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week4 Chicago 0 0 0 0 -- 0 NY/NJ 3 0 7 3 -- 13 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: NY/NJ - FG LEO ARAGUZ 19 yard Field Goal, 5:10 remaining in quarter. Drive: 9 plays, 47 yards in 5:23. NY/NJ 3-0 2nd Quarter: No score 3rd Quarter: NY/NJ - TD JOE ASKA 1 yard run. (Ryan Collins 1 pt pass from Wally Richardson), 2:47 remaining in quarter. Drive: 1 play, 1 yard in 0:20. NYNJ 10-0 4th Quarter: NY/NJ - FG LEO ARAGUZ 37 yard Field Goal, 3:39 remaining in quarter. Drive: 4 plays, (-2) yards in 2:33. NYNJ 13-0 Team Stats NY/NJ Chicago First Downs 11 6 Rushing 6 2 Passing 5 2 Penalty 0 2 3rd-Down Efficiency 3-11 1-12 4th-Down Efficiency 0-0 0-2 Total Net Yards 183 65 Total Plays 50 49 Average Gain 3.7 1.3 Net Yards Rushing 110 58 Rushes 34 21 Average per rush 3.2 2.8 Net Yards Passing 73 7 Completed-attempted 9-13 5-19 Yards per pass play 4.6 0.3 Sacked-yards lost 3-10 9-47 Passes intercepted 0 1 Punts- Average 5-39.0 7-39.4 Return Yardage (punts + int.) 40 18 No. and yards punt returns 5-36 4-18 No. and yards kickoff returns 1-14 3-61 Interceptions- returns 1-4 0-0 Penalties- Yards 9-97 7-44 Fumbles- Lost 2-2 4-1 Time of Possession N/A N/A Player Statistics Missed field goals: New York/New Jersey (Leo Araguz). New York/New Jersey rushing: Joe Aska 25-59, Michael Blair 3-26, Wally Richardson 4-18, Keith Elias 2-7. Chicago rushing: LeShon Johnson 16-47, Paul Failla 1-7, Tim Lester 4-4. New York/New Jersey passing: Wally Richardson 9-13 for 83 Yards, 0 INT, 0 TD. Chicago passing: Tim Lester 5-14 for 54 Yards, 1 INT, 0 TD, Paul Failla 0-4 for 0 Yards, 0 INT, 0 TD, Andy Crosland 0-1 for 0 Yards, 0 INT, 0 TD. New York/New Jersey receiving: Zola Davis 3-40, Michael Blair 2-19, Fred Brock 1-12, Marcus Hinton 1-5, Ryan Collins 1-4, Joe Aska 1-3. Chicago receiving: LeShon Johnson 2-13, Aaron Bailey 1-23, Willie Tate 1-13, Roell Preston 1-5. New York/New Jersey tackles-assists-sacks: Christian Maumalanga 7-1-3, Ron Merkerson 3-2-0, Israel Raybon 4-1-3, Ty Talton 5-1-0, Brad Trout 3-0-1, Haven Fields 5-0-1, Tyrell Peters 2-0-0, Dwayne Sabb 1-0-1, Joey Eloms 1-0-0, Tim Beauchamp 1-0-0, Mike Barber 2-0-0. Chicago tackles-assists-sacks: Ray Austin 8-1-0, Kerry Cooks 4-2-0, Larry Fitzpatrick 5-2-1.5, Dorian Brew 5-0-0, Aaron Humphrey 4-3-1, Jason Bray 2-1-0, Quincy Coleman 2-0-0, Jamie Baisley 7-1-0, Jason Chorak 0-1-0, Troy Saunders 1-0-0, Matt Finkes 3-3-0.5, Steve Conley 0-1-0, Hubert Thompson 2-0-0, Corey Ivy 0-1-0. Interceptions: New York/New Jersey (Tawambi Settles 1 for 4 Yards). Fumbles lost: New York/New Jersey (Wally Richardson, Brad Trout). Fumbles lost: Chicago (Roell Preston). Opponent's fumbles recovered: New York/New Jersey (Ben Hanks). Opponent's fumbles recovered: Chicago (Roelle Preston, Hubert Thompson) Date: 02/24/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 7:09 PM Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Rain. Temp: 36 Humidity: ** Wind: E 9 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: 24,052 Time of Game: 2:47 Rusty Tillman didn't want to talk about his team's first win. Relying on a suffocating defense, the New York-New Jersey Hitmen picked up their first win of the season, a 13-0 blanking of the winless Chicago Enforcers. In a contest played in a steady rain and with a temperature of 40 degrees, the game's biggest highlight probably came after the final gun had sounded. Trying to get a word with Tillman, NBC broadcaster Jesse Ventura was repeatedly shunned by the Hitmen coach. Ventura, a former professional wrestler and current Minnesota governor, hounded Tillman on the field with no success. Tillman had to be pleased at his defense which limited Chicago to 84 net yards and six first downs. Christian Maumalanga had three of the Hitmen's eight sacks. It also was a defensive play that set up the game's only touchdown in the third quarter when Tawambi Settles intercepted Tim Lester at the Chicago one-yard line. Following the interception, Joe Aska scored on the next play to give the Hitmen a 10-0 advantage with 2:19 to play in the quarter. Aska carried 25 times for 59 yards. Leo Araguz, who kicked a 19-yard field goal in the first quarter, connected from 37 yards in the final period to give New York-New Jersey (1-3) the final margin. Hitmen quarterback Wally Richardson, making his first start of the season, completed 9-of-13 passes for 84 yards. Chicago quarterback Tim Lester suffered through a miserable night, going 5-of-14 for 55 yards with an interception. He was relieved by Paul Failla, who misfired on all four of his attempts late in the fourth quarter. The Enforcers (0-4) were without John Avery, the league's leading rusher, who missed the game with a quadriceps injury. He was replaced by LeShon Johnson, who had 47 yards on 16 carries. Trailing 3-0 late in the first half, the Enforcers had their best opportunity to score, moving to the New York-New Jersey 1 following an interference penalty. But on the final play of the half, Johnson was stopped for no gain. TV: NBC (Jim Ross and Jesse Ventura) NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY HITMEN NOTES After suffering another heart-breaking loss to the Orlando Rage, 18-12, the Hitmen travel to Soldier Field seeking its first win of the season. NY/NJ let a 12-3 lead slip away late in the game. This week, the Hitmen will turn to QB Wally Richardson to jump-start an offense that has been averaging only eight points a game, as Charles Puleri goes to the bench. Last week in the second half, Richardson guided NY/NJ on a 12-play, 74-yard fourth-quarter touchdown drive to build a 12-3 edge against Orlando. Look for Richardson to drop back and pass more this week. In two quarters of play, Richardson completed 10-of-19 passes for 126 yards and rushed for a team-high 30 yards. Fullback Michael Blair returns to the second city to play in front of his family and friends. Born and raised in Chicago, Blair attended Thornwood High School in South Holland, Ill., where he rushed for 1,200 yards and racked up 1,800 all-purpose yards as a senior. Safety Donnie Caldwell (Western Illinois) and tight end Bob Rosensteil (Eastern Illinois) also boast ties to the Land of Lincoln. Cornerback Damen Wheeler is quickly establishing himself as one of the premier ball hawks in the XFL following his second interception in as many weeks vs. Orlando. Wheeler also sports what is arguably the largest afro hairstyle in the league. Hitmen Linebacker Ron Merkerson (a.k.a "Big Merk") exhibited toughness and a nose for the football that reminds fans of the middle linebackers of the 60s and 70s. Merkerson is one of the steadiest performers for a Hitmen defensive squad that ranks second in the XFL against the pass. An equally devastating run stopper, Merkerson posted double digit tackles (10) for the second time in three games. Among his seven solo stops were a pair of tackles for loss and a quarterback sack. Merkerson's 25 tackles rank him second among XFL defensive players. CHICAGO ENFORCERS NOTES After being on the road for the first three weeks of the XFL season, the Enforcers look for their first win in front of the home crowd at Soldier Field. In three road losses, the Enforcers are averaging 21 points per game, while allowing 28 points a game on defense. XFL leading rusher John Avery has proved in three weeks to be one of the XFL's premier players. In only three games, Avery has 497 total all-purpose yards for an average of 165.7 yards per game. On the season, he has 313 yards rushing (first in the XFL) and 184 yards receiving (6th in the XFL). He also leads the Enforcers with four touchdowns (2 rushing, 2 receiving). Although QB Tim Lester has played in only three professional games, he has completed 35-63 (55.6%) of his passes this season. In the XFL, Lester ranks fourth in passing yards (527), fourth in passing accuracy and fourth in TDs (4). Wide Receiver Aaron Bailey leads the XFL in yards per reception with a 26.4 yards average on seven catches. In addition, he has rushed the ball once for 40 yards. Against Birmingham, Bailey had five catches for 89 yards. Against the LA Xtreme, he had a 50-yard reception on the first play of the game to set up Chicago's first touchdown and also had a 46-yard TD reception in the second quarter. After a breakout performance against LA (six tackles, four for a loss, two sacks), DE Aaron Humphrey followed that with a team best 11 tackles against the Bolts. He is fourth in the XFL in tackles with 22 and is tied for third in the league in sacks with two. Running Back John Avery will be featured on four billboards throughout Chicago this week promoting the Enforcers first-ever home game. Birmingham 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Orlando 0 17 0 13 -- 30 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter None 2ND QUARTER: ORL - TD BRIAN SHAY 12 yard pass from Jeff Brohm, (Derrick Clark run for 1 pt conversion) 10:56 remaining in quarter. Drive: 6 plays, 43 yards in 3:39. Orlando 7, Birmingham 0. ORL - TD BILL DUFF 48 yard defensive fumble return (Derrick Clark run for 1 pt conversion), 6:09 remaining in quarter. Orlando 14, Birmingham 0. ORL - FG JAY TAYLOR 42 yard field goal, 0:00 remaining in quarter. Drive: 10 plays, 55 yards in 2:20. Orlando 17, Birmingham 0. 3rd Quarter None 4th Quarter: ORL - TD DERRICK CLARK 9 yard run (1 pt conversion failed), 11:24 remaining in quarter. Drive: 8 plays, 76 yards in 5:18. Orlando 23, Birmingham 0. BIR - TD QUINCY JACKSON 36 yard pass from Casey Weldon (1 pt conversion failed), 1:38 remaining in quarter. Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards in 4:45. Orlando 23, Birmingham 6. ORL - TD MARIO BAILEY 42 yard kickoff return (S. Culver 1 pt conversion pass from Brian Kucklick), 1:38 remaining in quarter. Orlando 30, Birmingham 6. Team Stats Birmingham Rage First Downs 16 16 Rushing 2 8 Passing 12 8 Penalty 2 0 3rd-Down Efficiency 6-14 2-5 4th-Down Efficiency 1-2 0-0 Total Net Yards 263 302 Total Plays 58 44 Average Gain 4.5 6.9 Net Yards Rushing 40 138 Rushes 18 23 Average per rush 2.2 6.0 Net Yards Passing 223 164 Completed-attempted 26-36 14-19 Yards per pass 5.6 7.8 Sacked-yards lost 4-26 2-9 Passes intercepted 0 0 Punts- Average 5-40.0 3-44.0 Return Yards (punts + int.) -3 35 No. of yards punt returns 2-(-3) 5-35 No. of yards kickoff returns 5-129 2-64 No. of yards int. returns 0-0 0-0 Penalties- Yards 8-43 4-19 Fumbles- Lost 1-1 2-2 Time of Possession 36:01 23:59 Player Statistics Missed field goals: Birmingham (Brad Palazzo 47). Birmingham rushing: Curtis Alexander 4-16, James Bostic 12-16, Casey Weldon 2-8. Orlando rushing: Derrick Clark 9-53, Brian Shay 6-52, Mike Black 8-33. Birmingham passing: Casey Weldon 26-36 for 249 yards, 0 INT, 1 TD. Orlando passing: Jeff Brohm 14-19 for 173 yards, 0 INT, 1 TD. Birmingham receiving: Quincy Jackson 7-112, Stepfret Williams 5-38, Steve Smith 4-24, Kaipo Mcguire 4-15, Ed Smith 3-20, James Bostic 2-35, Reggie Johnson 1-5. Orlando receiving: Lawrence Hart 3-20, Tony Gaiter 2-31, Brian Shay 2-20, Dialleo Burks 2-18, Terrance Huston 1-29, Shannon Culver 1-23, Derrick Clark 1-17, Kevin Swayne 1-11, Mario Bailey 1-4. Birmingham tackles-assists-sacks: Eric Sloan 4-2-0, Duane Butler 2-2-0, Jimmy Brumbaugh 5-0-1, Chris Shelling 5-0-0, James Willis 4-0-0, Keith Franklin 2-0-0, Charles Preston 3-0-0, Calvin Jackson 3-0-0, Quinton Reese 2-1-1, Jarett Loggins 2-0-0, David Knott 2-0-0, Dion Foxx 2-0-0, Patrick Scott 1-0-0. Orlando tackles-assists-sacks: Cory Gilliard 6-1-0, James Burgess 5-0-1, Patrise Alexander 4-1-1, Omar Brown 4-0-0, Shawn Banks 4-0-0, Stephen Fisher 3-0-0, Bill Duff 3-0-0, Kelly Malveaux 2-0-0, Reginald Doster 2-0-0, Louis Riddick 3-0-0, Sterling Palmer 2-0-0, Andre Purvis 1-1-.5, James Roberson 1-1-1.5, Ben Huff 1-0-0, Sedric Clark 0-1-0. Date: 02/24/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 8:15:00 PM Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Clear. Temp: 70 Humidity: 87 Wind: E 9 mph OFFICIALS Referee : Randy Christal Line Judge : Ken Rivera Head Linesman : Karl Logan Field Judge : RG Detillier Umpire : John Bradley Side Judge : Gary Cavaletto Back Judge : Craig Battagalia Attendance: 21,947 Time of Game: 2:45 Defensive lineman Bill Duff returned a fumble 48 yards for a touchdown in a 17-point second quarter and the Orlando Rage rolled to a 30-6 victory over the Birmingham Thunderbolts. The XFL's lone remaining unbeaten team at 4-0, the Rage recorded five sacks and held the Thunderbolts to 63 yards rushing. Jeff Brohm hit running back Brian Shay with a 12-yard touchdown and Derrick Clark scored on the conversion with 11:07 left in the second quarter to give Orlando a 7-0 lead. Brohm completed 14-of-19 passes for 173 yards The defense scored a touchdown when Birmingham quarterback Casey Weldon mishandled a snap out of the shotgun. Duff pounced on the fumble and raced to the end zone and Clark scored again on the conversion, increasing Orlando's advantage to 14-0 with 6:24 left in the half. "I saw the end zone and nobody around me, but I'm not sure I could have gone another 20 yards," Duff said. "I might have started looking for a defensive back to pitch it to." A 42-yard field goal by Jay Taylor on the final play of the half capped the 17-point quarter. A nine-yard touchdown run by Clark with 11:50 left in the fourth quarter increased the lead to 23-0. Brohm threw an incompletion on the conversion attempt. Birmingham (2-2) spoiled the shutout bid when Weldon connected with Quincy Jackson on a 36-yard touchdown with 1:54 left. James Bostic failed to rush for the conversion. "Our defense really stepped it up," said Rage coach Galen Hall. "We didn't give up a big play until the very end of the game and whenever you make a team go the entire length of the field in little chunks, it becomes harder to score." TV: NBC Secondary Game (Matt Vasgersian and Jerry Lawler) BIRMINGHAM THUNDERBOLTS NOTES The Thunderbolts bring their big play defense into the Florida Citrus Bowl to face the high-powered Orlando Rage offense. The Bolts enter this week's contest allowing an average of 12 points a game, and have not allowed a touchdown in seven straight quarters. The Rage is averaging 25 points a game on offense. Bolts safety and reigning XFL Defensive Player of the Week Duane