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2011 Senior Bowl: Chan Gailey, South Team Beats North, 24-10

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In case you missed it, the 2011 Senior Bowl took place on Saturday afternoon. The South team, coached by Chan Gailey and the Buffalo Bills' coaching staff, defeated the North team (Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals) by a final score of 24-10.

Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder was named the game's MVP, throwing for a game-high 132 yards and two touchdowns on 7-of-13 passing. Behind Ponder's hot start, the South squad got out to a 17-0 halftime lead, with Ponder hitting Miami receiver Leonard Hankerson for an 18-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

The North team scored 10 points in the third quarter to cut the South lead to 17-10 (Jake Locker led the scoring drive, but was up-and-down overall), but Gailey tossed Ponder back into the game to close things out. Ponder hooked up with TCU receiver Jeremy Kerley in the fourth quarter for the game's final score.

Defensively, the South played extremely well, holding the North offense to just 238 total yards, and exactly zero rushing yards. Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller, who played outside in a 4-3 defense, was the South's defensive MVP, looking great in coverage and making several nice stops. (Hankerson was the South's offensive MVP.)

We'll have a bit more on this game later in the day, but wanted first to get everyone's general impressions on this game from those of you who were lucky enough to see the game this weekend.