018 SPIRAL Tropical Bowl Overall MVP Taj Williams TCU WR