Butler is establishing a reputation for making the big play. Last week against Chicago he picked off an errant Enforcer pass and returned it 98 yards for a touchdown with 1:40 left to play, sealing the win for Birmingham. At Giants Stadium, Butler was credited with causing a pair of fumbles. One that stopped a Hitmen score and another that resulted in a 12-yard fumble return for a score by Keith Franklin. Butler, on his touchdown: "I got to the ball and took off running and then everything just got so loud and everybody just kind of looked the same," Butler said. "I was running down the sideline and I turned around and saw (teammate) Eric Sloan and thought he was from the other team, so I kind of sped up again. But then I realized it was him and so I slowed down and just started bumpin' to the music." Middle linebacker James Willis continues to be the heart and soul of the Birmingham defense, rolling up 12 total tackles last week against Chicago. Willis has registered double-digit tackles in each of Birmingham's three games and leads the team with 38 total tackles. Wideouts Stepfret Williams and Quincy Jackson have combined to make 60-percent of the receptions from quarterback Casey Weldon this season. Of 56 total receptions, Williams has 21 and Jackson 12. Bolts Tight end Nicky Savoie married Winston motorcycle drag racing champion Angelle Seeling. They were married last week. Savoie took the weekend off for honeymooning. Outside linebacker Dion Foxx and his brother own their own recording label, already having signed up several artists. ORLANDO RAGE NOTES The undefeated Orlando Rage return to the Florida Citrus Bowl on the heels of an 18-12, come-from-behind win over the Hitmen at Giants Stadium last Sunday. The Rage's high-flying offense will face another stiff challenge this week in the Thunderbolts defense, which has not allowed a touchdown in seven quarters. Last week against the Hitmen, the Rage only scored 18 points after averaging close to 30 points in its first two contests. Maybe they should call it the "Rage Zone," as through three games, Orlando has scored 6 touchdowns and one field goal in seven "Red Zone" opportunities. For a third consecutive game, the Orlando Rage topped the 100-yard mark in team rushing. Orlando leads the XFL in team rushing with 414 yards. QB Jeff Brohm led Orlando in rushing with 66 yards on six carries, including the game-winning TD, eliciting comparisons in the media to Steve Young, who he used to back up in San Francisco. Brohm's totals included a 20-yard run late in the 4th quarter that helped set up Derrick Clark's game-tying touchdown and a 33-yard touchdown run to win the game in the final two minutes. With five receptions for 88 yards, Rage wide receiver Dialleo Burks has now led Orlando in receptions for three consecutive weeks. Three Orlando Rage players will attempt to help themselves to a $5,000 birthday present this week. Running back Brian Shay (Thursday) and defensive linemen Ben Huff (Wednesday) and Bill Duff (Saturday), all celebrate birthdays this week and would like to celebrate with back-to-back win bonuses. When asked about what he wanted for his birthday before the New York game, Shay said "A couple of wins and the ensuing win bonuses would be a great gift for all three of us." sun 4/25/01 Las Vegas 0 6 7 3 -- 16 San Francisco 0 9 0 0 -- 9 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: None 2nd Quarter: SF - TD BRANDIN YOUNG 13 yard pass from Mike Pawlawski (1 pt conversion failed), 11:35 remaining in quarter. Drive: 9 plays, 82 yards in 4:39. San Francisco 6, Las Vegas 0 LAS - TD ROD SMART 2 yard run (1 pt conversion failed), 4:11 remaining in quarter. Drive: 9 plays, 41 yards in 4:48. Las Vegas 6, San Francisco 6 SF - FG MIKE PALANUK 36 yard field goal, :05 remaining in quarter. Drive: 13 plays, 57 yards in 4:06. San Francisco 9, Las Vegas 6 3rd Quarter: LAS - TD MIKE FURREY 41 yard pass from Mark Grieb (Rod Smart 1 pt run), 7:52 remaining in quarter. Drive: 1 play, 41 yards in 0:27. Key plays: Las Vegas 13, San Francisco 9 4th Quarter: LAS - FG PAUL MCCALLUM 43 yard field goal, 10:25 remaining in quarter. Drive: 4 plays, (-3) yards in 1:38.Las Vegas 16, San Francisco 9 Team Stats Outlaws Demons First Downs 9 16 Rushing 3 3 Passing 4 12 Penalty 2 1 3rd-Down Efficiency 2-11 6-13 4th-Down Efficiency 0-0 0-1 Total Net Yards 162 231 Total Plays 46 63 Average Gain 3.5 3.7 Net Yards Rushing 86 59 Rushes 20 10 Average per rush 4.3 5.9 Net Yards Passing 76 172 Completed-attempted 11-23 28-47 Yards per pass play 2.9 3.2 Sacked-yards lost 3-29 6-68 Passes intercepted 0 2 Punts- Average 7-36.3 4-37.0 Return Yardage(punts + int.) 35 36 No. of yards punt returns 4-19 7-36 No. of kickoff returns 3-31 4-48 No. of interception returns 2-16 0-0 Penalties- Yards 10-73 11-84 Fumbles- Lost 1-0 4-3 Time of Possession N/A N/A Player Statistics Missed field goals: Las Vegas (Paul Mccallum 46). Las Vegas rushing: Rod Smart 18-88, Mark Grieb 2-(-2). San Francisco rushing: Juan Johnson 2-26, James Hundon 1-16, Pat Barnes 2-10, Brandin Young 1-7, Mike Pawlawski 1-2, Terry Battle 1-0, Vaughn Dunbar 2-(-2). Las Vegas passing: Mark Grieb 11-23 for 105 yards, 0 INT, 1 TD. San Francisco passing: Mike Pawlawski 25-36 for 220 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD, Pat Barnes 3-11 for 20 yards, 1 INT, 0 TD. Las Vegas receiving: Mike Furrey 4-70, Rod Smart 3-6, Corey Nelson 2-21, Brett Bech 1-9, Nakia Jenkins 1-(-1). San Francisco receiving: James Hundon 6-69, Jimmy Cunningham 6-53, Juan Johnson 5-41, Brandin Young 4-23, Tydus Winans 3-35, Jamie Reader 2-10, Terry Battle 1-6, Travis Moore 1-3. Las Vegas tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Mike Crawford 4-0-0, Kurt Gouveia 4-1-0, Joseph Tuipala 5-0-1, Kory Blackwell 5-0-0, Chris Bayne 3-0-0, Brandon Sanders 3-0-0, Antonio Edwards 2-0-1, Jason Kaiser 2-0-0, Kelly Herndon 2-0-0, Hurley Tarver 1-0-0, Kelvin Kinney 2-0-2, Angel Rubio 2-0-1, Kevin Scott 1-0-0, Adriano Belli 1-0-1. San Francisco tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Dwayne Harper 8-0-0, James Williams 4-0-1, Dave Thomas 3-0-0, Craig Powell 3-0-1, Eric England 2-0-1, Terrance Joseph 1-0-0, Kevin Kaesviharn 1-0-0, Jermaine Miles 1-0-0, Abdul-salam Noah 1-0-0, Terrell Sutton 1-0-0, M. Kiselak 1-0-0. Interceptions: Las Vegas 2 (Brandon Sanders 1 for 13 yards, Hurley Tarver 1 for 3 yards). Fumbles lost: San Francisco (Mike Pawlawski 3, James Hundon). Fumbles lost: Las Vegas (Brandon Sanders) Opponent's fumbles recovered: Las Vegas (Kelvin Kinney, Angel Rubio, Carl Simpson). Date: 02/25/01 Day of Week: Sunday Starting time: 1:02 p.m. PT Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Cloudy. Temp: 54 Wind: E 3 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: 34,737 Time of Game: 2:53 Just three days after joining the team, Mark Grieb connected with Mike Furrey for the go-ahead 41-yard touchdown pass as the Las Vegas Outlaws defeated the San Francisco Demons, 16-9. Grieb, filling in for injured starter Ryan Clement, had an error-free game, completing 11-of-23 passes for 105 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. The Outlaws' defense forced five turnovers and blanked the Demons in the second half after conceding its first touchdown of the season. Mike Pawlawski capped a nine-play, 81-yard drive by hitting Brandin Young for a 13-yard score with 11:35 left in the second quarter as San Francisco grabbed a 6-0 lead. But the Demons (2-2) failed to hold onto a 9-6 halftime advantage and suffered their first loss in three Western Division games. Hoping to spark his offense in the second half, Demons coach Jim Skipper replaced Pawlawski after he completed 25-of-35 passes for 223 yards and an interception. Backup Pat Barnes fared no better with three completions and an interception in 11 attempts. Rod Smart rushed for 93 yards on 18 carries for the Outlaws (3-1). Las Vegas' Paul McCallum kicked three field goals, giving him seven in the last two games. TV: TNN (Craig Minervini and Bob Golic) LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS NOTES The Las Vegas Outlaws, fresh off their first loss of the season, open a three-game road swing at Pac Bell Park against the San Francisco Demons. The Vegas defense still has yet to give up a single touchdown on the season, and has given up just five field goals on the season. The Outlaw offense is now in the hands of its fourth QB in the last 7 weeks, as Mark Grieb, an Arena League and NFL Europe veteran who threw for 62 TDs and only 3 INT with the San Jose SaberCats in 2000, is expected to start against San Francisco. Grieb was signed early in the week. Outlaws Head Coach Jim Criner believes that Grieb, who played for him in Europe with the Scottish Claymores, can operate the teams modified West Coast attack. From starter to finished: QB Mike Cawley, who started last week's loss against Los Angeles, was waived on Monday. Against the Outlaws, the Hitmen, Maniax and Xtreme have combined to convert just 8 of 38 third down attempts (21.1%), the lowest in the league. Las Vegas also leads the league in takeaways, with eight (four INT's, four fumble recoveries). The Outlaws secondary will be more than ready for the Demons passing attack. The Outlaw secondary combines hard-hitting pursuit in the middle with excruciatingly tight coverage on the outside, evident by the corp's two sacks and three INTs in two games. CBs Kory Blackwell and Kevin Scott lock down opposing receivers with their NFL experience but don't lock up their jaws, as both like to talk all game long, while safeties Brandon Sanders and Jason Kaiser bring the wood every play, run or pass. SAN FRANCISCO DEMONS TEAM NOTES The Demons return to Pacific Bell Park after a two-game road trip to Orlando and Memphis. The Demons dropped the first road game in Orlando, 26-14, but bounced back last week with a 13-6 win at Memphis. A great story came out of San Francisco in the form of RB Terry Battle, the reigning XFL Offensive Player of the Week. Battle, who was on the Demons' practice squad for the first two games, was activated for the first time in week three and responded with a two-touchdown performance to lead San Francisco to a 13-6 win in Memphis on Saturday night. The tailback racked up 145 all-purpose yards on six carries for 35 yards, five catches for 54 yards and two kickoff returns for 56 yards. Battle was activated before the game to fill the roster spot vacated when TE Brian Roche was placed on injured reserve with a season-ending achilles tendon injury. After last week's game against Memphis, QB Mike Pawlawski maintained his standing as the XFL's leading passer. He has now thrown for all six of San Francisco's offensive touchdowns and is approaching 1,000 yards through the air after just three games (803). With the Outlaws being stingy on defense, especially against the run, look for Mike Pawlawski to try to stretch the defense with wideouts Jimmy "The Jet" Cunningham and James Hundon, who have caught a combined 31 balls this season. When Coach Jim Skipper wanted to find some kicking prospects to audition after Frank Biancamano had fallen on hard times late in training camp, Kicker Mike Panasuk was called out of his drama class at Lebanon (Ind.) High School and he flew to the Bay Area to discuss giving football one more try. When the phone rang in his classroom, he thought the voice on the other end would be a questioner from the television show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire." Instead, it was the Demons and his final answer was, "Yes." Memphis 9 6 0 3 -- 18 Los Angeles 0 3 9 0 -- 12 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: MEM - TD MARK THOMAS 2 yard pass from Jim Druckenmiller (1 pt conversion), 11:57 remaining in quarter. Drive: 5 plays, 50 yards in 3:03. Memphis 6, LA 0 1st Quarter: MEM - FG JEFF HALL 29 yard field goal, 5:27 remaining in quarter. Drive: 7 plays, 39 yards in 3:12. Memphis 9, LA 0 2nd Quarter LAS - FG JOSE CORTEZ 40 yard field goal, 13:03 remaining in quarter. Drive: 6 plays, 25 yards in 2:36. Memphis 9, LA 3 MEM - TD RASHAAN SALAAM 21 yard run (1 pt run failed), 11:11 remaining in quarter. Drive: 3 plays, 55 yards in 1:52. Memphis 15, LA 3 3rd Quarter: LOS - TD DARNELL MCDONALD 6 yard pass from Tommy Maddox (1 pt run failed), 9:50. Memphis 15, LA 9 3rd Quarter: LOS - FG JOSE CORTEZ 47 yard field goal, 6:56. Drive: 4 plays, 0 yards in :59. Memphis 15, LA 12 4th Quarter: MEM - FG JEFF HALL 23 yard field goal, 12:08. Drive: 11 plays, 26 yards in 6:04. Memphis 18, LA 12 Team Stats Maniax Xtreme First Downs 18 11 Rushing 7 1 Passing 10 7 Penalty 1 3 3rd-Down Efficiency 4-13 0-9 4th-Down Efficiency 1-1 1-2 Total Net Yards 373 152 Total Plays 62 50 Average Gain 6.0 3.0 Net Yards Rushing 166 40 Rushes 39 14 Average per rush 4.3 2.9 Net Yards Passing 207 112 Completed-attempted 13-22 11-35 Yards per pass 9 3.1 Sacked-yards lost 1-7 1-8 Passes intercepted 1 2 Punts- Average 4-23.3 5-42.6 Return Yardage (punts + int.) 47 41 No. of yards punt returns 4-41 4-15 No. of kickoff returns 4-66 5-110 Interceptions- returns 2-6 1-26 Penalties- Yards 7-45 6-39 Fumbles- Lost 8-2 3-2 Time of Possession 34:20 26:40 Player Statistics Missed field goals: Memphis 2 (Jeff Hall 30, 32). Memphis rushing: Rashaan Salaam 26-126, Rafael Cooper 6-36, Brent Moss 2-7, Team 1-minus 1, Jim Druckenmiller 5 (-3). Los Angeles rushing: Saladin Mccullough 7-33, Rashaan Shehee 5-8, Tommy Maddox 1 (-1). Memphis passing: Jim Druckenmiller 13-22 for 214 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD. Los Angeles passing: Tommy Maddox 11-35 for 120 yards, 2 INT, 1 TD. Memphis receiving: Kevin Prentiss 4-100, Charles Jordan 4-75, Mark Thomas 4-29, Daryl Hobbs 1-10. Los Angeles receiving: Darnell Mcdonald 6-86, Jeremaine Copeland 1-11, Larry Ryans 1-10, Latario Rachal 1-9, Damon Dunn 1-3, Saladin Mccullough 1-1. Memphis tackles-assists-sacks: Jack Kellogg 1-1-0, John Williams 3-0-0, Corey Sawyer 3-0-0, Rico Clark 3-0-0, Tyrone Bell 1-0-0, Anthony Marshall 1-1-0, Kevin Peoples 1-0-0, Shinzo Yamada1-0-0, Tramont Lawless 3-0-0, Richard Hogans 3-1-0, Mark Thomas 1-0-0, Patrick Sapp 1-0-1, TJ Frier 1-0-0. Los Angeles tackles-assists-sacks: Jeff Russell 3-0-0, Tinker Keck 1-0-0, Terry Billups 4-0-0, Dell Mcgee 2-0-0, Eric Johnson 6-0-0, Ricky Parker 