The West college all-stars turned a pass interception by Stanford's Jono Tunney into a key first-quarter touchdown and went on to a 20-14 victory over East Sunday in the Japan Bowl.

Playing before nearly 30,000 spectators in Yokohama Stadium, Greg Frey of Ohio State passed for one touchdown and set up another after he finally got the East offense moving after a bad start, but it was too late.The victory margin in the West's 11th victory in 16 Japan Bowls turned out to be field goals of 42 and 38 yards by Robbie Keen of California.

The West kept the East in its own territory for the entire first quarter, forcing it to punt twice and intercepting two passes. Frey lost a total of 19 yards, on a sack and a slip, on his team's first two plays from scrimmage.