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week 10 San Francisco 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Los Angeles 14 3 7 0 -- 24 Team Qtr Clock ------------ Scoring Play ------------ Score -- Time Rem. Visitor Home Xtreme 1 09:58 S.McCullough 11yd run 0 6 Xtreme 1 (S.McCullough 1 pt run) 0 7 Xtreme 1 02:33 N.Prefonteine 10yd run 0 13 Xtreme 1 (S.McCullough 1 pt run) 0 14 Xtreme 2 00:00 J.Cortez 19yd field goal 0 17 Xtreme 3 08:26 J.Copeland 11yd pass from T.Maddox 0 23 Xtreme 3 (R.Shehee 1 pt run) 0 24 Individual Player Stats for San Francisco Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Te.Battle 7 40 5.7 20 0 Br.Young 3 33 11.0 21 0 Mi.Pawlawski 3 5 1.7 3 0 Ke.Anderson 4 3 0.8 3 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Mi.Pawlawski 29 17 136 2/ 9 0 22 2 Pa.Barnes 11 4 65 1/ 8 0 34 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Te.Battle 6 48 20 0 Ja.Hundon 4 76 34 0 Tr.Moore 4 34 22 0 Ji.Cunningham 3 16 10 0 Br.Roberson 2 22 12 0 Ke.Anderson 1 4 4 0 Br.Young 1 1 1 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Mi.Panasuk 2 65 32.5 0 1 35 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ji.Cunningham 3 23 7.7 20 0 Ke.Kaesviharn 2 13 6.5 8 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Te.Battle 3 85 28.3 32 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Ke.Anderson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Individual Player Stats for Los Angeles Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Ra.Shehee 17 92 5.4 28 0 Sa.McCullough 8 73 9.1 22 1 No.Prefonteine 1 10 10.0 10 1 Jo.Wilcox 2 5 2.5 3 0 Sc.Milanovich 2 -7 -3.5 -2 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int To.Maddox 24 15 164 0/ 0 1 21 0 Sc.Milanovich 4 0 0 0/ 0 0 0 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Je.Copeland 9 99 21 1 Da.Dunn 2 29 17 0 Da.Gibson 2 15 10 0 La.Ryans 1 20 20 0 Ra.Shehee 1 1 1 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Ro.Carpenter 1 0 0 0 Re.Durden 1 0 0 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG No.Prefonteine 5 186 37.2 0 1 47 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Da.Gibson 1 1 1.0 1 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Da.Gibson 1 14 14.0 14 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Sc.Milanovich 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Da.Richie 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Defensive Stats for San Francisco Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Gr.Williams 5 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Da.Thomas 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Kaesviharn 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Dw.Harper 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Te.Joseph 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Williams 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 To.Wright 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Al.Battle 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Le.Cole 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 We.Davis 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ot.Floyd 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Ca.Hansen 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Je.Miles 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Cr.Powell 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Er.England 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Haskins 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Br.Roberson 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 St.Scifres 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Jo.DeWitt 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Defensive Stats for Los Angeles Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ri.Mack 6 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Je.Russell 5 1 1.0 -8.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ro.Carpenter 4 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-1 0-0 Ch.Pegues 3 2 1.5 -7.0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 Le.Evans 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 De.McGee 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Re.Durden 0 4 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Cl.Abraham 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 2-0 0-0 Ju.Long 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Parker 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Da.Richie 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ma.Keneley 2 1 0.5 -2.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Duff 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Er.Herrin 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 Ti.Keck 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 La.Rachal 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Drive Chart for SF No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 9:58 6:44 3:14 K OWN31 5 18 0 18 1 OWN49 P 2 1 2:33 13:06 4:27 K OWN40 7 33 0 33 2 OPP27 Int 3 2 9:25 7:07 2:18 MFG OWN26 3 -1 0 -1 0 OWN25 P 4 2 5:35 2:21 3:14 P OWN13 8 52 4 56 3 OPP31 D 5 3 15:00 12:08 2:52 K OWN21 7 34 0 34 2 OPP45 F 6 3 8:26 3:42 4:44 K OPP48 9 27 0 27 2 OPP21 D 7 3 1:07 0:18 0:49 P OPP39 3 3 15 18 1 OPP21 Int 8 4 10:48 8:51 1:57 P OWN41 4 9 0 9 0 OPP50 D 9 4 6:59 4:10 2:49 P OWN24 5 38 0 38 1 OPP38 D 10 4 2:20 0:26 1:54 P OWN29 9 52 0 52 3 OPP19 D Time of Posession: 28:18 Avg Start of Drive:OWN34 Drive Chart for LA No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 15:00 9:58 5:02 K OWN15 8 76 9 85 5 OPP 0 TD 2 1 6:44 2:33 4:11 P OWN22 7 78 0 78 3 OPP 0 TD 3 2 13:06 9:25 3:41 Int OWN13 9 37 32 69 3 OPP18 MFG 4 2 7:07 5:35 1:32 P OWN49 3 0 0 0 0 OWN49 P 5 2 2:21 0:00 2:21 D OWN31 10 63 5 68 4 OPP 1 FG 6 3 12:08 8:26 3:42 F OWN49 7 51 0 51 4 OPP 0 TD 7 3 3:42 1:07 2:35 D OWN22 3 0 0 0 0 OWN22 P 8 4 15:18 10:48 4:30 Int OWN 3 6 30 -5 25 2 OWN28 P 9 4 8:51 6:59 1:52 D OPP50 3 -1 0 -1 0 OWN49 P 10 4 4:10 2:20 1:50 D OWN39 3 5 0 5 0 OWN44 P 11 4 0:26 0:00 0:26 D OWN19 1 -2 0 -2 0 OWN17 EG Time of Posession: 31:42 Avg Start of Drive:OWN29 Time of Possession 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR SF 5:47 7:26 8:25 6:40 28:18 HOME LA 9:13 7:34 6:35 8:20 31:42 TEAM STATISTICS Visitor Home SF LA Total first downs 15 21 By Rushing 6 9 By Passing 8 10 By Penalty 1 2 Third Down Efficiency 1- 10- 10.0% 2- 9- 22.2% Fourth Down Efficiency 2- 7- 28.6% 1- 1-100.0% Total Net Yards 265 337 Total Offensive Plays (inc. sacks) 60 58 Average Gain Per Offensive Play 4.4 5.8 Net Yards Rushing 81 173 Total Rushing Plays 17 30 Average Gain Per Rushing Play 4.8 5.8 Net Yards Passing 184 164 Sacks - Yards Lost 3- 17 0- 0 Gross Yards Passing 201 164 Pass Attempts-Completions-Int 40-21- 2 28-15- 0 Avg Net Gain Per Pass Play 4.3 5.9 inc. Sacks) Kickoffs: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 1-0-0 4-1-0 Punts Number and Average 2- 32.5 5- 37.2 Had Blocked 0 0 FGA had blocked 0 0 Total Return Yardage (Punts + Int) 36 1 No. and Yards Punt Returns 5- 36 1- 1 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 3- 85 1- 14 No. and Yards Interception Returns0- 0 2- 0 Penalties: Number and Yards 5- 60 7- 54 Fumbles: Number and Lost 1-1 1-0 Touchdowns 0 3 Rushing 0 2 Passing 0 1 Return 0 0 Extra Points Made/Attempts 0-0 3-3 Rushing Made-Attempts 0-0 3-3 Passing Made-Attempts 0-0 0-0 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 0-0 1-2 Safeties 0 0 Final Score 0 24 Date: 04/07/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 5:05 PM VISITOR: San Francisco Demons vs HOME: Los Angeles Xtreme AT LA Coliseum Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Partly Cloudy. Temp: 57 Humidity: 44 Wind: W 22 mph OFFICIALS Referee : Randy Christal Line Judge : Tom Hoffman Head Linesman : Dana McKenzie Field Judge : Paul Engelberts Umpire : Al Granado Side Judge : David Chesney Back Judge : Dino Paganelli Attendance: 18,121 Time of Game: 2:46 The Los Angeles Xtreme picked the right time to play their best defensive game of the season. The Xtreme clinched the Western Division title, using a smothering defensive effort in a 24-0 blanking of the San Francisco Demons. Ranked seventh in the eight-team league in total defense, the Xtreme had allowed 53 points in their last two games heading into Saturday's showdown for the divisonal title. The Xtreme (7-3) stymied the Demons, limiting them to 261 yards while forcing a pair of turnovers en route to the first shutout in club history. San Francisco (6-4), which beat Los Angeles in the first week on Mike Panasuk's 32-yard field goal as time expired, also has qualified for the playoffs and will meet league-leading Orlando next week. Improving Saladin McCullough capped a game-opening nine-play, 85-yard drive with an 11-yard run that gave Los Angeles a 7-0 advantage 5:14 into the contest. McCullough, who is a backup to Rashaan Shehee, carried eight times for 73 yards. Shehee rushed for 92 yards on 17 attempts. Noel Prefontaine scored on a 10-yard run later in the quarter, extending the lead to 14-0. Jose Cortez, the league's leading kicker, connected from 19 yards on the final play of the first half to give Los Angeles a 17-0 advantage. Not to be outdone, Tommy Maddox threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jeremaine Copeland with 8:11 left in the third quarter to cap the scoring. It was Maddox's league-leading 18th TD toss. A former NFL first-round pick, Maddox completed 15-of-24 passes for 164 yards. Demons quarterback Mike Pawlawski went 17-of-29 for 136 yards and two interceptions before being pulled in favor of Pat Barnes in the fourth quarter. Barnes was 4-of-11 for 65 yards. TV: NBC Primary Game San Francisco Demons Team Notes OUTLOOK The San Francisco Demons, who cliched a playoff spot by defeating the Las Vegas Outlaws, 14-9, look to clinch the division title as they travel to the LA Coliseum to take on the LA Xtreme. GAMEPLAN The theme this week in Demon camp is not to turn the ball over to the Xtreme. On offense, QB Mike Pawlawski wants to be opportunistic with the ball. Last week, because of Vegas' defense, the Demons were not able to run that effectively and had to rely on the passing game. This week, look for the Demons to get RB Kelvin Anderson involved more with the running game against LA's sixth- ranked rush defense. The Demons' potent pass offense, led by WRs Travis Moore and Jimmy Cunningham, will seek to spread LA's defense thin, which should allow for big