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BLUE OVER GRAY IN ANNUAL TILT

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So much for Johnny Majors' theory that college all-star games are custom-made for defense.

The 57th annual Blue-Gray game was like Arena Football, up and down the field, orchestrated by offenses which looked as if they had been together all season rather than just a week. Maybe someone forgot to tell the defenses what time to show up on Christmas Day.The Blue captured a 38-27 victory. The 65 points was a Blue-Gray record, eclipsing the Gray's 40-20 victory in 1953.

Little-known Joe Aska of Central Oklahoma, a native of the Virgin Islands who is blind in his right eye, was the Blue MVP and the offensive star on a day filled with them.

He rushed seven times for a game-high 69 yards, scoring two touchdowns and setting up another with a 35-yard scamper. He caught two passes for 20 yards. He returned three kickoffs for 86 yards, running one back 46 yards to midfield to set up the Blue's winning touchdown drive in a wild fourth quarter.