3-1-0, Leomont Evans 5-0-0, Juan Long 2-1-0, Rico Mack 6-0-0, Shawn Stuckey 1-0-0, Errick Herrin 1-0-0, Matt Keneley 4-0-1, Eric Johnson 0-1-0, Curtis Eason 2-0-0, Chad Pegues 1-0-0, Jamal Duff 3-0-0. Interceptions: Memphis 2 (Shante Carver 1 for 6 yards, Corey Sawyer 1 for 0 yards); Los Angeles (Terry Billups 1 for 26 yards). Fumbles: Memphis 8(Druckenmiller 4, Salaam 2, Moss, Ma. Thomas 1); Los Angeles (Saladin Mccullough, Damon Dunn). Opponent's fumbles recovered: Memphis (John Williams, Jim Kitts); Los Angeles 3 (Maddox, Dunn, McCullough). Date: 02/25/01 Day of Week: Sunday Starting time: 4:07 PM Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Rain. Temp: 55 Humidity: ** Wind: W 10 mph OFFICIALS Referee : David Cutaia Line Judge : Roger McM Head Linesman : Dale Newhouse Field Judge : M. Mothershead Umpire : Al Granado Side Judge : Mike McCabe Back Judge : Gregory Steed Attendance: 18,341 Time of Game: 2:55 Former Heisman Trophy winner Rashan Salaam rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown as the Memphis Maniax held off the Los Angeles Xtreme, 18-12, in rain-soaked Los Angeles Coliseum. Salaam, the league's leading rusher, was coming off a poor performance in last Saturday's 13-6 loss at San Francisco, rushing for just 42 yards on 16 carries. But Salaam carried 26 times on a puddle-filled field and helped Memphis (2-2) avoid its third straight loss. The Maniax had the ball first and moved downfield with ease. Jim Druckenmiller completed a 36-yard pass to Kevin Prentiss and Salaam had a 13-yard run to the 1 before Druckenmiller found Tre Thomas in the end zone from two yards out for the game's first points. The teams traded field goals before Salaam gave Memphis a 15-3 lead with 10 1/2 minutes remaining in the first half with his 21-yard run. Salaam carried the ball three times for 55 yards during the drive. Los Angeles (2-2) rallied in the third quarter. Tommy Maddox connected with Darnell McDonald on a six-yard TD pass with 9:26 left before Jose Cortez kicked a 47-yard field goal just under three minutes later that cut the deficit to 15-12. With just over three minutes left in the period, Maddox had his pass intercepted by Corey Sawyer, setting up Jeff Hall's 23-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter that capped the scoring. Maddox clearly was affected by the weather conditions, completing 11-of-35 passes for 121 yards and two interceptions. The Xtreme had just 151 total yards, with McDonald accounting for 86 on six receptions. Druckenmiller, a former San Francisco 49er, was 13-of-22 for 215 yards. Memphis fumbled the ball eight times, losing two, but amassed 365 total yards. Los Angeles had a two-game winning streak snapped. TV: UPN (Chris Marlowe and Brian Bosworth) MEMPHIS MANIAX NOTES After back-to-back home losses to division foes Las Vegas and San Francisco, the Memphis Maniax seek to even their record at 2-2 and keep their road record unblemished when they visit the Los Angeles Coliseum for a Sunday date with the Los Angeles Xtreme. QB Jim Druckenmiller will make his first start at Los Angeles. He completed six of 10 throws for 85 yards with two interceptions in relief of Marcus Crandell last Saturday. Either Crandell or Craig Whelihan will back up Druckenmiller. Look for Running Back Rashaan Salaam to continue to carry the load for the Maniax. He carried the ball 17 times for 82 yards against the Outlaws and 16 times for 42 yards vs. San Francisco. The focus this week in Memphis is turnovers: In the last two contests, the Maniax have turned the ball over seven times. The Maniax scored 19 points on three touchdowns in the first 22:34 of the game at Birmingham in the season opener… Since that time, Memphis has been limited to just four field goals and the Maniax have gone nearly 10 ½ quarters without a touchdown. LOS ANGELES XTREME NOTES The Los Angeles Xtreme return to the LA Coliseum to host the Memphis Maniax after surviving another last-second win over the Las Vegas Outlaws, 12-9. Look for the Xtreme to return to the four- and five-wide sets that catapulted the team to its double-overtime victory over the Enforcers in Week Two. The Xtreme's defense looks to duplicate its dominant performance from last week. In Las Vegas, the Xtreme defense shut down the Outlaws star running back, Rod Smart, a.k.a "He Hate Me." The Xtreme defense stifled Mr. Me to minus-nine yards on five carries at halftime. Smart finished the game with just 24 yards on 15 carries for an average of 1.6 yards per carry. Based on K Jose Cortez performance last week, the Xtreme is confident it can win games without scoring touchdowns. One week after QB Tommy Maddox questioned whether they should even try field goals on national TV, the El Salvador native saved the day and possibly his job with four consecutive field goals including the game winner from 48 yards as time expired against the Outlaws. Xtreme WR Darnell McDonald, who caught two TDs in week two, sat out last Saturday with injured ribs. His status will be decided later in the week. The seasons of the Xtreme and the Maniax appear to be going in opposite directions. After losing in its season opener 15-13 to the Demons, the Xtreme return this week to the Coliseum with a two-game win streak. The Maniax, who won its season opener on the road 24-22 over the Bolts in Birmingham, have dropped its last two games-both at home. Last Saturday night on national television, Shawn Stuckey and fellow linebacker Juan Long had a little surprise for He Hate Me. When Stuckey and Long came out on the field for the first time at 8:46 of the first quarter, Stuckey had "I HATE HE" and Long had "I HATE HE TOO" written on the back of their jerseys in place of their own names. On the first play from scrimmage in the Outlaws second drive, "I HATE HE TOO" (Long) greeted "HE HATE ME" at the line a scrimmage for no gain. Long had four tackles on the night. Stuckey added one. "I had a lot of fun with it," said Stuckey. "I think it was good for the game and I think it was good for the league." week 5 Los Angeles 7 6 6 3 -- 22 NY/NJ 0 7 0 0 -- 7 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: LA - TD JOSH WILCOX 5 yard pass from Tommy Maddox (T. Maddox 1 pt. conversion run); 5:03 remaining in quarter. Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards in 4:44. Los Angeles 7, NY/NJ 0. 2nd Quarter: NY/NJ - TD ZOLA DAVIS 8 yard pass from Wally Richardson (M. Hinton 1 pt. conversion pass from W. Richardson); 13:48 remaining in quarter. Drive: 10 plays, 71 yards in 6:15. Los Angeles 7, NY/NJ 7. LA - FG JOSE CORTEZ 36 yard field goal; 8:08 remaining in quarter. Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards in 5:40.Los Angeles 10, NY/NJ 7. LA - FG JOSE CORTEZ 27 yard field goal; 2:44 remaining in quarter. Drive: 7 plays, 27 yards in 3:04. Los Angeles 13, NY/NJ 7. 3rd Quarter: LA - TD JEREMAINE COPELAND 5 yard pass from Tommy Maddox (K. Oxendine 1 pt. run failed); 9:40 remaining in quarter. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards in 5:20. Los Angeles 19, NY/NJ 7. 4th Quarter: LA - FG JOSE CORTEZ 27 yard field goal, 12:49 remaining in quarter. Drive: 14 plays, 74 yards in 7:20. Los Angeles 22, NY/NJ 7. Team Stats Xtreme Hitmen First Downs 24 11 Rushing 4 6 Passing 17 5 Penalty 3 0 3rd-Down Efficiency 6-12 5-11 4th-Down Efficiency 0-0 2-2 Total Net Yards 350 261 Total Plays 62 47 Average Gain 5.6 5.6 Net Yards Rushing 78 172 Rushes 23 21 Average per rush 3.4 8.2 Net Yards Passing 272 89 Completed-attempted 23-37 14-22 Yards per pass play 7.0 3.4 Sacked-yards lost 2-15 4-22 Passes intercepted 0 1 Punts- Average 1-27.0 2-32.5 Return Yardage (punts + int.) 47 21 No. of yards punt returns 2-38 1-21 No. of kickoff returns 2-23 6-141 No. of interception returns 1-9 0-0 Penalties- Yards 3-30 8-68 Fumbles- Lost 0-0 2-2 Time of Possession 32:36 27:24 Player Statistics Missed field goals: Los Angeles (Jose Cortez 44); NYNJ (Leo Araguz 49). Los Angeles rushing: Rashaan Shehee 13-56, Ken Oxendine 7-25, Tommy Maddox 3-minus 3. NYNJ rushing: Joe Aska 11-93, Wally Richardson 6-68, Michael Blair 3-7, Mike Archie 1-4. Los Angeles passing: Tommy Maddox 23-37 for 287 yards, 0 INT, 2 TD. NYNJ passing: Wally Richardson 14-22 for 111 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD. Los Angeles receiving: Jeremaine Copeland 6-81, Darnell Mcdonald 5-68, Latario Rachal 4-63, Larry Ryans 2-15, Rashaan Shehee 2-13, Josh Wilcox 2-10, Ken Oxendine 1-23, Frank Leatherwood 1-14. NYNJ receiving: Zola Davis 4-36, Anthony Dicosmo 3-25, Kirby Dar Dar 2-31, Michael Blair 2-14, Keith Elias 1-7, Fred Brock 1-2, Joe Aska 1-minus 4. Los Angeles - tackles-assists-sacks: Shawn Stuckey 3-2-.5, Jeff Russell 6-0-0, Ricky Parker 6-0-0, Jamal Duff 3-1-1.5, Leomont Evans 3-1-0, Ron Carpenter 1-0-0, Errick Herrin 2-1-0, Eric Johnson 2-0-0, Curtis Eason 1-2-0, Matt Keneley 2-1-0, Eric Johnson 2-0-1, Dell Mcgee 2-0-0, Ramondo Stallings 1-0-1, Terry Billups 1-0-0, Juan Long 1-0-0, Rico Mack 1-0-0. NYNJ - tackles-assists-sacks: Damen Wheeler 6-1-0, Brad Trout 4-2-0, Israel Raybon 4-0-0, Dwayne Sabb 4-0-0, Haven Fields 3-1-0, Tawambi Settles 4-0-0, Mike Barber 3-0-1, Tim Beauchamp 2-1-1, Tyree Talton 2-1-0, Ben Hanks 2-0-0, Butler Bynote 3-0-0, Mark Tate 2-0-0, Tyrell Peters 2-0-0, Joey Eloms 1-1-0, Christian Maumalanga 0-1-0, Henry Slay 1-0-0. Interceptions: Los Angeles (Terry Billups 1 for 9 yards). Fumbles lost: NYNJ (Wally Richardson, Joe Aska). Opponent's fumbles recovered: Los Angeles (Leomont Evans, Errick Herrin). Date: 03/03/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 8:05 p.m. ET Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Overcast. Temp: 47 Wind: NW 6 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: 27,479 Time of Game: 2:39 Tommy Maddox threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and Jose Cortez kicked three field goals as the Los Angeles Xtreme scored 15 unanswered points to defeat the punchless New York-New Jersey Hitmen, 22-7. Maddox, a former NFL first-round pick of Denver, completed 23-of-37 passes without an interception to lead the Xtreme (3-2) to their third win in the last four games. Joe Aska rushed for 92 yards on just 11 carries for the Hitmen but fumbled for one of their turnovers. The running back capped his team's fourth defeat in five games by getting ejected for throwing a punch in the final period. Hitmen quarterback Wally Richardson, who was 14-of-22 for 111 yards, fumbled at the Xtreme 16-yard line to waste a 63-yard opening drive. Los Angeles' ensuing drive ended with tight end Josh Wilcox catching a five-yard TD pass from Maddox, to complete an 11-play, 65-yard march. Maddox ran in the extra point to give the Xtreme a 7-0 lead. Richardson threw an eight-yard TD pass to wide receiver Zola Davis as the Hitmen knotted the contest at 7-7 with 13:48 left in the first half. But the Xtreme grabbed a 13-7 halftime lead as Cortez put kicks of 36 and 27 yards between the uprights. Maddox completed 7-of-8 passes in engineering a 75-yard drive to open the second half. On the 10th play, he found wide receiver Jeremaine Copeland from five yards out for a 19-7 lead. TV: NBC (Jim Ross and Jesse Ventura) LOS ANGELES XTREME NOTES: OUTLOOK: The Xtreme look to bounce back after an 18-12 loss to Memphis last week in rain-soaked conditions which absolutely grounded Los Angeles' aerial attack. GAME PLAN: After having the passing game grounded by the elements last week, look for Tommy Maddox to establish wideouts Jermaine Copeland and Darnell McDonald early and often. The Xtreme defense may be able to take risks against a Hitmen offense which is in just its second game under Richardson at QB. INJURIES: QUESTIONABLE: RB Ken Oxendine (Ankle), S Ricky Parker (Wrist), WR Larry Ryans (Hamstring). PROBABLE: CB Terry Billups (Quad), DE Jamal Duff (Bicep), CB Dell McGee (Groin), DT Ramondo Stallings (Knee). NEWS AND NOTES: Including this Saturday against the Hitmen, the Xtreme will have faced the top three-ranked defenses in the past three weeks. The Xtreme's offense is ranked fifth in the league….Xtreme quarterback Tommy Maddox ranks third in the league in passing yards (862 yards) and tied for second in passing touchdowns (6)….Maddox will continue to look for his favorite receiver in Jermaine Copeland, who leads the league with 29 receptions, but Maddox will have to watch out for New York's CB Damen Wheeler, who is tied for second in the league in interceptions….Second Chance: Xtreme field goal kicker Jose Cortez has made his last six field goals, including two (40, 47) against the Maniax in rainy conditions. Just a week after having his job on the line, Cortez leads the XFL in field goal made with eight on eleven attempts….The Xtreme dropped from being ranked second in total defense following the Week Three to being ranked sixth in total defense following Week Four. But, New York's offense is ranked seventh in the league in total offense. OFF THE FIELD: Los Angeles returns to NBC this week, on which it is undefeated at 2-0. The Xtreme are winless at 0-2 when not on NBC…. Maddox returns to New Jersey, where he formerly quarterbacked the Red Dogs of Arena Football…. You know what they say about kickers: Cortez is 4-6 on field goals with a shoe on his kicking foot and 4-5 kicking barefoot. NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY HITMEN NOTES: OUTLOOK: The revitalized Hitmen return home to Giants Stadium coming off their first win of the season, a 13-0 win over the Chicago Enforcers last week in a torrential downpour at Soldier Field. GAME PLAN: Throw out the books last week, as Mother Nature dictated impossible conditions to do too much. Therefore, Saturday marks QB Wally Richardson's first real chance to show his stuff, making his second start of the season. The aggressive Hitmen defense (nine sacks last week) must apply constant pressure to Xtreme QB Maddox to ground Los Angeles' aerial weaponry. INJURIES: QUESTIONABLE: LB Ron Merkerson (Concussion), OT Jeff Pilon (Shoulder), LB Bernard Russ (Leg). PROBABLE: DE Dwayne Sabb (Elbow). NEWS AND NOTES: This week, the Hitmen lead the league in total defense and boasts this week's XFL's Defensive Player of the Week, DE Israel Raybon. "Raybo" recorded three sacks and racked up six tackles for NY/NJ. "I told (Chicago QB Tim Lester) he was going to be in for a long night," said Raybon. "When I sacked him the first time, I said, 'Remember me. I'll see you next time you drop back.'"