Noel Devine showed off a bit of power in the second quarter. The diminutive back — weighing in at a surprising 160 pounds earlier in the week — found the end zone from one yard out in the second quarter, giving the South a commanding 17-0 lead over the North. The plunge capped another long drive for the South, this one spanning 45 yards in 10 plays.
The North offense has gone nowhere in the first half, picking up just 29 yards of total offense. Consider that the South has 11 first downs already while the North just picked up its first with about two minutes to go in the half. Washington quarterback Jake Locker gave way to Ricky Stanzi in the second, though Stanzi has only fared marginally better than Locker did.
For the South, it seems like anyone they’ve plugged in has succeeded. Greg McElroy followed-up Christian Ponder’s performance by completing 4-6 passes for 26 yards. The South running backs have look strong, as well, carrying 21 times for 72 yards in the first half. Leonard Hankerson still has three catches for 76 yards, with Ronald Johnson and Devine each adding 12 yards in the receiving game.
With two minutes to go in the half, the South is up big, leading the North 17-0. For the latest from the Senior Bowl, stay with our StoryStream throughout the game.