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week 7 Memphis 0 15 0 0 -- 15 NY/NJ 0 3 7 6 -- 16 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: None 2nd Quarter: NY - TD LEO ARAGUZ 27 yard field goal. 14:39 remaining in quarter. NY/NJ 3, Memphis 0. MEM - TD MARK THOMAS 5 yard TD pass from Jim Druckenmiller (1 pt. pass failed). 6:48 remaining in quarter. Memphis 6, NY 3. MEM - TD DARYL HOBBS 6 yard pass from Jim Druckenmiller (1 pt. pass failed). 1:50 remaining in quarter. NY/NJ 14, Demons 6. MEM - FG JEFF HALL 41 yard field goal. 11:40 remaining in quarter. :03 remaining in quarter. Memphis 15, NY/NJ 3. 3rd Quarter: NY - TD ZOLA DAVIS 9 yard TD pass from Wally Richardson (R. Collins 1 pt. pass from W. Richardson). 3:04 remaining in quarter. Memphis 15, NY/NJ 10. 4th Quarter: NY - TD ZOLA DAVIS 2 yard TD pass from Wally Richardson (1 pt. pass failed). 3:04 remaining in quarter. NY 16, Memphis 15. Team Stats Maniax NY/NJ First Downs 16 19 Rushing 6 7 Passing 6 11 Penalty 4 1 3rd-Down Efficiency 4-12 6-14 4th-Down Efficiency 2-2 2-3 Total Net Yards 204 258 Total Plays 54 60 Average Gain 3.8 4.3 Net Yards Rushing 134 72 Rushes 26 22 Average per rush 5.2 3.3 Net Yards Passing 70 186 Completed-attempted 10-26 22-37 Yards per pass play 2.5 4.9 Sacked-yards lost 2-19 1-9 Passes intercepted 1 1 Punts- Average 5-30.2 2-37.5 Return Yardage(punts + int.) 49 75 No. of yards punt returns 2-21 5-64 No. of kickoff returns 4-46 4-98 No. of interception returns 1-28 1-11 Penalties- Yards 8-37 8-50 Fumbles- Lost 1-1 1-0 Time of Possession 28:29 31:31 Player Statistics Missed field goals: None. Missed field goals: NYNJ (Leo Araguz 25, 37). Memphis rushing: Brent Moss 19-95, Jim Druckenmiller 6-39, Ketric Sanford 1-0. NYNJ rushing: Joe Aska 9-42, Wally Richardson 3-17, Dino Philyaw 5-12, Leo Araguz 1-7, Mike Archie 2-6, Michael Blair 1-1, Charles Puleri 1-minus 13. Memphis passing: Jim Druckenmiller 10-26 for 89 yards, 1 INT, 2 TD. NYNJ passing: Wally Richardson 22-35 for 195 yards, 1 INT, 2 TD, Kirby Dar Dar 0-1 for 0 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD, Mike Archie 0-1 for 0 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD. Memphis receiving: Charles Jordan 4-42, Daryl Hobbs 3-20, Keith Crawford 1-17, Mark Thomas 1-5, Brent Moss 1-5. NYNJ receiving: Zola Davis 7-74, Kirby Dar Dar 5-58, Mike Archie 5-38, Anthony Dicosmo 3-24, Michael Blair 1-4, Joe Aska 1-minus 3. Memphis tackles-assists-sacks: Marcus Wimberly 8-1-0, Richard Hogans 6-3-1, Rico Clark 6-3-0, John Williams 3-1-0, Jack Kellogg 6-1-0, Shante Carver 4-1-0, Kevin Cobb 3-0-0, DJ Cooper 1-2-0, Paris Lenon 2-1-0, Patrick Sapp 2-0-0, Leonta Rheams 1-0-0, Mark Thomas 0-1-0, Tyrone Bell 0-1-0, Co. Menafee 0-1-0. NYNJ tackles-assists-sacks: Ron Merkerson 8-1-0, Bernard Russ 4-1-1, Tyree Talton 4-1-0, Christian Maumalanga 4-0-1, Ben Hanks 2-0-0, Damen Wheeler 3-0-0, Joey Eloms 3-0-0, Vernon Crawford 2-0-0, James Cotton 2-0-0, Brad Trout 2-0-0, Dwayne Sabb 1-0-0, Lamont Bryant 0-1-0. Interceptions: Memphis (Jack Kellogg 1 for 28 yards); NYNJ (Donnie Caldwell 1 for 11 yards). Fumbles lost: Memphis (Jim Druckenmiller). Opponent's fumbles recovered: NYNJ (Donnie Caldwell). A: 22,269; T: 2:59. Date: 03/17/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 8:09 p.m. ET Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Rain Temp: 44 Wind: W 7 mph Officials: Referee-Randy Christal Umpire-John Bradley Head linesman-Karl Logan Line judge-Ken Rivera Back judge-Craig Battaglia Side judge-Gary Cavaletto Field judge-RG Detiller. Zola Davis caught the game-winning touchdown pass from Wally Richardson with nine seconds remaining to give the New York/New Jersey Hitmen their first home win, 16-15 over the Memphis Maniax. Down 15-10 after the third quarter, the Hitmen used a nine-play 64-yard drive over the final 1:49 of the game to take a one-point lead and hand the Maniax (3-4) their first road loss of the season. Davis grabbed the five-yard pass in the corner of the end zone, allowing Richardson to go 6-of-8 on the drive. Richardson had seven receptions for 74 yards and two scores, including the first Hitmen touchdown that pulled them within 15-10 after Ryan Collins converted the extra point with 2:04 left in the third. Richardson completed 22-of-35 passes for 195-yards and two TD. He connected with Kirby Dar Dar for a 15-yard gain that got New York to the one-yard line with one minute to play. After Joe Aska was stuffed for a loss with 32 seconds left, New York was out of timeouts and spiked the ball to stop the clock. But a Memphis penalty with 12 seconds left moved the ball half the distance to the goal, allowing the Hitmen to start at the two-yard line on third-and-goal. The extra-point attempt failed and Donnie Caldwell intercepted Memphis quarterback Jim Druckenmiller's pass with time expiring to end the game and put New York (3-4) into second place in the Eastern Division behind Orlando. Druckenmiller, the league's offensive player of the week who set XFL records with over 400 yards passing in a come-from-behind victory over Chicago last week, went 9-for-18 and 79-yards with two TD in the second quarter to give his team the 15-3 lead at the half. But he went 1-of-8 for just 10 yards in the second half. TV: NBC Bonus Coverage MEMPHIS MANIAX NOTES OUTLOOK The Memphis Maniax enter this week's contest fresh off a last minute, 29-23 victory over the Chicago Enforcers. Plagued by injury problems at the skill positions, Memphis will look to stay undefeated on the road (2-0). GAMEPLAN The league's best aerial attack will face a tough challenge this week against a New York/Jersey team that ranks first against the pass. XFL Offensive Player of Week Jim Druckenmiller will look to build on his performance last week, when he completed 26 of his 39 attempts for 413 yards, which included the game-winning TD pass to Daryl Hobbs with 20 seconds left in the game. Druckenmiller was also the team's leading rusher with 54 yards. But the news was not all good, as Memphis suffered two running back injuries in the first half of the Chicago game as XFL leading rusher RB Rashaan Salaam injured his left shoulder and backup tailback Rafael Cooper suffered a sprained knee. Cooper is out, while Salaam is questionable for this weekend. The third choice is RB Brent Moss. Although the Manaix lost star wideout Kevin Prentiss to injury, WR Charles Jordan has stepped up, catching 10 balls last week for 240 yards. On defense, the Maniax will have to be aware of the new-look, gambling Hitmen offense. NEWS AND NOTES Every game this season (except for the first), the Maniax have faced an opponent that was coming off a win…G Isaac Davis has been traded from Vegas to Chicago and Chicago to Memphis. Twice, including last Saturday against the Enforcers, he has started for his new team against his old team. Both times he has collected a $2,500 bonus after helping his new team beat his old team. OFF THE FIELD Three native New Yorkers return to the Gotham area this week with the Maniax. DE Antonio Anderson (Syracuse) and OT Harry Boatswain (New Haven) are both Brooklyn natives. Special Teams coach and defensive assistant Chris Mattura is a Manhattan native and worked as a scout and personnel assistant for the Giants prior to joining the Maniax staff. He also has worked for the Police Activities League in NY and has coached at Iona, CW Post, Fordham and Hofstra, as well as at Cardinal Hayes H.S. in the Bronx. NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY HITMEN NOTES OUTLOOK The New York/Jersey Hitmen, who unveiled a wide-open attack including several trick plays in a 20-12 upset over the San Francisco Demons, have won two of their last three games as they return home to Giants Stadium this weekend to face the second-place Memphis Maniax. The Hitmen are the only XFL team yet to win a game at home (0-3). GAMEPLAN On offense, the Hitmen produced a season-high 20 points against the top rated Demons defense with a combination of trick plays and 24 pass attempts. The Hitmen, known for rushing the ball, only had 58 yards on the ground, but produced 212 passing yards. When asked if the Hitmen will continue their trickery ways, head coach Rusty Tillman said: "Yeah, you bet we will." Look for the Hitmen QB Wally Richardson to go to wideouts often against a Maniax defense that is ranked second to last in the league in passing yards. On defense, the Hitmen's third-ranked defense which is led by XFL Defensive Player of the Week S Brad Trout, will face the Maniax' top-ranked offense. If the Hitmen can contain Memphis' passing attack, which averages a league-best 220 yards, they have a good shot at winning this game, especially with Memphis' running back corps still banged up. NEWS AND NOTES The Zola Davis-to-Kirby Dar Dar 74-yard TD pass was not only the Hitmen's longest TD pass, but their longest play from scrimmage….Dar Dar's 118 yards receiving represented the most single-game receiving yards by a Hitmen player this season.. RB Mike Archie's touchdown reception was his first of the season and occurred on his first catch of the year.…Leo Araguz (former Oakland Raider) returned to the Bay Area and had his best day punting of the season, averaging 50.5 yards per punt (long of 54) on four punts, the highest punting average in an XFL game this season (minimum four punts)…. QB Wally Richardson is the only quarterback on the league's Top 10 rushing yards-per-game list. His 29 ypg. trails LA's Rashaan Shehee by one yard. Aska ranks fifth (60 ypg) on the same list…. With S Brad Trout's interception, all four secondary positions have recorded picks this year: cornerback (Joey Eloms and Damen Wheeler), strong safety (Tawambi Settles) and free safety (Trout). OFF THE FIELD RB Joe Aska was the first Division II player to win the MVP of the Blue/Gray All-Star game. Birmingham 3 6 3 0 -- 12 Las Vegas 6 6 13 9 -- 34 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: LV -TD JAMEL WILLIAMS 99-yd def. fumble return. (R. Clement 1 point pass, failed. Outlaws 6, Bolts 0 BIR - FG Brad Palazzo 38-yard field goal. Outlaws 6, Bolts 3 2nd Quarter: LV - TD TODD FLOYD 19-yard pass from R. Clement. (B. Snell 1 point run, failed). Outlaws 12, Bolts 3 BIR - TD ERIC SLOAN 70-yard interception return. (Jay Barker 1 point pass, failed). Outlaws 12, Bolts 9 3rd Quarter: BIR - FG BRAD PALAZZO 18-yard field goal. Outlaws 12, Bolts 12 LV - TD RICKY BRADY 10-yard pass from R. Clement. (Yo Murphy 1 point pass from R. Clement). Outlaws 19, Bolts 12 LV - TD YO MURPHY 2-yard pass from R. Clement. (R. Clement 1 point pass, failed). Outlaws 25, Bolts 12 4th Quarter LV - FG PAUL MCCALLUM 33-yard field goal. Outlaws 28, Bolts 12 LV - TD CHRIS BAYNE 45-yard interception return. (B. Snell 1 point run, failed) Outlaws 34, Bolts 12 Team Stats Bolts Outlaws First Downs 14 12 Rushing 3 5 Passing 7 7 Penalty 4 0 3rd-Down Efficiency 5-16 2-9 4th-Down Efficiency 1-1 0-0 Total Net Yards 113 203 Total Plays 60 47 Average Gain 1.9 4.3 Net Yards Rushing 17 107 Rushes 21 23 Average per rush 0.8 4.7 Net Yards Passing 96 96 Completed-attempted 17-32 13-22 Yards per pass play 2.5 4.0 Sacked-yards lost 7-45 2-8 Passes intercepted 1 1 Punts- Average 5-42.8 4-45.8 Return Yardage(punts + int.) 75 128 No. of yards punt returns 5-5 5-83 No. of kickoff returns 7-127 4-58 No. of interception returns 1-70 1-45 Penalties- Yards 6-33 9-99 Fumbles- Lost 3-3 1-1 Time of Possession 32:57 27:03 Player Statistics Missed field goals: None. Birmingham rushing: Jay Barker 3-11, James Bostic 18-6. Las Vegas rushing: Ben Snell 17-60, Chrys Chukwuma 3-34, Ryan Clement 3-13. Birmingham passing: Jay Barker 17-32 for 141 yards, 1 INT, 0 TD. Las Vegas passing: Ryan Clement 13-22 for 104 yards, 1 INT, 3 TD. Birmingham receiving: Ed Smith 5-37, Kaipo Mcguire 4-41, Quincy Jackson 4-22, Stepfret Williams 3-24, James Bostic 1-17. Las Vegas receiving: Rickey Brady 4-28, Mike Furrey 3-38, Yo Murphy 3-12, Todd Floyd 1-19, Chrys Chukwuma 1-8, Ben Snell 1-minus 1. Birmingham tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Duane Butler 7-0-0, Dion Foxx 6-0-0, Eric Sloan 4-0-0, Keith Franklin 4-0-1, Calvin Jackson 4-0-0, Quinton Reese 3-0-1, Team 2-0-0, Sedrick Curry 2-0-0, Chris Shelling 2-0-0, Toya Jones 2-0-0, James Willis 2-0-0, Cedric Pittman 1-0-0, Johnny Mitchell 1-0-0, Brad Palazzo 1-0-0, Patrick Scott 1-0-0. Las Vegas tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Hurley Tarver 4-2-0, Jason Kaiser 4-2-0, Carl Simpson 4-1-2, Jamel Williams 4-1-0, Team 4-0-0, Jermaine Smith 4-0-2, Mike Crawford 3-1-0, Angel Rubio 3-0-1, Brandon Sanders 3-0-0, Chris Bayne 2-1-0, Antonio Edwards 2-1-1, Kelvin Kinney 2-1-1, Joseph Tuipala 2-1-0, Toran James 2-1-0, Kevin Scott 2-0-0, Mike Furrey 1-0-0, Kelly Herndon 1-0-0, Kurt Gouveia 1-0-0. Interceptions: Birmingham (Eric Sloan 1 for 70 yards); Las Vegas (Chris Bayne 1 for 45 yards). Fumbles lost: Birmingham (Jay Barker, James Bostic); Las Vegas (Ryan Clement). Opponent's fumbles recovered: Birmingham (Keith Franklin); Las Vegas (Jamel Williams, Ben Snell). Officials: Referee-Randy Christal, Umpire-John Bradley, Head linesman-Karl Logan, Line judge-Ken Rivera, Back judge-Craig Battaglia, Side judge-Gary Cavaletto, Field judge-Rg Detiller. Date: 03/17/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 5:06 p.m. PT Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Partly Cloudy Temp: 65 Wind: SSW 7 mph Officials: Referee-Dennis Lipski Umpire - Frank Kosman Head linesman-Jerry Bergma Line judge-John McGrath Back judge-Andrew Panucci Side judge-Gene Steratore Field judge-Al Devento A: 23,538; T: 2:53. Ryan Clement threw two third-quarter touchdowns as the Las Vegas Outlaws scored 22 unanswered points and rolled to a 34-12 victory over the Birmingham Thunderbolts. Clement completed 13-of-22 passes for 104 yards, three touchdowns and an interception as the Outlaws ended their two-game losing streak. Las Vegas (4-3) also reached the end zone off a pair of Birmingham turnovers. Safety Jamel Williams returned James Bostic's fumble 99 yards for a touchdown as the Outlaws jumped out to a 6-0 lead with 6:38 remaining in the first quarter. Chris Bayne's 45-yard interception return with 1:17 left in the game completed the scoring. The Outlaws' defense pressured Bolts quarterback Jay Barker all day, sacking him seven times. Brad Palazzo kicked his first of two field goals for Birmingham (2-5) from 38 yards to cut the Bolts' deficit to 6-3 after 12 minutes. Las Vegas responded with a 10-play, 69-yard drive, capped by Todd Scott's 19-yard TD reception and giving the Outlaws a 12-3 advantage. Eric Sloan scored the Bolts' only touchdown on a 70-yard inteception return with 2:51 to go in the first half. Palazzo's 18-yard field goal with 9:06 left in the third quarter knotted the contest at 12-12. But Clement found Ricky Barnes with a 10-yard strike and hit Yo Murphy from two yards out as the Outlaws took a 25-12 lead after three quarters. BIRMINGHAM THUNDERBOLTS NOTES OUTLOOK The Thunderbolts, looking to snap a three-game losing streak, travel west to Sam Boyd Stadium to take on the Las Vegas Outlaws GAMEPLAN The Bolts got its offense going last week, producing its best scoring output of the season (26) against Los Angeles. The offense clicked on all cylinders, with QB Casey Weldon completing 16 passes for 300 yards in only three quarters. But with Weldon out for the season, it's up to QB Jay Barker to exploit a Vegas defense that has given up 42 points over the past two weeks. Main targets are WR Stepfret Williams, who leads the league in receiving yards (567) and WR Quincy Jackson, who is tied for second in receiving touchdowns (4). To take some of the pressure off Barker, look for the Bolts to balance the passing attack off with the running of RB James Bostic, who carried the ball 14 times for 78 yards against the Xtreme. On defense, the Bolts are the XFL's worst team against the run, but may catch a break this week, as the Outlaws are ranked at the bottom of the league in total offense. Also watch out for DB Chris Shelling who had a team-high eight tackles against the Xtreme. NEWS AND NOTES The Bolts are 1-2 on the road and 0-3 against Western Division teams… Birmingham wide receiver/punt returner Stepfret Williams is the author of three of the XFL's longest scoring plays. Williams hauled in an 80-yard scoring strike from Casey Weldon against Los Angeles to add to his 95-yard punt return for a touchdown at New York/New Jersey and a 92-yard touchdown reception from Jay Barker at San Francisco... A nine-yard scoring pass from Casey Weldon to Quincy Jackson on Birmingham's first drive against Los Angeles marked the first touchdown of the season scored by the Bolts in the first quarter of a game. Birmingham has been outscored 35-7 in the first period through six game…. After a slow start where he missed his first five field goal attempts, Bolts kicker Brad Palazzo has now made three consecutive field goals, including makes from 46 and 35 yards against Los Angeles last week. OFF THE FIELD Middle linebacker James Willis and safety Chris Shelling, teammates at Auburn in the early 90s, are once again combining to stop opponents. As Thunderbolt teammates, Willis and Shelling have combined to make 111 tackles….These Birmingham Bolts, have already, or are celebrating birthdays in March: Keith Franklin, March 4th (31), James Bostic, March 13th (29), David Knott, March 18th (29). LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS NOTES OUTLOOK The Las Vegas Outlaws will look to get back in the win column as they play host to the Birmingham Thunderbolts after a disappointing 27-15 loss to the undefeated Orlando Rage. Vegas has lost two straight games coming in. GAMEPLAN The league's eighth-ranked offense has to put more points on the score board if they want to survive the tough Western Division. Outlaw QB Ryan Clement returned from his injury last week with a 20-30 effort for 159 yards, one TD and a pick. The Outlaws want to focus more this week on its offensive running game with Rod "He Hate Me" Smart against Birmingham's bottom-ranked rushing defense. This week the Vegas defense, which has given up 42 points the last two weeks, held a players-only meeting to discuss its defensive woes. Look for the match-up between S Brandon Sanders, who leads the league in interceptions, and Birmingham's quick receivers Quincy Jackson and Stepfret Williams, who last week combined for nine catches for 218 yards, and are both in the top five in receptions. NEWS AND NOTES QB Ryan Clement enters his second full week of full-speed training, and expects to get the bulk of first-team reps as he hopes to get the Outlaw attack in gear. The Outlaws' only two games with 100+ yards of net passing have come with Clement at the helm….With the addition of WR Yo Murphy and QB Mark Grieb, the Outlaws now have 13 of Jim Criner's former Scottish Claymores on the roster. They are, in alphabetical order: QB Jim Ballard, S Chris Bayne, CB Kory Blackwell, TE Rickey Brady, QB Ryan Clement, QB Mark Grieb, DE Michael Mason, K/P Paul McCallum, WR Yo Murphy, DE Ty Parten, CB Kevin Scott, RB Ben Snell and CB Hurley Tarver. Also, running backs coach Ron Dickerson, Jr. and tight ends coach Mike Rockwood played for Criner in Scotland. OFF THE FIELD Outlaws LB Marcel Willis is part-owner of the Columbus, Ohio record label, Raw Footage. He has teamed up with a few of the company's producers and talent to record a hip-hop XFL anthem, simply called XFL. The hard-driving but clean rap song includes mentions of all eight XFL teams and names numerous players throughout the league. sun 3/18/01 Orlando 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Los Angeles 9 16 0 6 -- 31 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: LA - FG JOSE CORTEZ 29 yard field goal. Drive: 4 plays, 9 yards in 1:44. Los Angeles 3, Orlando 0. LA - TD TOMMY MADDOX 2 yard TD run (1 pt. run failed). Los Angeles 9, Orlando 0. 