….Raybon is second in the XFL with five sacks on the season and his 21 tackles ranks him 10th in the league in that category….In his first XFL start, Quarterback Wally Richardson completed 9 of 13 passes for 83 yards….Running Back Michael Blair, with friends and family on hand, the Chicago native played with renewed vigor, making the most of his chances. Blair averaged 8.7 yards-per-carry and caught a pair of passes for 19 yards, one of which helped to set up Araguz' first quarter field goal. Look for the burly fullback's role in the offense to expand against the Xtreme. OFF THE FIELD: RB John Aska, who played his first-ever XFL game at RB last week, wears a glass eye in his right eye. Aska lost his eye in a childhood accident in the Virgin Islands. Birmingham 0 3 0 7 -- 10 San Francisco 14 6 7 12 -- 39 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: SF - TD PAT BARNES 2 yard TD run (J. Johnson 1 pt. conversion run); 8:42 remaining in quarter. Drive: 10 plays, 76 yards in 6:18. San Francisco 7, Birmingham 0. SF - TD BRIAN ROBERSON 19 yard pass from Pat Barnes (P. Barnes 1 pt. conversion run); 3:02 remaining in quarter. Drive: 6 plays, 35 yards in 3:25. San Francisco 14, Birmingham 0 2nd Quarter: SF - TD JUAN JOHNSON 11 yard pass from Pat Barnes (T. Battle 1 pt conversion failed); 3:56 remaining in quarter. Drive: 4 plays, 20 yards in 3:01. San Francisco 20, Birmingham 0. BIR - FG BRAD PALAZZO 30 yard field goal. Drive: 6 plays, 45 yards in 2:58. San Francisco 20, Birmingham 3. 3rd Quarter: SF - TD TERRY BATTLE 3 yard run (P. Elisara 1 pt. pass from P. Barnes) Drive: 1 play, 3 yards in 0:47. San Francisco 27, Birmingham 3. 4th Quarter: SF - FG MIKE PANASUK 22 yard field goal, 14:31 remaining in quarter. Drive: 6 plays, 16 yards in 4:08. San Francisco 30, Birmingham 3. SF - FG MIKE PANASUK 42 yard field goal, 7:08 remaining in quarter. Drive: 5 plays, 16 yards in 3:18. San Francisco 33, Birmingham 3. BIR - TD STEPFRET WILLIAMS 92 yard pass from Jay Barker (C. Alexander 1 pt conversion run); 5:10 remaining in quarter. Drive: 8 plays, 92 yards in 1:58. San Francisco 33, Birmingham 10. BIR - TD TERRELL SUTTON 47 punt return (V. Dunbar 1 pt. run failed); :42 remaining in quarter. San Francisco 39, Birmingham 10. Team Stats Bolts Demons First Downs 6 20 Rushing 4 11 Passing 2 6 Penalty 0 3 3rd-Down Efficiency 2-10 4-10 4th-Down Efficiency 0-0 1-3 Total Net Yards 177 261 Total Plays 40 55 Average Gain 4.4 4.7 Net Yards Rushing 48 161 Rushes 14 38 Average per rush 3.4 4.2 Net Yards Passing 129 100 Completed-attempted 9-24 10-17 Yards per pass play 5.0 5.9 Sacked-yards lost 2-12 0-0 Passes intercepted 3 0 Punts- Average 5-37.8 0 Return Yardage(punts + int.) 0 214 No. of yards punt returns 0-0 5-126 No. of kickoff returns 8-93 2-27 No. of interception returns 0-0 3-88 Penalties- Yards 7-67 5-25 Fumbles- Lost 2-1 0-0 Time of Possession 23:09 36:51 Player Statistics Missed field goals: San Francisco (Mike Panasuk 42). Birmingham rushing: James Bostic 12-58, Jay Barker 1-5, Casey Weldon 1-minus 15. San Francisco rushing: Juan Johnson 17-99, Pat Barnes 7-28, Terry Battle 8-16, Travis Moore 1-9, Oteman Sampson 1-5, Jamie Reader 1-4, Vaughn Dunbar 3-0. Birmingham passing: Casey Weldon 4-13 for 35 yards, 2 INT, 0 TD, Jay Barker 5-11 for 106 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD. San Francisco passing: Pat Barnes 10-17 for 100 yards, 0 INT, 2 TD. Birmingham receiving: Stepfret Williams 4-119, Kaipo Mcguire 2-1, Quincy Jackson 1-16, James Bostic 1-3, Kevin Drake 1-2. San Francisco receiving: Brian Roberson 6-69, Jimmy Cunningham 2-11, Juan Johnson 1-11, Tydus Winans 1-9. Birmingham tackles-assists-sacks: James Willis 6-0-0, Jarett Loggins 4-0-0, Calvin Jackson 4-0-0, Duane Butler 3-1-0, Eric Sloan 2-0-0, Cedric Pittman 3-0-0, Jimmy Brumbaugh 3-0-0, Keith Franklin 2-0-0, Chris Shelling 3-0-0, Charles Preston 3-0-0, Dion Foxx 2-0-0, Patrick Scott 2-1-0, Quinton Reese 2-0-0, Sedrick Curry 1-0-0, Johnny Mitchell 2-0-0, Malcolm Hamilton 1-0-0, Toya Jones 1-0-0. San Francisco tackles-assists-sacks: James Williams 5-1-0, Jon Haskins 3-0-0, Kevin Kaesviharn 3-0-0, Jermaine Miles 2-0-2, Terrance Joseph 1-0-0, Carl Hansen 2-0-0, Wendell Davis 1-0-0, Craig Powell 1-1-0, Emile Palmer 1-0-0, Dwayne Harper 1-0-0, Abdul-salam Noah 1-0-0, Terrell Sutton 1-0-0, Greg Williams 0-1-0. Interceptions: San Francisco (Greg Williams 1 for 49 yards, Kevin Kaesviharn 1 for 32 yards, T. Sutton 1 for 7 yards). Fumbles lost: Birmingham 3 (Casey Weldon, Jay Barker, O. Powell). Opponent's fumbles recovered: San Francisco (Emile Palmer). Date: 03/03/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 5:15 p.m. PT Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Rain. Temp: 52 Wind: N 6 mph OFFICIALS Referee : Dennis Lipski Line Judge : John Mcgrath Head Linesman : Jerry Bergman Field Judge : Al Delvento Umpire : Frank Kosman Side Judge : Mike Mccabe Back Judge : Andrew Panucci Attendance: 33,403 Time of Game: 2:45 Pat Barnes quickly dispelled any nerves the Demons had about him taking over for injured starter Mike Pawlawski who will be sidelined three weeks with a neck injury. Barnes threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another as San Francisco pounded Birmingham 39-10 before more than 33,000 fans in the Hell Hole Saturday night. Barnes threw for 99 yards on 10-of-15 passing and ran for 42 more. The entire game was played in a steady rain. Demons RB Juan Johnson rushed for 99 yards and caught an 11 yard touchdown pass, his only reception of the day, to put the Demons up 20-0 in the second quarter. Barnes also fourn Brian Roberson for a 19 yard scoring passes. Roberson also rushed for 28 yards and another score. Terry Battle scored on a 3-yard run early in the third quarter that gave San Francisco a 27-3 lead. Mike Panasuk added two field goals. Birmingham (2-3) lost its second straight as quarterback Casey Weldon completed just 4-of-13 passes for 35 yards. He fumbled once and threw two interceptions. Jay Barker came off the bench to throw for 106 yards -- 92 on a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Stepfret Williams, the Bolts' only score. Williams had four catches for 119 yards. San Francisco's Terrell Sutton returned a punt 42 yards for a score with 47 seconds remaining in the game. TV: NBC Secondary Game BIRMINGHAM THUNDERBOLTS NOTES: OUTLOOK: The Thunderbolts head west to face the San Francisco Demons and must bounce back from the psychological letdown of being trounced by division rivals Orlando, 30-6, last week in a game which could have gotten the Bolts within one game of the first-place Rage. GAME PLAN: On offense, durable QB Casey Weldon loves to find dangerous WR Stepfret Williams, but Birmingham needs to re-establish RB James Bostic, who despite just 16 yards on 12 carries last week, still ranks third in the XFL with 234 yards rushing on the season. On the defensive end, CB Duane Butler and the secondary must be ready for a Demons team which handed off to running backs just six times last week, but will be led by backup QB Pat Barnes. INJURIES: QUESTIONABLE: LB Malcolm Hamilton (Shoulder). NEWS AND NOTES: Birmingham has developed a reputation as slow starters, having not scored a point in the first quarter of any game this season. The Bolts have been outscored 45-20 in the first half through four games….Bolts cornerback Butler is establishing a reputation for making the big play. Against Chicago he picked off an errant Enforcer pass and returned it 98 yards for a touchdown with 1:40 left to play, sealing the win for Birmingham. Against NY/NJ, Butler was credited with causing a pair of fumbles. One that stopped a Hitmen score and another that resulted in a 12-yard fumble return for a score by Keith Franklin. Last week he recorded six tackles against Orlando….Middle linebacker James Willis leads the XFL in total tackles, having recorded 45 stops through four games. His 11.3 tackles per game easily leads the Bolts….Bolts safety Chris Shelling leads the club in solo stops with 24. Answering to the nickname of "Shocker", Shelling has established himself as the leader of the Birmingham secondary. OFF THE FIELD: Outside linebacker Dion Foxx and his brother own their own recording label, already having signed up several artists….Defensive end Kyle Schroeder, currently on the practice squad, was using his Dartmouth degree to work on Wall Street before joining the Bolts during week three. SAN FRANCISCO DEMONS NOTES: OUTLOOK: After a tough loss to Las Vegas in front of another huge crowd last Sunday, the Demons return to the "Hellhole" this weekend, but how will they deal with the loss of XFL passing leader Mike Pawlawski, who will be sidelined three weeks with a neck injury? GAME PLAN: All eyes will be on QB Pat Barnes, who steps in for Pawlawski to run an offense which only ran the ball ten times last week, only six of those designed plays for running backs. CB Dwayne Harper and the secondary will have their hands full with QB Weldon (2nd in the XFL in passing yards and accuracy) and WR Williams (326 yards receiving leads the XFL). INJURIES: OUT: QB Mike Pawlawski (Neck). DOUBTFUL: DE Jomo Cousins (Rib), TE Sean Manuel (Knee). QUESTIONABLE: WR James Hundon (Rib), C Curtice Macfarlane (Knee), WR Brian Roberson (Groin). PROBABLE: WR Jimmy Cunningham (Elbow), S Pete Destefano (Concussion), LB Jon Haskins (Shoulder), DB Kevin Kaesviharn (Neck). NEWS AND NOTES: San Francisco's offense is currently ranked third in the league and faces a Birmingham defense that is ranked fifth….The Demons' offense ranks first in the league in passing, but seventh in the league in rushing….Before the injury, Pawlawski led the XFL in passing yards (1023), accuracy (64.5%) and TD passes (7)….The Demons attack does spread the wealth, with three wideouts in the top 10 in the league in receptions (Jimmy Cunningham 22, James Hundon 21, Brian Roberson 14)….The San Francisco Demons continue to lead the XFL in attendance. Last week, the Demons had 34,737guests and are averaging 36,495 after two games. OFF THE FIELD: OL Scott Adams has purchased a block of tickets and will be hosting a group of children from "Young Life," an organization which deals with at-risk youth in the East Bay Area. Adams and C Mike Kiselak will also be going to speak to the organization on March 9. sun 3/4/01 Las Vegas 7 6 0 0 -- 13 Chicago 0 0 9 6 -- 15 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: LAS - TD YO MURPHY 19 yard TD pass from Mark Grieb (R. Brady 1 pt. pass from M. Grieb); 8:08 remaining in quarter. Drive: 7 plays, 56 yards in 4:17. Outlaws 7, Enforcers 0. 2nd Quarter: LAS - TD YO MURPHY 7 yard TD pass from Mark Grieb (M. Grieb 1 pt. run failed); 8:08 remaining in quarter. Drive: 10 plays, 64 yards in 5:27. Outlaws 13, Enforcers 0. 3rd Quarter: CHI - TD CHARLES WILEY 1 yard run (K. McDougal 1 pt pass failed); 5:30 remaining in quarter. Drive: 16 plays, 81 yards in 9:30. Outlaws 13, Enforcers 6. CHI - FG ANDY CROSLAND 31 yard field goal. Drive: 4 plays, 1 yard in 2:03. Outlaws 14, Enforcers 9. 4th Quarter: CHI - TD LESHON JOHNSON 2 yard run (K. McDougal 1 pt. pass failed), 00:19 remaining in quarter. Drive: 6 plays, 82 yards in 1:40. Enforcers 15, Outlaws 13. Team Stats Outlaws Enforcers First Downs 13 17 Rushing 6 8 Passing 5 6 Penalty 2 3 3rd-Down Efficiency 5-8 4-12 4th-Down Efficiency 0-0 2-2 Total Net Yards 223 237 Total Plays 44 54 Average Gain 5.1 4.4 Net Yards Rushing 130 85 Rushes 25 30 Average per rush 5.2 2.8 Net Yards Passing 98 169 Completed-attempted 9-18 17-22 Yards per pass play 4.9 6.3 Sacked-yards lost 1-5 2-17 Passes intercepted 2 1 Punts- Average 2-32.5 3-33.3 Return Yardage(punts + int.) 57 25 No. of yards punt returns 2-9 2-6 No. of kickoff returns 3-28 4-80 No. of interception returns 1-48 2-19 Penalties- Yards 11-115 6-41 Fumbles- Lost 0-0 0-0 Time of Possession 26:32 33:28 Player Statistics Missed field goals: Las Vegas (Paul Mccallum 41); Chicago (Andy Crosland 43). Las Vegas rushing: Rod Smart 21-122, Chrys Chukwuma 2-8, Yo Murphy 1-0. Chicago rushing: John Avery 19-53, Leshon Johnson 6-18, Kevin Mcdougal 3-10, Aaron Bailey 1-3, Charles Wiley 1-1. Las Vegas passing: Mark Grieb 9-18 for 98 yards, 2 INT, 2 TD. Chicago passing: Kevin Mcdougal 17-22 for 169 yards, 1 INT, 0 TD. Las Vegas receiving: Rod Smart 4-28, Yo Murphy 3-38, Mike Furrey 1-18, Nakia Jenkins 1-14. Chicago receiving: Ryan Yarborough 5-37, John Avery 4-35, Luke Leverson 2-38, Aaron Bailey 2-32, Tyji Armstong 2-14, Junior Lord 1-9, Willie Tate 1-4. Las Vegas tackles-assists-sacks: Joseph Tuipala 8-1-1, Kevin Scott 6-0-0, Jason Kaiser 3-1-0, Mike Crawford 4-1-0, Angel Rubio 4-0-0, Kurt Gouveia 2-2-0, Hurley Tarver 2-1-0, Kelly Herndon 2-1-1, Michael Mason 2-0-0, Brandon Sanders 1-0-0, Ty Parten 2-0-0, Carl Simpson 1-1-0, Jamel Williams 2-0-0, Kelvin Kinney 2-0-0, Antonio Edwards 2-0-0, Adriano Belli 1-0-0, Toran James 1-0-0, Kory Blackwell 0-1-0. Chicago tackles-assists-sacks: Kerry Cooks 7-2-0, Matt Finkes 2-3-0, Ray Austin 5-0-0, Aaron Humphrey 4-0-0, Jamie Baisley 3-2-0, Larry Fitzpatrick 2-2-1, Dorian Brew 3-0-0, Hubert Thompson 2-3-0, Jason Bray 1-0-0, Corey Ivy 1-0-0, Mac Tuiaea 0-1-0, R. Murphy 1-0-0, S. Palmer 2-0-0. Interceptions: Las Vegas (Brandon Sanders 1 for 13 yards [K. Herndon 0 for 35 yards]); Chicago (Dorian Brew 2 for 19 yards). Fumbles lost: None. Opponent's fumbles recovered: None. Date: 03/04/01 Day of Week: Sunday Starting time: 3:08 p.m. CT Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Cloudy Temp: 30 Wind: NE 20 mph OFFICIALS Referee : David Dutaia Line Judge : Roger M. Head Linesman : Dale Newhouse Field Judge : M. Mothershead Umpire : John Bradley Side Judge : Gene Steratore Back Judge : Gregory Steed Attendance: 15,281 Time of Game: 2:37 The Chicago Enforcers went through the XFL's stingiest defense to get their first win of the season. LeShon Johnson scored on a two-yard run with 19 seconds remaining as the Enforcers became the last team in the league to win, rallying for a 15-13 victory over the Las Vegas Outlaws. Trailing 13-9, the Enforcers took over on their own 18-yard line with two minutes remaining before driving down the field for the winning