HONOLULU — Maryland's Frank Reich and Doug Flutie of Boston College combined for 341 passing yards, and Wisconsin's Al Toon was on the receiving end of two touchdown passes as the East defeated the West, 34-14, in the 39th annual Hula Bowl Saturday.
The game was watched by 30,767 fans, leaving Aloha Stadium nearly half empty.
Reich, who missed four games during the regular season with a slightly separated right shoulder, had the more impressive statistics, completing 14 of 17 passes for 202 yards. Flutie, the Heisman Trophy winner, completed 10 of 19 passes for 111 yards.
Flutie engineered the first East scoring drive and capped it with a one-yard toss to Toon, a 6-4, 200-pound speedster.
Reich had one of the most productive quarters in Hula Bowl history as he threw for two touchdowns in the second quarter, boosting the East to a 21-0 halftime advantage.
Toon, named the game's outstanding offensive player, tied a Hula Bowl record with his 10 catches. The record was set by Donnie Anderson of Texas Tech in 1966.