Delaware Senior Defenders Lead the Way as North Downs South 7-3 in FCS Senior Scout Bowl
December 18, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
MYRTLE BEACH, Fla. -- Three standout seniors on the 2011 University of Delaware football squad played a big part in helping the North squad down the South team 7-3 in the second annual FCS Senior Scout Bowl at Coastal Carolina’s Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Linebacker Andrew Harrison (at right), defensive end Michael Atunrase, and senior defensive tackle Matt Hardison helped a North defense that allowed only a second quarter field goal by the South team.
The annual game pits some of the top seniors in the nation at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision level. Several National Football League scouts were on hand to analyze potential NFL draft picks and free agent signees. This year marked the first time that Delaware players took part in the game as the Hens were still competing in the NCAA championships when last year’s game was held.
Delaware posted a record of 7-4 this past season under 10th year head coach K.C. Keeler and barely missed out on a second straight NCAA Tournament berth.
North quarterback Dante Warren from South Dakota threw a 34 yard pass to Stony Brook's Matt Brevi for the only touchdown of the game on the first drive of the day. The South's only points came on a second quarter field goal by Norfolk State's Ryan Estep.
Atunrase, Hardison, and Harrison were among eight Colonial Athletic Association players who took part in the game. Maine RB Pushawn James, New Hampshire DE James Jenkins, Villanova DB James Pitts, and Maine DB Trevor Coston played for the North team while James Madison C Roane Babington, Old Dominion DT Eddie McClam, and Old Dominion DE Chad King played for the South squad.