Shimonek delivers game-winning touchdown at Shrine Game

Ruben Hill
January 21, 2018

Barrett threw for just 69 yards on 5-of-13 passing, but it led the East. The playmaking safety scored the first points in the game by taking a 68-yard fumble return to the house.

He wasn't impressive statistically Saturday in trying to show he has what it takes to make a successful transition from a college spread offense to a pro-style system.

The game-winning play: a 34-yard touchdown pass in the final two minutes from Texas Tech's Nic Shimonek to Houston's Steven Dunbar.

The Texas Tech quarterback completed 12 of 18 passes for 108 yards to lead the West. Colorado's Phillip Lindsay was the game's leading rusher with 51 yards on 12 carries.

The Shrine Game completes an important week for Shimonek, who was able to practice in front of scouts from all 32 National Football League teams. A dual-threat quarterback, Flowers also rushed for 3,669 yards and 41 touchdowns.

The game will feature several prospects looking to improve their stock in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Street was consistently mentioned as a standout by those in attendance for Shrine Game practices, and he made another impression on Saturday.

"I saw the ball behind the line of scrimmage and I didn't hear a whistle so I just ran to the ball and scooped it up and went to the end zone", Jamerson said.

Memphis' Riley Ferguson split time with him and played much of the middle of the game.

Fountain was chosen the game's most outstanding offensive player.

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