touchdown. After a short completion by Kevin McDougal on first down, a 38-yard interference penalty by cornerback Hurley Tarver on the next play moved the ball to the Las Vegas 35. Two plays later, McDougal hit Luther Leverson for a 17-yard gain to move the ball to the Outlaws 2. After Johnson was stopped on first down, he dove over the pile on the next play to give Chicago (1-4) the lead. Making his first start of the season, McDougal went 17-of-22 for 169 yards and one interception. The Outlaws (3-2) entered the game ranked second in the league in total defense, surrendering just one touchdown and a league-low 24 points in their first four games. It looked like they would build on those statistics in this contest, holding the Enforcers to 71 net yards in the first half. Mark Grieb, making his second start, threw touchdown passes of 19 and seven yards to Yo Murphy in the first half, giving Las Vegas a 13-0 lead. Grieb went 9-of-18 for 98 yards with two interceptions. Nicknamed "He Hate Me," Rod Smart rushed for 116 yards on 21 attempts for Las Vegas. The Enforcers got back into it in the third quarter. Charles Wiley ran one yard for a score and Andy Crosland kicked a 31-yard field goal, cutting the deficit to 13-9 entering the final period. TV: TNN (Craig Minervini and Bob Golic) LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS NOTES: OUTLOOK: Las Vegas, at 3-1, will look to hang on to sole possession of first place in the West, while all three other teams sit at 2-2 and play Eastern Division foes this weekend. The Outlaws take their undefeated road record into the elements of Soldier Field to take on the winless Chicago Enforcers. GAME PLAN: Despite QB Mark Grieb's win in his first XFL start, QB Ryan Clement returns to full practice this week from a shoulder injury, meaning Outlaws coach Jim Criner may have a decision on his hands regarding a starter. Vegas' running attack looked good in last week's win in San Francisco, with Rod "He Hate Me" Smart racking up 88 yards and a touchdown. The swarming Vegas defense will be ready if Avery can go for Chicago, and look to make it a long day for whoever Chicago offers up at QB. INJURIES: OUT: WR Brett Bech (Back). QUESTIONABLE: S Chris Bayne (Concussion), QB Ryan Clement (Shoulder), David Diaz-Infante (Knee). PROBABLE: DT Adriano Belli (Bicep), OL Jon Blackman (Back), LB Kurt Gouveia (Groin), LB Jason Kaiser (Thigh), G Pat Kesi (Knee), DE Michael Mason (Knee), CB Hurley Tarver (Head). NEWS AND NOTES: Las Vegas added WR Yo Murphy to its receiving corp, and the NFL veteran is expected to step in and start at WR and on the return team.The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Minnesota Viking and Scottish Claymore wideout is the second offensive addition in seven days. Nagging injuries to Outlaws WRs Todd Floyd (concussion), Nakia Jenkins (heel) and Brett Bech (back) necessitated the move.…In his debut last week, QB Grieb was 11of 23 for 105 yards and one touchdown….Las Vegas, owner of the XFL's top-rated defense, will face an Enforcer offense that is averaging only 3 points a game over the past two weeks; Chicago averaged 30 points a game in its first two weeks….As a unit, the Las Vegas defense has allowed opponents only one touchdown and just 24 points in four games. The Hitmen, Maniax and Xtreme combined to convert just 8 of 38 third down attempts (21.1%) during the first three weeks, with the Demons enjoying a conversion rate of 6 of 13 last week…. Outlaws S Jamel Williams hopes to extend his "scramble for the ball" streak to five straight wins, as the former Nebraska DB has dominated the "Mad Dash" in all three Outlaws victories as well as last Saturday's loss. OFF THE FIELD: It will be a Soldier Field homecoming for Carl Simpson and Keith Jennings, both of whom used to play for the Chicago Bears….Prior to joining the Outlaws last week, Grieb was pursuing his masters degree in science education at Stanford, but he quickly made arrangements to complete the academic quarter. CHICAGO ENFORCERS NOTES: OUTLOOK: Last week's home opener against winless NY/NJ seemed like it would be the perfect tonic for the winless Enforcers, but without John Avery, Chicago fell to the Hitmen, 13-0. Chicago will try again this week when it hosts the Western-Division leading Las Vegas Outlaws (3-1) at Soldier Field. GAME PLAN: The Chicago offense revolves around Avery, who leads the XFL with a 5.2 yards-per-carry average. The RB is probable for this weekend after missing last week's loss with a left quad contusion. Even a healthy Avery would be tested against the menacing Vegas defense. Tim Lester's status as the starting QB may be in jeopardy this weekend, with Paul Failla and Kevin McDougal as options. INJURIES: OUT: LB Casey Dailey (Knee), G Paul Janus (Hand). DOUBTFUL: OL Chris Perez (Ankle). QUESTIONABLE: RB John Avery (Quad), K Andy Crosland (Quad), DE Jason Chorak (Ankle), G Bryan LaBelle (Shoulder), G Rob Murphy (Knee), T Tony Ramirez (Knee). PROBABLE: QB Kevin McDougal (Groin). NEWS AND NOTES: After allowing 72 points and 807 total yards in the first two games, Chicago's defense has allowed only two touchdowns and 426 yards in the last two games. The Enforcers held the Hitmen to 110 rushing yards and 74 passing yards last week….Cornerback Ray Austin had his second-consecutive nine-tackle game versus the Hitmen. On the season, Austin is tied for third in the league with teammate Aaron Humphrey with 29 tackles….Linebacker Jamie Baisley has been the Enforcers' most consistent defensive player and he turned in another strong game with eight tackles against the Hitmen. On the year, the Glencoe, Ill. native and Loyola Academy graduate is eighth in tackles in the XFL….Enforcers' wide receiver Aaron Bailey leads the XFL in yards per reception with 26 yards per reception on eight catches. In addition, he has rushed the ball one time for a gain of 40 yards. OFF THE FIELD: With Avery sidelined last week, an Enforcers' outdoor-advertising campaign was the closest fans got to seeing the running back in action. Four billboards around the city of Chicago feature the Enforcers' tailback….Despite the torrential downpours last Saturday, the Soldier Field parking lots were full of the familiar pre-game smell of cooking meat, as hundreds of faithful fans ignored the weather and tailgated before the home opener. Orlando 12 0 6 3 -- 21 Memphis 6 10 3 0 -- 19 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: MEM - TD RASHAAN SALAAM 5 yard TD run (J. Druckenmiller 1 pt. pass failed); 11:37 remaining in quarter. Drive: 4 plays, 24 yards in 1:38. Memphis 6, Orlando 0. ORL - TD DERRICK CLARK 1 yard TD run (J. Brohm 1 pt. pass failed); 7:24 remaining in quarter. Drive: 7 plays, 65 yards in 4:13. Orlando 6, Memphis 6. ORL - TD MARIO BAILEY 23 yard pass from Jeff Brohm (B. Shay 1 pt. run failed); 1:16 remaining in quarter. Drive: 6 plays, 46 yards in 3:08. Orlando 12, Memphis 6. 2nd Quarter: MEM - TD CHARLES JORDAN 44 yard pass from Jim Druckenmiller (R. Salaam 1 pt. conversion run). 12:31 remaining in quarter. Drive: 7 plays, 68 yards in 3:45. Memphis 13, Orlando 12. MEM - FG JEFF HALL 49 yard field goal, 1:50 remaining in quarter. Drive: 14 plays, 62 yards in 7:31. Memphis 16, Orlando 12. 3rd Quarter: ORL - TD DIALLEO BURKS 81 yard TD pass from Jeff Brohm (B. Kuklick 1 pt. pass failed). 9:12 remaining in quarter. Drive: 3 play, 89 yards in 1:22. Orlando 18, Memphis 16. MEM - FG JEFF HALL 34 yard field goal, 2:15 remaining in quarter. Drive: 7 plays, 47 yards in 4:07. Memphis 19, Orlando 18. ORL - FG JAY TAYLOR 39 yard field; 13:08 remaining in quarter. Drive: 12 plays, 53 yards in 6:57. Orlando 21, Memphis 19. Team Stats Rage Maniax First Downs 19 21 Rushing 8 10 Passing 10 10 Penalty 1 1 3rd-Down Efficiency 6-11 7-12 4th-Down Efficiency 0-0 0-0 Total Net Yards 356 322 Total Plays 52 59 Average Gain 6.8 5.5 Net Yards Rushing 112 136 Rushes 27 28 Average per rush 4.1 4.9 Net Yards Passing 244 186 Completed-attempted 11-25 16-30 Yards per pass play 9.8 6.0 Sacked-yards lost 0-0 1-3 Passes intercepted 0 0 Punts- Average 2-38.5 3-46 Return Yardage(punts + int.) 22 7 No. of yards punt returns 3-22 2-7 No. of kickoff returns 5-104 5-70 No. of interception returns 0-0 0-0 Penalties- Yards 3-35 5-35 Fumbles- Lost 1-1 1-1 Time of Possession 25:31 34:29 Player Statistics Missed field goals: Orlando (Jay Taylor 41). Orlando rushing: Derrick Clark 12-69, Mike Black 9-26, Brian Shay 2-10, Brian Kuklick 3-3, Mario Bailey 1-4. Memphis rushing: Rashaan Salaam 20-89, Rafael Cooper 4-23, Jim Druckenmiller 3-17, Charles Jordan 1-7. Orlando passing: Brian Kuklick 8-19 for 207 yards, 0 INT, 1 TD, Jeff Brohm 3-6 for 37 yards, 0 INT, 1 TD. Memphis passing: Jim Druckenmiller 16-30 for 189 yards, 0 INT, 1 TD. Orlando receiving: Dialleo Burks 4-125, Mario Bailey 4-95, Tony Gaiter 2-31, Derrick Clark 1-minus 7. Memphis receiving: Kevin Prentiss 7-67, Charles Jordan 3-69, Jim Kitts 2-14, Mark Thomas 1-20, Daryl Hobbs 1-7, Beau Morgan 1-7, Roosevelt Potts 1-5. Orlando tackles-assists-sacks: Cory Gilliard 5-3-0, Patrise Alexander 5-1-0, Jonathan Brown 5-0-0, James Burgess 4-0-1, Omar Brown 5-0-0, Shawn Banks 3-1-0, Kelly Malveaux 2-0-0, Stephen Fisher 3-0-0, Louis Riddick 4-1-0, Mark Campbell 3-1-0, Ricky Bell 3-0-0, Reginald Doster 1-0-0, Rich Young 1-0-0, Ben Huff 1-0-0, James Roberson 1-0-0. Memphis tackles-assists-sacks: Richard Hogans 5-1-0, Patrick Sapp 4-1-0, Rico Clark 4-0-0, Marcus Wimberly 3-1-0, Kevin Cobb 3-0-0, Leonta Rheams 3-1-0, Jack Kellogg 1-0-0, Shante Carver 2-1-0, Tramont Lawless 2-0-0, John Williams 2-0-0, Cornell Menafee 2-0-0, Corey Sawyer 1-0-0, TJ Frier 1-0-0. Interceptions: None. Fumbles lost: Orlando (Derrick Clark); Memphis (Rashaan Salaam). Opponent's fumbles recovered: Orlando (Reginald Doster); Memphis (Corey Menafee). Date: 03/04/01 Day of Week: Sunday Starting time: 6:05 p.m. CT Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Cloudy. Temp: 45 Wind: W 10 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: 16,176 Time of Game: 2:45 The Orlando Rage lost starting quarterback Jeff Brohm but remained the XFL's only unbeaten team by rallying for a 21-19 victory over the Memphis Maniax. Brohm was knocked out of the game on a clean hit after throwing a 23-yard touchdown pass to Mario Bailey in the first quarter. He suffered a cervical sprain and was taken off the field in an ambulance but returned to the sidelines in the second half, wearing a neck brace. Jay Taylor kicked a 39-yard field goal to give Orlando a 21-19 lead 1:52 into the fourth quarter. The contest featured five lead changes. Orlando allowed just three points in the second half after trailing 16-12 at the break. Brian Kuklick, who replaced Brohm, tossed an 81-yard touchdown pass to Dialleo Burks, giving the Rage a 18-16 lead just under six minutes into the third quarter. Kuklick completed 8-of-19 passes for 207 yards, while Brohm was 3-of-6 for 37 yards before getting injured. Burks had four receptions for 125 yards. Rashaan Salaam, who rushed for 90 yards on 20 carries, reached the end zone for Memphis (2-3) late in the third quarter but the touchdown was called back due to a holding penalty. The Maniax had to settle for Jeff Hall's 34-yard field goal with 2:15 left in the period and a two-point lead. Jim Druckenmiller completed 16-of-30 passes for 189 yards for Memphis, which dropped to 0-3 at home. TV: UPN (Chris Marlowe and Brian Bosworth) ORLANDO RAGE NOTES: OUTLOOK: The XFL's only undefeated team at 4-0, the Rage puts their record on the line against the Memphis Maniax this week after a 30-6 crushing of the Birmingham Bolts last week in a game featuring the top two teams in the East. GAME PLAN: Jeff Brohm will guide a very balanced attack with WR Dialleo Burks (15 catches for 209 yards and three TDs) his top weapon. On the ground, Orlando brings a strong tri-fecta in big Derrick Clark, tough Brian Shay and speedy Michael Black. In a strange stat, Orlando has rushed for 100+ yards every game, but Jeff Brohm holds the single-game rushing record at just 64 (vs. NY/NJ). The Rage defense, rated seventh in the league, just needs to keep them in ballgames to let the offense seal the wins. INJURIES: OUT: TE Terrance Huston (Back). DOUBTFUL: C Cal Dixon (Bicep). QUESTIONABLE: S Hassan Shamsid-Deen (Shoulder). PROBABLE: LB Patrise Alexander (Knee), DB Ricky Bell (Toe), G Dan Collins (Hamstring), LB Rich Young (Hamstring). NEWS AND NOTES: Despite playing with a sore elbow, Brohm's efficient performance against Birmingham included a 14 of 19 night (73.7%) for 173 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in a 30-6 win over the Bolts….Although the Rage is 4-0 and is averaging just under 27 points a game, they are still second in the league in total offense behind this week's opponent, the Memphis Maniax….After scoring on seven consecutive "Red Zone" opportunities (1st down inside an opponent's 20-yard line) in the first three games, the Rage saw its string snapped when Black fumbled on the 16-yard line against the Bolts. Orlando did manage a pair of touchdowns in its other two "Red Zone" opportunities on Saturday….Counting sacks, Orlando has recorded 29 tackles-for-loss this season. The Rage posted a season-high 11 tackles-for-loss last week, including a season-high four quarterback sacks. Patrice Alexander led the way with three, including a quarterback sack. James Roberson had two of the five sacks….Rage DB Stephen Fisher is tied for first in the league in interceptions with three….K Jay Taylor is 4-4 on field goals this season. OFF THE FIELD: A scary moment last week for Tight End Terrance Huston. After laying motionless for nearly 20 minutes on the grass turf at the Citrus Bowl last Saturday night, Huston was transported to the hospital with a neck injury that was termed a spinal cord contusion by team physician Dr. Tom Winters. "There was some temporary paralysis," Winter said. "But it was a good sign when he quickly regained movement in his extremities." Huston's X-RAYS, MRI's and C.A.T. scans were all negative and he may be cleared to return to practice as early as this week….Although he is back to playing football full time, Orlando Rage center Cal Dixon still commutes back to his home in Melbourne, Fla. (approximately a 90 minute drive) where he checks up on his other