STANFORD — Roman Phifer, a linebacker from UCLA, intercepted a halfback pass by Louisiana State's Harvey Williams at the East 41 to set up a 24-yard field goal by California's Robbie Keen that enabled the West to beat the East, 24-21, Saturday in the 66th annual East-West Shrine game.
Keen's field goal came with 2:17 remaining.
The East trailed from the opening minutes until Henry Jones of Illinois intercepted a pass by San Diego State's Dan McGwire and ran 39 yards for a touchdown, tying the score, 21-21, with 2:32 left in the third quarter.
After Phifer's interception, the West moved to the five on an 11-yard pass from Oregon's Bill Musgrave to Stanford's Ed McCaffrey, setting up a first and goal. But.the East stopped three running plays before Keen came on.
Musgrave and McGwire each threw touchdown passes and Fresno State's Aaron Craver ran for a score as the West won for the fourth time in the past five Shrine games. McGwire was intercepted three times and Musgrave once.