Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad running back Jerick McKinnon of Georgia Southern (24) carries against North squad outside linebacker Jonathan Brown of Illinois (46) during the second quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Senior Bowl 2014: South team handles North team, 20-10; Auburn's Dee Ford takes MVP honors

In the annual game with the best college football seniors the game has to offer showing off their in-game skills one final time for the NFL scouts, the South team easily handled the North team on Saturday in the 2014 Senior Bowl, 2010.

Both offensively and defensively, the South was just the superior group on this afternoon, as most had predicted this entire week leading up to the contest.

By far, the most eye-opening performance was given by South DL, Auburn’s Dee Ford, who took home the MVP honors and deservedly so.

Ford, as he had been all year in helping Auburn reach the BCS National Championship Game, was a terror on the defensive side of the ball as he racked up two sacks and a relentless motor that more than certainly cemented him as an early-round pick in this May’s NFL Draft.

Auburn teammate, Chris Davis, also grabbed himself an interception.

Offensively for the South, all three south quarterbacks had rather impressive afternoons in front of the NFL evaluators.

Derek Carr of Fresno State, David Fales of San Jose State and Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois made limited mistakes with the ball in their hands in leading the South squad to the win.

Next up, now, will be for all involved in this afternoon’s action to impress in their respective pro days and at the NFL Combine.


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