2nd Quarter: LA - FG JOSE CORTEZ 31 yard field goal. Drive: 9 plays, 48 yards in 5:12. Los Angeles 12, Orlando 0. LA - TD DARNELL MCDONALD 6 yard pass from Tommy Maddox (1 pt. pass failed). 6 plays, 53 yards in 2:48. Los Angeles 18, Orlando 0. LA - FG DARNELL MCDONALD 8 yard pass from Tommy Maddox (J. Copeland 1 pt. pass from T. Maddox). 1 play, 8 yards in :03. Los Angeles 25, Orlando 0. 3rd Quarter: NONE 4th Quarter: LA - TD SALADIN MCCULOUGH 3 yard TD run. (1 pt. pass failed). Drive: 10 plays, 90 yards in 5:59. Los Angeles 31, Orlando 0. ORL - TD BRIAN KUKLICK 3 yard TD run (1 pt. run failed). Drive: 6 plays, 74 yards in 3:25. Los Angeles 31, Orlando 6 Team Stats Rage Xtreme First Downs 16 16 Rushing 3 3 Passing 12 12 Penalty 1 1 3rd-Down Efficiency 2-7 6-11 4th-Down Efficiency 0-0 0-0 Total Net Yards 271 304 Total Plays 47 52 Average Gain 5.8 5.8 Net Yards Rushing 21 60 Rushes 11 23 Average per rush 1.9 2.6 Net Yards Passing 250 244 Completed-attempted 22-33 21-29 Yards per pass play 6.9 8.4 Sacked-yards lost 3-24 0-0 Passes intercepted 3 0 Punts- Average 5-42.8 3-45 Return Yardage(punts + int.) 3 196 No. of yards punt returns 2-3 5-109 No. of kickoff returns 7-164 2-49 No. of interception returns 0-0 3-87 Penalties- Yards 13-121 8-56 Fumbles- Lost 0-0 0-0 Time of Possession 28:02 31:58 Player Statistics Missed field goals: None. Orlando rushing: Derrick Clark 5-11, Brian Kuklick 1-3, Jeff Brohm 1-3, Mike Black 2-2, Brian Shay 2-2. Los Angeles rushing: Saladin Mccullough 17-56, Tommy Maddox 2-5, Ken Oxendine 3-1, Scott Milanovich 1-minus 2. Orlando passing: Brian Kuklick 17-23 for 228 yards, 3 INT, 0 TD, Jeff Brohm 5-10 for 46 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD. Los Angeles passing: Tommy Maddox 19-25 for 199 yards, 0 INT, 2 TD, Scott Milanovich 2-4 for 45 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD. Orlando receiving: Mario Bailey 6-50, Dialleo Burks 5-68, Kevin Swayne 4-61, Shannon Culver 4-48, Derrick Clark 3-47. Los Angeles receiving: Darnell Mcdonald 5-90, Damon Gibson 5-52, Jeremaine Copeland 3-51, Latario Rachal 3-25, Saladin Mccullough 3-15, Frank Leatherwood 1-6, Damon Dunn 1-5. Orlando tackles-assists-sacks: Cory Gilliard 8-0-0, Ricky Bell 6-0-0, James Burgess 3-0-0, James Roberson 2-0-0, Patrise Alexander 3-1-0, Jimmy Clemments 2-0-0, Omar Brown 4-0-0, Reginald Doster 2-0-0, Sedric Clark 0-1-0, Louis Riddick 0-1-0, Shawn Banks 1-0-0, Mark Campbell 1-0-0, Rich Young 0-1-0, Kelly Malveaux 3-0-0. Los Angeles tackles-assists-sacks: Ron Carpenter 3-0-0, Jeff Russell 3-0-0, Reginald Durden 2-1-0, Dell Mcgee 5-0-0, Ricky Parker 4-0-0, Leomont Evans 3-0-0, Juan Long 2-0-1, Shawn Stuckey 0-2-0, Errick Herrin 2-0-0, Matt Keneley 0-1-0, Dave Richie 4-0-1, Jamal Duff 1-0-0, Ramondo Stallings 3-0-1, Tinker Keck 1-0-0. Interceptions: Los Angeles (Reginald Durden 1 for 3 yards, Dell Mcgee 1 for 27 yards, Leomont Evans 1 for 57 yards). Fumbles lost: None. Opponent's fumbles recovered: None. Officials: Referee - David Wilvoet, Umpire - Roy Ellison, Head linesman - Dana Mckenzie, Line judge - Tom Hofmann, Back judge - Dino Paganelli, Side judge - David Chesney, Field judge - Paul Engelberts. Don't hand that championship trophy to the Orlando Rage just yet. Tommy Maddox threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Los Angeles Xtreme handed the Orlando Rage their first loss, a 31-6 pounding. The match-up of division leaders was decided by halftime as Los Angeles built a 25-0 lead. A 51-yard punt return by Damon Gibson set up a first-quarter field goal by Jose Cortez that made it 3-0. Gibson returned the next Orlando punt 34 yards to set up a one-yard touchdown run by Maddox. Maddox was 19-of-25 for 199 yards, including a pair of scores to Darnell McDonald. Los Angeles (5-2) moved into sole possession of first place in the West Division with its third straight win. The Rage (6-1) suffered a huge blow when starting quarterback Jeff Brohm left with a separated shoulder in the second shoulder. Brian Kuklick stepped in and racked up 229 yards passing but threw three interceptions. Kuklick scored from three yards out with 9:58 to play to avert the shutout. Orlando was held to a season-low 20 yards rushing. TV: TNN ORLANDO RAGE NOTES OUTLOOK The undefeated Orlando Rage (6-0) fresh of a 27-15 victory over the Las Vegas Outlaws, look to wrap up the division title when they face the West-leading Xtreme at the LA Coliseum. GAMEPLAN This game will feature two of the best offenses the league has to offer. The Rage will bring a balanced running attack to the game with backs Derrick Clark, Brian Shay and Michael Black pounding away at the league's number seven ranked rush defense. In the passing game, look for QB Jeff Brohm to spread the wealth to receivers Dialleo Burks (2nd in the XFL in receiving TDs), Kevin Swayne (caught 4 balls for 92 yards last week), and big-play Mario Bailey (averaging 18 yards a reception). Look for Brohm to test the battered secondary as Xtreme CB Terry Billups pulled his hamstring against the Bolts and is uncertain for the game. Last week, Brohm hit five different receivers for 235 yards against Las Vegas. On defense, CB Stephen Fisher, who is second in the league with three interceptions, will face his toughest offensive challenge of the year; the Los Angeles Xtreme offense. In order for the Rage to keep its unblemished record, they must contain LA's QB Tommy Maddox and receivers Jeremaine Copeland, who has caught 42 balls this season, and Darnell McDonald. Orlando must also beware of LA's new rushing attack featuring Saladin McCullough, who rushed for a team-record 124 yards last week. NEWS AND NOTES In 15 "Red Zone" opportunities this year, the Rage have put points on the board on 14 occasions – including 12 touchdowns – for a scoring success rate of 93.3%… Last week, the Orlando Rage failed to gain 100 yards rushing for the first time this season when it could manage just 76 yards on 31 carries against the Las Vegas defense…For the third week in a row, Orlando quarterback Jeff Brohm remains the XFL's top-rated passer with a 103.3 rating….Heading into last week's game, Orlando Rage opponents were converting more than 42.4% of their third down attempts (28 of 66), which ranked the Rage defense 7th in the league in 3rd down defense efficiency. Against Las Vegas, the Rage allowed the Outlaws just one first down in 10 third-down tries…. With a win Sunday against Los Angeles, the Orlando Rage can become the first team in XFL history to claim a victory against every other team in the league. OFF THE FIELD When asked about the origin for his unusual first name, Rage wide receiver Dialleo Burks said his mother decided to name him Dialleo because when she was pregnant with him she saw a contestant on the television game show "The Joker's Wild" with that first name. LOS ANGELES XTREME NOTES OUTLOOK The first-place Xtreme return to the LA Coliseum after winning both games of a two-game Eastern Division road trip, including last week's 35-26 thriller in Birmingham. GAMEPLAN By far the toughest offense the Xtreme has faced this season, LA will have to decide what exactly they want to take away from the Rages' offensive weaponry. On defense, the Xtreme can find comfort in the fact that they are second in the league in takeaways (14), six by way of interceptions. But the defense, in particular the secondary, will have to tighten up this week to ensure a home victory. Last week, the Xtreme secondary allowed the Bolts 309 passing yards. On offense, the Xtreme boasts a good offense of its own featuring QB Tommy Maddox, coupled with his standout WRs Jeremaine Copeland and Darnell McDonald. Last week, Maddox completed 17 passes to six different receivers, producing three touchdowns. The Xtreme found a running game with RB Saladin McCullough, who rushed for a team-record 124 yards. NEWS AND NOTES With its 35-26 victory Sunday night over the Bolts in Birmingham, the Xtreme became the first team in the XFL to win three games on the road (3-1)…. The Rage lead the league in points scored, averaging 25.8 points per game while the Xtreme rank second with 22.1 points per contest. The Xtreme have appeared to hit their stride offensively in last two weeks, scoring 67 points in the last two games. Each team has broken the 30-point barrier twice this season….CB Terry Billups pulled his hamstring vs. the Bolts and his status for Sunday is uncertain.…The Xtreme have scored on its first drive in four of its six games this season, scoring touchdowns three times and kicking a field goal once… The Xtreme defense ranks second in the league in sacks with 21, three behind the Outlaws. OFF THE FIELD C Jonathan Himebauch graduated with a English degree from the University of Southern California and plans to become a professional writer when his playing days are over. San Francisco 6 0 6 7 -- 19 Chicago 6 13 6 0 -- 25 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: CHI -TD CHARLES WILEY 1-yard run. (L. Johnson 1 point run, failed). Enforcers 6, Demons 0. SF - TD DWAYNE HARPER 80-yard blocked field goal return. (K. Anderson 1 point run, failed). Enforcers 6, Demons 6 2nd Quarter: CHI - TD LESHON JOHNSON 6-yard run. (L. Johnson 1 point run). Enforcers 13, Demons 6 CHI - TD AARON BAILEY 18-yard pass from KEVIN MCDOUGAL. (K. McDougal 1 point sack, failed). Enforcers 19, Demons 6 3rd Quarter: CHI - TD LESHON JOHNSON 3-yard run. (K. McDougal 1 point run, failed). Enforcers 25, Demons 6 SF - TD KELVIN ANDERSON 1-yard run. (M. Pawlawski 1 point sack, failed). Enforcers 25, Demons 12 4th Quarter SF - TD JIMMY CUNNINGHAM 12-yard pass from M. Pawlawski. (S. Manuel 1 point pass from Pawlawski). Enforcers 25, Demons 19 Team Stats Demons Enforcers First Downs 12 22 Rushing 5 12 Passing 5 8 Penalty 2 2 3rd-Down Efficiency 3-10 3-8 4th-Down Efficiency 1-1 0-1 Total Net Yards 184 324 Total Plays 40 56 Average Gain 4.6 5.8 Net Yards Rushing 70 168 Rushes 14 40 Average per rush 5.0 4.2 Net Yards Passing 114 156 Completed-attempted 15-24 11-14 Yards per pass play 4.4 9.8 Sacked-yards lost 2-19 2-19 Passes intercepted 2 0 Punts- Average 5-30.4 4-32.3 Return Yardage(punts + int.) 24 24 No. of yards punt returns 4-24 4-19 No. of kickoff returns 5-87 4-82 No. of interception returns 0-0 2-5 Penalties- Yards 7-91 9-75 Fumbles- Lost 1-0 1-0 Time of Possession 21:08 38:52 Player Statistics Missed field goals: Chicago (Andy Crosland 21). San Francisco rushing: Kelvin Anderson 13-71, Mike Pawlawski 1-minus 1. Chicago rushing: John Avery 23-110, Leshon Johnson 9-37, Kevin McDougal 6-20, Charles Wiley 2-1. San Francisco passing: Mike Pawlawski 15-24 for 133 yards, 2 INT, 1 TD. Chicago passing: Kevin McDougal 11-14 for 175 yards, 0 INT, 1 TD. San Francisco receiving: Jimmy Cunningham 6-53, Brian Roberson 4-51, James Hundon 2-21, Tydus Winans 1-6, Travis Moore 1-2, Kelvin Anderson 1-0. Chicago receiving: Aaron Bailey 4-67, Luke Leverson 4-55, Fred Coleman 1-26, Tyji Armstong 1-19, John Avery 1-8. San Francisco tackles-assists-sacks: Powell 7-1-0, Williams 6-0-0, Noah 4-2-0, Wright 4-1-0, DeWitt 5-0-0, Williams 4-1-0, Haskins 3-1-1, Kaesviharn 1-2-0, Davis 2-0-0, Harper 3-0-0, Miles 2-0-1, Destefano 2-0-0, Joseph 1-0-0, Battle 1-0-0, Palmer 1-0-0, Hansen 0-1-0. Chicago tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Austin 5-0-0, Bray 5-0-0, Baisley 4-0-0, Thompson 4-0-0, Fisher 2-1-0, Humphrey 2-0-0, Palmer 2-1-1, Saunders 1-0-0, Fitzpatrick 1-0-1, COleman 1-0-0, Brew 0-1-0, Ivy 0-1-0. Interceptions: Chicago (Quincy Coleman 1 for 0 yards, Dorian Brew 1 for 5 yards). Fumbles lost: None. Opponent's fumbles recovered: None. Officials: Referee-Steve Pamon, Umpire-Richard Brown, Head linesman-Derick Bowers, Line judge-Tod Reese, Back judge-Scott Helverson, Side judge-Michael Sheahan, Field judge-Michael Banks. Date: 03/18/01 Day of Week: Sunday Starting time: 6:03 p.m. CT Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Clear. Temp: 37 Wind: NE 12 mph Officials: Referee-Steve Pamon Umpire - Richard Brown Head linesman-Derick Bowers Line judge-Tods Reese Back judge-Scott Helverson Side judge - Michale Sheahan Field judge-Michael Banks A: 11,428; T: 2:59. LeShon Johnson ran for a pair of touchdowns as the Chicago Enforcers held on to a 25-19 victory over the San Francisco Demons. Enforcers defensive back Dorian Brew made his third interception of the season at the Chicago 33 with just 46 seconds left to stall San Francisco's late rally. After the Demons scored 13 unanswered points to cut their deficit to six, Chicago was forced to punt on 4th-and-34 with only two minutes left. But San Francisco quarterback Mike Pawlawski overthrew his receivers on 3rd-and-5 and found a waiting Brew. Chicago (2-5) dominated time of possession by almost 2-to-1. John Avery rushed for 110 yards on 23 carries and quarterback Kevin McDougal was efficient, completing 11-of-14 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown as the Enforcers held the ball for 38:52. With the game knotted at 6-6 after 12 minutes, the Enforcers scored two touchdowns during a 3:35 span. Johnson's six-yard sprint and Aaron Bailey's 18-yard TD catch gave Chicago a 19-6 advantage at the half. After Johnson found the end zone on a three-yard run midway through the third quarter to give the Enforcers a 25-6 lead, San Francisco mounted its comeback. Capping drives of 59 and 54 yards, Kelvin Anderson scored on a one-yard TD run and Pawlawski hit Jim Cunningham with a 12-yard touchdown strike, respectively, to cut the deficit to six with 6:41 left. Pawlawski was 15-of-24 for 133 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. TV: UPN SAN FRANCISCO DEMONS NOTES OUTLOOK The San Francisco Demons, one week after a 20-12 loss to the New York/Jersey Hitmen, face their third-straight Eastern foe when they visit the Chicago Enforcers. The Demons could be energized by the possible return of starting QB Mike Pawlawski, but are banged up at running back. GAMEPLAN The Demons offense struggled last week against a tough Hitmen defense. With RB Juan Johnson leaving the game early with a knee injury, the Demons were forced into the passing game. QB Pat Barnes was only able to complete 19 of 41 attempts. With RB Juan Johnson out with a knee injury this week, and if RB Terry Battle is unable to play due to a neck injury, the Demons will start RB Kelvin Anderson. Anderson has only carried the ball five times this year for 21 yards. If Anderson starts, he would be backed up by RB Brandon Young, who has four carries on the year for 20 yards. The Demons' top-rated defense, which is second in the league against the run (70 yards per game), will have its hands full with John Avery. NEWS AND NOTES Head Coach Jim Skipper is considering starting Pawlawski, who will practice this week and could start at Chicago if the team's medical staff clears him to play…. After recording San Francisco's first-ever 100-yard rushing performance one week earlier, RB Juan Johnson saw very limited duty against New York/New Jersey last week due to knee problems. Johnson battled a nerve problem behind his left knee during the week, but then suffered strained ligaments very early in Sunday's contest. He could miss this week's contest at Chicago… Four members of San Francisco's offensive line have started all six games this season. The only deviation has been at left guard where Robert Hunt opened four of the Demons' first five games, then was traded to New York/New Jersey. OFF THE FIELD The Demons' head coach Jim Skipper coached Enforcers tailback LeShon Johnson first at the Arizona Cardinals in 1996, and then again in 1998 when Johnson began his two-year stint with Skipper and the New York Giants. CHICAGO ENFORCERS NOTES OUTLOOK The Chicago Enforcers return home to Soldier Field still in the fight for the playoffs, despite their 1-5 record. The Enforcers face their third consecutive Western Division opponent, the San Francisco Demons. Last week the Enforcers lost on a last-minute pass to the Memphis Maniax. GAMEPLAN Still not out of the playoff hunt, the Enforcers will test its offense against the league's top- ranked defense. The Enforcers offense begins and ends with RB John Avery, and look for Chicago to establish him early in the game. Coming off Player of the Week honors last week, QB Kevin McDougal had a good day against the Maniax' defense, throwing for 272 yards. If the Enforcers are able to loosen up the Demons defense with the run, look for McDougal to take some shots down field to Aaron Bailey, who is tied for second in the league in receiving average (19.7) and WR Luke Leverson, who caught tho caught two balls last week for 85 yards. The Enforcers' defense is anchored by LB Jamie Baisley (41), DE Aaron Humphrey (38), and CB Ray Austin (38), who are ranked second (Baisley) and third (Humphrey and Austin tied) in the league in tackles. NEWS AND NOTES This is Chicago's fourth and final game against the Western Division. The Enforcers have a win against Las Vegas but losses to Los Angeles and Memphis…. In five of its six games this season, the outcome of a Chicago game has been determined in the last two minutes of the game…. Against Memphis last week, the Enforcers posted 404 yards total offense… Before two weeks ago, wide receiver Luke Leverson had not caught a ball all season. In the Outlaws game two weeks ago, he caught two passes for 38 yards and against Memphis he had catches of 56 and 29 yards. OFF THE FIELD Bonus winner found: As a thank-you to the crowd, a fan was randomly chosen to receive a fan-bonus that was equal to an individual player's bonus. Early last week, however, the bonus winner had not been identified to receive the money. But last Friday, Enforcer season ticket holder John Ketelson was located and he received approximately $2,600. For each of the Enforcers final three home games, an Enforcer fan will have an opportunity to win a bonus if the Enforcers win. week 8 Las Vegas 7 7 6 6 -- 26 Los Angeles 6 20 3 6 -- 35 Team Qtr Clock ------------ Scoring Play ----------- -- Score -- Time Rem. Visitor Home Xtreme 1 13:53 J.Copeland 10yd pass from T.Maddox 0 6 Xtreme 1 (T.Maddox 1 pt pass, failed) 0 6 Outlaw 1 08:53 R.Smart 21yd run 6 6 Outlaw 1 (R.Smart 1 pt run) 7 6 Xtreme 2 14:13 S.McCullough 19yd pass from T.Maddox 7 12 Xtreme 2 (S.McCullough 1 pt run, failed) 7 12 Outlaw 2 09:08 R.Brady 3yd pass from R.Clement 13 12 Outlaw 2 (R.Brady 1 pt pass from R.Clement) 14 12 Xtreme 2 05:21 F.Leatherwood 13yd pass from T.Maddox 14 18 Xtreme 2 (T.Maddox 1 pt pass, failed) 14 18 Xtreme 2 03:15 (Team Safety) 14 20 Xtreme 2 00:32 D.McDonald 2yd pass from T.Maddox 14 26 Xtreme 2 (T.Maddox 1 pt pass, failed) 14 26 Outlaw 3 08:42 R.Brady 6yd pass from R.Clement 20 26 Outlaw 3 (R.Clement 1 pt pass, failed) 20 26 Xtreme 3 03:20 J.Cortez 42yd field goal 20 29 Xtreme 4 11:28 J.Cortez 32yd field goal 20 32 Outlaw 4 05:28 R.Brady 4yd pass from R.Clement 26 32 Outlaw 4 (R.Clement 1 pt run, failed) 26 32 Xtreme 4 00:47 J.Cortez 44yd field goal 26 35 Individual Player Stats for Las Vegas Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Ro.Smart 13 57 4.4 21 1 Ry.Clement 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Ry.Clement 31 17 192 0/ 0 3 25 1 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Ri.Brady 6 71 25 3 Yo.Murphy 5 61 18 0 Ro.Smart 2 25 13 0 Er.Guliford 2 21 23 0 Mi.Furrey 1 8 8 0 Be.Snell 1 6 6 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Jo.Tuipala 1 16 16 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Pa.McCallum 2 55 27.5 0 0 33 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Er.Guliford 1 16 16.0 16 0 Ja.Williams 1 3 3.0 3 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Er.Guliford 3 63 21.0 25 0 Br.Sanders 2 25 12.5 13 0 Ja.Williams 1 25 25.0 25 0 Ch.Chukwuma 0 0 - 0 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Ch.Chukwuma 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ro.Smart 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Individual Player Stats for Los Angeles Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Sa.McCullough 15 54 3.6 13 0 To.Maddox 1 6 6.0 6 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int To.Maddox 36 25 279 1/ 8 4 37 1 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Je.Copeland 7 90 28 1 Sa.McCullough 6 46 19 1 Da.McDonald 5 42 17 1 Da.Gibson 3 67 37 0 La.Rachal 2 12 10 0 Fr.Leatherwood 1 13 13 1 Da.Dunn 1 9 9 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Sh.Stuckey 1 0 0 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG No.Prefonteine 2 76 38.0 0 0 43 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Da.Gibson 1 7 7.0 7 0 Da.Dunn 1 3 3.0 3 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD La.Rachal 4 97 24.3 42 0 Da.Gibson 2 39 19.5 20 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Ri.Parker 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 Defensive Stats for Las Vegas Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ke.Scott 8 1 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Tuipala 4 1 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 An.Rubio 4 0 1.0 -8.