LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Utah State's Michael Smith ran for 124 yards and one touchdown to lead the North to a 24-19 victory over the South in the Players All-Star Classic at War Memorial Stadium.
Smith's 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave the North at 17-16 lead.
LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson led the South on two scoring drive, one he capped with a 7-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
The North trimmed the margin to 13-10 at halftime on a 17-yard pass from Wisconsin-Whitewater's Matt Blanchard to Buffalo's Marcus Rivers with 31 seconds left in the half.
UNLV's Phillip Payne, who caught five passes for 110 yards, grabbed a 31-yard touchdown pass from Boston College's Dominique Davis.