runs from Anderson. On defense, the Demons look to counter LA's passing arsenal with its number-two ranked defense featuring DE s Jermaine Miles, Eric England and LB James Williams. NEWS AND NOTES DE Eric England recorded his fifth quarterback sack of the season and ranks third on the team in tackles with 35. England has a team-best eight tackles for losses for 44 yards… CB Greg Williams is the Demons' only nine-game starter in the secondary, and has been a steady influence on San Francisco's defensive backfield, playing both strong and free safety….WR James Hundon is averaging a team-best 11.8 yards per catch among the Demons' regular rotation of receivers with 24 total catches in six games… WR Jimmy Cunningham is the only receiver to play and catch a pass in all nine San Francisco games and he has caught at least two in every outing this year… Since RB's Juan Johnson and Terry Battle have been out with injuries, RB Kelvin Anderson has rushed for 207 yards as a starter in the Demons' last three games. OFF THE FIELD DE Jomo Cousins resides in Tempe, Arizona where he owns a real estate license and sells mobile homes. His unique name of Jomo is named after Jomo Kenyatta, who was the first president of Kenya. Los Angeles Xtreme Team Notes OULOOK The LA Xtreme look to rebound against the Demons after losing to Memphis, 27-12. The Xtreme will host division rival San Francisco for the Western Division Championship and for the right to host a home playoff game. GAMEPLAN Coach Luginbill's goal this week: "We have to get that passion back. That's our mission." On offense, with WR Darnell McDonald listed as doubtful with a calf injury, wideouts Damon Gibson, Damon Dunn or Larry Ryans will get the start. Look for the Xtreme's offensive line, which yielded only one sack against Memphis, to give QB Tommy Maddox time to throw to an array of potent receivers led by Jeremaine Copeland. The Xtreme will look to keep the Demons number-two ranked defense honest with the running of RB Saladin McCullough. The Xtreme defense will attempt to get Demon QB Mike Pawlawski out of passing rhythm with a strong push up front with defensive lineman Jamel Duff, Matt Keneley and Ramondo Stallings. NEWS AND NOTES Xtreme quarterback Tommy Maddox is coming off his roughest outing in the XFL, connecting on 17 of 38 passes for 155 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. The 155 yards is the least productive Maddox has been since completing 11 of 35 passes for 121 yards in Week Four…. Sunday's game was also the first in which Maddox has not thrown a TD pass since Week Three against the Outlaws…The Xtreme's offensive line leads the league in least sacks allowed yielding just 14 in nine games…. The Xtreme defense has allowed a touchdown on their opponent's first or second possession in seven of the Xtreme's nine games this season….. DT Matt Keneley made nine tackles and one sack against Memphis. Keneley leads the Xtreme in sacks with five… The Xtreme have three players with four sacks or more including Keneley (5); Jamal Duff (4) and Ramondo Stallings (4)… K Jose Cortez has made his last nine field goals and has made 17 of his last 18 field goals….. For the fifth time this season, the Xtreme will be featured as the national Saturday night game on NBC. The Xtreme have won all four of its previous games on NBC. OFF THE FIELD When LB Juan Long was away from football, he spent his day as a mail-handler for the US Postal Service. Memphis 10 6 0 0 -- 16 Las Vegas 0 3 0 0 -- 3 Team Qtr Clock ------------ Scoring Play ------------- Score -- Time Rem. Visitor Home Maniax 1 08:55 K.Sanford 2yd run 6 0 Maniax 1 (K.Sanford 1 pt run) 7 0 Maniax 1 01:06 J.Hall 20yd field goal 10 0 Maniax 2 09:13 C.Jordan 5yd pass from J.Druckenmiller 16 0 Maniax 2 (K.Sanford 1 pt run, failed) 16 0 Outlaw 2 00:03 P.McCallum 34yd field goal 16 3 Individual Player Stats for Memphis Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Ro.Potts 5 39 7.8 24 0 Ji.Druckenmiller 3 13 4.3 8 0 Ke.Sanford 14 10 0.7 6 1 Be.Morgan 2 4 2.0 5 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Ji.Druckenmiller 23 11 152 4/ 21 1 36 1 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Ch.Jordan 4 81 36 1 Da.Hobbs 3 44 21 0 Ji.Kitts 2 21 14 0 Ke.Crawford 1 6 6 0 Ro.Potts 1 0 0 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Jo.Williams 2 35 28 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Je.Hall 5 189 37.8 0 0 48 Ji.Druckenmiller 1 44 44.0 0 1 44 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ja.Arnold 3 16 5.3 8 0 Da.Hobbs 2 12 6.0 7 0 Ch.Jordan 1 1 1.0 1 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Be.Morgan 1 22 22.0 22 0 Ja.Arnold 1 7 7.0 7 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Ja.Arnold 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 Jo.Williams 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Individual Player Stats for Las Vegas Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Ro.Smart 10 19 1.9 8 0 Be.Snell 2 7 3.5 4 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Ma.Grieb 35 15 184 1/ 10 0 24 2 Ry.Clement 3 1 8 0/ 0 0 8 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Br.Bech 4 64 20 0 Ro.Smart 4 44 24 0 Yo.Murphy 4 43 20 0 Er.Guliford 4 41 14 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Ja.Kaiser 1 0 0 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Pa.McCallum 7 252 36.0 1 3 50 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Er.Guliford 4 25 6.3 14 0 Ja.Kaiser 1 0 0.0 0 0 Ke.Scott 0 22 - 22 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Er.Guliford 4 70 17.5 26 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Er.Guliford 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Defensive Stats for Memphis Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ri.Hogans 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ca.Stiles 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 3-0 0-0 Ri.Clark 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 An.Anderson 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Williams 1 1 0.0 0.0 2 3 0 0 1-0 0-0 Pa.Lenon 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-1 0-0 Ty.Bell 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Crawford 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Ja.Kellogg 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 An.Marshall 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Pa.Sapp 1 1 1.0-10.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Le.Rheams 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ma.Thomas 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Da.Hobbs 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Co.Sawyer 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 T..Frier 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ma.Wimberly 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Defensive Stats for Las Vegas Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Hu.Tarver 4 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ja.Kaiser 4 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Mi.Crawford 2 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ko.Blackwell 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ja.Williams 2 2 0.5 -1.5 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Tuipala 3 0 1.0-10.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 To.James 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 An.Rubio 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Je.Smith 1 2 0.5 -1.5 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Herndon 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Ke.Kinney 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Jackson 1 1 1.0 -5.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Mi.Mason 1 0 1.0 -3.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ch.Bayne 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 An.Edwards 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 Ku.Gouveia 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ma.Grieb 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Yo.Murphy 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Ty.Parten 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Scott 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Drive Chart for Mem No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 15:00 13:11 1:49 K OWN25 3 6 0 6 0 OWN31 Pt 2 1 13:11 8:55 4:16 F OPP25 8 35-10 25 3 OPP 0 TD 3 1 6:33 1:06 5:27 P OPP48 10 36 10 46 3 OPP 2 FG 4 2 13:20 9:13 4:07 D OWN30 6 57 11 68 4 OPP 2 K 5 2 6:40 5:02 1:38 D OPP46 3 3 0 3 0 OPP43 Int 6 2 1:50 0:42 1:08 P OWN20 3 8 -5 3 0 OWN23 P 7 3 9:10 4:23 4:47 P OWN12 4 -2 34 32 2 OWN44 P 8 3 2:34 0:06 2:28 P OWN19 3-13 0-13 0 OWN 6 P 9 4 13:03 9:47 3:16 P OWN19 3 -2 -5 -7 0 OWN12 P 10 4 8:01 4:06 3:55 Int OWN16 6 65 -5 60 2 OPP24 BFG 11 4 1:44 1:08 0:36 D OWN39 3 4 0 4 0 OWN43 P 12 4 0:38 0:00 0:38 Int OWN32 1 -1 0 -1 0 OWN31 EG Time of Posession: 34:08 Avg Start of Drive:OWN33 Drive Chart for LV No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 8:55 6:33 2:22 Kf OWN10 3 1 5 6 0 OWN16 P 2 1 1:06 13:20 2:46 K OWN30 5 9 0 9 1 OWN39 P 3 2 9:13 6:40 2:33 K OWN16 3 1 5 6 0 OWN22 P 4 2 5:02 1:50 3:12 Int OWN29 6 34 0 34 1 OPP37 P 5 2 0:42 0:03 0:39 P OWN42 7 46 -5 41 2 OPP17 FG 6 3 15:00 9:10 5:50 K OWN23 10 29 15 44 3 OPP33 P 7 3 4:23 2:34 1:49 P OWN34 3 4 0 4 0 OWN38 P 8 4 15:06 13:03 2:03 P OPP43 3 -4 0 -4 0 OPP47 P 9 4 9:47 8:01 1:46 P OPP27 3 4 -5 -1 0 OPP28 Int 10 4 4:06 1:44 2:22 BFG OWN24 6 42 -5 37 3 OPP39 D 11 4 1:08 0:38 0:30 P OWN32 3 42 0 42 2 OPP26 Int Time of Posession: 25:52 Avg Start of Drive:OWN34 Time of Possession 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR Mem 11:32 6:56 7:15 8:25 34:08 HOME LV 3:28 8:04 7:45 6:35 25:52 TEAM STATISTICS Visitor Home Mem LV Total first downs 14 12 By Rushing 3 2 By Passing 6 8 By Penalty 5 2 Third Down Efficiency 3- 12- 25.0% 2- 12- 16.7% Fourth Down Efficiency 1- 1-100.0% 1- 2- 50.0% Total Net Yards 197 208 Total Off Plays (inc. sacks)51 51 Average Gain Per Off Play 3.9 4.1 Net Yards Rushing 66 26 Total Rushing Plays 24 12 Average Gain Per Rush 2.8 2.2 Net Yards Passing 131 182 Sacks - Yards Lost 4- 21 1- 10 Gross Yards Passing 152 192 Pass Attempts-Comps-Int 23-11- 1 38-16- 2 Avg Net Gain Per Pass 4.9 4.7 (inc. Sacks) Kickoffs: Number-In End Zone-T'backs 4-2-0 2-0-0 Punts Number and Average 6- 38.8 7- 36.0 Had Blocked 0 0 FGA had blocked 1 0 Total Return Yardage 64 47 No. and Yards Punt Returns 