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ch.Bayne 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Hu.Tarver 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ja.Williams 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Mi.Crawford 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ja.Kaiser 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Br.Sanders 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 1-1 0-0 Jo.Jackson 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Ke.Kinney 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ko.Blackwell 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Herndon 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 To.James 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ca.Simpson 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Be.Snell 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Pa.McCallum 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 Defensive Stats for Los Angeles Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ri.Parker 7 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0-0 0-0 Ro.Carpenter 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Je.Russell 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 Sh.Stuckey 2 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 2-0 0-0 Re.Durden 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ch.Pegues 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Mack 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Le.Evans 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0-0 0-0 Er.Herrin 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ti.Keck 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 De.McGee 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ma.Keneley 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ch.Brymer 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Jo.Cortez 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ra.Stallings 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Duff 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Drive Chart for LV No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP Got St Pl-Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 13:53 8:53 5:00 KO OWN21 8-27 36 9 4 OWN30 KO 2 1 6:09 3:34 2:35 P OWN22 5-17 0 17 1 OWN39 INT 3 2 14:13 10:28 3:45 KO OWN28 6-30 3 33 3 OPP39 P 4 2 9:56 9:08 0:48 INT OPP16 2-16 0 16 2 OPP 0 TD 5 2 5:21 3:15 2:06 KO OWN20 3-0 0 0 0 OWN20 B PNT 6 2 0:32 0:00 0:32 KO OWN33 1-2 0 -2 0 OWN31 End Half 7 3 11:30 8:42 2:48 KO OWN40 4-21 39 60 3 OPP 0 TD 8 3 3:20 0:48 2:32 KO OWN40 3-19 10 9 0 OWN49 P 9 4 11:28 5:28 6:00 KO OWN 9 9-63 28 91 5 OPP 0 TD 10 4 0:47 0:00 0:47 KO OWN37 4-35 0 35 2 OPP28 End Game Time of Posession: 26:53 Avg Start of Drive:OWN34 Drive Chart for LA No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP Got St Pl-Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 15:00 13:53 1:07 FMB OPP15 2-12 1 13 1 OPP 2 KO 2 1 8:53 6:09 2:44 KO OWN21 3-7 0 7 0 OWN28 P 3 1 3:34 14:13 4:21 INT OPP49 7-44 5 49 4 OPP 0 TD 4 2 10:28 9:56 0:32 P OWN20 1-0 0 0 0 OWN20 INT 5 2 9:08 5:21 3:47 KO OPP44 7-41 15 -26 3 OWN30 KO 6 2 3:15 0:32 2:43 KO OWN36 6-46 18 64 5 OPP 0 TD 7 3 15:00 11:30 3:30 KO OWN24 4-14 5 19 1 OWN43 P 8 3 8:42 3:20 5:22 KO OWN35 8-46 -5 41 2 OPP24 FG 9 3 0:48 11:28 4:20 P OWN30 9-67 10 57 3 OPP13 FG 10 4 5:28 0:47 4:41 KO OWN31 9-44 0 44 3 OPP25 FG Time of Posession: 33:07 Avg Start of Drive:OWN39 Drive Chart Key: Kickoff (KO); Punt(P); Interception (INT); Touchdown (TD); Fumble (FMB); Missed Field Goal (M FG); How they got the ball (Lost); How they lost the ball (End); Onside Kick (OKO); Start of Drive (ST); TOP 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR LV 7:35 7:11 5:20 6:47 26:53 HOME LA 7:25 7:49 9:40 8:13 33:07 TEAM STATISTICS Visitor Home LV LA Total first downs 20 22 By Rushing 4 5 By Passing 13 14 By Penalty 3 3 Third Down Efficiency 4-8 50.0% 6-11 54.5% Fourth Down Efficiency 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% Total Net Yards 247 331 Total Offensive Plays (inc.sacks) 45 53 Average Gain Per Offensive Play 5.5 6.2 Net Yards Rushing 55 60 Total Rushing Plays 14 16 Average Gain Per Rushing Play 3.9 3.8 Net Yards Passing 192 271 Sacks - Yards Lost 0-0 1-8 Gross Yards Passing 192 279 Pass Attempts-Completions-Int. 31-17-1 36-25-1 Avg Net Gain/Pass Play (inc. Sacks) 6.2 7.3 Kickoffs: Touchbacks 6-0-0 8-1-1 Punts Number and Average 3-18.3 2- 38.0 Had Blocked 1 0 FGA had blocked 0 0 Total Return Yardage (Punts + Int) 35 10 No. and Yards Punt Returns 2-19 2-10 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 6-113 6-136 No. and Yards Int. Returns 1-16 1-0 Penalties: Number and Yards 14-109 13-157 Fumbles: Number and Lost 2-1 0-0 Touchdowns 4 4 Rushing 1 0 Passing 3 4 Return 0 0 Extra Points Made/Attempts 2-4 0-4 Rushing Made-Attempts 1-2 0-1 Passing Made-Attempts 1-2 0-3 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 0-0 3-3 Safeties 0 1 Final Score 26 35 Date: 03/24/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 7:05 PM VISITOR: Las Vegas Outlaws vs HOME: Los Angeles Xtreme AT LA Coliseum Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Hazy. Temp: 63 Humidity: 75 Wind: W 9 mph OFFICIALS Referee : Steve Pamon Line Judge : Tod Reese Head Linesman : Derick Bowers Field Judge : Michael Banks Umpire : Richard Brown Side Judge : Michael Sheahan Back Judge : Scott Helverson Attendance: 20,738 Time of Game: 2:59 One week after dismantling the XFL's best team, the Los Angeles Xtreme dismantled the league's best defense. Tommy Maddox threw four touchdown passes in the first half as the Xtreme clinched a playoff berth with an exciting 35-26 victory over the Las Vegas Outlaws. Fresh off handing the Orlando Rage their first loss of the season, the Xtreme were not intimidated by a defense nicknamed the "Dealers of Doom" that was allowing 11.1 points per game. Maddox, the league leader in passing yards and touchdowns, had little trouble shredding the Outlaws' defense, throwing three of his four TD passes in the second quarter to help the Xtreme open a 26-14 advantage. Led by Maddox, Los Angeles joined Orlando as the only teams in the league to secure playoff berths. The Xtreme (6-2), who have won six of seven, have a two-game lead over second-place Las Vegas and San Francisco in the Western Division. "It was a good effort. We played hard," Maddox said. "It was nice to clinch a playoff berth at home. We do have momentum, but it is easy to lose that momentum. We get better each week." Maddox completed 25-of-36 passes for 252 yards with an interception. Maddox found seven different receivers. "We've stuck with everything we started the season with except we narrowed our offense some to do what we do best," Los Angeles coach Al Luginbill said. "Maddox had to give up some individualism for the team and he's done that. The difference between quarterbacks is not statistics but wins." Ryan Clement threw three touchdown passes to tight end Rickey Brady for the Outlaws, who have lost three of its last four games, including both meetings with Los Angeles. Facing the league's top offensive team, the Outlaws (4-4) immediately put themselves at a disadvantage when Chrys Chukwuma fumbled the opening kickoff and Ricky Parker recovered on the 17-yard line. Two plays after the turnover, Maddox found Jermaine Copeland with a 10-yard touchdown pass, giving Los Angeles a 6-0 lead. Copeland, the league's top receiver, had seven catches for 91 yards. "It is evident that this is the best receiving corps I've ever had," Maddox said. "That's why it's fun to play with these guys. I can choose to toss the ball to three to four different guys on every down. It's fun to play in that kind of offensive system. Also, each receiver can make a big play -- that's important." "High power. Best in league. Trust me," commented Copeland on his club's offense. Las Vegas recovered on its next possession as Rod "He Hate Me" Smart scored on a 21-yard run for a 7-6 lead. After the teams traded scores, Los Angeles took the lead for good, 18-14, with 6:58 left in the second quarter on Maddox's 13-yard touchdown toss to Frank Leatherwood. Moments later, Los Angeles converted another miscue when Jeff Russell busted through the line untouched and blocked a punt by Paul McCallum. The ball bounced threw the end zone for a safety, making it 20-14. Maddox capped his big half with a two-yard TD pass to Darnell McDonald 32 seconds before intermission. The Outlaws closed within six points in the third quarter on Clement's six-yard toss to Brady. Jose Cortez kicked a 42-yard field later in the period and connected from 32 yards early in the fourth, pushing the advantage to 32-20. Clement hooked up with Brady from four yards with 5:28 to play, pulling the Outlaws within 32-26. But Cortez kicked a 44-yard field goal with 53 seconds left to seal it for Los Angeles. Clement was 17-of-31 for 190 yards and an interception while Brady had six catches for 71 yards. The game featured 27 penalties totaling 261 yards. TV: NBC Primary Game Las Vegas Outlaws Team Notes OUTLOOK The second place Outlaws, fresh off a 34-12 victory over Birmingham, look to move into first place as they take on the west-leading Los Angeles Xtreme at the Los Angeles Coliseum. GAMEPLAN Based on the Outlaws first encounter with the Xtreme, which LA won, 12-9, on a last second field goal in Vegas, the Outlaws will seek some revenge. On defense, the Outlaws plan to run a two-deep zone, but will throw mixed secondary coverages at LA QB Tommy Maddox to get him out of his passing rhythm. In the trenches, the Outlaws will be led by the XFL Defensive Player of the Week, DT Carl Simpson. Look for the guys up front, who pride themselves on stopping the run, to keep an eye on LA's RB Saladin McCullough. On offense, the Outlaws will feature the return of Rod "He Hate Me" Smart, who sat out last week's game to rest his injured knee. Vegas will establish the run against LA's seventh ranked defense, and QB Ryan Clement will look to take shots down the field to WR Yo Murphy, who was not on the team when LA and Vegas last met. NEWS AND NOTES Two players-only meetings last week gave the team enough motivation to beat Birmingham 34-12, with the "Dealers of Doom" defense actually only allowing six points… With S Jamel Williams and S Chris Bayne each returning turnovers for TDs against Birmingham, the Outlaws Defense has now hit paydirt four times this season, while the other 15 takeaways have resulted in a total of 30 points (four TDs, three FGs). LB Kurt Gouveia (100 yards) and S Jason Kaiser (80 yards) also returned fumbles for TDs this season, giving the defense 24 of the Outlaws' 131 points through seven weeks…. The Outlaws face a former teammate, as former Las Vegas S Ron Carpenter was traded to the Xtreme back on Feb. 19, just 48 hours after Los Angeles' 12-9 win at Sam Boyd Stadium. OFF THE FIELD "Dealers of Doom" won the team's "Name the D" contest, selected from more than 1,000 entries received from fans via postcard during the two-week period. Other notable suggestions included "Desert Doom," "Neon Nightmare," "Pit Bosses," "Sin City Sackers" and "Devastation Incorporated." Bill Walker of Henderson, NV, entered the winning name, selected from a list of finalists by selected Outlaws staff, players and coaches. Walker will be honored at the team's next home game. Los Angeles Xtreme Team Notes OUTLOOK The Xtreme, who are on a three game winning streak, look to stay atop of the West after a 31-6 thrashing of previously-undefeated Orlando. The Xtreme can clinch a playoff spot with a victory. GAMEPLAN This game features the XFL Offensive Player of the Week QB Tommy Maddox and LA's explosive offensive against the league's best defense. On offense, the key for the Xtreme will be its offensive line against the Outlaws' defensive line. In the Xtreme's three straight wins, the offensive line has given QB Tommy Maddox a chance to throw the ball to receivers Jeremaine Copeland and Darnell McDonald. The offensive line has also blocked well producing big rushing efforts from RB Saladin McCullough. McCullough is averaging 90 yards a game over the last two weeks. On defense, the Xtreme will look to contain Vegas' RB Rod "He Hate Smart, as they did in the first meeting when Smart rushed for only 24 yards. NEWS AND NOTES This week's XFL Player of the Week QB Tommy Maddox completed 19 passes for 199 yards, throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another against the Rage. Maddox extended his league-leading total in passing touchdowns to 13.…A star was born with RB Saladin McCullough, who became the first Xtreme player to rush for over 100 yards in a single game when he exploded for 124 yards and two touchdowns against the Bolts….The Xtreme are averaging a league-best 23.4 points per game, while the Outlaws are allowing a league-low 11.1 points against per game … The Xtreme rule the individual stats sections on offense, sporting the league leaders in passing yards (Maddox-1,588); passing touchdowns (Maddox-13); touchdowns (McDonald-7); touchdown receptions (McDonald-7); receptions (Copeland-45); field goals made (Cortez-14); field goal accuracy (Cortez-77%) and punting average (Prefontaine-44.3 yards). OFF THE FIELD LB Errick Herrin was paid a visit last Sunday by his college roommate WR Keyshawn Johnson, who played at the University of Southern California with Herrin in 1994-95. Las Vegas 7 7 6 6 -- 26 Los Angeles 6 20 3 6 -- 35 Team Qtr Clock ------------ Scoring Play --------------Score ------ Time Rem. Visitor Home Maniax 1 06:38 D.Hobbs 12yd pass from J.Druckenmiller 6 0 Maniax 1 (B.Moss 1 pt run, failed) 6 0 Demons 2 06:40 T.Moore 7yd pass from M.Pawlawski 6 6 Demons 2 (M.Pawlawski 1 pt sack, failed) 6 6 Demons 2 01:45 B.Roberson 12yd pass from M.Pawlawski 6 12 Demons 2 (K.Anderson 1 pt run, failed) 6 12 Demons 2 00:00 M.Panasuk 35yd field goal 6 15 Demons 4 03:15 J.Cunningham 3yd pass from M.Pawlawski 6 21 Demons 4 (M.Pawlawski 1 pt pass, failed) 6 21 Maniax 4 01:01 B.Morgan 12yd pass from J.Druckenmiller 12 21 Maniax 4 (B.Morgan 1 pt run, failed) 12 21 Individual Player Stats for Memphis Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Br.Moss 9 25 2.8 6 0 Ji.Druckenmiller 4 23 5.8 14 0 Ch.Jordan 1 12 12.0 12 0 Ke.Sanford 2 1 0.5 1 0 Be.Morgan 1 1 1.0 1 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Ji.Druckenmiller 30 14 203 3/ 16 2 36 1 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Ch.Jordan 6 111 36 0 Be.Morgan 4 48 17 1 Da.Hobbs 3 28 12 1 Ma.Thomas 1 16 16 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Je.Hall 5 205 41.0 0 0 51 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ja.Arnold 2 11 5.5 10 0 Ke.Cobb 1 12 12.0 12 0 Da.Hobbs 1 0 0.0 0 0 Ji.Kitts 1 0 0.0 0 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ja.Arnold 2 49 24.5 29 0 Ke.Cobb 2 42 21.0 24 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Ji.Kitts 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Individual Player Stats for San Francisco Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Ke.Anderson 19 80 4.2 15 0 Br.Roberson 1 9 9.0 9 0 Mi.Pawlawski 7 0 0.0 4 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Mi.Pawlawski 44 26 215 0/ 0 3 16 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Ji.Cunningham 9 74 15 1 Tr.Moore 6 56 16 1 Br.Roberson 5 48 14 1 Ty.Winans 3 22 8 0 Ke.Anderson 2 7 4 0 Ja.Hundon 1 8 8 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Te.Sutton 1 9 9 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Mi.Panasuk 5 201 40.2 0 2 51 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ji.Cunningham 3 49 16.3 22 0 Te.Sutton 1 14 14.0 14 0 Ke.Kaesviharn 1 12 12.0 12 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Sa.Manuel 1 15 15.0 15 0 Br.Young 1 12 12.0 12 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Mi.Pawlawski 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ji.Cunningham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Se.Manuel 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Defensive Stats for Memphis Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Pa.Lenon 9 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ri.Hogans 4 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Cobb 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ma.Thomas 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Williams 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ma.Wimberly 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Sh.Carver 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Clark 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Kellogg 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ca.Stiles 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 3-0 0-0 Le.Rheams 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ty.Bell 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 D..Cooper 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Co.Sawyer 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Co.Menafee 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ke.Crawford 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Tr.Lawless 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Pa.Sapp 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Defensive Stats for San Francisco Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ja.Williams 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 3-0 0-0 Ke.Kaesviharn 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Je.Miles 4 1 1.0 -1.