Miles leads way as West tops East in U.S. Army All-American Bowl
SAN ANTONIO -- The West cruised to a 24-12 victory in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl behind the play of quarterback
It all started on the opening drive. Miles engineered a methodical sequence, at least by All-Star game standards, executing eight plays for 44 yards. He completed a short throw to
"I felt really comfortable," he said after the game. "I gave that to the week of practice. Coach did a great job of preparing us, installing the plays in there for us, the concepts, the personnel. The level of competition was probably a little bit higher but you get used to that."
A Washington commit, Miles was named the
"That was my dream but I did not think it would end up like this," he said. "This is a great blessing I'm truly blessed to be here and I'm taking advantage of every minute."
Early in the game, it seemed as if a quarterback dual was brewing. Five-star LSU commit
It was one of only two touchdowns for the East. The second came in the closing seconds, when Pitt quarterback commit
The West took a 24-6 lead into halftime, setting a record for the most points scored by either team since the East's 28 first-half points in 2004.
Miles' touchdown pass was a record-breaker as well. Rolling out on a scramble, Miles threw a deep ball to the No. 1 wide receiver in the country, Green-Beckham, and watched him do the rest, hauling the ball in one-handed and racing 79 yards for a score. The play was the longest touchdown pass in the game's history, breaking the previous record of 78 yards from Chris Leak to Andre Caldwell in 2003.