business -- Dixon owns and operates a Dairy Queen. MEMPHIS MANIAX NOTES: OUTLOOK: The Memphis Maniax return to the Liberty Bowl after a crucial, 18-12 victory over the Los Angeles Xtreme last week at the rain-soaked LA Coliseum. GAME PLAN: On offense, the Maniax will look to control the game with RB Rashaan Salaam, the XFL's Offensive Player of the Week following his 126-yard performance in the win over L.A. QB Jim Druckenmiller should make his second consecutive start. On defense, the Maniax must contain Jeff Brohm to give the offense a chance to keep them in the game. INJURIES: QUESTIONABLE: WR Alvin Harper (Groin), OL Jesse James (Hamstring). PROBABLE: DB Tyrone Bell (Ribs), QB Marcus Crandell (Foot), WR Keith Crawford (Hamstring), Patrick Sapp (Finger),OT Mike Sheldon (Calf), C Earl Scott (Back). NEWS AND NOTES: XFL Offensive Player of the Week winner Salaam looks to carve into a Rage defense that is allowing 15 points a game, but more importantly, only allowing an average of 9 points over the past two weeks….Salaam now leads the league with 404 rushing yards….WR Kevin Prentiss had a big game against the Xtreme catching four passes for 100 yards and is now in second place in the league in receiving yards with 316….After suffering seven turnovers with no takeaways in the Las Vegas and San Francisco games, Memphis improved in Los Angeles with three turnovers and four takeaways….Memphis' touchdown on its first possession at Los Angeles ended a touchdown-less drought of 160 minutes and 53 seconds (or nearly 11 quarters)….The road has been much kinder to the Maniax than the home turf in Memphis, as the Maniax are 2-0 on the road and have not trailed in either game, but are winless at the Liberty Bowl. OFF THE FIELD: Cornerback Rico Clark has worked as a singer and actor when he is not playing football. Last week, he gave the UPN audience a sample of his talents when he performed Amazing Grace (in honor of Black History Month) for the TV cameras. week 6 Las Vegas 6 3 3 3 -- 15 Orlando 0 14 0 13 -- 27 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: LAS - TD BEN SNELL 4 yd pass from Ryan Clement (R. Smart 1 pt. run failed), 6:45. Drive: 3 plays, 10 yards in 1:31. Key plays: Edwards recovery of Clark fumble at Orlando 10. LAS VEGAS 6-0 2nd Quarter: ORL - TD LAWRENCE HART 7 yd pass from Jeff Brohm (Derrick Clark 1 pt run for conversion), 4:47. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards in 6:06. Key plays: Brohm 26-yard pass to Swayne to Las Vegas 10. ORLANDO 7-6 LAS - FG PAUL MCCALLUM 41 yd field goal, 12:26. Drive: 3 plays, 31 yards in 2:34. Key plays: Murphy 71-yard kick-off return to Orlando 31. LAS VEGAS 9-7 ORL - TD BRIAN SHAY 11 yd run (D. Burks 1 point pass from J. Brohm), 10:18. Drive: 4 plays, 70 yards in 3:22. Key plays: Brohm 38-yard pass to Swayne to Las Vegas 32. ORLANDO 14-9 3rd Quarter: LAS - FG PAUL MCCALLUM 42 yd field goal, 12:16. Drive: 5 plays, 35 yards in 3:01. Key plays: 35-yard pass interference penalty on Rage's Malveaux to Orlando 20. ORLANDO 14-12 4th Quarter: LAS - FG PAUL MCCALLUM 22 yd field goal, 3:31. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards in 4:04. Key plays: Smart 31-yard run to Orlando 27. LAS VEGAS 15-14 ORL - TD KEVIN SWAYNE 16 yd pass from J. Brohm (D. Clark 1 pt pass from J. Brohm), 10:04. ORLANDO 21-15 ORL - TD Sedric CLark 0 yd def. fumble return (B. Shay 1 point run, failed), 13:25. ORLANDO 27-15 Team Stats Outlaws Rage First Downs 11 17 Rushing 2 4 Passing 7 11 Penalty 2 2 3rd-Down Efficiency 1-11 6-12 4th-Down Efficiency 1-2 0-0 Total Net Yards 198 282 Total Plays 49 55 Average Gain 4.0 5.1 Net Yards Rushing 61 72 Rushes 15 31 Average per rush 4.1 2.3 Net Yards Passing 137 210 Completed-attempted 20-30 13-20 Yards per pass play 4.0 8.8 Sacked-yards lost 4-23 4.25 Passes intercepted 1 0 Punts- Average 4-28.8 5-43.8 Return Yardage(punts + int.) 131 139 No. of yards punt returns 4-21 4-27 No. of kickoff returns 5-110 5-111 No. of interception returns 0-0 1-1 Penalties- Yards 8-63 8-77 Fumbles- Lost 1-1 2-1 Time of Possession 26:50 33:10 Player Statistics Missed field goals: None. Las Vegas rushing: Rod Smart 15-61, Ryan Clement 1-minus 1. Orlando rushing: Brian Shay 7-30, Derrick Clark 10-34, Mike Black 10-12, Jeff Brohm 4-0. Las Vegas passing: Ryan Clement 20-30 for 159 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD. Orlando passing: Jeff Brohm 13-20 for 235 yards, 0 INT, 2 TD. Las Vegas receiving: Rod Smart 8-48, Yo Murphy 5-60, Mike Furrey 2-14, Rickey Brady 1-17, Nakia Jenkins 1-7, Corey Nelson 1-6, Ben Snell 1-4, Chrys Chukwuma 1-3. Orlando receiving: Kevin Swayne 4-92, Dialleo Burks 3-80, Mario Bailey 3-28, Lawrence Hart 2-21, Mike Black 1-14. Las Vegas tackles-assists-sacks: Kurt Gouveia 7-0-0, Joseph Tuipala 6-2-1, Jason Kaiser 6-0-0, Brandon Sanders 5-1-0, Mike Crawford 4-1-0, Carl Simpson 4-0-0, Antonio Edwards 3-0-2, Hurley Tarver 3-0-0, Kelvin Kinney 1-1-0, Adriano Belli 1-1-0, Ty Parten 1-0-1, Kory Blackwell 1-0-0, Paul Mccallum 1-0-0, Jonathan Jackson 1-0-0, Ben Snell 1-0-0, Kevin Scott 1-0-0. Orlando tackles-assists-sacks: Bill Duff 5-0-3, Reginald Doster 5-0-0, James Burgess 4-0-0, Jonathan Brown 4-0-0, Patrise Alexander 3-1-0, Cory Gilliard 3-1-0, Shawn Banks 3-0-0, Kelly Malveaux 3-0-0, Stephen Fisher 3-0-0, Sedric Clark 2-1-0, Ricky Bell 2-1-0, Rich Young 2-0-0, James Roberson 1-0-1, Ben Huff 1-0-0, Brian Shay 1-0-0. Interceptions: Orlando (James Burgess 1 for 1 yards). Fumbles lost: Las Vegas (Ryan Clement); Orlando (Derrick Clark). Opponent's fumbles recovered: Las Vegas (Antonio Edwards); Orlando (Sedric Clark). Date: 03/10/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 2:55 p.m. CT Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Partly cloudy Temp: 64 Wind: NE 12 mph Referee: David Cutaia Head Linesman: Dale Newhouse Umpire: Al Granadao Back Judge: Gregory Sneed Field Judge: M. Mothershead Side Judge: Mike McCabe A: 24,677. Nobody can question Jeff Brohm's toughness. Playing with a cervical sprain he suffered last week, Brohm threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Shayne with 4:56 remaining as the Orlando Rage remained the XFL's lone unbeaten team with a 27-15 victory over the Las Vegas Outlaws. Orlando (6-0) completed the scoring when linebacker Sedric Clark recovered a fumble in the end zone with 1:35 left. Brohm, who was knocked out of last week's contest in the first quarter, completed 13-of-20 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns. He tossed a seven-yard TD strike to tight end Lawrence Hart in the second quarter before Brian Shay scored on an 11-yard run, giving the Rage a 14-9 halftime lead. Paul McCallum kicked field goals of 42 and 22 yards in the second half to put the Outlaws (3-3) in front, 15-14. After closing to 14-12, Las Vegas had 1st-and-goal from the 3 but had to settle for another field goal with 11:22 left in the fourth quarter. Orlando took a 7-0 lead on Ryan Clement's four-yard TD toss to Ben Snell 6:45 into the first quarter. Clement was 20-of-30 for 160 yards. TV: NBC Primary Game LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS NOTES: OUTLOOK: After losing 15-13 and allowing 15 unanswered points in the second half to the Chicago Enforcers, the Outlaws look to rebound against the undefeated Orlando Rage. GAME PLAN: Although Las Vegas' offense is ranked last in the league, the Outlaws have been getting some offensive firepower as of late. RB "He Hate Me" A.K.A Rod Smart is averaging 105 yards rushing over the past two weeks. With QB Ryan Clement healthy and entering his second full week of practice, he could be ready to start, creating a QB controversy in the Outlaw camp. Head coach Jim Criner has not named his starter, leaving the competition fierce this week in practice. Last week, Mark Grieb completed half of his passes (9 of 18) for 98 yards with two TDs and two picks. The Outlaw defense, ranked second in the league behind the San Francisco Demons, face their toughest offensive opponent. The Rage is averaging 132 yards rushing, a tough challenge for Las Vegas, who pride themselves on stopping the run allowing only 68 yards on the ground. INJURIES: OUT: OUT: C David Diaz-Infante (Knee). QUESTIONABLE: OL Jon Blackman (Knee), DE Kelvin Kinney (Ankle), DT Ty Parten (Back). PROBABLE: S Chris Bayne (Concussion), DT Adriano Belli (Bicep), TE Rickey Brady (Thumb), QB Ryan Clement (Shoulder), LB Kurt Gouveia (Groin), DE Michael Mason (Knee), S Brandon Sanders (Hip), DE Michael Mason (Knee). NEWS AND NOTES: The Outlaws have forced 14 turnovers in five games with just four give-aways to boast the league's top turnover ratio (+10)… RB Rod "He Hate Me" Smart boasts ties from Florida. The Lakeland, Fla., native is reunited this week with his six brothers and sisters that continue to live in the area… WR Yo Murphy immediately made his presence on the Outlaws known against Chicago. With just 52 seconds remaining in the first half, Murphy caught his second TD and third pass of the day, a 7-yard slant that gave the Outlaws its 13-0 halftime lead. With three catches for 38 yards and two TDs on the day, Murphy became the second-leading scorer for Las Vegas (behind K Paul McCallum, who has 18 points) and the first-ever Outlaw to score multiple touchdowns in a game… For the third consecutive week, the Outlaws added a player to their offensive scheme. The Outlaws traded S Toby Wright to the San Francisco Demons for G/T Tony Berti, whose rights had come to San Francisco earlier in the day from the NY/NJ Hitmen. OFF THE FIELD: Las Vegas Coach Jim Criner spent nine years away from football, running a fishing supply business (Bob Lilly's Trout Shop) in West Yellowstone, Montana. Criner also made a number of videos and served as an instructor on fly fishing – earning a rating as one of the top 25 instructors in the country by the US Fishing Federation. ORLANDO RAGE NOTES: OUTLOOK: After nipping the Memphis Maniax, 21-19, last week at the Liberty Bowl, the Eastern Division leading and undefeated (5-0) Orlando Rage return home to face West-leading Las Vegas. GAME PLAN: If QB Jeff Brohm is out of action with a slight concussion, look for back up QB Brian Kuklick to pick up where he left off last week in Memphis. Kuklick was 9 of 18 for 207 yards, 81 of them to Wideout Dialleo Burks for a touchdown reception in his three-quarters of play. Orlando will continue to pound away at the Vegas defense with RB's Derrick Clark, Michael Black, and Brian Shay. The Rage running attack is averaging a league-best 132.8 yards per game, despite the fact that RB Derrick Clark's 69 yards last Sunday marked the single-game high by a Rage player. On defense, Orlando must take advantage of Las Vegas' lack of offensive power as the Outlaws rank last in total offense, averaging 16 points a game. INJURIES: DOUBTFUL: QB Jeff Brohm (Neck). QUESTIONABLE: DT Ben Huff (Shoulder), TE Terrance Huston (Neck), S Hassan Shamsid-Deen (Shoulder). PROBABLE: DL Bill Duff (Ankle), T Dan Goodspeed (Finger), OL Garin Patrick (Finger). NEWS AND NOTES: With a one-yard run against Memphis, Derrick Clark extended his XFL record for most consecutive games with a running touchdown to five…In 12 "Red Zone" opportunities this year, the Rage have put points on the board on 11 occasions – including nine touchdowns – for a success rate of 90.9%….Since being called for false starts twice in the first game of the season, the Orlando Rage offense has not been called for that infraction since – a period covering four games and 17+ quarters… Orlando's offense has been called for just 9 penalties all season, including 2 false stops, 1 illegal formation, 5 holding penalties, 1 offensive pass interference and 1 personal foul…Kicker Jay Taylor missed a field goal for the first time this season when he was wide right from 42 yards on the last play of the second quarter against Memphis. His streak ends at four… Scott Cloman has won three of the four dashes, but it is interesting to note that Cloman has not been the first to the ball in any of the attempts. OFF THE FIELD: Rage starting defensive end James Roberson (from Lakeland, Fla.) and Las Vegas Outlaws starting defensive tackle Carl Simpson played side-by-side at Florida State University in 1991 and 1992. Chicago 10 7 0 6 -- 23 Memphis 6 9 0 14 -- 29 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: MEM - TD RASHAAN SALAAM 1 yd run (Jim Druckenmiller 1 point pass, failed), 4:51. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards in 4:51. . MEMPHIS 6-0 CHI - TD JOHN AVERY 25 yd run (T. Martin 2 point pass from K. McDougal), 7:01. Drive: 3 plays, 76 yards in 2:10. CHICAGO 7-6 CHI - FG ANDY CROSLAND 38 yd field goal, 11:14. Drive: 4 plays, 38 yards in 2:02. CHICAGO 10-6 2nd Quarter: MEM - TD CHARLES JORDAN 39 yd pass from J. Druckenmiller (R. Cooper 1 point run, failed), 0:47. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards in 4:04. MEMPHIS 12-10 CHI - TD LESHON JOHNSON 3 run (L. Johnson 1 point run), 3:32. Drive: 3 plays, 51 yards in 3:11. CHICAGO 17-12 MEM - FG JEFF HALL 19 yd field goal, 14:48. CHICAGO 17-15 4th Quarter: MEM - TD MARK THOMAS 6 yd pas from J. Druckenmiller (B. Morgan 1 point run), 2:10. Drive: 10 plays, 64 yards in 5:26. MEMPHIS 22-17 CHI - TD LESHON JOHNSON 7 yd run (L. Johnson 1 point run, failed), 13:00. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards in 5:41.CHICAGO 23-22 MEM - TD DARYL HOBBS 26 yd pass from Jim Druckenmiller (D. Hobbs 1 point pass from J. Druckenmiller), 14:40. Drive: 8 plays, 78 yards in 1:23. MEMPHIS 29-23 Team Stats Chicago Memphis First Downs 16 27 Rushing 5 7 Passing 11 18 Penalty 0 2 3rd-Down Efficiency 3-8 5-11 4th-Down Efficiency 1-1 1-2 Total Net Yards 402 512 Total Plays 46 66 Average Gain 8.7 7.8 Net Yards Rushing 142 113 Rushes 17 25 Average per rush 8.4 4.5 Net Yards Passing 260 399 Completed-attempted 13-28 26-39 Yards per pass play 9.0 9.7 Sacked-yards lost 1-12 2-14 Passes intercepted 0 1 Punts- Average 2-35 2-38.5 Return Yardage(punts + int.) 14 15 No. of yards punt returns 1-14 2-15 No. of kickoff returns 6-91 5-73 No. of interception returns 1-0 0-0 Penalties- Yards 4-35 4-16 Fumbles- Lost 1-1 1-1 Time of Possession 27:39 32:21 Player Statistics Missed field goals: None. Chicago rushing: John Avery 11-77, Leshon Johnson 3-51, Kevin Mcdougal 2-15, Paul Failla 1-minus 1. Memphis rushing: Jim Druckenmiller 6-54, Rashaan Salaam 8-35, Rafael Cooper 7-15, Beau Morgan 4-9. Chicago passing: Kevin Mcdougal 13-28 for 272 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD. Memphis passing: Jim Druckenmiller 26-39 for 413 yards, 1 INT, 3 TD. Chicago receiving: Aaron Bailey 5-56, Junior Lord 3-67, John Avery 3-64, Luke Leverson 2-85. Memphis receiving: Charles Jordan 10-240, Daryl Hobbs 7-101, Mark Thomas 4-42, Rafael Cooper 2-14, Beau Morgan 2-8, Keith Crawford 1-8. Chicago tackles-assists-sacks: Aaron Humphrey 5-3-0, Jason Bray 6-1-0, Jamie Baisley 4-3-0, Corey Ivy 5-1-0, Matt Finkes 3-3-0, Chike Egbuniwe 3-3-0, Kivuusama Mays 4-1-1, Quincy Coleman 4-0-0, Ray Austin 3-1-0, Larry Fitzpatrick 3-0-1, Troy Saunders 1-1-0, Donald Mccall 1-0-0, Sterling Palmer 1-0-0, Kerry Cooks 0-1-0. Memphis tackles-assists-sacks: John Williams 5-1-0, Rico Clark 5-0-0, Dj Cooper 5-0-0, Corey Sawyer 3-1-0, Jack Kellogg 2-0-0, Richard Hogans 2-0-0, Shante Carver 2-0-1, Keith Crawford 1-0-0, Antonio Anderson 1-0-0, Patrick Sapp 1-0-0, Tre Thomas 1-0-0, Paris Lenon 1-0-0, Jim Kitts 1-0-0, Tyrone Bell 1-0-0. Interceptions: Chicago (Kivuusama Mays 1 for 0 yards). Fumbles lost: Chicago (John Avery); Memphis (Rafael Cooper). Opponent's fumbles recovered: Chicago (Kivuusama Mays); Memphis (Antonio Anderson). Date: 03/10/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 8 p.m. ET Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Partly cloudy Temp: 56 Wind: S 8 mph A: 17,434. Jim Druckenmiller passed for 413 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Memphis Maniax to a 29-23 victory over the Chicago Enforcers. Druckenmiller completed 26-of-40 passes and was intercepted once as Memphis (3-3) amassed 513 yards of total offense and won for the second time in three games. Druckenmiller capped a nine-play, 77-yard drive with a 26-yard pass to Daryl Hobbs for the winning score with 20 seconds remaining. Hobbs had seven receptions for 101 yards. Charles Jordan caught 10 passes for 240 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown that gave the Maniax a 12-10 lead 47 seconds into the second quarter. Kevin McDougal was 13-of-28 for 272 yards for Chicago (1-5), which was coming off its first win. John Avery rushed for 78 yards on 11 carries. His 25-yard TD gave the Enforcers a 7-6 lead with 7:59 left in the opening period. Memphis' Rashaan Salaam, the XFL's leading rusher, was held to 35 on eight carries. But his one-yard plunge opened the scoring 4:51 into the game. LeShon Johnson ran for two scores, giving the Enforcers a 23-22 edge with a seven-yard scamper with two minutes left. The Maniax improved to 1-3 at home. TV: NBC Bonus Coverage CHICAGO ENFORCERS NOTES: OUTLOOK: The Chicago Enforcers, fresh off its first win of the season, a 15-13 come-from-behind win over Las Vegas, look to improve their record to 2-4 when they travel to Memphis. GAME PLAN: Despite being 1-4, the Enforcers are not quite out of the playoff picture yet. The XFL's Offensive Player of the Week Kevin McDougal will start again this weekend, and with his strong, accurate arm, and his ability to scramble, look for Chicago to become more versatile on offense with its short passing game and McDougal on rollouts. RB John Avery will face a tough challenge this week as he faces a Memphis defense that ranks second in the league against the run. On defense, the Enforcers have a tough assignment in containing Memphis' RB Rashaan Salaam, who is averaging 107 yards the past two games. INJURIES: OUT: LB Casey Dailey (Knee), G Paul Janus (Hand). DOUBTFUL: OL Chris Perez (Ankle and Knee). QUESTIONABLE: WR Luke Leverson (Concussion). PROBABLE: RB John Avery (Quad), DE Jason Chorak (Ankle), DB Quincy Coleman (Toe), LB Chike Egbuniwe (Shoulder), G Bryan LaBelle (Shoulder), G Rob Murphy (Knee), T Tony Ramirez (Knee). NEWS AND NOTES: McDougal, making his first start of the season, connected on 17-22 passes for 169 yards in the win over Vegas. Although his longest completion was only 23 yards, McDougal was able to lead the Enforcers on two 80-plus yard scoring drives, including the game-winning 82-yard drive with only 1:59 left in the game… McDougal's 17 completions against Las Vegas went to a total of seven different players. RyanYarborough led the attack with five catches for 37 yards while John Avery had four receptions for 35 yards. Luke Leverson, Aaron Bailey and Tyji Armstrong each had two while Junior Lord and Willy Tate each caught one ball….Something Has to Give: Chicago is 0-3 on the road while the Maniax are 0-3 at home… After allowing 72 (36.0 per game) points and 807 (403.5 per game) total yards in the first two games, Chicago's defense has allowed only four touchdowns, 40 points (13.3 per game) and 643 (214.3 per game) yards in the last three games. …With his first-ever XFL win on Sunday, Coach Ron Meyer has now posted wins in the NFL, the CFL, NCAA Division I and Division II. OFF THE FIELD: The Chicago Enforcers are giving away bonus money. That's right, at each Enforcers home game, a lucky Enforcers fan will receive approximately $2,600, equal to a players bonus, every time the club wins a home game. There is a hunt for last week's inaugural winner, as he/she has not claimed the bonus money. MEMPHIS MANIAX NOTES: OUTLOOK: The Western Division's second-place Memphis Maniax look to rebound after a tough 21-19 loss to the Orlando Rage. The Maniax, facing its second Eastern Division opponent in two weeks, look to win its first home game of the season. GAME PLAN: Memphis, who slid to second in the league in total offense, has not fallen in the individual statistics category. RB Rashaan Salaam has put together impressive back-to-back rushing games carrying the ball last week 20 times for 89 yards, one week after a 122-yard effort. In the passing game, Maniax QB Jim Druckenmiller has found a star in WR Kevin Prentiss, who caught seven of his 16 passes, propelling Prentiss to third in the league in receptions (25). On defense, containing RB John Avery and Offensive Player of Week QB Kevin McDougal gives the Maniax their best shot at winning this game. If it comes down to the kicking game, Memphis likes its chances with Jeff Hall, who is 8 of 11 on the year and has scored 24 of the Maniax' 68 points. INJURIES: OUT: WR Kevin Prentiss (Knee). QUESTIONABLE: OL Jesse James (Hamstring). PROBABLE: QB Marcus Crandell (Foot), WR Keith Crawford (Hamstring), WR Charles Jordan (Calf), FB Roosevelt Potts (Foot), LB Patrick Sapp (Finger), C Earl Scott (Back). NEWS AND NOTES: The visiting Enforcers bring three former Ole Miss stars back to the Mid-South for Saturday's game vs. the Maniax. RB John Avery, second only to the Maniax' Rashaan Salaam in rushing yards, leads the Enforcers' offensive attack. Tight end Tyji Armstrong, a six-year NFL veteran, and WR Roell Preston also are former Rebels who played their college football just down the road in Oxford…. Memphis has had difficulty scoring in the second half of games this season and has yet to register a touchdown in the final 30 minutes of the first five games. In the five second halves, the Maniax were limited to one field goal at Birmingham, no points vs. Las Vegas and San Francisco, a field goal at Los Angeles and a field goal vs. Orlando … Despite the lack of second-half scoring, the Maniax remain the second-best offense in the XFL with an average of 305 yards per game. OFF THE FIELD: Newly acquired offensive lineman Isaac Davis was a standout lineman at the University of Arkansas. To show thanks and appreciation for those who helped him along the way, the Malvern, Ark. native has established a scholarship fund at Malvern High School for two minority students each year for $1,000. sun 3/11/01 NY/NJ 7 7 0 6 -- 20 San Francisco 6 0 0 6 -- 12 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: SF -TD JIMMY CUNNINGHAM 63 yard punt return (Juan Johnson 1 point run, failed). 12:31 remaining in quarter. San Francisco 6, NY/NJ 0 NY/NJ - TD KIRBY DAR DAR 74 yard pass from Z. Davis (J. Aska 1 point run). 11:21 remaining in quarter. Drive: 1 play, 74 yards in 1:10. NY/NJ 7, San Francisco 6. 2nd Quarter: NY/NJ - TD MIKE ARCHIE 2 yard pass from W. Richardson (D. Philyaw 1 point run). 8:08 remaining in quarter. Drive: 8 plays, 50 yards in 4:20. NY/NJ 14, Demons 6. 4th Quarter: SF - TD TRAVIS MOORE 8 yard pass from P. Barnes (P. Barnes 1 point sack, failed). 11:40 remaining in quarter. Drive: 9 plays, 54 yards in 3:43. NY/NJ 14, San Francisco 12 NY/NJ - TD JOE ASKA 2 yard run (J. Aska 1 point run, failed). 5:55 remaining in quarter. Drive: 4 plays, 12 yards in 2:03. NY/NJ 20, San Francisco 12 Team Stats NY/NJ Demons First Downs 16 17 Rushing 4 3 Passing 9 12 Penalty 3 2 3rd-Down Efficiency 5-12 6-14 4th-Down Efficiency 0-1 1-1 Total Net Yards 262 217 Total Plays 54 59 Average Gain 4.9 3.7 Net Yards Rushing 58 53 Rushes 25 14 Average per rush 2.3 3.8 Net Yards Passing 204 164 Completed-attempted 14-27 19-41 Yards per pass play 7 3.6 Sacked-yards lost 2-8 4-30 Passes intercepted 1 1 Punts- Average 4-50.5 5-28.4 Return Yardage(punts + int.) 29 88 No. of yards punt returns 4-22 4-88 No. of kickoff returns 3-57 4-79 No. of interception returns 1-7 1-0 Penalties- Yards 6-50 7-64 Fumbles- Lost 0-0 3-2 Time of Possession 30:45 29:15 Player Statistics Missed field goals: None. Nynj rushing: Joe Aska 8-28, Dino Philyaw 11-22, Kirby Dar Dar 1-8, Wally Richardson 5-0. San Francisco rushing: Kelvin Anderson 5-21, Terry Battle 5-20, Brandin Young 2-11, Pat Barnes 2-1. Nynj passing: Wally Richardson 13-24 for 138 yards, 0 INT, 1 TD, Dino Philyaw 0-1 for 0 yards, 1 INT, 0 TD, Charles Puleri 0-1 for 0 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD, Zola Davis 1-1 for 74 yards, 0 INT, 1 TD. San Francisco passing: Pat Barnes 19-41 for 194 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD. Nynj receiving: Kirby Dar Dar 5-118, Zola Davis 3-31, Mike Archie 3-27, Ryan Collins 1-23, Bob Rosenstiel 1-11, Michael Blair 1-2. San Francisco receiving: Jimmy Cunningham 5-53, Travis Moore 4-45, Brian Roberson 4-40, Tydus Winans 3-34, Terry Battle 2-14, Sean Manuel 1-8. Nynj tackles-assists-sacks: B. Trout 5-1-0, D. Caldwell 2-0-0, I. Raybon 4-0-0, M Tate 4-0-0, D. Wheeler 4-0-0, T. Beauchamp 3-0-1, T. Talton 2-0-0, R. Merkerson 2-1-1, B. Hanks 1-1-0, C. Maumalanga 1-2-0, D. Saab 2-0-2, B. B'ynote 2-0-0, J. Cotton 1-0-0. San Francisco tackles-assists-sacks: K. Kaesviharn 5-2-0, P. Destefano 4-0-0, J. Williams 4-1-0, G. Williams 3-2-0, A. Noah 3-0-1, E. Palmer 3-0-0, C. Powell 3-0-0, E. England 2-1-1, J. Miles 2-0-0, C. Hansen 1-1-0, J. Haskins 1-1-0, A. Battle 1-0-0, W. Davis 1-0-0, D. Harper 1-0-0, T. Joseph 1-0-0. Interceptions: Nynj (Brad Trout 1 for 7 yards); San Francisco (Jon Haskins 1 for 0 yards). Fumbles lost: San Francisco (Terry Battle, Pat Barnes). Opponent's fumbles recovered: Nynj (Tyree Talton, Crawford). Date: 03/11/01 Day of Week: Sunday Starting time: 2:52 p.m. CT Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Clear Temp: 61 Wind: W 10 mph Officials: Referee-Randy Christal Umpire-John Bradley Head linesman-Karl Logan Line judge-Ken Rivera Back judge-Gary Cavaletto Side judge-Craig Battaglia Field judge-Rg Detiller. A: 33,522. Kirby Dar Dar caught a 74-yard touchdown pass from Zola Davis on an option play to spark the New York-New Jersey Hitmen to a 20-12 victory over the San Francisco Demons. The XFL game marked a homecoming of sorts for Hitmen coach Rusty Tillman, who coached special teams for the Oakland Raiders from 1996-97. Tillman has come under fire for a conservative and sluggish offense, particularly from Minnesota governor and NBC commentator Jesse Ventura. But since Sunday's game was broadcast on TNN, Ventura was nowhere to be found, which likely suited Tillman just fine. Tillman was able to enjoy the second victory for the Hitmen (2-4), with both coming on the road. The Demons (3-3) opened the scoring when Jimmy Cunningham returned a punt 63 yards for a score 2:29 into the game. New York-New Jersey responded less than a minute later when Davis, a wide receiver, stepped back from the line of scrimmage, caught a backwards pass from quarterback Wally Richardson and tossed a bomb to a wide-open Dar Dar. Dar Dar caught five passes for 117 yards. Richardson was 13-of-24 for 137 yards. Richardson had a 23-yard completion to tight end Ryan Collins in the second quarter, setting up a two-yard TD pass to Mike Archie to make it 14-6 at halftime.San Francisco cut the deficit to 14-12 on an eight-yard TD pass from Pat Barnes to Travis Moore early in the fourth quarter. But it was one of the few highlights for Barnes, who completed just 18-of-41 passes for 195 yards with an interception and four sacks. New York-New Jersey closed the scoring on a two-yard run by Joe Aska that followed a pass interference call on San Francisco's Dwayne Harper. The game attracted an announced crowd of 33,522. The Demons have been averaging about 35,000 at Pac Bell Park but have lost twice in four home games. TV: TNN NY/NJ HITMEN NOTES: OUTLOOK: The New York/ Jersey Hitmen head west to take on the number three ranked offense in the league, the San Francisco Demons. The Hitmen enter this week's contest fresh off a 22-7 thumping by the Los Angeles Xtreme at Giants Stadium. GAME PLAN: On offense, the Hitmen improved last week with RB Joe Aska rushing the ball for 93 yards and QB Wally Richardson completing 14 of 22 passes while rushing for 68 yards. In order for the Hitmen to have success against the Demons' top-rated defense, they must continue to use the versatility of Richardson, while establishing a running game with Aska. On defense, the Hitmen's two-deep zone will need to improve if they want to stop QB Pat Barnes and the Demons arsenal of receivers. The Hitmen can't forget the Demons' newly-discovered running game, after RB Juan Johnson rushed for 101 yards last week. INJURIES: DOUBTFUL: LB Tyrell Peters (Groin). QUESTIONABLE: WR Anthony DiCosmo (Bicep), LB Haven Fields (Neck), RB Dino Philyaw (Foot), LB Bernard Russ (Leg), G Troy Stark (Knee). PROBABLE: LB Michael Barber (Wrist), CB Butler B' ynot'e (Concussion), G David Camacho (Knee), LB Ben Hanks (Knee), LB Ron Merkerson (Concussion). NEWS AND NOTES: QB Wally Richardson is averaging a whopping 11.3 yards per carry