MOBILE, Ala. — Former Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee committed two turnovers in Saturday’s Senior Bowl as his North team lost 45-16 to the South.
Lee, one of three quarterbacks for the North, completed 8 of 19 passes for 86 yards with an interception and fumble. The two turnovers came on consecutive possessions in the second half.
Lee was sacked and stripped late in the third quarter by Mississippi’s Marquis Haynes. Texas-San Antonio defensive end Marcus Davenport recovered the fumble and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown. On the next series, Lee completed a 22-yard pass to Michael Gallup (Colorado State) before throwing an interception on the next play.
Lee, who attempted the most passes Saturday, played eight series. None of the drives ended in points for the North.
He was the third quarterback to play for the North behind starter Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) and Josh Allen (Wyoming). Mayfield and Allen could be first-round picks in the NFL draft. Mayfield played the first two drives — going 3 for 7 for 9 yards — and Allen threw for 158 yards (9 of 13) with two touchdowns.
A pair of Nebraskans, Stanford defensive tackle Harrison Phillips (Millard West) and North Dakota State linebacker Nick DeLuca (Millard North), also played for the North.
DeLuca, who helped North Dakota State win the FCS championship this month, recorded six tackles — tied for second most for the North. He also was involved in a tackle for loss.
Phillips, who was an AP third-team All-American, finished with two tackles and a quarterback hurry.
The day, though, belonged to the South and quarterback Kyle Lauletta. A standout at FCS Richmond, Lauletta threw three second-half touchdown passes. Lauletta completed 8 of 12 passes for 198 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown strike to LSU’s DJ Chark and some other nice downfield throws.
UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin, who doesn’t have a left hand, had four tackles but also had a week of practices to prove himself.
“I felt like I had to prove myself because obviously scouts can say one thing and people are going to say another,” Griffin said. “I had to make sure that I could show everybody what I could do, and I think I was able to accomplish that this week.”