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Gr.Williams 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 To.Wright 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Er.England 2 0 1.0 -9.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Al.Battle 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Te.Sutton 2 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Haskins 1 0 1.0 -6.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 We.Davis 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Le.Cole 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Jo.DeWitt 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Te.Joseph 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Sa.Manuel 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ab.Noah 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Cr.Powell 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Pe.Talamaivao 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ca.Hansen 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Drive Chart for Mem No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP Got St Pl-Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 15:00 12:55 2:05 KO OWN31 3-2 0 2 0 OWN33 P 2 1 9:54 6:38 3:16 P OWN24 5-76 0 76 4 OPP 0 TD 3 1 4:03 0:23 3:40 P OWN20 6-20 0 20 1 OWN40 P 4 2 12:41 10:36 2:05 P OWN16 4-12 0 12 1 OWN28 P 5 2 6:40 4:07 2:33 KO OWN18 3-1 0 1 0 OWN19 P 6 2 1:45 1:02 0:43 KO OWN24 3-21 0 21 1 OWN45 INT 7 3 8:58 1:00 7:58 M FG OWN24 15-71 0 71 4 OPP 5 M FG 8 4 12:36 9:59 2:37 P OWN30 4-19 10 9 0 OWN39 P 9 4 3:15 1:01 2:14 KO OWN34 8-71 5 66 4 OPP 0 TD Time of Posession: 27:11 Avg Start of Drive:OWN25 Drive Chart for SF No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP Got St Pl-Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 12:55 9:54 3:01 P OWN35 6-18 0 18 1 OPP47 P 2 1 6:38 4:03 2:35 KO OWN39 3-1 0 1 0 OWN40 P 3 1 0:23 12:41 2:42 P OWN41 5-25 10 15 1 OPP44 P 4 2 10:36 6:40 3:56 P OWN38 9-62 0 62 5 OPP 0 TD 5 2 4:07 1:45 2:22 P OWN42 7-58 0 58 4 OPP 0 TD 6 2 1:02 0:00 1:02 INT OWN48 9-34 0 34 2 OPP18 FG 7 3 15:00 13:05 1:55 KO OWN19 3-0 0 0 0 OWN19 P 8 3 13:05 8:58 4:07 FMB OWN38 11-46 0 46 3 OPP16 M FG 9 3 1:00 12:36 3:24 M FG OWN20 6-14 0 14 1 OWN34 P 10 4 9:59 3:15 6:44 P OWN45 11-55 0 55 5 OPP 0 TD 11 4 1:01 0:00 1:01 OKO OPP44 3(-4) 0 -4 0 OPP48 EG Time of Posession: 32:49 Drive Chart Key: Kickoff (KO); Punt(P); Interception (INT); Touchdown (TD); Fumble (FMB); Missed Field Goal (M FG); How they got the ball (Lost); How they lost the ball (End); Onside Kick (OKO); Start of Drive (ST); Avg Start of Drive:OWN39 TOP 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR Mem 9:01 5:21 7:58 4:51 27:11 HOME SF 5:59 9:39 7:02 10:09 32:49 TEAM STATISTICS Visitor Home Mem SF Total first downs 15 22 By Rushing 4 6 By Passing 9 16 By Penalty 2 0 Third Down Efficiency 7-13 53.8% 8-17 47.1% Fourth Down Efficiency 0-0 0.0% 1- 1 100.0% Total Net Yards 249 304 Total Offensive Plays (inc. sacks) 50 71 Average Gain Per Offensive Play 5.0 4.3 Net Yards Rushing 62 89 Total Rushing Plays 17 27 Average Gain Per Rushing Play 3.6 3.3 Net Yards Passing 187 215 Sacks - Yards Lost 3-16 0-0 Gross Yards Passing 203 215 Pass Attempts-Completions-Intercepted 30-14-1 44-26-0 Avg Net Gain Per Pass Play (inc. Sacks) 5.7 4.9 Kickoffs: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 3-0-0 4-1-0 Punts Number and Average 5-41.0 5-40.2 Had Blocked 0 0 FGA had blocked 0 0 Total Return Yardage (Punts + Int) 23 84 No. and Yards Punt Returns 5-23 5-75 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 4-91 3-27 No. and Yards Interception Returns 0-0 1-9 Penalties: Number and Yards 3-25 7-84 Fumbles: Number and Lost 1-1 2-0 Touchdowns 2 3 Rushing 0 0 Passing 2 3 Return 0 0 Extra Points Made/Attempts 0-2 0-3 Rushing Made-Attempts 0-2 0-1 Passing Made-Attempts 0-0 0-2 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 0-1 1-2 Safeties 0 0 Final Score 12 21 XFL Game Box Score Report Date: 03/24/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 5:10 PM VISITOR: Memphis Maniax vs HOME: San Francisco Demons AT Pacific Bell Park Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Cloudy. Temp: 62 Humidity: 93 Wind: S 22 mph OFFICIALS Referee : David Witvoet Line Judge : Tom Hoffman Head Linesman : Dana McKenzie Field Judge : Paul Engelberts Umpire : Roy Ellison Side Judge : David Chesney Back Judge : Dino Paganelli Attendance: 35,109 Time of Game: 2:57 Mike Pawlawski threw two of his three touchdown passes in the second quarter when the San Francisco Demons scored 15 unanswered points en route to a 21-12 victory over the Memphis Maniax. Pawlawski completed 26-of-44 passes for 215 yards as San Francisco (4-4) won for just the second time in five games and moved into a tie with Las Vegas for second place in the Western Division. Pawlawski capped a nine-play, 62-yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Travis Moore with 7:40 left in the second quarter that tied the score, 6-6. On San Francisco's next possession, he directed a seven-play 52-yard drive that ended with Brian Robertson's 12-yard reception to put the Demons ahead for good, 12-6, with 1:45 left before intermission. Jim Druckenmiller, a former first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers, was 14-of-30 for 203 yards and two TDs. But Druckenmiller was intercepted by Terrell Sutton, who had a 12-yard return to the Demons 49. Eighth plays later, Mike Panasuk kicked a 35-yard field as time expired in the first half to give the Demons a 15-6 advantage. Memphis (3-5) lost for the third time in four games. TV: NBC Bonus Coverage Memphis Maniax Team Notes OUTLOOK The Memphis Maniax, losers of two out of its last three, look to rebound off of a last-minute, 16-15 loss to the New York/Jersey Hitmen. GAMEPLAN The league's leading offense did not miss a beat with RBs Rashaan Salaam and Rafeal Cooper absent with injuries. Third back Brent Moss stepped in nicely, running for 95 yards in a losing effort. Salaam is still questionable this week with an injured shoulder and Cooper is out, but whoever starts at running back, look for the Maniax to pound the ball at the Demons defense. Although Memphis' passing game was grounded last week, it is coach Kippy Brown's philosophy not to abandon any phase of his offense despite game statistics, so look for the Maniax to use a balanced attack against the Demons defense. On defense, the Maniax will look to put pressure on Demons QB Mike Pawlawski. NEWS AND NOTES Despite being limited to 207 yards by New York/New Jersey, the Maniax have recaptured the league lead in total offense … The club is averaging 320.1 yards per game, with marks of 121.4 on the ground and 198.7 through the air … Despite playing less than a half vs. Chicago and missing the NY/NJ game, RB Rashaan Salaam remains near the top of the XFL rushing stats … He is second to Chicago's John Avery (who also has missed one game due to injury) in total rushing yards (Avery 553, Salaam 528). The Maniax have outscored their opponents, 89-51, in the first half this year, but have been outscored, 79-23, in the second half. OFF THE FIELD QB Jim Druckenmiller returns to San Francisco after four years. Druck was the San Francisco 49ers' first-round pick in the 1997 draft. He played in four games with one start as a rookie, and was the first QB taken by the 49ers in the first round since Steve Spurrier in 1967. San Francisco Demons Team Notes OUTLOOK The San Francisco Demons try to keep their playoff hopes alive as they look to sweep division foe Memphis Maniax in their regular-season home finale at Pac Bell Park. Last week the Demons dropped a 25-19 result to the Chicago Enforcers at Soldier Field. GAMEPLAN QB Mike Pawlawski, coming off a two week injury layoff, will attempt to exploit the Maniax secondary, which is ranked seventh in the league in pass defense, with wideouts Jimmy Cunningham and James Hundon, who combined for eight catches against Chicago. Although the Demons will be without the services of RBs Juan Johnson (Knee) and Terry Battle (Neck), they are confident in backup Kelvin Anderson, who rushed for 71 yards last week in Chicago. On defense, the Demons face a tough challenge in QB Jim Druckenmiller, who did not play the last time the two teams met and is making his XFL debut back in the Bay Area. NEWS AND NOTES San Francisco was not depending on QB Mike Pawlawski to carry the Demons at Chicago, but the running game was unable to get going. The Demons ran just 18 plays in the first half and Pawlawski attempted just eight passes….Jimmy Cunningham is the only receiver to have played in all seven games so far for the Demons and he is also the smallest. Cunningham is as durable a 5-8 performer as there is in the XFL….Of the three linebackers that started the season opener with Los Angeles, only veteran James Williams has not had to sit out with an injury. As a result, Williams is one of the Demons' top tacklers with 29 and among the team leaders with two quarterback sacks. OFF THE FIELD C Mikael Kiselak, who is an ordained minister, has agreed to marry a couple this spring back in his hometown of Tarrytown, NY. Michael also owns an investment company in Irving, Texas. sun 3/25/01 NY/NJ 6 0 0 6 -- 12 Orlando 7 10 0 0 -- 17 Team Qtr Clock ----------- Scoring Play ----------- Score -- Time Rem. Visitor Home Rage 1 14:20 D.Clark 1yd run 0 6 Rage 1 (K.Swayne 1 pt pass from B.Kuklick) 0 7 Hitmen 1 03:53 R.Merkerson 43yd def. fumble return 6 7 Hitmen 1 (K.Dar Dar 1 pt run, failed) 6 7 Rage 2 06:11 D.Burks 20yd pass from B.Kuklick 6 13 Rage 2 (M.Bailey 1 pt pass from B.Kuklick) 6 14 Rage 2 00:00 J.Taylor 20yd field goal 6 17 Hitmen 4 05:32 M.Archie 33yd pass from W.Richardson 12 17 Hitmen 4 (W.Richardson 1 pt pass, failed) 12 17 Individual Player Stats for NY/NJ Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Wa.Richardson 4 15 3.8 11 0 Jo.Aska 7 8 1.1 4 0 Mi.Archie 1 4 4.0 4 0 Di.Philyaw 1 3 3.0 3 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Wa.Richardson 24 12 128 4/ 21 1 33 1 Ch.Puleri 3 0 0 0/ 0 0 0 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Jo.Aska 3 28 12 0 Ki.Dar Dar 3 27 14 0 Mi.Archie 2 40 33 1 Zo.Davis 2 13 10 0 An.Dicosmo 1 12 12 0 Mi.Blair 1 8 8 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Do.Caldwell 1 6 6 0 Is.Raybon 1 0 0 0 Ty.Talton 1 0 0 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Le.Araguz 7 273 39.0 1 1 51 Mi.Blair 1 28 28.0 0 0 28 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ki.Dar Dar 4 32 8.0 15 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Bu.B'ynote 3 34 11.3 17 0 Ki.Dar Dar 0 21 - 21 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Ro.Merkerson 0 0 0 0 1 43 1 0 Individual Player Stats for Orlando Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Br.Shay 8 30 3.8 16 0 De.Clark 7 18 2.6 6 1 Mi.Black 6 13 2.2 9 0 Br.Kuklick 6 3 0.5 7 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Br.Kuklick 30 16 202 2/ 9 1 28 3 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Ke.Swayne 6 80 28 0 Di.Burks 3 53 20 1 De.Clark 2 25 13 0 Sh.Culver 2 23 16 0 Mi.Black 2 17 12 0 Ma.Bailey 1 4 4 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Lo.Riddick 1 0 0 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Ja.Taylor 4 179 44.8 0 2 52 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Sh.Culver 6 47 7.8 13 0 Co.Gilliard 1 0 0.0 0 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Br.Shay 3 125 41.7 95 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Br.Kuklick 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mi.Black 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Co.Gilliard 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Re.Doster 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Defensive Stats for NY/NJ Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Br.Trout 8 0 1.0 -8.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Da.Wheeler 7 0 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ro.Merkerson 4 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 Ch.Maumalanga 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ti.Beauchamp 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Do.Caldwell 2 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 An.Dicosmo 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 3-0 0-0 Jo.Eloms 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ty.Talton 3 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Is.Raybon 2 1 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ve.Crawford 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Be.Hanks 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Dw.Sabb 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ry.Collins 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Cotton 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ma.Tate 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Defensive Stats for Orlando Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Se.Clark 5 0 2.0-11.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Pa.Alexander 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Burgess 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 St.Fisher 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Co.Gilliard 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Ke.Malveaux 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ja.Roberson 2 0 2.0-10.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Bell 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Om.Brown 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Young 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Sh.Banks 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 De.Clark 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Re.Doster 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 An.Purvis 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Se.Love 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Lo.Riddick 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Drive Chart for NY No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot Start Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 14:20 10:52 3:28 Kickoff OWN27 4 17 0 17 2 OWN44 P 2 1 8:12 4:18 3:54 Punt OWN 6 5 16 -5 11 1 OWN17 P 3 1 1:03 14:04 1:59 Int OPP32 3 1 0 1 0 OPP31 P 4 2 12:15 9:25 2:50 Punt OWN37 4 7 15 22 1 OPP41 P 5 2 6:11 3:32 2:39 Kickoff OWN10 3 7 0 7 0 OWN17 P 6 3 15:00 10:48 4:12 Kickoff OWN13 5 17 0 17 1 OWN30 P 7 3 9:14 7:14 2:00 Punt OWN28 3 -4 0 -4 0 OWN24 P 8 3 5:59 2:57 3:02 Int OWN31 6 18 0 18 1 OWN49 D 9 3 0:56 0:20 0:36 Int OWN30 1 0 0 0 0 OWN30 Int 10 4 10:07 8:07 2:00 Downs OWN32 3 5 0 5 0 OWN37 P 11 4 5:58 5:32 0:26 Blk Punt OPP33 1 33 0 33 1 OPP 0 TD 12 4 1:46 0:52 0:54 Punt OWN34 6 20 0 20 1 OPP46 D Time of Posession: 28:00 Avg Start of Drive:OWN32 Drive Chart for Orl No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot Start Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 15:00 14:20 0:40 Kickoff OPP 1 1 1 0 1 1 OPP 0 TD 2 1 10:52 8:12 2:40 Downs OWN28 5 17 0 17 1 OWN45 P 3 1 4:18 3:53 0:25 Punt OWN40 1 0 0 0 0 OWN40 F 4 1 3:53 1:03 2:50 Kickoff OWN16 4 10 0 10 1 OWN26 Int 5 2 14:04 12:15 1:49 Punt OWN25 3 4 0 4 0 OWN29 P 6 2 9:25 6:11 3:14 Punt OWN23 6 77 0 77 3 OPP 0 TD 7 2 3:32 0:00 3:32 Punt OWN38 11 60 0 60 4 OPP 2 FG 8 3 10:48 9:14 1:34 Punt OWN41 3 5 0 5 0 OWN46 P 9 3 7:14 5:59 1:15 Punt OPP49 3 5 0 5 0 OPP44 Int 10 3 2:57 0:56 2:01 Downs OPP49 4 20 0 20 1 OPP29 Int 11 3 0:20 10:07 5:13 Int OPP39 7 31 0 31 2 OPP 8 D 12 4 8:07 5:32 2:35 Punt OWN33 3 0 0 0 0 OWN33 TD 13 4 5:32 1:46 3:46 Kickoff OWN19 7 24 0 24 2 OWN43 P 14 4 0:52 0:00 0:52 Downs OWN46 2 -5 0 -5 0 OWN41 End Drive Chart Key: TD - Touchdown; FG - Field Goal; Int - Interception; Blk - Blocked; P - Punt; D - Lost on downs; F - Fumble; End - Game over. Time of Posession: 32:00 Avg Start of Drive:OWN41 Time of Possession 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR NY 8:25 6:25 9:50 3:20 28:00 HOME Orl 6:35 8:35 5:10 11:40 32:00 TEAM STATISTICS Visito Home NY Orl Total first downs 8 15 By Rushing 1 2 By Passing 6 12 By Penalty 1 1 Third Down Efficiency 0- 9- 0.0% 3- 12- 25.0% Fourth Down Efficiency 0- 2- 0.0% 0- 1- 0.0% Total Net Yards 137 257 Offensive Plays (inc. sacks) 44 59 Average Gain Per Offensive Play 3.1 4.4 Net Yards Rushing 30 64 Total Rushing Plays 13 27 Average Gain Per Rushing Play 2.3 2.4 Net Yards Passing 107 193 Sacks - Yards Lost 4- 21 2- 9 Gross Yards Passing 128 202 Pass Attempts-Comps-INTs 27-12- 1 30-16- 3 Avg Net Gain Per Pass Play 3.5 6.0 (inc. Sacks) Kickoffs: Number-End Zone-T'backs 3-1-0 3-2-0 Punts Number and Average 8- 37.6 5- 35.8 Had Blocked 0 1 FGA had blocked 0 0 Total Return Yardage (Punts + Int) 38 47 No. and Yards Punt Returns 4- 32 7- 47 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 3- 55 3-125 No. and Yards Interception Returns 3- 6 1- 0 Penalties: Number and Yards 6- 45 4- 45 Fumbles: Number and Lost 0-0 4-1 Touchdowns 2 2 Rushing 0 1 Passing 1 1 Return 1 0 Extra Points Made/Attempts 0-2 2-2 Rushing Made-Attempts 0-1 0-0 Passing Made-Attempts 0-1 2-2 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 0-0 1-1 Safeties 0 0 Final Score 12 17 Date: 03/25/01 Day of Week: Sunday Starting time: 4:05PM VISITOR: NY/NJ Hitmen vs HOME: Orlando Rage AT Citrus Bowl Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Cloudy. Temp: 80 Humidity: 35 Wind: W 14 mph OFFICIALS Referee : David Cutaia Line Judge : Roger McMinn Head Linesman : Dale Newhouse Field Judge : M. Mothershead Umpire : Al Granado Side Judge : Mike McCabe Back Judge : Gregory Steed Attendance: 19,641 Time of Game: 2:48 Brian Shay's game-opening 95-yard kickoff return set up a touchdown and Brian Kuklick passed for another as the Orlando Rage clinched the Eastern Division title with a 17-12 win over the New York-New Jersey Hitmen. At 7-1, the Rage became the first team to clinch a division title in the XFL's inaugural season and are assured of a first-round home playoff game. Shay's return set up a one-yard TD run by Derrick Clark just 40 seconds into the game. Kuklick, starting for the injured Jeff Brohm, fumbled late in the first quarter and linebacker Ron Merkerson returned it 43 yards for a touchdown to cut the Hitmen's deficit to 7-6. But the Rage extended their advantage to 14-6 with 6:11 left in the second quarter when Kuklick connected with Dialleo Burks for a 20-yard TD. Jay Taylor's 20-yard field goal on the last play of the third quarter made it 17-6. The Hitmen got within 17-12 on a 33-yard scoring pass from Wally Richardson to Mike Archie with 5:32 remaining. They got the ball back at their own 34 with 1:46 left and got to the Orlando 46 before four straight incompletions stalled the drive and ended their two-game winning streak. "Our defense came up big tonight when we needed it," said Orlando coach Galen Hall, whose team rebounded from its first loss of the season last week at Los Angeles. "I think they have played well all year." Orlando's defense limited the Hitmen to 137 