In the final on-field showcase before the 2012 NFL Draft, the North squad defeated the South 23-13 in the 2012 edition of the Senior Bowl. Michigan State's Kirk Cousins hit Gerrell Robinson for a 40-yard touchdown to give the North team a comfortable 20-6 second half lead. Cousins led the North team with 114 yards passing, as he saw significant second half action. Robinson is a 6'3 receiver out of Arizona State, and rode his 40-yard touchdown grab to lead the North with 63 yards receiving.
Isaiah Pead of Cincinnati received MVP honors. The Big East Offensive Player of the Year had 31 yards on the ground, and also 98 yards worth of punt returns. Pead's 60-yard punt return was a highlight of the first half, as the undersized but speedy running back consistently set the North team up with excellent field position.
On the South side, wideout Joe Adams from Arkansas had an impressive day, catching six balls for 116 yards. Adams is a middling prospect, but he lit up the North's defensive backfield throughout the day. On the defensive side of the ball, Quinton Coples, a projected top ten pick, dominated up front. The former Tar Heel had a huge week at practice, and carried that over to Saturday's game.