Brett Rypien displayed some of his pedigree in the East-West Shrine Game.
Rypien and Easton Stick each threw a touchdown pass to help the West beat the East 21-17 on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Rypien, a Boise State product and nephew of Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, was 10 of 14 for 134 yards.
Scouts from a number of NFL teams talked with Rypien during a week of workouts preceding the game.
“Overall, it was a great week,” Rypien said. “I thought I came down here and did what I needed to do as far as what I wanted to show the scouts.”
Stick, from North Dakota State, completed 5 of 8 passes for 51 yards. Stick’s Bison defeated Eastern Washington 38-24 on Jan. 5 in the FCS championship game.
Purdue’s David Blough had two touchdowns and 149 yards on 10-of-15 passing.
“It was a good day,” Blough said. “I think we had a good opportunity to showcase what I can do, so that was special. I’m thankful for it all and I’m just glad I got to be a part of.”
Rypien connected on a 22-yard scoring strike with LSU’s Nick Brossette during the first drive of the game.
“Thought I was pretty accurate with the ball for the most part,” Rypien said.
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Colorado’s Juwann Winfree made a spectacular 22-yard touchdown catch and Wisconsin’s Rafael Gaglianone made a 43-yard field goal to lead the American team to a 10-7 victory over the National squad at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Gaglianone made the winning field goal with 4 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Washington quarterback Jake Browning got the start for the National team and completed 9 of 17 passes for a game-high 126 yards with two interceptions.
Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer, along with Eastern Washington defensive lineman Jay-Tee Tiuli and cornerback Josh Lewis, also played in the game. No defensive stats were available.
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