total yards and sacked Richardson four times. Kuklick completed 16-of-30 passes for 202 yards and three interceptions. Richardson was just 12-of-24 for 128 yards. New York-New Jersey had its two-game winning streak stopped but still controls its own destiny for a playoff spot. The Hitmen host division foe Chicago next week. "We're still in the playoff hunt," New York-New Jersey coach Rusty Tillman said. "We still control our own destiny. We've got to regroup and beat Chicago. We've got to win the last two games." New York/New Jersey Hitmen Team Notes OUTLOOK The New York/Jersey Hitmen head south to take on division-leading Orlando, after winning its first home game with a 16-15, come-from-behind victory over Memphis. The two teams met for the first time at Giants Stadium in Week Three, when the Rage rallied from a 12-3 fourth-quarter deficit to hand the Hitmen an 18-12 loss. GAMEPLAN After starting out 0-3 and becoming predictable in the running game, the Hitmen's offense has become more balanced with its passing attack. Look for QB Wally Richardson (3-1 as a starter) to exploit the Rage's secondary with his favorite target, WR Zola Davis, who leads the team in receptions with 23. With QB Jeff Brohm out of the game with a shoulder separation, the Hitmen defense will attempt to force backup QB Brian Kuklick to beat them with the pass, which is the Hitmen's strength, as they are ranked first in the XFL in passing defense. NEWS AND NOTES The Hitmen enter the Citrus Bowl winners of three of their last four games and in sole possession of second place in the East…. Enjoying his finest day as a pro, QB Wally Richardson passed for team highs in attempts (35), completions (22), yardage (195) and touchdowns (2) and engineered the game-winning drive with less than two minutes remaining…. According to head coach Rusty Tillman, RB Joe Aska has given the Hitmen a spark in its running game, as Aska is averaging 4.2 yards a carry… The Hitmen defense forced Memphis QB Jim Druckenmiller into 1-for-8 passing for 10 yards and an interception in the second half, one week after the Memphis quarterback threw for more than 400 yards…. The Hitmen have intercepted passes in six of the seven games they have played. All of the interceptions are by members of the secondary: Damen Wheeler (2), Joey Eloms, Tawambi Settles, Brad Trout and Donnie Caldwell (one each)…. The Hitmen have three defensive linemen in the league's Top 10 in sacks: Israel Raybon (5 sacks, No. 3), Dwayne Sabb and Christian Maumalanga (4 sacks, No. 6 tie). OFF THE FIELD: WR Kirby Dar-Dar and wife, Nanette, became proud parents of a newborn daughter, Kennedy (6lbs 8oz), who was born last Tuesday, March 13th. Orlando Rage Team Notes OUTLOOK The Orlando Rage look to bounce back in the win column against the Hitmen after a 31-6 debacle at the hands of the Los Angeles Xtreme. The Rage can clinch the Eastern Division title and a first- round home playoff game with a win Sunday afternoon against the New York/New Jersey Hitmen.. GAMEPLAN The Rage have confidence in backup QB Brian Kuklick, who led the Rage to a 21-19 victory over Memphis just two weeks ago. After coming in for Brohm in the second quarter last week, he threw for 228 yards and completed 17 of his 23 passes. Although the Rage running attack was stifled against the Xtreme, do not look for them to discard the running game. Head Coach Galen Hall will look for backs Derrick Clark, Michael Black and Brian Shay.to step up their production this week against a very physical Hitmen defense. Kuklick will be challenged to throw against the Hitmen's number- one pass defense, but he has three of best WRs in the league in Dialleo Burks (27 receptions), Kevin Swayne (averages 19 yards per catch), and Mario Bailey (304 receiving yards). The Rage defense will look to contain QB Wally Richardson. The Rage will also have to adjust to a Hitmen offense that has average 18 points a game in its past two victories as well as any trick plays the Hitmen may unfold. NEWS AND NOTES QB Jeff Brohm underwent an MRI on Tuesday afternoon to give team physicians a better idea of the extent of his separated right shoulder. The preliminary diagnosis from trainer Bruce Kalish was a Grade 2 or 3 separation that would keep Brohm out of action for a minimum of three games… It will be Kuklick's first start since his senior year at Wake Forest in 1998…. Orlando S Cory Gilliard is tied for the team lead in tackles, after recording a season-high 10 stops against the LA Xtreme last week….. In 17 "Red Zone" opportunities this year, the Rage have put points on the board on 15 occasions – including 13 touchdowns – for a scoring success rate of 88.2%. OFF THE FIELD Count kicking specialist Jay Taylor among men of many talents. Taylor, who punts and kicks for the Rage, turned down soccer scholarships to attend West Virginia on a football scholarship. In addition, Taylor is a scratch golfer. Last Tuesday, Taylor shot a one-under from the back tees in windy conditions at Disney's Magnolia Golf Course. He admits that he has toyed with the idea of pursuing a professional career in that sport. Birmingham 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Chicago 6 0 0 7 -- 13 Team Qtr Clock ------------ Scoring Play --------------Score-- Time Rem. Visitor Home Enforc 1 14:24 J.Avery 73yd run 0 6 Enforc 1 (K.McDougal 1 pt pass, failed) 0 6 Enforc 4 14:02 J.Avery 9yd run 0 12 Enforc 4 (L.Johnson 1 pt run) 0 13 Individual Player Stats for Birmingham Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Ja.Bostic 19 46 2.4 8 0 Gr.Leigh 1 12 12.0 12 0 Ja.Barker 1 10 10.0 10 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Gr.Leigh 27 9 102 1/ 3 0 36 3 Ja.Barker 17 13 169 0/ 0 0 42 1 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD St.Williams 9 152 42 0 Qu.Jackson 6 47 16 0 Ka.McGuire 3 18 11 0 Jo.Douglass 2 35 27 0 Ed.Smith 2 19 12 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Br.Palazzo 3 100 33.3 0 0 35 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD St.Williams 2 13 6.5 8 0 Qu.Jackson 1 11 11.0 11 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Er.Sloan 2 33 16.5 21 0 Sc.Thompson 1 4 4.0 4 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Ja.Barker 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ja.Bostic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ma.Hogg 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ja.Willis 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Individual Player Stats for Chicago Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Jo.Avery 20 180 9.0 73 2 Le.Johnson 4 11 2.8 6 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Ke.McDougal 20 11 143 2/ 14 0 36 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Ju.Lord 3 63 36 0 Lu.Leverson 3 32 20 0 Aa.Bailey 2 34 31 0 Wi.Tate 1 7 7 0 Jo.Avery 1 5 5 0 Le.Johnson 1 2 2 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Co.Ivy 2 21 21 0 Do.Brew 1 0 0 0 Ke.Cooks 1 0 0 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG An.Crosland 5 168 33.6 0 1 40 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Co.Ivy 2 -2 -1.0 0 0 Lu.Leverson 1 6 6.0 6 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Co.Ivy 1 22 22.0 22 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Jo.Avery 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Co.Ivy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ma.Finkes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Lu.Leverson 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Defensive Stats for Birmingham Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ch.Shelling 8 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 Du.Butler 6 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ja.Willis 5 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ca.Jackson 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ce.Pittman 3 0 1.0 -8.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Di.Foxx 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Er.Sloan 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Fr.Perry 2 0 1.0 -6.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ma.Hamilton 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Loggins 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ch.Preston 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 Ky.Schroeder 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Bostic 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Da.Knott 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ka.McGuire 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Ch.Raynock 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Defensive Stats for Chicago Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ra.Austin 10 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 Qu.Coleman 7 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Co.Ivy 5 1 0.0 0.0 2 3 0 0 0-0 0-0 Do.Brew 5 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Baisley 3 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Aa.Humphrey 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 La.Fitzpatrick 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ma.Finkes 3 0 1.0 -3.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Bray 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Cooks 2 1 0.0 0.0 1 2 1 0 0-0 0-0 Ha.Muagutuia 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Ch.Egbuniwe 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-1 0-0 Jo.Fisher 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Pa.Janus 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Wi.Tate 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Hu.Thompson 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ch.Wiley 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Le.Johnson 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 Do.Sasa 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ca.Timmons 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 Drive Chart for Bir No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 14:24 8:06 6:18 Kickoff OWN26 12 72 -5 67 5 OPP 7 Int 2 1 6:04 2:59 3:05 Punt OWN24 6 71 0 71 2 OPP 5 F 3 2 11:58 3:30 8:28 Missed FG OWN20 16 64 10 74 5 OPP 6 MFG 4 2 1:42 0:30 1:12 Punt OPP42 5 22 0 22 1 OPP20 BFG 5 3 15:00 12:44 2:16 Kickoff OWN33 3 6 0 6 0 OWN39 P 6 3 9:45 8:15 1:30 Punt OWN16 3 0 0 0 0 OWN16 P 7 3 4:26 2:33 1:53 Fumble OWN23 3 7-10 -3 0 OWN20 Pt 8 4 14:02 12:23 1:39 Kickoff OWN28 2 5 0 5 0 OWN33 Int 9 4 9:53 5:55 3:58 Downs OWN24 7 45 -5 40 1 OPP36 D 10 4 3:42 1:35 2:07 Punt OPP50 6 24 0 24 2 OPP26 Int 11 4 1:27 1:21 0:06 Fumble OPP 8 1 0 0 0 0 OPP 8 Int 12 4 0:52 0:00 0:52 Punt OPP43 4 18 -5 13 1 OPP30 End Time of Posession: 33:24 Avg Start of Drive:OWN38 Drive Chart for Chi No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 15:00 14:24 0:36 Kickoff OWN27 1 73 0 73 1 OPP 0 TD 2 1 8:06 6:04 2:02 Intercepti OWN20 3 7 0 7 0 OWN27 Punt 3 1 2:59 11:58 6:01 Fumble OWN 4 10 90 -3 87 4 OPP 9 MFG 4 2 3:30 1:42 1:48 Missed FG OWN20 3 3 0 3 0 OWN23 P 5 2 0:30 0:00 0:30 Block FG OPP36 5 31 0 31 2 OPP 5 BFG 6 3 12:44 9:45 2:59 Punt OWN36 4 16 0 16 1 OPP48 P 7 3 8:15 4:26 3:49 Downs OPP49 5 44-15 29 1 OPP20 F 8 3 2:33 14:02 3:31 Punt OWN44 6 45 11 56 3 OPP 0 TD 9 4 12:23 9:53 2:30 Intercepti OPP31 4 8 0 8 0 OPP23 D 10 4 5:55 3:42 2:13 Downs OWN37 3 1 0 1 0 OWN38 P 11 4 1:35 1:27 0:08 Intercepti OWN20 1 -5 0 -5 0 OWN15 F 12 4 1:21 0:52 0:29 Intercepti OWN 4 3 7 0 7 0 OWN11 P Time of Posession: 26:36 Avg Start of Drive:OWN33 Time of Possession 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR Bir 9:23 9:40 5:39 8:42 33:24 HOME Chi 5:37 5:20 9:21 6:18 26:36 TEAM STATISTICS Visitor Home Bir Chi Total first downs 17 12 By Rushing 4 5 By Passing 12 5 By Penalty 1 2 Third Down Efficiency 5- 13- 38.5% 2- 11- 18.2% Fourth Down Efficiency 1- 2- 50.0% 0- 1- 0.0% Total Net Yards 336 320 Total Offensive Plays (inc. sacks) 66 46 Average Gain Per Offensive Play 5.1 7.0 Net Yards Rushing 68 191 Total Rushing Plays 21 24 Average Gain Per Rushing Play 3.2 8.0 Net Yards Passing 268 129 Sacks - Yards Lost 1- 3 2- 14 Gross Yards Passing 271 143 Pass Attempts-Completions-Intercepted 44-22- 4 20-11- 0 Avg Net Gain Per Pass Play (inc. Sacks) 6.0 5.9 Kickoffs: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 1-0-0 3-0-0 Punts Number and Average 3- 33.3 5- 33.6 Had Blocked 0 0 FGA had blocked 1 1 Total Return Yardage (Punts + Int) 24 25 No. and Yards Punt Returns 3- 24 3- 4 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 3- 37 1- 22 No. and Yards Interception Returns 0- 0 4- 21 Penalties: Number and Yards 7- 58 6- 50 Fumbles: Number and Lost 2-1 3-2 Touchdowns 0 2 Rushing 0 2 Passing 0 0 Return 0 0 Extra Points Made/Attempts 0-0 1-2 Rushing Made-Attempts 0-0 1-1 Passing Made-Attempts 0-0 0-1 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 0-2 0-2 Safeties 0 0 Final Score 0 13 Date: 03/25/01 Day of Week: Sunday Starting time: 6:02 PM VISITOR: Birmingham Bolts vs HOME: Chicago Enforcers AT Soldier Field Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Cloudy. Temp: 27 Humidity: 29 Wind: NW 17 mph OFFICIALS Referee : Dennis Lipski Line Judge : John McGrath Head Linesman : Jerry Bergma Field Judge : Al Devento Umpire : Frank Kosman Side Judge : Gene Steratore Back Judge : Andrew Panucci Attendance: 10,593 Time of Game: 3:02 John Avery continued his NFL audition by rushing for 170 yards and two touchdowns as the Chicago Enforcers posted their first shutout, a 13-0 victory over the Birmingham Bolts. Avery, a former NFL first-round pick, has been among the top players in the fledgling minor league. He carried 20 times, including touchdown runs of 73 yards in the first quarter and nine in the final period. Avery's total surpassed his own league record of 157 yards against Orlando on February 3. Corey Ivy had a pair of interceptions for Chicago (3-5), which dealt Birmingham (2-6) its fifth straight loss. Kerry Cooks and Dorian Brew also had pickoffs for the Enforcers, who allowed 335 total yards but kept the Bolts off the scoreboard. Chicago also knocked out Birmingham quarterback Jay Barker, who completed 13-of-17 passes for 169 yards before being drilled by defensive back Ray Austin and leaving with a concussion midway through the second quarter. Graham Leigh replaced Barker and was 9-of-27 for 102 yards and three interceptions. On the game's first play from scrimmage, Avery raced for a TD to give the Enforcers a 6-0 lead. The middle two periods were scoreless until Chicago put together a 56-yard drive in seven plays, capped by Avery's second score. This time, LeShon Johnson ran for the extra point and a 13-0 lead. Kevin McDougal was 11-of-20 for 143 yards for Chicago. Stepfret Williams caught nine passes for 152 yards for Birmingham. Birmingham Thunderbolts Team Notes OUTLOOK The Thunderbolts, who have tied the league's longest losing streak (4) after a 34-12 defeat to the Outlaws, will attempt to rebound against the Chicago Enforcers. Birmingham has lost the four straight by an average of 21.5 points per game. GAMEPLAN Coach Gerry DiNardo and the Birmingham Bolts are searching for answers this week on both sides of the ball. After unsuccessfully attempting to get its running game going the past few weeks with RB James Bostic, the Bolts will continue to rely on its passing game against Chicago with back up QB Jay Barker throwing to wideouts Quincy Jackson (30 receptions) and Stepfret Williams (591 receiving yards). On defense, the Bolts have allowed 138 points in the four straight losses, despite having the number two pass defense in the league. LB James Willis (53 tackles) and the Bolts defense, particularly its rush defense, have to stop Enforcers running back John Avery from having a big day and force QB Kevin McDougal into a passing game. NEWS AND NOTES The Bolts were 0-4 against teams from the Western Division and are 2-1 against the Eastern Division…. LB Keith Franklin leads the XFL in opponents fumbles recovered with three… Despite the loss, Birmingham's defense allowed the Outlaws just 200 yards of total offense…. Birmingham put together one of the season's strangest statistics last week at Las Vegas. The Bolts set a team single-game high by running 61 offensive plays, but also set a team single-game low by gaining just 112 yards total offense against the Outlaws…. After missing his first five field goal attempts of the season and having another blocked, kicking specialist Brad Palazzo has now connected on five straight field goal attempts. His longest successful effort this season is 46 yards against Los Angeles…. Chicago brings the league's top rushing offense (121.4 yards per game) into the game to face the league's worst rushing defense (124.9), but Birmingham can counter with the XFL's third-best passing offense (196.6) against Chicago, who has the league's worst pass defense (203.9). OFF THE FIELD Last Saturday night DT Kyle Schroeder assisted on three tackles at Sam Boyd Stadium, but just over a month ago Schroeder was trading stocks on Wall Street. Chicago Enforcers Team Notes OUTLOOK Winners of two of its last three, including a 25-19 win over San Francisco last Sunday, the Enforcers look to win two in a row for the first time this season when they host the Bolts. GAMEPLAN Look for the Enforcers to unleash RBs John Avery (league leader with 591 rushing yards) and LeShon Johnson (league leader with six rushing TD's) on the Bolts' eighth-ranked rush defense. The Chicago offense has found a balanced attack with QB Kevin McDougal, who is 2-1 as a starter. In the passing game, McDougal has become very comfortable over the past three weeks throwing to wideout Luke Leverson, who caught four balls for 55 yards last week, while throwing deep down field to WR Aaron Bailey. Look for the Enforcers' improving defense to take advantage of the struggling Bolts offense, which is averaging only 13 points a game in its last four contests. NEWS AND NOTES Running back John Avery has proven in seven weeks to be one of the XFL's premier players. In only six games (he missed the NY/NJ game with an injury), Avery has 845 total all-purpose yards for an average of 140.8 yards per game. On the season, he has 553 yards rushing and 291 yards receiving. He also has five touchdowns (3 rushing, 2 receiving)…. In only three starts, QB Kevin McDougal is already third in the XFL in passing yards with 650. He has completed 44-70 (62.9%) passes on the year… Wide Receiver Aaron Bailey is second in the XFL in yards per reception with 19.1 yards per catch. For the year he has 19 receptions…LB Jamie Baisley has been the Enforcers' most consistent defensive player this season. On the year, the Glencoe, Ill. native and Loyola Academy graduate is fifth in tackles in the XFL. OFF THE FIELD Enforcers cheerleader Mylinda is picking NCAA tournament games against legendary coach Bobby Knight. Knight is picking for Sandbox.com, while Mylinda is picking for the Chicago Sun Times. Thus far, with 48 games played, the two are tied, each choosing 29 picks correctly. week 9 Chicago 0 16 0 7 -- 23 NY/NJ 8 3 7 0 -- 18 Team Qtr Clock ------------ Scoring Play ----------- Score -- Time Rem. Visitor Home Hitmen 1 11:59 (Team Safety) 0 2 Hitmen 1 03:45 J.Aska 15yd run 0 8 Hitmen 1 (J.Aska 1 pt run, failed) 0 8 Enforc 2 08:35 L.Leverson 9yd pass from K.McDougal 6 8 Enforc 2 (K.McDougal 1 pt run, failed) 6 8 Enforc 2 04:07 A.Crosland 18yd field goal 9 8 Hitmen 2 00:58 L.Araguz 28yd field goal 9 11 Enforc 2 00:06 L.Leverson 16yd pass from K.McDougal 15 11 Enforc 2 (C.Wiley 1 pt pass from K.McDougal) 16 11 Hitmen 3 09:01 J.Eloms 76yd int. return 16 17 Hitmen 3 (R.Collins 1 pt pass from C.McGuffey) 16 18 Enforc 4 01:41 W.Tate 19yd pass from K.McDougal 22 18 Enforc 4 (L.Johnson 1 pt run) 23 18 Individual Player Stats for Chicago Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Le.Johnson 16 103 6.4 24 0 Jo.Avery 7 26 3.7 5 0 Cr.Whelihan 1 2 2.0 2 0 Ke.McDougal 2 0 0.0 0 0 Lu.Leverson 1 0 0.0 0 0 Ch.Wiley 2 -1 -0.5 2 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Ke.McDougal 24 13 193 0/ 0 3 32 2 Cr.Whelihan 5 4 30 0/ 0 0 12 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Aa.Bailey 6 81 30 0 Ju.Lord 4 71 32 0 Lu.Leverson 2 25 16 2 Le.Johnson 2 9 8 0 Wi.Tate 1 19 19 1 Ty.Armstrong 1 9 9 0 Fr.Coleman 1 9 9 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Ja.Baisley 1 0 0 0 Ja.Bray 1 0 0 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG An.Crosland 3 130 43.3 0 1 55 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Co.Ivy 3 36 12.0 15 0 Lu.Leverson 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Co.Ivy 4 98 24.5 43 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Lu.Leverson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ke.McDougal 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Le.Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qu.Coleman 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Ma.Finkes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Individual Player Stats for NY/NJ Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Jo.Aska 18 101 5.6 17 1 Co.McGuffey 3 6 2.0 3 0 Di.Philyaw 2 1 0.5 4 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Co.McGuffey 22 13 146 3/ 16 0 30 2 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD An.Dicosmo 4 49 30 0 Ki.Dar Dar 4 45 15 0 Di.Philyaw 2 13 7 0 Zo.Davis 1 16 16 0 Mi.Archie 1 12 12 0 Ry.Collins 1 11 11 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Jo.Eloms 1 76 76 1 Da.Wheeler 1 0 0 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Le.Araguz 4 201 50.3 0 2 55 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ki.Dar Dar 3 21 7.0 21 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ki.Dar Dar 3 56 18.7 33 0 Bu.B'ynote 2 56 28.0 36 0 Ro.Merkerson 1 0 0.0 0 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Jo.Aska 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 An.Dicosmo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Co.McGuffey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ro.Merkerson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Ju.Porter 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ty.Talton 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Defensive Stats for Chicago Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ja.Baisley 7 1 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ra.Austin 4 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 Do.Brew 4 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Cooks 4 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Co.Ivy 4 0 1.0 -8.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Aa.Humphrey 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Le.Johnson 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 1-0 Jo.Fisher 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 La.Fitzpatrick 2 0 1.0 -4.0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Chorak 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Bray 1 0 1.0 -4.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Aa.Bailey 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Qu.Coleman 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 An.Crosland 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ju.Lord 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ca.Timmons 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ch.Wiley 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ch.Egbuniwe 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 Ha.Muagutuia 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 Hu.Thompson 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Defensive Stats for NY/NJ Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ro.Merkerson 11 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Da.Wheeler 6 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ty.Talton 4 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 Ch.Maumalanga 4 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Do.Caldwell 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Jo.Eloms 3 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ma.Tate 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-1 1-0 Br.Trout 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ve.Crawford 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 An.Dicosmo 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 1-0 Dw.Sabb 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ta.Settles 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Le.Araguz 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ry.Collins 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Di.Philyaw 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Be.Russ 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 He.Slay 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ti.Beauchamp 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ha.Fields 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 Is.Raybon 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Drive Chart for Chi No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP Got St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End HowLost 1 1 12:23 11:59 0:24 P OWN 8 1 0 -8 -8 0 OWN 0 Sfty 2 1 7:42 5:27 2:15 Int OWN17 3 5 -5 0 0 OWN17 P 3 1 3:45 0:56 2:49 KO OWN26 3 7 0 7 0 OWN33 P 4 2 14:16 8:35 5:41 D OWN15 9 85 0 85 4 OPP 0 TD 5 2 7:29 4:07 3:22 F OPP29 6 27 0 27 1 OPP 2 FG 6 2 0:58 0:06 0:52 KO OWN25 7 75 0 75 3 OPP 0 TD 7 3 15:00 9:01 5:59 KO OWN17 9 38 15 53 3 OPP30 Int 8 3 9:01 6:44 2:17 KO OPP48 3 24 0 24 1 OPP24 Int 9 3 4:35 12:57 6:38 P OWN34 12 63 0 63 5 OPP 3 F 10 4 7:35 5:21 2:14 P OWN18 3 8 0 8 0 OWN26 P 11 4 2:28 1:41 0:47 F OPP43 2 21 22 43 2 OPP 0 TD 12 4 0:02 0:00 0:02 Int OWN 1 1 0 0 0 0 OWN 1 EndGame Time of Possession: 33:20 Avg Start of Drive:OWN29 Drive Chart for NY No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP Got St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End HowLost 1 1 15:00 12:23 2:37 KO OWN39 3 6 0 6 0 OWN45 P 2 1 11:59 7:42 4:17 KO OWN39 7 25 0 25 2 OPP36 Int 3 1 5:27 3:45 1:42 P OPP31 3 31 0 31 2 OPP 0 TD 4 1 0:56 14:16 1:40 P OWN35 3 7 0 7 0 OWN42 P 5 2 8:35 7:29 1:06 KO OWN23 1 8 0 8 0 OWN31 F 6 2 4:07 0:58 3:09 KO OPP47 9 37 0 37 3 OPP10 FG 7 2 0:06 0:00 0:06 D OWN32 1 -4 5 1 0 OWN33 EndHalf 8 3 6:44 4:35 2:09 Int OWN20 3 7 0 7 0 OWN27 P 9 4 12:57 7:35 5:22 F OWN 3 8 31 0 31 2 OWN34 P 10 4 5:21 2:28 2:53 P OWN16 4 32 -5 27 2 OWN43 F 11 4 1:41 0:02 1:39 KO OWN32 7 58-10 48 2 OPP20 Int Time of Possession: 26:40 Avg Start of Drive:OWN33 Drive Chart Key: TD - Touchdown; FG - Field Goal; P - Punt; Int - Interception; D - Lost on downs; F - Fumble; KO - kickoff; BP - Blocked punt; End - Game over. Time of Pos. 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR Chi 5:28 9:55 12:51 5:06 33:20 HOME NY 9:32 5:05 2:09 9:54 26:40 TEAM STATISTICS Visitor Home Chi NY Total first downs 19 13 By Rushing 6 5 By Passing 11 8 By Penalty 2 0 Third Down Efficiency 8- 13- 61.5% 2- 9- 22.2% Fourth Down Efficiency 0- 1- 0.0% 0- 1- 0.0% Total Net Yards 353 238 Total Offensive Plays (inc sacks) 58 48 Average Gain Per Offensive Play 6.1 5.0 Net Yards Rushing 130 108 Total Rushing Plays 29 23 Average Gain Per Rushing Play 4.5 4.7 Net Yards Passing 223 130 Sacks - Yards Lost 0-0 3-16 Gross Yards Passing 223 146 Pass Attempts-Completions-Int. 29-17- 2 22-13- 2 Avg Net Gain Per Pass Play (inc. Sacks)7.7 5.2 Kickoffs: Touchbacks 6-0-0 4-1-0 Punts Number and Average 3- 43.3 4- 50.3 Had Blocked 0 0 FGA had blocked 0 0 Total Return Yardage (Punts + Int) 34 97 No. and Yards Punt Returns 4- 34 3- 21 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 4- 98 6-112 No. and Yards Interception Returns 2- 0 2-76 Penalties: Number and Yards 7-53 5-57 Fumbles: Number and Lost 3-1 4-2 Touchdowns 3 2 Rushing 0 1 Passing 3 0 Return 0 1 Extra Points Made/Attempts 2-3 1-2 Rushing Made-Attempts 1-2 0-1 Passing Made-Attempts 1-1 1-1 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 1-1 1-1 Safeties 0 1 Final Score 23 18 Date: 03/31/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 8:06:00 PM VISITOR: Chicago Enforcers vs HOME: NY/NJ Hitmen AT Giants Stadium Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Cloudy. Temp: 46 Humidity: 76 Wind: E 5 mph OFFICIALS Referee : Steve Pamon Line Judge : Tod Reese Head Linesman : Derick Bowers Field Judge : Michael Banks Umpire : Richard Brown Side Judge : Michael Sheahan Back Judge : Scott Helverson Attendance: 29,713 Time of Game: 2:51 It all came together at the right time for the Chicago Enforcers. Kevin McDougal threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to tight end Willie Tate with 1:41 remaining as the Enforcers stayed alive in the Eastern Division playoff race with a 23-18 victory over the New York-New Jersey Hitmen. Needing a victory to avoid elimination, it did not look good for the Enforcers, who trailed 18-16 late in the fourth quarter before receiving a big play from their defense. In position to run out the clock, the Hitmen picked up one first down and looked to be on their way to another when running back Joe Aska busted into the Chicago secondary. But he fumbled and defensive back Quincy Coleman recovered on the Hitmen 43-yard line with 2:49 remaining. McDougal, who missed two series after suffering a neck injury in the third quarter, went right to work and lofted a ball down the right sideline for Aaron Bailey. Cornerback Joey Eloms was called for interference, moving the ball to the 23. Two plays later, McDougal executed a perfect pump fake and found his tight end wide-open down the right sideline for the go-ahead score. Led by quarterback Corte McGuffey, who was making his first start of the season, the Hitmen moved to the Chicago 6 in the waning seconds. But after a penalty set the Hitmen back to the 20, McGuffey was intercepted by linebacker Jamie Baisley at the goal line on the game's final play. After starting the season with four straight losses, the Enforcers (4-5) have won three straight and four of five and could clinch the Eastern Division's final playoff spot with a win at home in their season finale next week against Orlando. New York-New Jersey (3-6), which closes the regular season next week at Birmingham, remained alive for the final playoff berth in the East. McGuffey went 13-of-22 for 144 yards and two interceptions. McDougal threw touchdown passes of nine and 16 yards to Luke Leverson in the first half, helping the Enforcers build a 16-11 advantage. McDougal completed 13-of-24 passes for 193 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. But Eloms, who had the costly penalty, made a huge play when he scored on a 76-yard interception return to give the Hitmen an 18-16 lead with 8:38 left in the third quarter. Aska, who carried 18 times for 103 yards, had a 15-yard TD run late in the opening period, staking New York-New Jersey to an 8-0 lead. LeShon Johnson led the ground attack for the Enforcers, gaining 107 yards on 16 attempts. John Avery, the league's leading rusher was limited by a hamstring injury and finished with just 26 yards on seven carries. TV: NBC Primary Game NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY HITMEN TEAM NOTES OUTLOOK The Hitmen play host to the Enforcers at Giants Stadium after losing to the first-place Orlando Rage, 17-12, last week at the Citrus Bowl. Both teams are tied for second place in the Eastern Division and in the hunt for the final playoff spot. This game marks the second time New York/Jersey and Chicago have met, with the Hitmen winning the first meeting in rain-soaked Chicago, 13-0. GAMEPLAN With QB Wally Richardson questionable with a sprained knee, Coach Tillman has not named his starting QB for this week. He wants QBs Charles Puleri, who was benched in week three, and Corte McGuffey, who has not seen action since week one, to battle it out in practice this week. Depending on Richardson's progress, he may take some snaps in practice later in the week. The Hitmen have been struggling the past few weeks running the ball, but hit a low when QB Wally Richardson led the team in rushing against the Rage with just 15 yards. Look for the Hitmen offense to open up its playbook even more this week with the playoffs on the line. Whoever starts at QB for New York/Jersey may look to go deep down field to wideouts Zola Davis and Kirby Dar-Dar against Chicago's eighth-ranked pass defense. The Hitmen want to halt the Enforcers running game (John Avery is doubtful) and force Chicago into a passing game, against which New York is ranked number one in the XFL. NEWS AND NOTES Wally Richardson has thrown touchdown passes in four of the five games he started and has a streak of four consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass…LB Ron Merkerson's 43-yard fumble recovery TD represented the Hitmen's first-ever defensive points…. The three interceptions against Orlando are a new team record…. The Hitmen have intercepted passes in seven of the eight games they have played….. S Brad Trout was again the leader of a Hitmen defense that held the high-scoring Orlando Rage offense to 17 points. Known as a big hitter, the free safety recorded a game-high eight tackles (all solo). OFF THE FIELD Hitmen DE Dwayne Sabb owns a Subway franchise, which is located in a bus station in Brockton, MA. CHICAGO ENFORCERS TEAM NOTES OUTLOOK Winners of two straight and three out of four, the Enforcers look to take sole possession of second place in the Eastern Division, after shutting out the Birmingham Bolts, 13-0, at Soldier Field. GAMEPLAN The Enforcers will be eyeing the hamstring of this week's XFL's Offensive Player of the Week winner RB John Avery after he pulled the muscle in the final minute of the Enforcers' win over the Bolts. If Avery is able to play, look for Chicago to give the Hitmen a heavy dose of the star RB, who carried the ball 20 times for an XFL-record 180 yards last week. If Avery is out, LeShon Johnson, who is tied for first in the league with six rushing touchdowns, will get the start. Johnson would be spelled by RB Charles Wiley. Look for QB Kevin McDougal to spread the ball around more to his wideouts Junior Lord, Luke Leverson and Aaron Bailey, who combined for 129 yards against Birmingham. On defense, Chicago will be led by XFL Defensive Player of the Week winner DB Corey Ivy, who had two picks last week. The defense must take advantage of the Hitmen's lackluster running game and pressure the QB. NEWS AND NOTES Since quarterback Kevin McDougal was inserted into the starting lineup, the Enforcers are 3-1…. McDougal connected with six different receivers against the Bolts….Linebacker Jamie Baisley has been the Enforcers' most consistent defensive player this season. On the year, the Glencoe, Ill. native and Loyola Academy graduate is tied for fifth in tackles in the XFL (45)….. Cornerback Ray Austin is second in the XFL in tackles with 50. He led the Enforcers with a team-best 10 tackles versus Birmingham. OFF THE FIELD The battle for NCAA Tournament pool bragging rights will be resolved this weekend between Enforcers cheerleader Mylinda and new Texas Tech head basketball coach Bobby Knight. Mylinda and coach Knight have both chosen 35 teams correctly, as tracked by the Chicago Sun Times. However, Knight's final four picks have all been eliminated while Mylinda has one final four team remaining, Duke. If Duke wins one game, Mylinda wins the contest, if Duke loses, they will have tied. Orlando 0 13 0 16 -- 29 Birmingham 9 3 0 12 -- 24 XFL Game Box Score Report Team Qtr Clock ----------- Scoring Play ----------- Score -- Time Rem. Visitor Home Bolts 1 08:31 Q.Jackson 9yd pass from G.Leigh 0 6 Bolts 1 (G.Leigh 1 pt pass, failed) 0 6 Bolts 1 02:57 B.Palazzo 37yd field goal 0 9 Rage 2 05:48 D.Burks 52yd pass from B.Kuklick 6 9 Rage 2 (D.Burks 1 pt pass from B.Kuklick) 7 9 Rage 2 01:39 M.Bailey 33yd pass from B.Kuklick 13 9 Rage 2 (B.Kuklick 1 pt pass, failed) 13 9 Bolts 2 00:00 B.Palazzo 32yd field goal 13 12 Rage 4 10:24 J.Taylor 26yd field goal 16 12 Bolts 4 08:47 Q.Jackson 22yd pass from J.Douglass 16 18 Bolts 4 (E.Smith 1 pt pass from G.Leigh, failed)16 18 Bolts 4 07:03 E.Sloan 59yd int. return 16 24 Bolts 4 (G.Leigh 1 pt pass, failed) 16 24 Rage 4 03:07 S.Culver 49yd pass from B.Kuklick 22 24 Rage 4 (M.Bailey 1 pt pass from B.Kuklick) 23 24 Rage 4 00:26 D.Clark 1yd run 29 24 Rage 4 (B.Kuklick 1 pt sack, failed) 29 24 Individual Player Stats for Orlando Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Mi.Black 6 51 8.5 20 0 De.Clark 10 40 4.0 18 1 Br.Kuklick 4 22 5.5 9 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Br.Kuklick 32 17 249 2/ 12 3 52 3 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Ke.Swayne 6 48 13 0 Ma.Bailey 4 55 33 1 Di.Burks 3 73 52 1 Sh.Culver 2 67 49 1 De.Clark 2 6 5 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Ja.Taylor 4 201 50.3 1 1 55 Br.Kuklick 1 46 46.0 0 1 46 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Sh.Culver 6 57 9.5 22 0 St.Fisher 1 1 1.0 1 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD St.Fisher 4 58 14.5 21 0 Re.Doster 1 13 13.0 13 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Individual Player Stats for Birmingham Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Ja.Bostic 14 89 6.4 46 0 Cu.Alexander 7 25 3.6 12 0 Gr.Leigh 1 2 2.0 2 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Gr.Leigh 31 16 209 3/ 24 1 27 0 Jo.Douglass 1 1 22 0/ 0 1 22 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD St.Williams 4 56 26 0 Qu.Jackson 4 49 22 2 Jo.Douglass 4 40 17 0 Ka.McGuire 2 29 23 0 Ke.Drake 1 27 27 0 Ja.Bostic 1 18 18 0 Cu.Alexander 1 12 12 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Er.Sloan 3 93 59 1 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Br.Palazzo 8 306 38.3 1 1 44 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD St.Williams 3 2 0.7 3 0 To.Jones 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Cu.Alexander 1 63 63.0 63 0 Qu.Jackson 1 18 18.0 18 0 Er.Sloan 1 17 17.0 17 0 Ka.McGuire 1 5 5.0 5 0 Ce.Pittman 1 4 4.0 4 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Defensive Stats for Orlando Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ja.Burgess 6 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Pa.Alexander 4 2 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Lo.Riddick 4 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Sh.Banks 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Co.Gilliard 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Om.Brown 3 1 0.5 -4.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Bi.Duff 3 0 1.0-11.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Malveaux 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Young 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-1 0-0 Re.Doster 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 St.Fisher 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Co.Mayfield 1 0 1.0 -5.