6- 29 5- 47 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns2- 29 4- 70 No. and Yards Int Returns 2- 35 1- 0 Penalties: Number and Yards13-105 14-115 Fumbles: Number and Lost 2-0 1-1 Touchdowns 2 0 Rushing 1 0 Passing 1 0 Return 0 0 Extra Points Made/Attempts 1-2 0-0 Rushing Made-Attempts 1-2 0-0 Passing Made-Attempts 0-0 0-0 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 1-2 1-1 Safeties 0 0 Final Score 16 3 Date: 04/07/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 5:16 PM VISITOR: Memphis Maniax vs HOME: Las Vegas Outlaws AT Sam Boyd Stadium Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Overcast. Temp: 53 Humidity: 71 Wind: SW 21 mph OFFICIALS Referee : Dennis Lipski Line Judge : Roger McMinn Head Linesman : Dale Newhouse Field Judge : Mike McCabe Umpire : Frank Kosman Side Judge : Andrew Panucci Back Judge : Michael Sheahan Attendance: 15,378 Time of Game: 2:47 The Memphis Maniax got their revenge. Ketric Sanford ran two yards for a touchdown in the first quarter as the Memphis Maniax posted a 16-3 victory over the Las Vegas Outlaws in the season finale for both teams. With both teams already having been eliminated from playoff contention there was nothing more than bragging rights on the line. Trying to avenge a 25-3 loss to the Outlaws in Week Two, the Maniax jumped to a 7-0 lead 6:05 into the first quarter on Sanford's two-yard run. Jeff Hall kicked a 20-yard field goal later in the quarter. Jim Druckenmiller completed the Maniax's scoring by throwing a five-yard TD pass to Charles Jordan 5:47 into the second quarter, extending the lead to 16-0. Memphis (5-5) won its final two games and secured a .500 season. Paul McCallum kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired in the first half for Las Vegas (4-6), which lost five of its last six games following a 3-1 start. TV: NBC Bonus Coverage Memphis Maniax Team Notes OUTLOOK The Memphis Maniax, who defeated the playoff-bound LA Xtreme, 27-12, travel to Sam Boyd Stadium seeking to finish the season at 5-5. Both Memphis and Vegas have mathematically been eliminated from playoff contention. GAMEPLAN Coach Kippy Brown's plan for this week is to play strong defense and continue to put points on the board offensively. The league's best offense may still be without RB Rashaan Salaam, who is suffering from a shoulder injury. If he cannot go, look for RB Beau Morgan and Ketric Sanford to pick up the load. Against LA, Sanford averaged 9 yards a carry. In the passing game, QB Jim Druckenmiller will face the league's best defense, but will have star wideouts Daryl Hobbs and Charles Jordan to counter. The defense, led by DE Shante Carver, will focus on stopping Rod "He Hate Me" Smart, who had a big day running last week, and also put pressure on Outlaw QB Ryan Clement. NEWS AND NOTES For the second time this season, the Maniax limited their opponent to just 37 rushing yards … It marked the third-best defensive effort of the season statistically … The Maniax scored touchdowns in both the third and fourth quarters of the Los Angeles win for a total of 14 points in the second half, nearly half of what they had produced in the final 30 minutes of the first eight games combined (29) The third-quarter touchdown vs. the Xtreme was the first third-quarter TD of the season for Memphis … RB Beau Morgan Has played wide receiver, quarterback, running back and defensive back in the season's first nine games. He caught a TD pass in the third quarter for seven yards against LA … DE Shante Carver Has 32 tackles in nine games, including 26 solos. He intercepted a pass in the win at Los Angeles and had five tackles – four for losses -- plus one QB sack … LB Shin Yamada is the first Japanese player to make an American pro football roster. He plays at linebacker and on most special teams. OFF THE FIELD The XFL has fans who travel from all over the country each week to cheer for their favorite XFL team. But this week, none has come farther than Mr. and Mrs. Yamada. They are the proud parents of Memphis LB Shin Yamada, and they traveled all the way from Japan to witness the Maniax' final home game. Las Vegas Outlaws Team Notes OUTLOOK Vegas, losers of its last four out of five and eliminated from the playoffs, look to end the season on a positive note as they play host to the Memphis Maniax. GAMEPLAN Still playing for the $2,500 bonus money per player, the Vegas defense will look to contain Jim Druckenmiller's passing attack and shut down Memphis' surprising running game. In their first meeting, the "Dealers of Doom" defense only allowed three points to the Mainaix. The offense wants to continue to attack and put pressure on Memphis' defense. Vegas, who has struggled all season on offense, wants to get Rod "He Hate Me" Smart off to a good start, as Smart rushed for a season-high 116 yards against San Francisco. Look for QB Ryan Clement to continue to throw to his dependable receivers Yo Murphy and Eric Guiliford, who combined for just 98 yards receiving last week. NEWS AND NOTES In Las Vegas' four wins this season, the Dealers of Doom have created 13 turnovers, converting those picks and fumbles into 4 outright TDs and putting the offense in position to score an additional 36 points (five TDs, three FGs)… In the team's five losses, the Outlaws have managed just three takeaways…. In the team's five losses, Las Vegas has coughed up the football 11 times, leading to 37 points for opponents…. During the Outlaws' four wins, the team has just four turnovers for only 9 points…. The last time Memphis met Las Vegas, QB Ryan Clement was knocked out of the game late in the first quarter after being driven into the ground by Maniax DE Shante Carver, separating Clement's shoulder.... WR Yo Murphy, despite playing just five games since joining Las Vegas on Feb. 26, now leads the team in receptions (23) and is second on the squad in yards receiving (230, 12 yards behind Mike Furrey)…15 of the team's 20 takeaways have been created in games the Outlaws eventually won....The Outlaws attack through the air has been the weakest in the league, averaging just 114 yards per game. OFF THE FIELD CB Korey Blackwell made a television commercial when he was nine years old with former Dallas Cowboy running back Herschal Walker. sun 4/8/01 NY/NJ 0 9 13 0 -- 22 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Team Qtr Clock ------------ Scoring Play -------------- Score -- Time Rem. Visitor Home Hitmen 2 14:34 L.Araguz 38yd field goal 3 0 Hitmen 2 00:57 Z.Davis 3yd pass from C.Puleri 9 0 Hitmen 2 (D.Philyaw 1 pt run, failed) 9 0 Hitmen 3 11:40 K.Dar Dar 77yd pass from C.Puleri 15 0 Hitmen 3 (Z.Davis 1 pt pass from C.Puleri) 16 0 Hitmen 3 01:50 D.Caldwell 46yd Lateral 22 0 Hitmen 3 (C.Puleri 1 pt pass, failed) 22 0 Individual Player Stats for NY/NJ Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Di.Philyaw 10 28 2.8 14 0 Co.McGuffey 1 8 8.0 8 0 Mi.Archie 3 6 2.0 6 0 Ki.Dar Dar 1 5 5.0 5 0 Jo.Aska 4 -2 -0.5 2 0 Ch.Puleri 4 -9 -2.3 -1 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Co.McGuffey 10 3 85 0/ 0 0 54 0 Ch.Puleri 7 5 158 0/ 0 2 77 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Zo.Davis 3 48 23 1 Ki.Dar Dar 2 117 77 1 Ma.Hinton 1 54 54 0 An.Dicosmo 1 16 16 0 Mi.Archie 1 8 8 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Jo.Eloms 2 2 2 0 Dw.Sabb 1 0 0 0 Do.Caldwell 0 46 46 1 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Le.Araguz 4 163 40.8 0 1 52 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Mi.Archie 2 -6 -3.0 0 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ki.Dar Dar 1 8 8.0 8 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB La.Bryant 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Be.Hanks 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Individual Player Stats for Birmingham Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Cu.Alexander 3 30 10.0 19 0 Ja.Bostic 9 25 2.8 10 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Gr.Leigh 39 19 188 4/ 35 0 29 3 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Qu.Jackson 5 52 29 0 Ed.Smith 5 33 13 0 Jo.Douglass 4 39 19 0 Ka.McGuire 3 35 21 0 St.Williams 2 29 20 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Br.Palazzo 3 102 34.0 0 1 38 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Er.Sloan 2 8 4.0 9 0 St.Williams 2 7 3.5 6 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Er.Sloan 3 60 20.0 26 0 Cu.Alexander 2 42 21.0 23 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Cu.Alexander 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gr.Leigh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Er.Sloan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Se.Curry 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Defensive Stats for NY/NJ Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ro.Merkerson 5 1 1.0 -7.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ta.Settles 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Ti.Beauchamp 3 2 1.0 -6.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ty.Talton 3 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Be.Hanks 3 0 1.0-13.0 0 0 1 0 1-0 0-0 Br.Trout 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Da.Wheeler 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ve.Crawford 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-1 0-0 Ha.Fields 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Dw.Sabb 2 1 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Bu.B'ynote 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0-0 0-0 Do.Caldwell 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Eloms 2 0 0.0 0.0 2 5 0 0 0-0 0-0 La.Bryant 1 1 1.0 -9.