Riggs, Hendrix help National team to win
CARSON, Calif. —Terrell Watson and Channing Fugate had short touchdown runs to help the National team beat the American squad 17-0 in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday.
Notre Dame cornerback Cody Riggs and former Irish quarterback Andrew Hendrix helped the National team’s cause. Riggs was part of a smothering defense that held the American squad to 178 total yards and nine first downs.
Hendrix, who played for Miami (Ohio) in 2014, completed 4 of 9 passes for 47 yards and ran three yards on a fourth-and-1 play to keep a drive alive.
The game was a showcase for NFL Draft hopefuls. Tight end Ben Koyack is the only other Irish player scheduled to play in an all-star game from a very small ND senior class. He’ll play in the highest-profile of the games, the Senior Bowl, next Saturday at Mobile, Ala.
Watson, a Division II star at nearby Azusa Pacific, had a two-yard scoring run and finished with nine carries for a game-high 55 yards. He was selected the game MVP.