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ma.Bailey 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Ri.Bell 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0-0 0-0 Di.Burks 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Be.Huff 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 An.Purvis 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Taylor 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Se.Clark 0 1 0.5 -4.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Defensive Stats for Birmingham Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ma.Hamilton 5 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ky.Schroeder 5 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Fr.Perry 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 5-0 0-0 Ja.Willis 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Du.Butler 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ca.Jackson 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ch.Shelling 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Er.Sloan 3 0 0.0 0.0 3 3 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ce.Pittman 2 1 2.0-12.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Fr.White 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Di.Foxx 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 To.Jones 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ch.Preston 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Cu.Alexander 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ke.Franklin 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Drive Chart for Orl No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 15:00 12:53 2:07 K OWN20 3 6 0 6 0 OWN26 P 2 1 8:31 6:07 2:24 K OWN22 3 2 0 2 0 OWN24 P 3 1 2:57 0:38 2:19 K OWN23 3 18 -5 13 1 OWN36 P 4 2 11:30 8:14 3:16 P OWN30 5 20 0 20 1 OPP50 P 5 2 6:15 5:48 0:27 P OWN48 1 52 0 52 1 OPP 0 TD 6 2 3:33 1:39 1:54 P OWN44 5 56 0 56 2 OPP 0 TD 7 3 12:48 10:46 2:02 P OWN31 3 9 0 9 0 OWN40 P 8 3 8:20 5:05 3:15 P OWN44 6 10 0 10 1 OPP46 Int 9 3 2:28 1:41 0:47 P OWN37 2 8 15 23 1 OPP40 Int 10 4 14:41 10:24 4:17 P OWN42 8 50 0 50 3 OPP 8 FG 11 4 8:47 7:03 1:44 K OWN33 3 18 0 18 1 OPP49 Int 12 4 7:03 3:07 3:56 K OWN27 7 73 0 73 3 OPP 0 TD 13 4 1:58 0:26 1:32 P OWN44 6 28 28 56 4 OPP 0 TD Time of Posession: 30:00 Avg Start of Drive:OWN35 Drive Chart for Bir No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 12:53 8:31 4:22 P OWN28 8 72 0 72 3 OPP 0 TD 2 1 6:07 2:57 3:10 P OWN38 7 43 0 43 2 OPP19 FG 3 1 0:38 11:30 4:08 P OWN17 7 41 0 41 2 OPP42 P 4 2 8:14 6:15 1:59 P OWN20 3 -4 0 -4 0 OWN16 P 5 2 5:48 3:33 2:15 K OWN22 3 1 0 1 0 OWN23 P 6 2 1:39 0:00 1:39 K OWN32 9 53 0 53 3 OPP15 FG 7 3 15:00 12:48 2:12 K OWN21 4 21 0 21 1 OWN42 P 8 3 10:46 8:20 2:26 P OWN 5 4 20 -5 15 1 OWN20 P 9 3 5:05 2:28 2:37 Int OPP45 3 5 0 5 0 OPP40 P 10 3 1:41 14:41 2:00 Int OWN20 3 9 0 9 0 OWN29 P 11 4 10:24 8:47 1:37 K OPP33 2 21 12 33 2 OPP 0 TD 12 4 3:07 1:58 1:09 K OWN40 3 -6 0 -6 0 OWN34 P 13 4 0:26 0:00 0:26 K OWN32 3 47 -15 32 3 OPP36 End Time of Posession: 30:00 Avg Start of Drive:OWN31 Time of Possession 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR Orl 6:50 5:37 6:04 11:29 30:00 HOME Bir 8:10 9:23 8:56 3:31 30:00 TEAM STATISTICS Visitor Home Orl Bir Total first downs 18 17 By Rushing 7 4 By Passing 8 12 By Penalty 3 1 Third Down Efficiency 6- 12- 50.0% 4- 13- 30.8% Fourth Down Efficiency 0- 0- 0.0% 0- 0- 0.0% Total Net Yards 350 323 Total Offensive Plays (inc. sacks) 54 57 Average Gain Per Offensive Play 6.5 5.7 Net Yards Rushing 113 116 Total Rushing Plays 20 22 Average Gain Per Rushing Play 5.7 5.3 Net Yards Passing 237 207 Sacks - Yards Lost 2- 12 3- 24 Gross Yards Passing 249 231 Pass Attempts-Completions-INTS 32-17- 3 32-17- 0 Avg Net Gain Per Pass Play (inc. Sacks) 7.0 5.9 Kickoffs: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 6-0-0 5-0-0 Punts Number and Average 5- 49.4 8- 38.3 Had Blocked 0 0 FGA had blocked 0 0 Total Return Yardage (Punts + Int) 58 94 No. and Yards Punt Returns 7- 58 4- 1 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 5- 71 5-107 No. and Yards Interception Returns 0- 0 3- 93 Penalties: Number and Yards 4- 27 12- 93 Fumbles: Number and Lost 0-0 0-0 Touchdowns 4 3 Rushing 1 0 Passing 3 2 Return 0 1 Extra Points Made/Attempts 2-4 0-3 Rushing Made-Attempts 0-0 0-0 Passing Made-Attempts 2-4 0-3 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 1-1 2-2 Safeties 0 0 Final Score 29 24 Date: 03/31/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 7:12 PM Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Partly Cloudy. Temp: 56 Humidity: 77 Wind: W 8 mph OFFICIALS Referee : David Cutaia Line Judge : Roger McMinn Head Linesman : Dale Newhouse Field Judge : M. Mothershead Umpire : Al Granado Side Judge : Mike McCabe Back Judge : Gregory Steed Attendance: 10,163 Time of Game: 3:03 The Birmingham Thunderbolts will not be making any noise in the XFL playoffs. The Thunderbolts squandered an eight-point lead in the fourth and became the XFL's first team to be eliminated from playoff contention with a 29-24 loss to the Orlando Rage. In a matchup of the XFL's best team against the worst, Birmingham actually outplayed the Rage for much of the night and had a 24-16 lead with 6:44 remaining after Eric Sloan returned his third interception of the contest 59 yards for a touchdown. But behind backup quarterback Brian Kuklick, the league-leading Rage were able to rally. Kuklick found Shannon Culver with a 49-yard touchdown pass, capping a seven-play, 73-yard drive that pulled the Rage within 24-23 with 2:54 to play. After forcing the Thunderbolts to go three-and-out, the Rage moved 56 yards in eight plays for the winning score. A 27-yard interference penalty on defensive back Toya Jones moved the ball to the Birmingham 7. Two plays after the penalty, Derrick Clark scored on a one-yard run to give Orlando a 29-24 lead with 26 seconds remaining. Birmingham (2-7), which needed to win its last two games to have any shot at garnering the Eastern Division's final playoff spot, suffered its sixth straight loss after a 2-1 start. The Rage (8-1), who already have wrapped up the Eastern Division title, have won two straight after sustaining their lone loss. Kuklick had touchdown passes of 52 yards to Dialleo Burks and 33 yards to Mario Bailey in the second quarter, giving Orlando a 13-12 advantage. Making his second straight start in place of Jeff Brohm, who is sidelined with a shoulder injury, Kuklick finished 17-of-33 for 257 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. Jat Taylor kicked a 26-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter to give Orlando a four-point lead before Birmingham used some trickery to move back in front. Off a lateral, tight end Joe Douglass found Quincy Jackson with a 22-yard TD pass to give the Thunderbolts an 18-16 lead with 8:26 left. Graham Leigh, the Thunderbolts' third-string quarterback, completed 16-of-32 passes for 209 yards and one touchdown. James Bostic rushed for 89 yards on 14 attempts for Birmingham, which suffered a 30-6 loss at Orlando earlier this season. TV: NBC Bonus Coverage ORLANDO RAGE TEAM NOTES OUTLOOK The Eastern Division Champion Orlando Rage (7-1) travel to Legion Field to face the Birmingham Thunderbolts after nipping division rivals New York/Jersey, 17-12, to complete an unblemished home record (5-0) at the Citrus Bowl. GAMEPLAN Going into the final two games of the season, Coach Galen Hall is a bit concerned about the Rage's running attack heading into the playoffs. After playing some of the better defenses in the league the past two weeks, the Rage will attempt to get the running game going on Birmingham's last-ranked rush defense with RBs Brian Shay, Derrick Clark, and Michael Black. Coach Hall is pleased with the performance of QB Brian Kuklick and if necessary, plans for Kuklick to use his arm strength to throw to big targets Kevin Swayne and Dialleo Burks, who attained 133 yards last week in a dual effort. On defense, the goal is to confuse first-time QB Graham Leigh and not allow him to have a good day throwing to star WRs Stepfret Williams and Quincy Jackson. The Rage want to force the Bolts into a ground game. NEWS AND NOTES This week's game marks the second of two regular season games between the Rage and Birmingham Thunderbolts. Orlando thoroughly dominated the first meeting, 30-6, as the Rage jumped out to a 17-0 lead at the half and cruised to the victory. Orlando's defense had a shutout going until the 1:54 mark of the 4th quarter when Quincy Jackson hauled in a 36-yard scoring pass from Casey Weldon to prevent the whitewashing….After struggling in the first three weeks on extra point attempts (2 for 11, 18%, last in XFL), the Orlando Rage has emerged as one of the better team's in the league on extra point efficiency. The Rage have converted eight of their last 14 attempts (57%) and now rank 3rd in the league in extra point efficiency at 40%. OFF THE FIELD DL Bill Duff attended a professional wrestling school called the "Monster Factory." Bill appeared on several cards along the East Coast, where he wrestled under the name "The Urban Legend." BIRMINGHAM THUNDERBOLTS TEAM NOTES OUTLOOK The Bolts, losers of its last five contests yet still not mathematically out of the playoff race, return home to Legion Field to take on the Rage. The Bolts were shut out for the first time this season when they lost 13-0 to the Chicago Enforcers. If the Bolts lose this week, they will be eliminated. GAMEPLAN Coach Gerry DiNardo is concerned about his offense that has not scored a touchdown in 10 quarters and he does not want too much pressure being put on the defense. This week, the offense will be without QB Jay Barker, who was knocked out of the Chicago game with a concussion. Coach DiNardo has named backup QB Graham Leigh the starter, with Mark Washington backing him up. Last week, Leigh threw for 102 yards and three interceptions in a relief role. Look for Leigh to continue to throw to WR Stepfret Williams, who caught nine passes for 152 yards against Chicago. In the running game, the Bolts will need a big day from RB James Bostic. to take the load off Leigh and the passing attack. On defense, the Bolts boast the number two ranked pass defense in the league and its rush defense will be led by LB James Willis, who leads the league in tackles with 59. NEWS AND NOTES In Barker's absence Graham Leigh will be calling signals against one of his former coaches. Leigh played for Orlando coach Galen Hall and the Rhein Fire in NFL Europe… Neither Birmingham nor Orlando will play Saturday's game with the quarterback that was under center Feb. 24. Both Birmingham's Casey Weldon and Orlando's Jeff Brohm are out for the season after suffering right shoulder injuries….WR Stepfret Williams set individual and team highs at Chicago last week, hauling in nine passes for 152 yards. Williams continues to lead the XFL with 743 yards receiving and is second in the league with 45 catches…. DE Charles Preston owns the team lead with six tackles for loss, followed closely by outside linebacker Keith Franklin with four. Preston and Franklin have combined to make 45% of the Bolts stops behind the line of scrimmage, resulting in 31 yards in losses. OFF THE FIELD Backup quarterback Graham Leigh's father is assistant director of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. sun 4/1/01 Los Angeles 0 6 6 0 -- 12 Memphis 13 0 7 7 -- 27 Team Qtr Clock ------------ Scoring Play -------------- Score -- Time Rem. Visitor Home Maniax 1 09:42 C.Jordan 22yd pass from J.Druckenmiller 0 6 Maniax 1 (J.Druckenmiller 1 pt pass, failed) 0 6 Maniax 1 01:40 K.Sanford 30yd run 0 12 Maniax 1 (D.Hobbs 1 pt pass from J.Druckenmiller)0 13 Xtreme 2 10:23 J.Cortez 31yd field goal 3 13 Xtreme 2 00:04 J.Cortez 25yd field goal 6 13 Maniax 3 07:35 B.Morgan 7yd pass from J.Druckenmiller 6 19 Maniax 3 (K.Sanford 1 pt run) 6 20 Xtreme 3 00:45 S.McCullough 14yd run 12 20 Xtreme 3 (S.McCullough 1 pt pass from T.Maddox, failed)12 20 Maniax 4 10:29 D.Hobbs 28yd pass from J.Druckenmiller 12 26 Maniax 4 (K.Sanford 1 pt run) 12 27 Individual Player Stats for Los Angeles Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Sa.McCullough 16 44 2.8 14 1 Sc.Milanovich 2 -6 -3.0 -2 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int To.Maddox 38 17 155 1/ 5 0 18 2 Sc.Milanovich 1 0 0 0/ 0 0 0 1 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Je.Copeland 6 60 15 0 Da.Gibson 3 29 11 0 Da.Dunn 2 27 18 0 La.Rachal 2 20 10 0 Da.McDonald 2 10 6 0 Sa.McCullough 2 9 6 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG No.Prefonteine 5 203 40.6 0 0 51 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Da.Gibson 2 15 7.5 8 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD La.Rachal 4 96 24.0 32 0 Da.Gibson 1 13 13.0 13 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Le.Evans 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Da.Gibson 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Individual Player Stats for Memphis Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Ke.Sanford 9 82 9.1 30 1 Ji.Druckenmiller 4 65 16.3 36 0 Be.Morgan 9 23 2.6 16 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Ji.Druckenmiller 19 13 154 1/ 4 3 28 0 Ma.Crandell 4 1 15 1/ 7 0 15 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Da.Hobbs 5 69 28 1 Ch.Jordan 4 56 22 1 Be.Morgan 3 19 9 1 Ke.Crawford 1 15 15 0 Ja.Arnold 1 10 10 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Ty.Bell 1 24 24 0 Co.Sawyer 1 20 20 0 An.Marshall 1 3 3 0 Ri.Clark 0 14 14 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Je.Hall 2 67 33.5 0 2 35 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ja.Arnold 4 30 7.5 14 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ke.Cobb 1 23 23.0 23 0 Ji.Kitts 1 14 14.0 14 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Ja.Arnold 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Da.Hobbs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Defensive Stats for Los Angeles Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ma.Keneley 7 1 1.0 -4.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Le.Evans 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 De.McGee 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Mack 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Je.Russell 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Er.Herrin 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Re.Durden 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0-0 0-0 Er.Johnson 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 1-0 0-0 Ju.Long 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Parker 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 La.Rachal 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 1-0 Da.Richie 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ro.Carpenter 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ra.Stallings 1 0 1.0 -7.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Da.Gibson 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ti.Keck 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Sh.Stuckey 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Defensive Stats for Memphis Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ja.Kellogg 6 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Williams 4 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Sh.Carver 3 2 1.0 -5.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Hogans 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Clark 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Le.Rheams 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Co.Sawyer 1 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 0 0 2-0 0-0 Ke.Crawford 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Pa.Lenon 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 An.Marshall 2 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ma.Thomas 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ty.Bell 1 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Cobb 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Tr.Lawless 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ma.Wimberly 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 An.Anderson 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Drive Chart for LA No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 11:49 10:34 1:15 D OWN33 3 4 0 4 0 OWN37 Int 2 1 9:42 3:59 5:43 K OWN35 9 34 15 49 4 OPP16 Int 3 1 1:40 10:23 6:17 K OWN31 11 56 0 56 3 OPP13 FG 4 2 6:45 4:17 2:28 P OWN14 3 5-10 -5 0 OWN 9 P 5 2 4:17 2:08 2:09 F OWN43 3 8 0 8 0 OPP49 P 6 2 1:29 0:04 1:29 F OPP37 9-33 -5-38 2 OWN30 K 7 3 15:00 12:44 2:16 K OWN29 3 2 0 2 0 OWN31 P 8 3 7:35 0:45 6:50 K OWN30 10 55 15 70 6 OPP 0 TD 9 4 10:29 8:27 2:02 K OWN27 3 0 0 0 0 OWN27 P 10 4 3:26 2:09 1:17 Pt OWN13 3 0 0 0 0 OWN13 P 11 4 1:14 0:00 1:14 D OWN17 3 -6 0 -6 0 OWN11 Int Time of Posession: 32:56 Avg Start of Drive:OWN31 Drive Chart for Mem No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 15:00 11:49 3:11 Kf OWN23 6 44 0 44 1 OPP33 D 2 1 10:34 9:42 0:52 Int OPP22 2 22 0 22 1 OPP 0 TD 3 1 3:59 1:40 2:19 Int OWN43 4 57 0 57 3 OPP 0 T 4 2 10:23 6:45 3:38 K OWN40 4 29-10 19 1 OPP41 P 5 2 2:08 1:29 0:39 P OWN36 3 9 0 9 0 OWN45 F 6 3 12:44 7:35 5:09 P OWN34 9 66 0 66 4 OPP 0 TD 7 4 15:45 10:29 5:16 K OWN20 7 75 5 80 4 OPP 0 TD 8 4 8:27 3:26 5:01 P OWN30 7 32 0 32 2 OPP38 Pt 9 4 2:09 1:14 0:55 P OWN28 5 8 47 55 1 OPP17 D Time of Posession: 27:04 Avg Start of Drive:OWN37 Time of Possession 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR LA 8:38 10:39 9:06 4:33 32:56 HOME Mem 6:22 4:21 5:54 10:27 27:04 TEAM STATISTICS Visitor Home LA Mem Total first downs 15 17 By Rushing 1 8 By Passing 11 7 By Penalty 3 2 Third Down Efficiency 5- 15- 33.3% 3- 8- 37.5% Fourth Down Efficiency 0- 0- 0.0% 0- 2- 0.0% Total Net Yards 188 328 Total Offensive Plays (inc. sacks)58 47 Average Gain Per Offensive Play 3.2 7.0 Net Yards Rushing 38 170 Total Rushing Plays 18 22 Average Gain Per Rushing Play 2.1 7.7 Net Yards Passing 150 158 Sacks - Yards Lost 1- 5 2- 11 Gross Yards Passing 155 169 Pass Attempts-Completions-INTs 39-17- 3 23-14- 0 Avg Net Gain Per Pass Play 3.8 6.3 (inc. Sacks) Kickoffs: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 4-2-1 5-0-0 Punts Number and Average 5- 40.6 2- 33.5 Had Blocked 0 0 FGA had blocked 0 0 Total Return Yardage (Punts + Int) 15 91 No. and Yards Punt Returns 2- 15 4- 30 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 5-109 2- 37 No. and Yards Int. Returns 0- 0 3- 61 Penalties: Number and Yards 8- 93 7- 61 Fumbles: Number and Lost 0-0 2-2 Touchdowns 1 4 Rushing 1 1 Passing 0 3 Return 0 0 Extra Points Made/Attempts 0-1 3-4 Rushing Made-Attempts 0-0 2-2 Passing Made-Attempts 0-1 1-2 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 2-2 0-0 Safeties 0 0 Final Score 12 27 Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Partly Cloudy. Temp: 60 Humidity: 35 Wind: N 9 mph OFFICIALS Referee : David Cutaia Line Judge : Roger McMinn Head Linesman : Dale Newhouse Field Judge : Al Devento Umpire : Al Granado Side Judge : Mike McCabe Back Judge : Gregory Steed Attendance: 21,191 Time of Game: 2:55 Jim Druckenmiller threw three touchdown passes to lead the Memphis Maniax to a 27-12 victory over the Los Angeles Xtreme. Druckenmiller completed 13-of-19 passes for 146 yards and staked Memphis to a 6-0 lead just over five minutes into the first quarter by hitting Charles Jordan for a 22-yard TD. The score was set up by Corey Sawyer's 17-yard interception return to the Los Angeles 23-yard line. A former member of the San Francisco 49ers, Druckenmiller connected with Beau Morgan and Daryl Hobbs on touchdowns of seven and 28 yards, respectively, in the second half as the Maniax ended the Xtreme's four-game winning streak. The Maniax (4-5), who ended a two-game slide, led 13-0 after Ketric Sanford's 30-yard run with 79 seconds to go in the opening quarter. Sanford carried nine times for 82 yards and Hobbs totaled 61 yards on five receptions for Memphis, which held a 321-187 advantage in total yards. Tommy Maddox was 17-of-38 for 155 yards for Los Angeles but threw a pair of interceptions. The playoff-bound Xtreme (6-3) were held to 37 yards on the ground. Two of Los Angeles' three losses have come against Memphis. TV: TNN LOS ANGELES XTREME TEAM NOTES OUTLOOK The LA Xtreme, who clinched a playoff spot in the West by defeating the Las Vegas Outlaws, 35-26, at the LA Coliseum, will travel to Memphis with the hopes of clinching the Western Division title. The Xtreme can also clinch the Western Division title if the Demons lose to the Outlaws. GAMEPLAN The Xtreme is looking for revenge from the team who last beat them at home. The Xtreme hope to avenge the loss with the arm of QB Tommy Maddox, who tossed four touchdowns on the Outlaws number one ranked defense last week. The Xtreme game plan has not and will not change this week in Memphis. Look for Maddox with 1,867 passing yards to throw often to WR Jeremaine Copeland, who continues to lead the league in receptions (52) and Darnell McDonald , who leads the league with eight touchdowns. LA's running game is led by RB Saladin McCullough, who has been a pleasant surprise. On defense, LA is second is takeways and will look to cause turnovers in Memphis' passing attack and force the Maniax to run with Brent Moss or Rashaan Salaam. NEWS AND NOTES The Xtreme's loss to the Maniax in Week Four has turned into a rallying point for Xtreme. Since that 18-12 defeat in the pouring rain, the Xtreme have won four straight…. WR's Jeremaine Copeland and Darnell McDonald combine for the most lethal 1-2 receiving punch in the XFL. The top two leading receivers on the team have combined for 12 of the Xtreme's 17 touchdown catches…. Tommy Maddox has thrown at least one touchdown pass in his last five games….LBs Shawn Stuckey and Juan Long each had a message on the back of their jerseys for the Outlaws Rod Smart a.k.a "He Hate Me." Stuckey and Long each had "Still Hate He" and "Still Hate He2" as nicknames on the back of each of their jerseys.