EL PASO, Texas (AP) -Florida Atlantic's Frantz Joseph returned an interception 26 yards and a fumble 32 yards to set up scores and the national team won the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game 27-24 on Saturday.
Texas trailed 20-17 after a 27-yard field goal from UTEP's Jose Martinez on the first play of the fourth quarter. But Joseph returned an interception to the Texas 31 on the next Texas possession. Purdue's Chris Painter then threw a 9-yard scoring pass to San Jose State's Yonus Davis for a 27-17 lead.
With 37,054 watching at the Sun Bowl, the Nation scored two touchdowns and a field goal off three Texas turnovers in the third annual game, which pits collegiate players with Texas ties against the rest of the U.S. and Canada.
Tulsa's David Johnson threw two touchdown passes for the Texas team.
Nation recovered the onside kick.
Joseph's fumble return helped give the Nation a 6-0 lead when UAB's Swayze Waters made the second of his two field goals on the first play of the second quarter.
Florida Atlantic's Howard Schnellenberger coached the winning team, and his player, Joseph, was the defensive MVP.
Hartwick College's Jason Boltus connected with Stanford's Anthony Kimble on an 8-yard touchdown pass that put the Nation ahead for good at 13-7 in the second quarter.
Buffalo's Drew Willy threw a 5-yard third-quarter touchdown pass to East Carolina's Davon Drew in the third quarter for the Nation's other score.
For Texas, New Mexico State's Chase Holbrook threw a touchdown pass to UNLV's Frank Summers in the second quarter and Johnson threw a 28-yard touchdown to Abilene Christian's Johnny Knox in the third quarter.

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail K-State vs. Oklahoma State Prediction Will the Kansas State Wildcats at least hang with the Oklahoma State Cowboys today when the Big 12 rivals meet at 3:30 p.m. ET?
Thumbnail Illinois vs. Ohio State Pick Will No. 8 Ohio State roll to another big win when the Buckeyes welcome ...
Thumbnail Oklahoma vs. Kansas Prediction Following a big win against TCU last weekend, will Oklahoma cover a massive point spread as a huge road favorite this afternoon when the...
Thumbnail Navy vs. Notre Dame Pick Can No. 9 Notre Dame avoid a letdown performance against one of its annual rivals, Navy, when...
Thumbnail Kentucky vs. Georgia Prediction Will the Kentucky Wildcats at least hang with the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday following the Dawgs' loss to Auburn last week? Kickoff for this SEC matchup is set for...

NCAAF Team Pages