and completing 64 percent of his passes, as the Penn State product has brought stability to the quarterback position. He earned team Offensive Player of the Week accolades for the second consecutive week. Running back Joe Aska established a trio of team rushing records against the Xtreme: most yards rushing in a game (93), longest run from scrimmage (42) and highest average yards-per-carry (minimum 10 carries -- 8.5)… Having starting LB Ron "Big Merk" Merkerson back from a concussion will help. Without Merkerson in the lineup last week, NY/NJ surrendered nearly 300 yards passing and its highest point total of the season. OFF THE FIELD: Hitmen OG David Camacho (Hawthorne), DT Christian Maumalanga (Torrance) and CB Damen Wheeler (Sacramento) all boast roots in the Golden State….TE Marcus Hinton has been in and out of football the past five years. He was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders 1995, but has been employed outside of football the past couple of years. In 1997, Hinton worked in a sawmill in Wiggins, Mississippi and last year was employed as a substitute teacher in the same town. SAN FRANCISCO DEMONS NOTES: OUTLOOK: The San Francisco Demons seeks its second win in a row at home as they entertain the Hitmen. The Demons are flying after blowing out the Birmingham Thunderbolts, 39-10, last Saturday. GAME PLAN: When QB Mike Pawlawski went down with a neck injury, many wondered how the Demons would react; how would they score points with QB Pat Barnes at the helm, and without a running attack to support him. All those questions were answered last week with QB Pat Barnes led the Demons to its highest scoring output of the season (39 points). Barnes was aided by Demons RB Juan Johnson, who rushed for 101 yards. On offense, the Demons will look to attack the Hitmen secondary, which was picked apart last week by Los Angeles. But the Demons also rushed for a season-high 163 yards last week, while only passing for 100 yards, marking the first game this season in which the Demons passed for less than 200 yards. On defense, the XFL's Defensive Player of the Week Jermaine Miles and his league-leading defense will look to shut out the Hitmen's running game and force QB Wally Richardson to beat them with the pass. INJURIES: OUT: WR James Hundon (Neck). DOUBTFUL: DE Jomo Cousins (Rib), C Curtice Mcfarlane (Knee), QB Mike Pawlawski (Neck). QUESTIONABLE: RB Juan Johnson (Ankle). PROBABLE: WR Travis Moore (Quad), CB Terrell Sutton (Hamstring). NEWS AND NOTES: Miles was a thorn in Birmingham's side throughout a 39-10 blowout on Saturday night at San Francisco's "Hell Hole," Pac Bell Park. Miles recorded two quarterback sacks and forced a 15-yard loss and fumble on a backward pass from Casey Weldon to James Bostic, which the Demons' converted to points in the first half. Miles sparked the Demons defense, which held the Thunderbolts to just 177 total net yards for the game.…QB Pat Barnes accounted for San Francisco's first three touchdowns Saturday night to pace the Demons to the convincing victory.…Quarterbacks Mike Pawlawski and Pat Barnes have continued to spread the wealth in the passing game, hitting all 13 receivers available to them during the first five weeks of the season…. Cornerback Kevin Kaesviharn (three interceptions on the season) is one of only seven XFL defensive backs with more than one interception through five games and trails only Las Vegas' Brandon Sanders, who has four picks. OFF THE FIELD: Facing the Hitmen this week, XFL Defensive Player of Week Jermaine Miles is a native of Brooklyn, New York and was stand out football player at Canarsie High School in Brooklyn. Los Angeles 6 13 7 9 -- 35 Birmingham 7 16 3 0 -- 26 Scoring Summary 1st Quarter: BIR - TD QUINCY JACKSON 9 yard pass from Caey Weldon (S. Williams 1 point pass from Weldon) 10:58 remaining in quarter. Drive: 8 plays, 85 yards in 4:11. BIRMINGHAM 7-0 LOS - TD SALADIN MCCULLOUGH 1 yard run (T. Maddox 1 point pass int., failed), 4:27 remaining in quarter. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards in 6:00. BIRMINGHAM 7-6 2nd Quarter: BIR - FG BRAD PALAZZO 46 yard field goal, 14:38 remaining in quarter. Drive: 7 plays, 54 yards in 4:14. Key plays: Weldon 28-yard pass to Jackson to Birmingham 48; Bostick 25-yard run to Los Angeles 25. BIRMINGHAM 10-6 LOS - TD SALADIN MCCULLOUGH 5 yard run (T. Maddox 1 point pass, failed), 6:29 remaining in quarter. Drive: 8 plays, 29 yards in 4:05. LOS ANGELES 12-10 BIR - TD STEPFRET WILLIAMS 80 pass from Casey Weldon (Ed Smith 1 point pass from C. Wedlon), 4:47 remainign in quarter. Drive: 2 plays, 82 yards in 1:06. BIRMINGHAM 17-12 LOS - TD DAMON GIBSON 58 yard pass from Tommy Maddox (S. McCullough 1 point run), 3:16 remaining in quarter. Drive: 2 plays, 72 yards in 0:51. LOS ANGELES 19-17 BIR - TD ED SMITH 14 yard pass from Casey Weldon (Casey Weldon 1 point pass, failed), :40 remaining in quarter. Drive: 8 plays, 73 yards in 1:54. BIRMINGHAM 23-19 3rd Quarter: LOS - TD DARNELL MCDONALD 16 yard pass from Tommy Maddox (S. McCullough run for conversion), 11:16 remaining in quarter. Drive: 7 plays, 60 yards in 3:44. Key plays: Mccullom 11-yard run to Birmingham 35; Maddox 12-yard pass to Copeland on 3rd-and-3 to Birmingham 16. LOS ANGELES 26-23 BIR - FG BRAD PALAZZO 35 yard field goal, 3:17 remaining in quarter. Drive: 12 plays, 60 yards in 7:24. LOS ANGELES 26, BIRMINGHAM 26 4th Quarter: LOS - FG JOSE CORTEZ 19 yard field goal, 8:41 remaining in quarter. Drive: 5 plays, 19 yards in 2:47. LOS ANGELES 29-26 LOS - TD JEREMAINE COPELAND 7 yard pass from Tommy Maddox (T. Maddox 1 point pass, failed), 1:45 remaining in quarter. Drive: 8 plays, 52 yards in 4:25. LOS ANGELES 35-26 Team Stats LA Birmingham First Downs 24 15 Rushing 9 5 Passing 13 10 Penalty 2 0 3rd-Down Efficiency 8-11 3-7 4th-Down Efficiency 0-0 0-0 Total Net Yards 363 374 Total Plays 57 45 Average Gain 6.4 8.3 Net Yards Rushing 134 79 Rushes 30 17 Average per rush 4.5 4.6 Net Yards Passing 229 295 Completed-attempted 17-25 18-26 Yards per pass play 8.5 10.5 Sacked-yards lost 2-11 2-14 Passes intercepted 0 2 Punts- Average 2-51 1-32 Return Yardage(punts + int.) 21 17 No. of yards punt returns 1-15 2-17 No. of kickoff returns 5-101 6-111 No. of interception returns 2-6 0-0 Penalties- Yards 3-25 6-40 Fumbles- Lost 1-0 1-1 Time of Possession 32:00 28:00 Player Statistics Missed field goals: None. Los Angeles rushing: Saladin Mccullough 25-124, Ken Oxendine 2-7, Tommy Maddox 3-3. Birmingham rushing: James Bostic 14-78, Curtis Alexander 1-5, Joe Douglass 1-minus 5, Casey Weldon 2-minus 6, Jay Barker 1-minus 7. Los Angeles passing: Tommy Maddox 17-25 for 240 yards, 0 INT, 3 TD. Birmingham passing: Casey Weldon 16-21 for 300 yards, 0 INT, 3 TD, Jay Barker 2-5 for 9 yards, 2 INT, 0 TD. Los Angeles receiving: Jeremaine Copeland 7-82, Damon Gibson 3-94, Frank Leatherwood 3-25, Darnell Mcdonald 2-33, Saladin Mccullough 2-6. Birmingham receiving: Quincy Jackson 6-96, Ed Smith 5-46, Stepfret Williams 3-122, James Bostic 3-28, Kaipo Mcguire 1-17. Los Angeles tackles-assists-sacks: Leomont Evans 6-3-0, Shawn Stuckey 6-3-1, Donnell Day 4-1-0, Dell Mcgee 4-2-0, Dave Richie 4-3-1, Jamal Duff 3-0-0, Jeff Russell 3-1-0, Ron Carpenter 3-3-0, Juan Long 3-3-0, Ricky Parker 2-0-0, Rico Mack 2-1-0, Eric Johnson 2-1-0, Errick Herrin 2-1-0, Chad Pegues 2-1-0, Matt Keneley 2-2-0, Terry Billups 1-0-0, Jose Cortez 1-0-0, Ken Oxendine 1-0-0, Ramondo Stallings 1-1-0. Birmingham tackles-assists-sacks: Chris Shelling 11-6-0, James Willis 7-3-0, Duane Butler 6-1-0, Calvin Jackson 6-1-0, David Knott 6-3-0, Dion Foxx 4-2-0, Charles Preston 4-2-1, Johnny Mitchell 3-1-0, Eric Sloan 3-1-0, Patrick Scott 3-1-0, Jarett Loggins 2-1-0, Toya Jones 1-0-0, Keith Franklin 1-0-0, Sedrick Curry 1-0-1. Interceptions: Los Angeles (Errick Herrin 1 for 4 yards, Dell Mcgee 1 for 2 yards). Fumbles lost: Birmingham (James Bostic). Opponent's fumbles recovered: Los Angeles (Jamal Duff). Date: 03/11/01 Day of Week: Sunday Starting time: 6:06 p.m. CT Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Partly cloudy Temp: 65 Wind: SE 8 mph Referee: Steve Pamon Head Linesman: Derick Bowes Umpire: Richard Brown Back Judge: Scott Helverson Line Judge: Tod Reese Field Judge: Michael Banks Side Judge: Michael Sheahan A: 11,197. Casey Weldon was having a career day before he was injured. Tommy Maddox stayed healthy and continued his career season. Maddox passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns, including a pair in the second half, when the Los Angeles Xtreme rallied for a 35-26 victory over the Birmingham Thunderbolts. Weldon completed 16-of-21 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns. But he was crunched on a sack by linebacker Shawn Stuckey in the third quarter and left with wrist and shoulder injuries. Without Weldon, the Thunderbolts (2-4) were blanked in the fourth quarter. Maddox was 17-of-25, including an 18-yard pass to Darnell McDonald that set up a go-ahead 19-yard field goal by Jose Cortez with 8:41 left in the final period. Maddox, the XFL's leading passer, capped the scoring with a seven-yard toss to Jeremaine Copeland with 1:45 to play. Saladin McCullough rushed for a team-record 124 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries for Los Angeles (4-2), which moved into first place in the Western Divison, one game ahead of San Francisco. TV: UPN LOS ANGELES XTREME NOTES: OUTLOOK: The Xtreme will bring its aerial attack south this weekend to face the Eastern Division's second-place team, the Birmingham Thunderbolts. The Xtreme enter this game after knocking off the New York/New Jersey Hitmen, 22-7, last week in Giants Stadium. GAME PLAN: In a dominant and impressive performance against the Hitmen by Xtreme QB Tommy Maddox, the Xtreme offense appears to be back on track. Look for Maddox to go to WR Jermaine Copeland, who leads the league in receptions with 35, and WR Darnell McDonald, who is tied for first in touchdown receptions (4), often during this contest. But, if the Xtreme get its running game going, it has a chance at success against the Bolts' defense, as Birmingham ranks last in the league in rush defense. On defense, look for the LA secondary, which features CB Terry Billups, to play a lot of zone against a Birmingham receiving corps which is led by Stepfret Williams, who leads the league in receiving yards, and is second in the league in receptions (30) behind Copeland. INJURIES: QUESTIONABLE: DT Curtis Eason (Quad), WR Larry Ryans (Hamstring). PROBABLE: G Chris Brymer (Hand), T Jerry Crafts (Neck), TE Frank Leatherwood (Finger), RB Ken Oxendine (Ankle), S Ricky Parker (Wrist), LB Shawn Stuckey (Shoulder). NEWS AND NOTES: Xtreme quarterback Tommy Maddox completed 23 of 37 passes for 274 yards and two touchdowns at Giants Stadium last week. Maddox now leads the XFL in touchdown passes (8) and passing yards (1,149)… For the first time in three weeks, the Xtreme will not face a defense ranked overall in the top three in the XFL…Wideouts Jermaine Copeland and Darnell McDonald rank as the most productive receiving duo in the league, combining for 55receptions for 654 yards and six touchdowns. Cope and DMAC are also responsible for six of the Xtreme's eight touchdown receptions…The Xtreme rank second in the league in sacks with 19 and second in the league in defensive takeaways with 11…Last week against the Hitmen, K Jose Cortez made 3 of 4 field goal attempts, extending his consecutive field goals made streak to eight (an XFL record) before missing from 45 yards before the end of the first half….Saturday vs. the Hitmen, Donnell Day was the Xtreme's Scrambler for the second straight week., but lost the scramble for the first time to the Hitmen's Donnie Caldwell. According to Day, Caldwell appeared to leave when the official said "Set!" OFF THE FIELD: Xtreme starting center Jonathan Himebauch will be featured in the April issue of GEAR Magazine discussing his experience as an XFL player. The feature will hit newsstands in two weeks. BIRMINGHAM THUNDERBOLTS NOTES: OUTLOOK: Birmingham must wake up this week after being outscored 69-16 in the past two games. One week after suffering its worst defeat of the season at the hands of the San Francisco Demons, 39-10, Birmingham will seek to defeat its first Western Division team in the Los Angeles Xtreme. GAME PLAN: The offense, which has been plagued by slow starts, as a whole has been struggling with dropped passes, penalties and fumbles. Thunderbolts QB Casey Weldon will get the nod this week, but if the offense struggles in front of the home crowd, Coach DiNardo may look to backup QB and hometown boy Jay Barker. Although WR Stepfret Williams continues to lead the league in receiving yards (445) and has set an XFL record with a 95 yard TD reception against the Demons, look for the offense to establish its running game with RB James Bostic. On defense, Birmingham ranks last in the league against the run. INJURIES: OUT: C Justin Burroughs (Back), DE Kendrick Burton (Back), DT Eric Kerley (Tricep), WR Damon Gourdine (Fibula). QUESTIONABLE: C Matt Hogg (Concussion), TE Nicky Savoie (Shoulder), C Ryan Thomassie (Shoulder). NEWS AND NOTES: Birmingham wide receiver/punt returner Stepfret Williams is the author of two of the XFL's longest scoring plays. Williams' 95-yard punt return for a touchdown at New York/New Jersey is the standard in that category, and his 92-yard touchdown reception from Jay Barker last week at San Fran is the longest scoring pass in XFL history… DB Chris Shelling leads the club in solo stops with 29. Answering to the nickname of "Shocker", Shelling has established himself as the leader of the Birmingham secondary… The first quarter has been unkind to the Thunderbolts this season. Birmingham has been outscored 29-0 in the first period and out-gained 373 yards to 151. OFF THE FIELD: While the XFL is a single entity, it doesn't preclude team owners from playing in the league. Backup quarterback Jay Barker has part ownership in the Mobile Seagulls; franchise of the National Indoor Professional Football League…. The 2001 XFL season marks the second time tight end Ed Smith has taken a professional tour of duty in Birmingham. In 1990, Smith played third base for the Birmingham Barons, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.