…K Jose Cortez has now made a remarkable 15 of his last 16 field goal attempts after missing 3 of his first 4 to start the season. Cortez leads the league in field goals made and accuracy hitting on 17 of his 21 attempts (81%). Cortez is also 7 for 8 from 40 yards and beyond. OFF THE FIELD Xtreme CB Clifton Abraham runs a non profit organization called "Poor Soldiers," whose mission is "to serve the poor, oppressed and the unfortunate." MEMPHIS MANIAX TEAM NOTES OUTLOOK Looking to improve on 1-3 records in both home and divisional games, the Maniax host the West-leading Xtreme in their final regular-season home game. Memphis handed LA its second loss of the season, 18-12, when they last met in week four in a downpour at the LA Coliseum. GAMEPLAN With Memphis RB Rashaan Salaam still questionable with a bruised shoulder, QB Jim Druckenmiller has been forced to throw the ball more the past two games. Look for that trend to continue against LA if Salaam is unable to play and back up Brent Moss starts. Since Salaam has been out, Druckenmiller has had success throwing to WR's Charles Jordan and Darryl Hobbs, who has caught 22 balls while filling in nicely for injured wideout Kevin Prentiss. On defense, the Maniax are anchored by DE Shante Carver and LB Richard Hogans. If DE Shante Carver and the Maniax defense can put pressure on QB Tommy Maddox and force the Xtreme into running the ball, the Maniax have a shot at winning the game, as LA is only averaging 65 yards per game on the ground. NEWS AND NOTES For the sixth time in the last eight weeks, the Maniax face a team that is coming off of a victory… The Maniax are the only team in the league to average more than 300 yards of offense per game (311)….QB Jim Druckenmiller last week returned to San Francisco where he began his pro career as a No. 1 draft choice of the 49ers and completed 14 of 30 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns vs. the Demons…. Despite playing less than a half vs. Chicago and missing the NY/NJ and San Francisco games, RB Rashaan Salaam remains near the top of the XFL rushing stats … He is second to Chicago's John Avery in total rushing yards (Avery 733, Salaam 528),…. The Maniax have outscored their opponents, 95-66, in the first half this year but have been outscored, 85-29, in the second half … In the third quarter of the first eight games, Memphis has been outscored 48-6. OFF THE FIELD Sunday is fan appreciation day at Memorial Stadium. If the Maniax win their game against LA, one lucky season ticket holder will win a players bonus of $2,500. San Francisco 0 6 6 2 -- 14 Las Vegas 0 6 0 3 -- 9 Team Qtr Clock ------------ Scoring Play ---------- -- Score -- Time Rem. Visitor Home Outlaw 2 01:42 R.Smart 1yd run 0 6 Outlaw 2 (M.Furrey 1 pt pass from R.Clement, failed) 0 6 Demons 2 00:40 L.Cole 0yd def. fumble return 6 6 Demons 2 (T.Battle 1 pt run, failed) 6 6 Demons 3 05:17 T.Battle 25yd pass from M.Pawlawski 12 6 Demons 3 (T.Winans 1 pt pass from T.Battle, failed) 12 6 Outlaw 4 14:31 P.McCallum 32yd field goal 12 9 Demons 4 00:49(Team Safety) 14 9 Individual Player Stats for San Francisco Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Ke.Anderson 12 56 4.7 39 0 Te.Battle 4 24 6.0 15 0 Mi.Pawlawski 4 15 3.8 9 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Mi.Pawlawski 28 17 152 1/ 14 1 25 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Tr.Moore 4 32 11 0 Te.Battle 3 41 25 1 Ji.Cunningham 3 18 9 0 Ty.Winans 3 16 10 0 Se.Manuel 1 19 19 0 Br.Roberson 1 17 17 0 Ke.Anderson 1 6 6 0 Br.Young 1 3 3 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Dw.Harper 1 49 49 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Mi.Panasuk 7 281 40.1 1 2 67 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ji.Cunningham 1 0 0.0 0 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Te.Battle 2 15 7.5 15 0 Ji.Cunningham 1 29 29.0 29 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Ji.Cunningham 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Te.Battle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Le.Cole 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Ja.Reader 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Individual Player Stats for Las Vegas Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Ro.Smart 28 116 4.1 15 1 Ry.Clement 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0 Be.Snell 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Ry.Clement 19 12 118 1/ 5 0 19 1 Ma.Grieb 2 2 21 0/ 0 0 15 0 Er.Guliford 1 0 0 0/ 0 0 0 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Yo.Murphy 7 59 19 0 Er.Guliford 3 38 18 0 Ro.Smart 2 21 15 0 Be.Snell 1 15 15 0 We.Hippler 1 6 6 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Pa.McCallum 3 141 47.0 2 0 52 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ja.Williams 4 21 5.3 11 0 Er.Guliford 1 6 6.0 6 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ja.Williams 2 49 24.5 30 0 Yo.Murphy 1 14 14.0 14 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Ja.Williams 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Er.Guliford 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ro.Smart 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Defensive Stats for San Francisco Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A To.Wright 8 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 Cr.Powell 6 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Haskins 4 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Gr.Williams 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 K.Kaesviharn 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Dw.Harper 3 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ab.Noah 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Da.Thomas 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Er.England 2 0 1.0 -5.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 We.Davis 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 2 0 2-0 0-0 Ca.Hansen 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Te.Joseph 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Mi.Kiselak 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Ja.Williams 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Al.Battle 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.DeWitt 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Je.Miles 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Mi.Panasuk 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Pe.Talamaivao 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Defensive Stats for Las Vegas Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ja.Williams 5 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ch.Bayne 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Br.Sanders 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Scott 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 An.Rubio 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Kinney 3 0 1.0-14.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Hu.Tarver 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Je.Smith 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Kaiser 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Tuipala 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ko.Blackwell 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Mi.Crawford 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 An.Edwards 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ku.Gouveia 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Jackson 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 To.James 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 1-0 0-0 Ty.Parten 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Be.Snell 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Drive Chart for SF No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP Got St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End HowLost 1 1 15:00 12:28 2:32 KO OWN11 4 16 0 16 1 OWN27 P 2 1 10:33 4:03 6:30 P OWN20 11 60-15 45 4 OPP35 P 3 1 1:53 12:36 4:17 D OWN11 6 22 -5 17 1 OWN28 P 4 2 9:39 8:02 1:37 D OWN45 3 6 0 6 0 OPP49 P 5 2 1:41 0:40 1:01 D OWN39 3 -7 0 -7 0 OWN32 P 6 3 11:14 9:08 2:06 P OWN20 4 20 -5 15 1 OWN35 P 7 3 7:15 5:17 1:58 Int OPP36 4 36 0 36 2 OPP 0 TD 8 4 14:31 12:47 1:44 KO OWN34 3 8 0 8 0 OWN42 P 9 4 6:19 0:49 5:30 F OWN20 10 73 5 78 4 OPP 2 D 10 4 0:49 0:00 0:49 OKO OPP34 1 -1 0 -1 0 OPP35 EndGame Time of Posession: 27:55 Avg Start of Drive:OWN33 Drive Chart for LV No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP Got St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End HowLost 1 1 12:28 10:33 1:55 D OWN48 3 3 0 3 0 OPP49 P 2 1 4:03 1:53 2:10 P OWN20 4 15-10 5 0 OWN25 P 3 2 12:36 9:39 2:57 P OWN40 5 10 5 15 1 OPP45 D 4 2 8:02 1:42 6:20 P OWN20 11 85 -5 80 6 OPP 0 TD 5 2 0:40 0:00 0:40 KO OWN 7 1 -2 0 -2 0 OWN 5 EndHalf 6 3 15:00 11:14 3:46 KO OWN42 6 18 0 18 1 OPP40 P 7 3 9:08 7:15 1:53 P OPP43 4 20 0 20 1 OPP23 Int 8 3 5:17 14:31 5:46 KO OWN32 10 38 15 53 4 OPP15 FG 9 4 12:47 6:19 6:28 P OWN30 10 59 10 69 4 OPP 1 F Time of Posession: 32:05 Avg Start of Drive:OWN33 Drive Chart Key: TD - Touchdown; FG - Field Goal; P - Punt; Int - Interception; D - Lost on downs; F - Fumble; KO - kickoff; BP - Blocked punt; End - Game over. TOP 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR SF 10:55 5:03 4:04 7:53 27:55 HOME LV 4:05 9:57 10:56 7:07 32:05 TEAM STATISTICS Visitor Home SF LV Total first downs 13 17 By Rushing 5 6 By Passing 7 8 By Penalty 1 3 Third Down Efficiency 4- 12- 33.3% 4- 10- 40.0% Fourth Down Efficiency 0- 1- 0.0% 0- 1- 0.0% Total Net Yards 233 246 Total Offensive Plays (inc. sacks) 49 53 Average Gain Per Offensive Play 4.8 4.6 Net Yards Rushing 95 112 Total Rushing Plays 20 30 Average Gain Per Rushing Play 4.8 3.7 Net Yards Passing 138 134 Sacks - Yards Lost 1-14 1- 5 Gross Yards Passing 152 139 Pass Attempts-Completions-Ints 28-17- 0 22-14- 1 Avg Net Gain/Pass Play (inc. Sacks) 4.8 5.8 Kickoffs: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 3-1-0 4-1-0 Punts Number and Average 7- 40.1 3- 47.0 Had Blocked 0 0 FGA had blocked 0 0 Total Return Yardage (Punts + Int) 49 27 No. and Yards Punt Returns 1-0 5- 27 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 4-44 3- 63 No. and Yards Interception Returns 1-49 0- 0 Penalties: Number and Yards 12-97 7- 50 Fumbles: Number and Lost 2-0 3-2 Touchdowns 2 1 Rushing 0 1 Passing 1 0 Return 1 0 Extra Points Made/Attempts 0-2 0-1 Rushing Made-Attempts 0-1 0-0 Passing Made-Attempts 0-1 0-1 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 0-0 1-1 Safeties 1 0 Final Score 14 9 Date: 04/01/01 Day of Week: Sunday Starting time: 4:05 PM VISITOR: San Francisco Demons vs HOME: Las Vegas Outlaws AT Sam Boyd Stadium Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Clear. Temp: 83 Humidity: 18 Wind: SW 20 mph OFFICIALS Referee : David Witvoet Line Judge : Tom Hoffman Head Linesman : Dana McKenzie Field Judge : Paul Engelberts Umpire : Roy Ellison Side Judge : David Chesney Back Judge : Dino Paganelli Attendance: 17,656 Time of Game: 3:02 The San Francisco Demons' defense made things easy on the offense in a 14-9 victory over the Las Vegas Outlaws. The Demons' defense scored a touchdown, set up another and sealed the game with a late takeaway as San Francisco (5-4) moved ahead of Las Vegas in the Western Division standings. The Outlaws (4-5) opened the scoring in the second quarter with Ryan Clement completing five passes on an 80-yard drive that resulted in a 1-yard touchdown run by Rod Smart, who carried 28 times for 132 yards. San Francisco struck back as Wendell Davis forced a fumble on a Las Vegas punt return and Lee Cole recovered in the end zone for a TD with 40 seconds left before halftime. The Demons' defense came through again in the third quarter, when Dwayne Harper picked off Clement's pass and returned it 49 yards to the Las Vegas' 36-yard line. Two plays later, Mike Pawlawski connected on a 25-yard touchdown pass to Terry Battle for a 12-6 lead with 5:17 left in the third. Battle had four carries for 24 yards and caught three passes for 41. Paul McCallum kicked a 32-yard field goal early in the final period to get the Outlaws within 12-9. Las Vegas had one final chance, but Smart fumbled at the San Francisco 6 with a minute to go and the Demons took a safety to seal the victory. TV: UPN SAN FRANCISCO DEMONS TEAM NOTES OUTLOOK The San Francisco Demons travel to Sam Boyd Stadium with the playoffs on the line after keeping its post-season hopes alive by defeating the Memphis Maniax, 21-12, at Pac Bell. GAMEPLAN The Demons defense, led by DE's Eric England (five sacks), Jermaine Miles (four sacks) and LB James Williams (38 tackles) will look to put the clamps down on Vegas' Rod "He Hate Me" Smart, who rushed for 92 yards the last time the teams met. The Demons are cautious of the fact that Vegas' QB Ryan Clement did not play in the first game and were beaten by QB Mark Grieb. Look for the Demons to put a strong rush on Clement and force him into making mistakes down field against the Demons' third-ranked pass defense. On offense, the Demons are happy with the play of RB Kelvin Anderson, who is averaging 75 yards over the past two games. Look for the Demons to get Anderson going early to try and loosen up the Outlaws number-one rush defense and take chances with QB Mike Pawlawski throwing to targets Jimmy Cunningham (44 receptions), Brian Roberson (356 receiving yards), and Travis Moore. NEWS AND NOTES Travis Moore enjoyed his best game in the XFL last week, hauling down six passes for 56 yards, half of his 2001 total….Four members of San Francisco's offensive line have started all eight games this season. But the veterans of the trenches posted a first for the Demons' 2001 season, as Memphis' outstanding defense was not able to sack quarterback Mike Pawlawski …. S Toby Wright earned a promotion to the starting lineup last week with his hard-hitting play at Chicago the week before. He finished with three tackles against Memphis after a seven-stop performance the week before in his San Francisco debut…..The Demons pushed their season average above the 35,000 mark with an announced crowd of 35,109 for the finale. The raucous crowd for the regular-season finale boosted San Francisco's final total to 35,004 per game for five home games. OFF THE FIELD: DE Eric England is a poet from Houston, TX with aspirations of one day having his poetry published. LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS TEAMS NOTES OUTLOOK Vegas, who is tied for second place in the West with San Francisco, hosts the division foe with playoff implications on the line. The Outlaws defeated the Demons in week four at Pac Bell Park, 16-9. GAMEPLAN On defense, the "Dealers of Doom" want to focus on its pass rush to get to Demons QB Mike Pawlawski. The defense will also have its hands full with the unexpected performance of Demon RB Kelvin Anderson, who rushed for 80 yards last week. This may play into the Outlaws favor, as they are only allowing 61 yards on the ground. On offense, QB Ryan Clement, who did not play in the first meeting, will establish the run with Rod "He Hate Me" Smart. In their first meeting, Smart began to come into his own when he rushed for 92 yards. In the passing game, Clement will have an array of passing targets to throw downfield to with WR Yo Murphy, TE Rickey Brady and WR Eric Guliford. Murphy and Guliford did not play in the first contest. NEWS AND NOTES QB Ryan Clement threw for three TDs for the second game in a row as the Vegas offense set season highs in points (26), total TDs (4), first downs (17), passing first downs (10), average yards per play (5.4), and passing yards (190) against the Xtreme… RB Rod Smart ran for the longest TD in Outlaw history, a 21-yard scamper… The Outlaws' defense allowed season-highs in points (35), TDs (4), passing TDs (4), first downs (20), passing first downs (13), third-down conversions (6), and total offense (304) against the potent Los Angeles attack… In Las Vegas' four wins this season, the Dealers of Doom have created 13 turnovers, converting those picks and fumbles into 4 TDs. In the team's four losses, the Outlaws have managed just three takeaways…. Once again, the Outlaws face a former teammate, as former Las Vegas S Toby Wright was traded to San Francisco back on March 5 in exchange for OL Tony Berti. OFF THE FIELD S Brandon Sanders, is co-owner of a Southern California record label, Break Bread Records. Sanders operates the business with his brother and expects a flurry of CDs to be released this summer.