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Cotton 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Be.Russ 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 An.Dicosmo 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 Defensive Stats for Birmingham Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ja.Willis 4 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ch.Preston 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ma.Hamilton 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ch.Shelling 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ji.Brumbaugh 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ky.Schroeder 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Er.Sloan 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Du.Butler 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ce.Pittman 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ca.Jackson 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Fr.Perry 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 An.Fleming 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Di.Foxx 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Loggins 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ed.Smith 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 St.Williams 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Drive Chart for NY No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 15:00 10:26 4:34 K OWN 8 8 67 0 67 2 OPP25 MFG 2 1 8:44 4:25 4:19 Int OWN45 3 9 0 9 0 OPP46 P 3 1 2:08 14:34 2:34 Int OWN49 5 31 0 31 1 OPP20 FG 4 2 9:49 8:04 1:45 P OWN30 3 1-11-10 0 OWN20 P 5 2 3:06 0:57 2:09 P OWN23 7 76 1 77 5 OPP 0 TD 6 3 11:54 11:40 0:14 P OWN23 1 77 0 77 1 OPP 0 TD 7 3 6:41 4:10 2:31 D OWN29 3 8 0 8 0 OWN37 P 8 3 1:50 14:36 2:14 F OPP29 4 5 0 5 0 OPP24 MFG 9 4 10:41 5:30 5:11 D OWN45 6 11 -5 6 1 OPP49 P 10 4 1:52 0:00 1:52 F OPP34 3 -6 0 -6 0 OPP40 EG Time of Posession: 27:23 Avg Start of Drive:OWN39 Drive Chart for Bir No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 10:26 8:44 1:42 MFG OWN32 6 18 -5 13 1 OWN45 Int 2 1 4:25 2:08 2:17 P OWN24 4 26 0 26 1 OPP50 Int 3 2 14:34 9:49 4:45 K OWN30 6 17-10 7 1 OWN37 P 4 2 8:04 3:06 4:58 P OWN29 6 15 -5 10 1 OWN39 P 5 2 0:57 0:00 0:57 K OWN25 4 2 0 2 1 OWN27 Half 6 3 15:00 11:54 3:20 D OWN34 4 6 5 11 1 OWN45 P 7 3 11:40 6:41 4:59 K OWN17 8 54 0 54 2 OPP29 D 8 3 4:10 1:50 2:20 P OWN12 4 23 0 23 1 OWN35 Int 9 4 14:36 10:41 3:55 MFG OWN32 7 23 0 23 1 OPP45 D 10 4 5:30 1:52 3:38 P OWN20 6 24-10 14 2 OWN34 F Time of Posession: 32:37 Avg Start of Drive:OWN26 Time of Possession 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR NY 11:01 4:20 4:35 7:27 27:23 HOME Bir 3:59 10:40 10:25 7:33 32:37 TEAM STATISTICS Visitor Home NY Bir Total first downs 10 12 By Rushing 2 2 By Passing 7 8 By Penalty 1 2 Third Down Efficiency 2- 10- 20.0% 5- 12- 41.7% Fourth Down Efficiency 0- 0- 0.0% 0- 2- 0.0% Total Net Yards 279 208 Total Off Plays (inc. sacks) 40 55 Average Gain Per Off Play 7.0 3.8 Net Yards Rushing 36 55 Total Rushing Plays 23 12 Average Gain Per Rush 1.6 4.6 Net Yards Passing 243 153 Sacks - Yards Lost 0- 0 4- 35 Gross Yards Passing 243 188 Pass Attempts-Comps-Int 17- 8- 0 39-19- 3 Avg Net Gain Per Pass 14.3 3.6 Kickoffs: 5-1-0 1-1-0 Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks Punts Number and Average 4- 40.8 3- 34.0 Had Blocked 0 0 FGA had blocked 0 0 Total Return Yardage 42 15 No. and Yards Punt Returns 2- -6 4- 15 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 1- 8 5-102 No. and Yards Int Returns 3- 48 0- 0 Penalties: Number and Yards 5- 31 8- 51 Fumbles: Number and Lost 0-0 3-2 Touchdowns 3 0 Rushing 0 0 Passing 2 0 Return 1 0 Extra Points Made/Attempts 1-3 0-0 Rushing Made-Attempts 0-1 0-0 Passing Made-Attempts 1-2 0-0 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 1-3 0-0 Safeties 0 0 Final Score 22 0 Date: 04/08/01 Day of Week: Sunday Starting time: 3:07 PM VISITOR: NY/NJ Hitmen vs HOME: Birmingham Bolts AT Legion Field Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Partly Cloudy. Temp: 80 Humidity: 54 Wind: W 13 mph OFFICIALS Referee : David Cutaia Line Judge : Tom Hoffman Head Linesman : Derick Bowers Field Judge : Al Devento Umpire : Roy Ellison Side Judge : Gene Steratore Back Judge : Craig Battagalia Attendance: 10,749 Time of Game: 2:36 Charles Puleri threw a pair of touchdown passes as the New York-New Jersey Hitmen kept alive their playoff hopes with a 22-0 victory over the Birmingham Thunderbolts. The Hitmen (4-6) won for the first time in three games and will earn a playoff berth in the weak East Division if the Chicago Enforcers lose to the Orlando Rage on Sunday night. Chicago advances to the postseason with a victory. Puleri, who took over for the ineffective Corte McGuffey in the second quarter, threw a three-yard TD toss to Zola Davis late in the second quarter and added a 77-yarder to Kirby Dar Dar in the third to make it 16-0. The Hitmen forced five turnovers and made life miserable for Birmingham's Graham Leigh, who completed 19-of-39 passes for 188 yards. He threw three interceptions and was sacked four times. One of the interceptions was by Joey Eloms in the third quarter. Eloms picked off a pass near midfield and lateraled to fellow safety Donnie Caldwell, who raced 46 yards for a score. Leo Araguz opened the scoring with a 38-yard field goal in the second quarter. The Thunderbolts (2-8) closed with seven straight defeats and drew just 10,749 fans for their season finale. TV: TNN New York/New Jersey Hitmen Team Notes OUTLOOK The Hitmen travel to Birmingham with their playoff hopes on the line after suffering a devastating, 23-18, loss to the Enforcers. The Hitmen can clinch the second playoff spot with a win over Birmingham and a Chicago loss. GAMEPLAN The Hitmen defense, led by DE Israel Raybon (five sacks), LB Ron Merkerson (56 tackles), DT Christian Maumalanga and S Brad Trout, are fully aware that Bolts RB James Bostic rushed for over 100 yards on the Hitmen defense in their first meeting. Look for the Hitmen to contain Bostic, and force QB Graham Leigh to pass on its number-one ranked pass defense anchored by CBs Joey Eloms and Damen Wheeler. On offense, QB Corte McGuffey will get the start. McGuffey will hand the ball of to RB Joe Aska, who rushed for a team-record 101 yards against Chicago, and take shots in the passing game with WRs Anthony DiCosmo and Kirby Dar Dar. NEWS AND NOTES Corte McGuffey's 13 completions included passes to six different receivers. Joe Aska became the first Hitmen runner to rush for more than 100 yards (18-101) in a game this season…. Aska's 15-yard touchdown run was the longest rushing touchdown for NY/NJ this season… Joey Eloms' 76-yard interception return for a touchdown was the first interception return for a score in Hitmen history… LB Ron Merkerson holds the second position (56) in the XFL in tackles, despite missing one game due to a concussion… The Hitmen have three defensive linemen in the League's Top 10 in sacks: DE Israel Raybon (5 sacks, No. 6), DE Dwayne Sabb and DT Christian Maumalanga (4 sacks each, No. 9 tie)… The first-quarter safety was the team's first-ever safety. The defense has now scored via fumble recovery, interception and safety. OFF THE FIELD WR Kirby Dar-Dar has volunteered at events benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and in 1997, assisted in building two houses for Habitat For Humanity in South Florida. Birmingham Thunderbolts Team Notes OUTLOOK The Birmingham Bolts, who were eliminated from the playoffs after a 29-24 loss to the Orlando Rage, will look to spoil the Hitmen's playoff hopes in the final home game at Legion Field. The Bolts are currently on a six-game losing streak. GAMEPLAN The Bolts offense want to build on its second-highest scoring output (24 points) of the season beginning with RB James Bostic, who got the offense going last week, rushing for 89 yards. QB Graham Leigh will have a litany of go-to receivers to throw to beginning with favorites Stepfret Williams, Quincy Jackson and Joe Douglass, all combining for 12 catches for 145 yard last week. On defense, look for the defensive line, led by LB James Willis (XFL-best 63 tackles), to put pressure on the Hitmen's quarterback. In the secondary, watch out for CB Eric Sloan, who had three interceptions (one for a 59-yard TD) against Orlando, to match up on the Hitmen's top receivers. NEWS AND NOTES Defensive end Charles Preston, along with linebackers James Willis and Keith Franklin, have been Birmingham's most active tacklers behind the opposing line of scrimmage. Preston has recorded 11 tackles for loss, with Willis and Franklin adding nine apiece…. Cornerback Eric Sloan had a career night for the Bolts last week, intercepting three passes, returning one 59 yards for a score, breaking up three more passes and making four tackles…. The Birmingham defense has gotten good mileage out of eight interceptions this season, returning them for 261 yards and three touchdowns, an average 32.6 yards per interception return….When QB Graham Leigh connected with Quincy Jackson on a 9-yard scoring pass with 8:07 to play in the first quarter against Orlando, it broke a 10-quarter scoring drought for the Birmingham offense… Running back James Bostic recorded the first, and only, 100-yard rushing game in the history of the Birmingham Bolts when he picked 103 yards on 18 carries at New York/New Jersey back on Feb. 11. OFF THE FIELD Birmingham running backs James Bostic and Eric Hickson, along with safety Calvin Jackson, all played high school football together at Dillard High in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Also on that team was current Arizona Cardinals receiver Frank Sanders. Orlando 0 0 6 0 -- 6 Chicago 6 7 7 3 -- 23 Team Qtr Clock ------------ Scoring Play ---------- Score -- Time Rem. Visitor Home Enforc 1 09:25 A.Crosland 19yd field goal 0 3 Enforc 1 00:19 A.Crosland 42yd field goal 0 6 Enforc 2 00:13 K.McDougal 2yd run 0 12 Enforc 2 (L.Johnson 1 pt run) 0 13 Enforc 3 09:13 A.Bailey 29yd pass from K.McDougal 0 19 Enforc 3 (W.Tate 1 pt pass from K.McDougal 0 20 Rage 3 00:00 D.Burks 51yd pass from B.Kuklick 6 20 Rage 3 (B.Kuklick 1 pt pass, failed) 6 20 Enforc 4 06:57 A.Crosland 32yd field goal 6 23 Individual Player Stats for Orlando Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Mi.Black 6 34 5.7 13 0 Br.Shay 6 28 4.7 16 0 De.Clark 5 26 5.2 9 0 Br.Kuklick 3 0 0.0 2 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Br.Kuklick 18 10 108 2/ 11 1 51 1 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD La.Hart 4 25 14 0 Ma.Bailey 2 16 11 0 Di.Burks 1 51 51 1 Ke.Swayne 1 8 8 0 Sh.Culver 1 4 4 0 Te.Huston 1 4 4 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Ja.Taylor 4 159 39.8 0 2 57 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Sh.Culver 3 11 3.7 12 0 Ma.Bailey 1 2 2.0 2 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Br.Shay 4 68 17.0 27 0 Re.Doster 2 26 13.0 14 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Br.Shay 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mi.Black 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sh.Culver 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Individual Player Stats for Chicago Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Jo.Avery 10 41 4.1 10 0 Ke.McDougal 3 34 11.3 32 1 Ch.Wiley 4 22 5.5 15 0 Le.Johnson 10 18 1.8 5 0 Cr.Whelihan 3 -4 -1.3 0 0 Lu.Leverson 1 -14-14.0 -14 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Ke.McDougal 20 13 182 1/ 7 1 43 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Aa.Bailey 5 68 29 1 Ju.Lord 4 49 43 0 Fr.Coleman 2 51 33 0 Lu.Leverson 1 13 13 0 Jo.Avery 1 1 1 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Do.Sasa 1 0 0 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG An.Crosland 4 165 41.3 0 3 53 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Co.Ivy 3 14 4.7 6 0 Lu.Leverson 1 5 5.0 5 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Co.Ivy 2 34 17.0 20 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Ke.McDougal 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cr.Whelihan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ra.Austin 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Ja.Bray 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Defensive Stats for Orlando Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ja.Burgess 6 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Pa.Alexander 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Om.Brown 5 1 1.0 -7.