Duke's Anthony Dilweg passed for three touchdowns to Michigan State's Andre Rison Saturday as the East beat the West 21-10 in the Hula Bowl.
Dilweg's arm, Rison's hands and a swarming East defense fielding six All-Americans proved too much for the West, led by quarterbacks Troy Aikman of UCLA and Rodney Peete of Southern California.East defenders sacked Aikman twice and intercepted him twice. Peete led the West's only touchdown drive, but left the game in the second quarter with a strained shoulder.
Dilweg, named the game's oustanding offensive player, hit Rison on touchdown passes of 21 and 13 yards in the first half and opened the second half by throwing for a 34-yard score. He was intercepted once.
Dilweg, the Atlantic Conference player of the year, completed 12 of 17 passes for 145 yards. He was intercepted once.
Cornerback Deion Sanders of Florida State was the game's outstanding defensive player, with one interception and four pass breakups.
Rison's three touchdown receptions tied a Hula Bowl record set by Oscar Roan of Southern Methodist in 1975 and equaled by Walter Abercrombie of Baylor in 1982.
Peete led a 41-yard scoring drive that ended with a 1-yard plunge by Eric Metcalf of Texas with 40 seconds left in the first half.
All-American place-kicker Kendall Trainor of Arkansas hit on a 30-yard field goal late in the third quarter.