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Senior Bowl 2016 final score: South team dominates in 27-16 win

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The South team triumphed in Saturday's Senior Bowl showcase, putting on some impressive tape for NFL scouts.

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The South team put on a clinic in the 2016 Senior Bowl, dispatching the North team, 27-16, in a game that served as the climax to a week of practices. Brandon Allen led the South with 7 of 10 completions for 106 yards, though he did not find the end zone. Carson Wentz had big momentum after a strong practice week, but he was mostly a footnote in this game, completing 6 of 10 passes for 50 yards.

South had a productive first quarter, though struggles by both Jake Coker and Carson Wentz limited productivity on the opening drives. The defenses looked a step above the offenses throughout, but eventually, Aaron Green broke a 25-yard touchdown run to put the South squad up by a touchdown.

Following the touchdown, the North went for a fourth-and-three from their own territory, and Wentz's pass to Braxton Miller fell incomplete later. South then lost 3 yards on their ensuing drive, but they were already in field goal range and Ross Martin kicked one in from 48 yards out to make it a 10-0 game.

The North finally got on the board late in the second quarter after a 12-play, 55-yard drive led by Kevin Hogan at quarterback. Hogan hit Nick Vannett for a 26-yard pass to get into South territory, and after a successful fourth-down conversion just outside of the red zone, the North stalled out at the South 18-yard line. Ka'imi Fairbairn kicked a 36-field goal to put them on the board.

Unfortunately for the North, the South immediately responded with another scoring drive, going 80 yards in 10 plays. Prescott led the drive, and aside from a short run by DeAndre Washington, he put up all the yardage, passing and running, ending with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Paul McRoberts.

In the second half, the South quickly put up a 40-yard field goal from Martin, and the North finally found their way into the end zone when Cody Kessler led a 15-play, 8-yard drive capped off by a Kessler 1-yard touchdown run. That made it 20-10 in favor of the South. South extended its lead in the fourth quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run by Kenyan Drake. The North team got stuffed on a fourth-and-one attempt on its next drive, effectively sealing the game for the South. A Hail Mary touchdown pass on the final play of the game helped make the final scoreline more respectable for North.

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