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Se.Clark 4 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 St.Fisher 3 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Be.Huff 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Jefferson 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 3-0 0-0 Co.Gilliard 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Co.Mayfield 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ji.Clements 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Lo.Riddick 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Bi.Duff 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Bell 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 Re.Doster 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Sh.Banks 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 De.Clark 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Ja.Gamble 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Se.Love 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Ja.Roberson 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Defensive Stats for Chicago Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ja.Baisley 10 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 Aa.Humphrey 5 0 1.0 -5.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Ja.Bray 2 3 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Hu.Thompson 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Do.Brew 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ra.Austin 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ki.Mays 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ca.Timmons 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-1 0-0 Ke.Cooks 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ha.Muagutuia 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 La.Fitzpatrick 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Do.Sasa 1 0 1.0 -6.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Qu.Coleman 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Fisher 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Le.Johnson 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Drive Chart for Orl No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 15:00 11:12 3:48 K OWN19 5 9-18 -9 1 OWN10 F 2 1 9:25 7:31 1:54 K OWN29 3 0 0 0 0 OWN29 P 3 2 15:19 12:30 2:49 K OWN28 3 14 -5 9 0 OWN37 P 4 2 8:53 2:53 6:00 P OWN23 10 51-15 36 2 OPP41 P 5 2 0:13 0:00 0:13 K OWN33 1 -2 0 -2 0 OWN31 Half 6 3 9:13 5:58 3:15 D OWN17 5 23 0 23 2 OWN40 Int 7 3 3:22 0:00 3:22 P OWN19 7 81 0 81 3 OPP 0 TD 8 4 10:05 9:14 0:51 P OWN16 2 1 0 1 0 OWN17 F 9 4 6:57 4:36 2:21 K OWN35 3 5 -5 0 0 OWN35 P 10 4 0:33 0:00 0:33 P OWN 7 1 3 0 3 0 OWN10 End Time of Posession: 25:06 Avg Start of Drive:OWN23 Drive Chart for Chi No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 11:12 9:25 1:47 F OPP 5 4 3 0 3 0 OPP 2 FG 2 1 7:31 0:19 7:12 P OWN45 11 26 4 30 4 OPP25 FG 3 2 12:30 8:53 3:37 P OWN10 5 21 0 21 1 OWN31 P 4 2 2:53 0:13 2:40 P OWN17 7 83 0 83 3 OPP 0 TD 5 3 15:00 9:13 5:47 K OWN28 9 72 0 72 4 OPP 0 TD 6 3 5:58 3:22 2:36 Int OPP39 3 10-10 0 0 OPP39 P 7 4 15:00 10:05 4:55 K OWN31 6 43-15 28 1 OPP41 P 8 4 9:14 6:57 2:17 F OPP14 4 0 0 0 0 OPP14 FG 9 4 4:36 0:33 4:03 P OWN33 6 14 -5 9 1 OWN42 P Time of Posession: 34:54 Avg Start of Drive:OWN46 Time of Possession 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR Orl 6:01 8:43 6:37 3:45 25:06 HOME Chi 8:59 6:17 8:23 11:15 34:54 TEAM STATISTICS Visitor Home Orl Chi Total first downs 8 14 By Rushing 4 6 By Passing 4 7 By Penalty 0 1 Third Down Efficiency 4- 10- 40.0% 5- 12- 41.7% Fourth Down Efficiency 0- 0- 0.0% 0- 0- 0.0% Total Net Yards 185 272 Total Off Plays (including sacks) 40 52 Average Gain Per Offensive Play 4.6 5.2 Net Yards Rushing 88 97 Total Rushing Plays 20 31 Average Gain Per Rushing Play 4.4 3.1 Net Yards Passing 97 175 Sacks - Yards Lost 2- 11 1- 7 Gross Yards Passing 108 182 Pass Attempts-Completions-Int 18-10- 1 20-13- 0 Avg Net Gain Per Pass(inc. Sacks) 4.9 8.3 Kickoffs: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 2-0-0 6-0-0 Punts Number and Average 4- 39.8 4- 41.3 Had Blocked 0 0 FGA had blocked 0 0 Total Return Yardage (Punts + Int) 13 19 No. and Yards Punt Returns 4- 13 4- 19 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 6- 94 2- 34 No. and Yards Interception Returns 0- 0 1- 0 Penalties: Number and Yards 8- 57 6- 45 Fumbles: Number and Lost 3-2 2-0 Touchdowns 1 2 Rushing 0 1 Passing 1 1 Return 0 0 Extra Points Made/Attempts 0-1 2-2 Rushing Made-Attempts 0-0 1-1 Passing Made-Attempts 0-1 1-1 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 0-0 3-3 Safeties 0 0 Final Score 6 23 Date: 04/08/01 Day of Week: Sunday Starting time: 6:05 PM VISITOR: Orlando Rage vs HOME: Chicago Enforcers AT Soldier Field Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Clear. Temp: 55 Humidity: 63 Wind: SE 5 mph OFFICIALS Referee : David Cutaia Line Judge : Ken Rivera Head Linesman : Karl Logan Field Judge : RG Detillier Umpire : Roy Ellison Side Judge : David Chesney Back Judge : Dino Paganelli Attendance: 17,195 Time of Game: 2:41 With a chance to make the playoffs, the Chicago Enforcers had no problem with the XFL's best team. The Enforcers forced three turnovers and stifled the offense of the Orlando Rage to clinch a playoff spot with a 23-6 rout. The defense came up big from the start, forcing a fumble on Orlando's sixth play from scrimmage. Quincy Coleman forced the fumble, which was recovered by Shannon Culver, setting up Andy Crosland's 19-yard field goal less than three minutes into the game. On the Rage's second possession, Chicago's defense forced a punt. The Enforcers (5-5) went just 30 yards in 12 plays but managed to get close enough for Crosland to extend the lead to 6-0 with a 42-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Kevin McDougal, who rushed for 34 yards on three carries, led Chicago on an 83-yard touchdown drive late in the second period and capped it with a 2-yard quarterback draw that made it 13-0. McDougal finished Chicago's opening drive of the second half with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Bailey, who caught four passes for 56 yards. Orlando finally got on the board late in the third when Brian Kuklick connected with Dialleo Burks for a 51-yard touchdown pass as time expired. Crosland added his third field goal in the fourth quarter. Orlando (8-2) will host a playoff matchup with San Francisco on Saturday while Chicago, which started the season with four straight losses, will play in Los Angeles next Sunday. TV: UPN Orlando Rage Team Notes OUTLOOK The Orlando Rage, who have cliched home field advantage throughout the playoff, travel north to Soldier Field to take on the Enforcers. Orlando comes off a 29-24 win in Birmingham. GAMEPLAN The Rage's offensive running game, led by Michael Black and Derrick Clark, had its most productive outing in three games against Birmingham. And with RB Brian Shay coming back from a knee injury, look for the Rage to establish the run on Chicago's last-ranked defense. With QB Brian Kuklick starting his third game, he will continue to throw downfield to wideout Dialleo Burks, who caught a 52-yard TD reception from Kuklick. Kuklick also looks to WRs Mario Bailey and Kevin Swayne, who both combined for 10 receptions last week. The defense, led by LB James Burgess, DE James Roberson and DT Bill Duff, will focus on containing RB John Avery and/or RB LeShon Johnson, who rushed for 103 yards against New York/New Jersey last week. NEWS AND NOTES QB Brian Kuklick upped his record to 2-0 as a starter by directing the Rage on two touchdown drives in the final three minutes of the game in last week's 29-24 come-from-behind win over the Bolts… RB Michael Black provided a spark to the running attack by picking up 41 yards on just five carries (8.2 average)…The Rage finished the game with 105 yards rushing – the first time the team has topped the century mark in four games… In 23 "Red Zone" opportunities this year, the Rage have put points on the board on 20 occasions – including 16 touchdowns – for a scoring success rate of 87.0%… Trailing by nine points with less than three minutes remaining on Saturday, the Rage rallied for a 29-24 win. It marked the fourth time this season that Orlando has rallied from a 4th quarter deficit for a victory… DT Bill Duff had a huge game with four tackles, a sack, one pass defense and two quarterback pressures. OFF THE FIELD WR Kevin Swayne was the director of youth alliance program for the Greater Des Moines, Iowa YMCA. He also coached varsity basketball at Iowa Christian Academy in Des Moines. Chicago Enforcers Team Notes OUTLOOK Winners of its last three games, the Chicago Enforcers fight for their playoff lives against Orlando, after a dramatic, 23-18, come-from-behind victory over New York/New Jersey. The Enforcers can clinch a playoff spot with a win over Orlando or a Hitmen loss to Birmingham. GAMEPLAN Although RB John Avery is listed as questionable for this weekend's game, the Enforcers have confidence in feeding the ball to RB LaShon Johnson, who rushed for a season-high 103 yards against a tough Hitmen defense. This week's XFL Offensive Player of the Week