HOUSTON (AP) _ Winston-Salem State running back Broderick Graves ran 80 yards for a touchdown to lead the North to a 14-13 victory over the South on Saturday night in the 1990 Freedom Bowl Classic in the Astrodome.

South kicker Kevin Coburn of Alcorn State attempted to run for a game- winning two-point conversion with 3:07 remaining, but was tackled by Tennessee State's Tony Stargell.

Graves, named his team's Most Valuable Player, rushed 154 yards on 27 carries. He had 134 of his team's 140 yards of offense in the first half.

Graves scored on the North's first possession of the second quarter, accounting for the only touchdown of the first half.

The South drove to the North's 2-yard line in the first quarter, but turned the ball over on a fumble by Jarvis Jenkins of Alcorn State. Daryl Davi, a linebacker from Florida A&M, recovered for the North.

The South threatened again early in the second quarter. But a 13-yard touchdown pass from Grambling quarterback Clemente Gordon to Southern University's Elliot Searcy was nullified by an illegal procedure penalty.

Graves continued to be the North's offensive key in the second half, scoring the second touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter to make it 14-0.

The South got its offense untracked in the final quarter, scoring on a 6- yard pass from Gordon to Searcy. During the touchdown drive, Gordon completed six consecutive passes.

Gordon was the Most Valuable Player for the South, completing 21 of 37 passes for 226 yard.

The South struck again when Fordham University's Ed Pierson scored on a 1- yard run with 3:07 remaining, setting the stage for the failed two-point conversion.