winner QB Kevin McDougal will face a fifth-ranked Orlando defense. Look for him to use his scrambling ability to get outside the pocket and throw to receivers Aaron Bailey and Junior Lord. On defense, Chicago leads the league in interceptions. Led by XFL Defensive Player of the Week winner LB Jamie Baisley and DE Aaron Humphey, the Enforcers will attempt to stop Orlando's resurgent running game and put pressure on Rage QB Brian Kuklick, who is starting only for the third time this season. NEWS AND NOTES For the second week in a row, the Enforcers have swept the offensive and defensive player of the week honors. QB Kevin McDougal again received the offensive honors (he also won in week five), while LB Jamie Baisley took the defensive award… The Enforcers, along with Orlando and Los Angeles, are all 4-1 over the past five weeks, which is the best record in the XFL in that time frame… RB John Avery has proven in nine weeks to be one of the XFL's premier players. In only eight games (he missed the first NY/NJ game with an injury), Avery has 1,046 total all-purpose yards for an average of 130.8 yards per game… Since quarterback Kevin McDougal was inserted into the starting lineup, the Enforcers are 4-1…. The Enforcers are last in the XFL in pass defense, giving up 202.8 yards per game in the air. However, the Enforcers lead the league in interceptions with 14 as Corey Ivy (5) is first and Dorian Brew (4) is second in the XFL in picks…. TE Tim Martin has emerged as an emergency tackle. Against NY/NJ, Martin started the game wearing number 89 and playing tight end. At halftime Martin changed to 65 and came in at tackle. OFF THE FIELD Since Duke won the national championship, Enforcers cheerleader Mylinda won the NCAA tournament pool over Texas Tech head coach Bobby Knight. Mylinda and the cheerleaders will serve as models in the Betsy Johnson fashion show in downtown Chicago Saturday night. playoffs week 11 sat 4/14/01 San Francisco 0 10 6 10 -- 26 Orlando 16 0 0 9 -- 25 Team Qtr Clock ----------- Scoring Play -------- -- Score -- Time Rem. Visitor Home Rage 1 10:34 J.Taylor 42yd field goal 0 3 Rage 1 09:58 B.Huff 17yd int. return 0 9 Rage 1 (D.Clark 1 pt run, failed) 0 9 Rage 1 08:07 D.Clark 1yd run 0 15 Rage 1 (M.Bailey 1 pt pass from B.Kuklick) 0 16 Demons 1 02:48 M.Panasuk 42yd field goal 3 16 Demons 2 01:55 P.Barnes 1yd run 9 16 Demons 2 (K.Anderson 1 pt run) 10 16 Demons 3 08:23 P.Barnes 1yd run 16 16 Demons 3 (P.Barnes 1 pt pass, failed) 16 16 Demons 4 12:27 M.Panasuk 40yd field goal 19 16 Demons 4 11:51 D.Harper 40yd int. return 25 16 Demons 4 (K.Anderson 1 pt run) 26 16 Rage 4 03:53 D.Burks 55yd pass from J.Arellanes 26 22 Rage 4 (M.Bailey 3 pt pass from J.Arellanes) 26 25 Individual Player Stats for San Francisco Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Ke.Anderson 18 53 2.9 11 0 Ju.Johnson 1 3 3.0 3 0 Pa.Barnes 7 -2 -0.3 17 2 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Pa.Barnes 26 16 181 3/ 13 0 40 2 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Br.Roberson 6 56 15 0 Ke.Anderson 4 54 40 0 Ji.Cunningham 3 49 31 0 Se.Manuel 1 15 15 0 Tr.Moore 1 5 5 0 Te.Battle 1 2 2 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Dw.Harper 1 40 40 1 To.Wright 1 0 0 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Mi.Panasuk 4 166 41.5 0 1 51 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ji.Cunningham 3 26 8.7 11 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Te.Battle 3 56 18.7 32 0 Ji.Cunningham 1 13 13.0 13 0 Br.Roberson 1 9 9.0 9 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Pa.Barnes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Te.Battle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ma.Coleman 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Je.Miles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Ja.Williams 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Individual Player Stats for Orlando Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Mi.Black 5 16 3.2 13 0 De.Clark 5 11 2.2 4 1 Ji.Arellanes 1 0 0.0 0 0 Br.Shay 1 0 0.0 0 0 Ja.Taylor 1 0 0.0 0 0 Br.Kuklick 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Br.Kuklick 16 5 46 1/ 9 0 19 1 Ji.Arellanes 8 4 115 1/ 6 1 55 1 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Di.Burks 3 75 55 1 Ma.Bailey 3 29 19 0 Sc.Cloman 1 33 33 0 Ke.Swayne 1 21 21 0 Mi.Black 1 3 3 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Be.Huff 1 17 17 1 Ke.Malveaux 1 0 0 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Ja.Taylor 4 189 47.3 1 1 53 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Sh.Culver 4 19 4.8 10 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD St.Fisher 2 40 20.0 21 0 Br.Shay 2 38 19.0 23 0 Mi.Black 1 24 24.0 24 0 Sc.Cloman 1 14 14.0 14 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Ji.Arellanes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Br.Shay 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ri.Young 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Se.Clark 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 Defensive Stats for San Francisco Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ke.Kaesviharn 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 1-0 0-0 Cr.Powell 3 1 1.0 -9.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Haskins 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ca.Hansen 1 0 1.0 -6.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Te.Battle 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 2-0 We.Davis 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Jo.DeWitt 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Dw.Harper 2 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Gr.Williams 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Er.England 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Je.Miles 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ab.Noah 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Pe.Talamaivao 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Williams 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 To.Wright 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 0 0 0-0 0-0 Defensive Stats for Orlando Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Pa.Alexander 5 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Co.Gilliard 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Sh.Banks 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 St.Fisher 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Bi.Duff 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Bell 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Re.Doster 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Br.Shay 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 3-0 0-0 Se.Clark 2 1 1.5 -5.0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 Be.Huff 2 0 1.0 -4.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Om.Brown 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Burgess 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Lo.Riddick 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Di.Burks 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Ma.Campbell 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Jefferson 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ke.Malveaux 1 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Roberson 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Taylor 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Ri.Young 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 An.Purvis 0 1 0.5 -4.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Drive Chart for SF No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 15:00 12:55 2:05 Kickoff OWN 3 3 8 0 8 0 OWN11 Punt 2 1 10:34 9:58 0:36 Kickoff OWN23 1 0 0 0 0 OWN23 Int 3 1 9:58 9:06 0:52 Kickoff OWN30 1 2 0 2 0 OWN32 Fum 4 1 8:07 2:48 5:19 Kickoff OWN 8 9 68 0 68 2 OPP24 FG 5 2 13:29 10:04 3:25 Punt OWN20 5 26 5 31 3 OPP49 Fum 6 2 8:12 4:34 3:38 Punt OWN 9 6 15 0 15 2 OWN24 Punt 7 2 2:51 1:55 0:56 Fumble OPP 4 2 4 0 4 1 OPP 0 TD 8 2 1:48 1:42 0:06 Fumble OPP26 1 0 0 0 0 OPP26 Int 9 3 12:42 8:23 4:19 Punt OWN31 7 41 28 69 4 OPP 0 TD 10 3 5:50 3:37 2:13 Punt OWN29 3 0 0 0 0 OWN29 Punt 11 3 2:25 12:27 4:58 Int OPP47 8 25 0 25 2 OPP22 FG 12 4 10:34 7:43 2:51 Fumble OPP36 3 -2 -5 -7 0 OPP43 Punt 13 4 3:53 0:00 3:53 Kickoff OWN18 8 35 0 35 2 OPP47 EndG Time of Posession: 35:11 Avg Start of Drive:OWN36 Drive Chart for Orl No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 12:55 10:34 2:21 Punt OWN41 4 5 29 34 1 OPP25 FG 2 1 9:06 8:07 0:59 Fumble OPP29 2 5 24 29 2 OPP 0 TD 3 1 2:48 13:29 4:19 Kickoff OWN24 6 43-10 33 2 OPP43 Punt 4 2 10:04 8:12 1:52 Fumble OWN49 3 0 0 0 0 OWN49 Punt 5 2 4:34 2:51 1:43 Punt OWN35 4 7 0 7 0 OWN42 Fum 6 2 1:42 0:00 1:42 Int OWN 2 3 2 0 2 0 OWN 4 EndH 7 3 15:00 12:42 2:18 Kickoff OWN31 3 2 0 2 0 OWN33 Punt 8 3 8:23 5:50 2:33 Kickoff OWN36 3 -2 -5 -7 0 OWN29 Punt 9 3 3:37 2:25 1:12 Punt OWN34 3 0 0 0 0 OWN34 Int 10 4 12:27 11:51 0:36 Kickoff OWN40 1 0 0 0 0 OWN40 Int 11 4 11:51 10:34 1:17 Kickoff OWN28 2 6 0 6 0 OWN34 Fum 12 4 7:43 3:53 3:50 Punt OWN17 7103-20 83 3 OPP 0 TD Time of Posession: 24:49 Avg Start of Drive:OWN34 Time of Possession 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR SF 8:52 8:05 8:57 9:17 35:11 HOME Orl 6:08 6:55 6:03 5:43 24:49 TEAM STATISTICS Visitor Home SF Orl Total first downs 16 8 By Rushing 6 2 By Passing 9 4 By Penalty 1 2 Third Down Efficiency 4- 11- 36.4% 1- 9- 11.1% Fourth Down Efficiency 0- 0- 0.0% 0- 1- 0.0% Total Net Yards 222 171 Total Offensive Plays (inc sacks) 55 40 Average Gain Per Offensive Play 4.0 4.3 Net Yards Rushing 54 25 Total Rushing Plays 26 14 Average Gain Per Rushing Play 2.1 1.8 Net Yards Passing 168 146 Sacks - Yards Lost 3- 13 2- 15 Gross Yards Passing 181 161 Pass Attempts-Completions-Ints 26-16- 2 24- 9- 2 Avg Net Gain Per Pass Play (inc. Sacks) 5.8 5.6 Kickoffs: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 6-0-0 5-3-0 Punts Number and Average 4- 41.5 4- 47.3 Had Blocked 0 0 FGA had blocked 0 0 Total Return Yardage (Punts + Int) 66 36 No. and Yards Punt Returns 3- 26 4- 19 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 5- 78 6-116 No. and Yards Interception Returns 2- 40 2- 17 Penalties: Number and Yards 5- 78 7- 78 Fumbles: Number and Lost 2-2 3-3 Touchdowns 3 3 Rushing 2 1 Passing 0 1 Return 1 1 Extra Points Made/Attempts 2-3 2-3 Rushing Made-Attempts 2-2 0-1 Passing Made-Attempts 0-1 2-2 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 2-2 1-1 Safeties 0 0 Final Score 26 23 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 04/14/01 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 8:08:00 PM San Francisco Demons vs Orlando Rage AT Citrus Bowl Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Partly Cloudy. Temp: 82 Humidity: 71 Wind: E 13 mph OFFICIALS Referee : Dennis Lipski Line Judge : John McGrath Head Linesman : Dana McKenzie Field Judge : RG Detillier Umpire : Richard Brown Side Judge : David Chesney Back Judge : Gregory Steed Attendance: 14,849 Time of Game: 2:51 The San Francisco Demons earned the right to play for $1 million. The Demons overcame a 16-point defict against the XFL's top team and advanced to "The Millon Dollar Game" with a dramatic 26-25 victory over the Orlando Rage. San Francisco will meet the winner of Sunday's contest between Los Angeles and Chicago in the championship game on April 21. The XFL champion receives $1 million. The first playoff game in XFL history looked like it would be a blowout as the league-leading Rage (8-3) raced to a 16-0 lead less than seven minutes into the game. But the Demons (6-5), who secured a playoff spot in the final week of the regular season, rallied for 26 straight points. "We always have confidence," Demons coach Jim Skipper said. "It's like we always tell our guys -- it's not over until it's over. We persevered all year." Cornerback Dwayne Harper provided the big play early in the fourth quarter, returning an interception 40 yards for a touchdown to give the Demons a 26-16 advantage. A 12-year NFL veteran, Harper saw extensive playing time on the San Diego Chargers when they reached Super Bowl XXIV in January 1995. He amassed 24 career interceptions in with three NFL teams. Jim Arellanes, who threw the costly interception in his first appearance of the season after replacing an ineffective Brian Kuklick, hooked up with Dialleo Burks on a 55-yard touchdown with 3:53 remaining to pull the Rage within 26-25. But after taking over on their own 18, the Demons picked up a pair of first downs to run out the clock. Pat Barnes made a big play, finding Jimmy "The Jet" Cunningham with a 31-yard pass on 3rd-and-10 that moved the ball into Orlando territory. Barnes, the surprise starter in place of Mike Pawlawski, had a rough first quarter. He was intercepted on the Demons' second possession by defensive lineman Ben Huff, who rumbled 17 yards for a touchdown. San Francisco committed another miscue on its next possession. Running back Terry Battle fumbled and Sedric Clark recovered on the Demons' 29. Three plays later, Derrick Clark scored on a one-yard run, giving Orlando a 16-0 lead with 8:03 left in the opening period. "I never felt that we had this game won, even when it was 16-0," said Orlando coach Galen Hall. "I did feel that we had control of the game and let it get away from us." Mike Panasuk, a school teacher before joining the Demons at the start of the season, kicked a 40-yard field goal to get them on the board late in the first quarter. With less than two minutes left before halftime, San Francisco pulled within 16-10 on Barnes' one-yard run. Barnes, who completed 16-of-26 passes for 179 yards and two interceptions, scored on another one-yard run with 7:54 left in the third quarter, tying it at 16-16. After Panasuk kicked a 40-yard field goal 2:33 into the fourth quarter to put the Demons ahead, Harper provided some breathing room with his interception. In his first possession after taking over for Kuklick, Arellanes locked on to Kevin Swayne in the left flat. But Harper stepped in front of Swayne and raced untouched down the left sideline. "It was a tough decision to pull Brian," Hall said. "Not everything bad that happened out there was his fault, but we were out of sync and had absolutely nothing going for us. I felt we needed to make a change at that point." Kuklick completed just 5-of-16 passes for 46 yards and an interception. He was hurt by numerous dropped passes. Orlando won its first six games but went just 2-3 after Kuklick took over for Jeff Brohm, who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. "I'm not sure if Jeff would have stayed healthy it would have made a difference," Hall said. "We have confidence in Brian and I think he's going to be a good quarterback in this league. Things didn't work out tonight, but that doesn't take anything from this season or team. We had a good year." Why to Watch Championship-game berth rests in the balance Saturday night when the San Francisco Demons travel to the Citrus Bowl to challenge the Eastern Division Champion Orlando Rage on primetime, Saturday night NBC. The Rage and Demons are both coming off humbling losses last week, but the opportunity to play in "The Million Dollar Game" is just one win away and both teams are well aware of the stakes. This game is a rematch of a Week 2, 12-point victory for Orlando, but the Rage will be playing with backup QB Brian Kuklick, with Jeff Brohm remaining on the IR. Orlando, however, will take a 5-0 home record into the game, while the Demons posted a 2-3 record on the road this season -- a statistic that should not be overlooked. Key Individual Matchups 1. Orlando WR Diallo Burks vs. San Francisco DC Wendell Davis. Burks is clearly Orlando's most explosive and complete receiver. He finished the regular season with 659 receiving yards on 34 catches, but he was held to just three catches. Davis gives up four inches in this matchup, but it didn't seem to bother him the first time the two standouts played against one another. If Davis can keep Burks in check again Saturday night, it will be a huge victory for the Demons. 2. Orlando OT Jeremy Akers vs. San Francisco DE Eric England. If you follow the battles in the trenches at all, this is the matchup for you. Akers is one of the top right tackles in the League, and certainly has more mobility than any other player at his position. Akers moves well, shows good strength and rarely gives up a sack. His ability to hold up in pass protection will be critical Saturday night, as he lines up against one of the League's top pass rushers. England is an upfield player with great speed and quickness for his size, but if Akers reaches him, England is finished. This battle should be won by Akers, which will give the Rage a critical advantage in the passing game. 3. San Francisco WR James Hundon vs. Orlando CB Kelly Malveaux. With all the attention that Jimmy Cunningham will get on the far side, look for Hundon to have a career game. Hundon is one of the more underrated players in this League. He gets good initial push, is a strong route runner, and is faster than his listed time. After watching extensive film on Malveaux, a player that always seems to get in position, but not make plays, we feel strongly that Hundon will dominate this matchup. San Francisco's Keys to Success... 1. QB Mike Pawlawski. He's just one man, but he is the Demon's most important man. In the first meeting between the two teams, Pawlawski was 36-52 for 294 yards, 1 INT, 2 TD. If Pawlawski is off, even just a little bit, the Demons don't stand a chance. In an offensive scheme predicated around rhythm and consistency from the quarterback position, Pawlawski cannot afford to have even an average game. 2. Get a spark out of Terry Battle. Battle is a triple threat for the Demons -- averaged almost 4.5 yards rushing this season, caught 17 passes for 162 yards and is also used on kickoff returns, where he averaged 23 yards per attempt during the regular season. But Battle needs to be more of a consistent contributor Saturday night for the Demons to pull off a road playoff win. Battle has a tendency to disappear in games and his team has suffered during certain stretches of the season because of it. 3. Linebackers need to hold up versus the run. The last time these two teams met, the Rage rushed for 140 yards en route to a 12-point victory. It has to be San Francisco's determination this time around to force the Rage to beat them in the air. With linebacker being a strong point defensively, with standout players such as James Burgess and Patrise Alexander, there will be no excuse for the Demons to allow this type of rushing performance again. Orlando's Keys to Success... 1. QB Brian Kuklick's poise. Brian Kuklick enters the playoffs with just three professional starts, with a 2-1 record. He struggled last week, completing 10 of 18 passes for 103 yards, 1 TD and 1 Interception, in a demoralizing 23-6 loss to Chicago, but Kuklick wasn't totally to blame. His receivers dropped too many catchable passes and his offensive line did not do its job. If Kuklick can shake off last week's failure, the Rage should win at home, where they have not lost all season long. However, with such inexperience as a starter, do not be surprised if Kuklick starts slow in this, his first big game started as a pro. 2. Derrick Clark needs to carry the load vs. San Francisco's undersized front seven. Clark is part of a three-man rotation for the Rage, which includes Michael Black and Brian Shay. But in a game against an undersized front seven like the Demon's, Clark must emerge as the premier ball carrier. Clark is a powerful, straightline runner that should have great success Saturday night. 3. Don't shoot itself in the foot. Orlando did nothing to help itself last week versus Chicago when it gave up 57 yards on 8 penalties and also turned the ball over three times, two fumbles and one interception. This type of performance will undoubtedly result in a loss against a team the caliber of San Francisco. VegasInsider.com Advantage TEAM Demons Rage QB X RB X REC X X OL X DL X LB X DB X ST X Coaching X X Edge X When San Francisco has the ball: Head Coach Jim Skipper has leaned heavily on QB Mike Pawlawski throughout the season, and, for the most part, the quarterback has delivered. Skipper has been forced to turn to Pawlawski with frequency because of the limited production he's received from his running game. However, Pawlawski's feel for the underneath passing has enabled the Demon running backs to get involved in the offense as receivers out of the backfield. In recent weeks especially, Pawlawski has done a great job of getting the ball to RB Terry Battle and Co. in space, which allows them to gain yards after the catch. Skipper has done a great job of dictating mathcups, pitting faster running backs, like Battle, against bigger linebackers. Throwing the short and intermediate passes might not be a bad way to move the ball versus the Rage, because it will limit Orlando DC's Steve Fisher's (one of the top corners in the XFL) presence. Throwing short early and often is essential for the Demons, not only because of the several aforementioned reasons, but also because Pawlawski is a rhythmic passer that can pick defenses apart if he's able to get going in the first quarter. If, and when Pawlawski does get rolling, the Demons will test the last line of the Rage defense, but not Fisher. Across from Orlando's shutdown corner is DC Omar Brown, who has been grossly inconsistent. Expect Skipper to work towards getting WR Jimmy Cunningham matched up in single coverage vs. Brown. Cunningham (10-catches in the Demons' first meeting vs. the Rage) has great burst out of his breaks and is just way to fast for Brown, who isn't very smooth when he's forced to turn his hips and run in man-to-man coverage. As hard as Skipper will try to find this matchup, Orlando Defensive Coordinator Charlie Bailey will work to avoid it. Look for a lot of zone-coverage from the Rage. The thinking is that they've got good overall talent in the defensive backfield, but poor individual play form a weak link like Brown could be fatal. Still, the Demons will have to turn to there ground game sooner or later, and moving the ball on the Orlando front shouldn't be too hard. The Rage run defense has been porous throughout, as they finished the regular season ranked in the bottom half of the league, yielding 89-yards a game. Orlando's line excels at shooting gaps and getting into the backfield, but they're not a run-stopping group. That being said, the Demons will have the chance to establish the run, and with it balance. Skipper knows that the last thing Pawlawski needs is linebackers and defensive backs sitting on his routes all day. To sum it all up, Pawlawski is likely to find a groove in the first half, allowing his running attack to produce, which will keep the Rage defense on its heels. When Orlando has the ball: Out of all the teams in the post-season, the Rage offense is probably the most balanced. Orlando does a nice of running the ball to setup the pass, and they've done a lot of that since starting QB Jeff Brohm was lost to an injury in early March. Through the solid running skills of RB's Derrick Clark, Michael Black and Brian Shay the Rage have overcome the injury to Brohm and continued to win. Having the luxury of turning his three-headed monster on the ground, Head Coach Galen Hall has taken a lot of pressure off the shoulders of reserve QB Brian Kuklick. Kuklick has a strong arm and nice size, but his lack of experience makes it very hard for Hall to count on him to win football games. So, look forward to seeing a lot more of Clark, Black and Shay in this game. On the other side of the ball, the San Francisco front four is a solid match for the vaunted Orlando running attack. DT's Emile Palmer and Abdul-Salaam Noah are both nasty players, who can play with a mean streak and live to stop the run. Noah and Palmer are also very agile, and get off the ball extremely fast. The strength on the inside of the Demon line should sway coach Hall to use Black more so than Clark or Shay. Black is an outside runner that can get to the edge of the defense and make players miss on the outside. Also, DE's Eric England and Jermaine Miles both have a tendency to fly up the field and vacate their respective gaps, which would cater to Black's outside running style. However they do it, Orlando must find a way to run, because Hall and his offensive coaches do not want to count on Kuklick to win this game. Special Teams K Kevin Panasuk leads the San Francisco special teams, and even though he is not a powerful kicker or punter, Panasuk does have great accuracy on field goals and directional skills as a punter. He will not make a lot of mistakes in a game like this, but he is also a kicker that cannot be relied upon to win the game from over 45 yards out. PR Jimmy Cunningham is one of the most underrated return specialists in this league. Cunningham has terrific lateral movement and quickness, and his ability to make tacklers miss could make a difference in Saturday night's game. Also, the Demons enter this game with the League's top kickoff coverage unit. In a game of this importance, if the Demons can stifle the Rage's field position, it would be a huge victory. For Orlando, PK/PT Jay Taylor, who has had a very strong season, particularly as a field goal kicker, handles the kicking responsibilities. He finished the regular season 7-of-9 with a long of 46 yards. He is a reliable kicker under pressure, but won't make much of an impact either way as a punter. The return game has been hot and cold throughout the season, but Brain Shay is definitely a player to keep an eye on when he gets his hands on the ball. Shay averages 25.4 yards per kickoff return and his north south style usually results in good field position for the Rage. playoffs week 11 sun 4/15/01 Chicago 0 10 3 3 -- 16 Los Angeles 6 11 3 13 -- 33 Team Qtr Clock ------------ Scoring Play ------------ -- Score -- Time Rem. Visitor Home Xtreme 1 11:34 J.Copeland 26yd pass from T.Maddox 0 6 Xtreme 1 (S.McCullough 1 pt run, failed) 0 6 Xtreme 2 11:27 J.Cortez 31yd field goal 0 9 Enforc 2 03:11 A.Crosland 28yd field goal 3 9 Enforc 2 01:45 C.Egbuniwe 2yd blocked punt return 9 9 Enforc 2 (L.Johnson 1 pt run) 10 9 Xtreme 2 00:11 D.Gibson 7yd pass from T.Maddox 10 15 Xtreme 2 (D.McDonald 2 pt pass from T.Maddox) 10 17 Enforc 3 10:44 A.Crosland 32yd field goal 13 17 Xtreme 3 05:50 J.Cortez 48yd field goal 13 20 Enforc 4 14:22 A.Crosland 40yd field goal 16 20 Xtreme 4 07:16 S.McCullough 44yd run 16 26 Xtreme 4 (S.McCullough 1 pt run) 16 27 Xtreme 4 02:38 C.Abraham 88yd int. return 16 33 Xtreme 4 (S.McCullough 1 pt run, failed) 16 33 Individual Player Stats for Chicago Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Jo.Avery 14 59 4.2 17 0 Ke.McDougal 5 32 6.4 13 0 Le.Johnson 3 10 3.3 15 0 Ke.Cooks 1 6 6.0 6 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Ke.McDougal 31 15 228 0/ 0 0 45 3 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Aa.Bailey 4 83 35 0 Jo.Avery 3 26 20 0 Lu.Leverson 2 33 22 0 Wi.Tate 2 23 17 0 Ju.Lord 2 10 12 0 Fr.Coleman 1 45 45 0 Ty.Armstrong 1 8 8 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG An.Crosland 3 115 38.3 0 0 44 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Co.Ivy 2 8 4.0 7 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Co.Ivy 6 153 25.5 30 0 Ha.Muagutuia 1 8 8.0 8 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Ra.Austin 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Individual Player Stats for Los Angeles Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Sa.McCullough 21 164 7.8 44 1 To.Maddox 2 0 0.0 1 0 Ra.Shehee 1 -4 -4.0 -4 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int To.Maddox 24 18 164 0/ 0 2 26 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Sa.McCullough 8 45 13 0 Je.Copeland 4 55 26 1 Da.McDonald 2 36 23 0 Da.Gibson 2 16 9 1 Fr.Leatherwood 2 12 6 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Cl.Abraham 1 88 88 1 Re.Durden 1 23 23 0 Le.Evans 1 0 0 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG No.Prefonteine 2 63 31.5 0 1 32 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Da.Gibson 2 7 3.5 7 0 Re.Durden 1 0 0.0 0 0 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Da.Gibson 3 64 21.3 32 0 La.Rachal 1 13 13.0 13 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Je.Copeland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Defensive Stats for Chicago Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Ra.Austin 8 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Cooks 6 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Baisley 5 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Do.Brew 5 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Bray 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0-0 0-0 Aa.Humphrey 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ma.Finkes 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Qu.Coleman 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 Hu.Thompson 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 L.Fitzpatrick 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ch.Wiley 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Co.Ivy 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Aa.Bailey 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Ch.Egbuniwe 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ki.Mays 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 1-0 0-0 Ha.Muagutuia 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Jo.Fisher 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 St.Palmer 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Defensive Stats for Los Angeles Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Le.Evans 9 1 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 2-0 0-0 Ro.Carpenter 4 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Je.Russell 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ju.Long 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 De.McGee 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Mack 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 La.Rachal 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 3-0 0-0 Ma.Keneley 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Re.Durden 2 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Parker 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ch.Pegues 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Duff 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ra.Stallings 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Sh.Stuckey 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Er.Herrin 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Er.Johnson 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Cl.Abraham 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Drive Chart for Chi No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End HowLost 1 1 11:34 9:21 2:13 KO OWN27 3 7 0 7 0 OWN34 Punt 2 1 4:57 14:20 5:37 Fum OWN10 8 45 -5 40 3 OPP50 Int 3 2 11:27 3:11 8:16 KO OWN25 12 67 -3 64 4 OPP11 FG 4 2 0:11 0:00 0:11 KO OWN35 1 -1 0 -1 0 OWN34 Half 5 3 15:00 10:44 4:16 KO OWN38 7 47 0 47 1 OPP15 FG 6 3 5:50 3:34 2:16 KO OWN30 3 1 0 1 0 OWN31 Punt 7 3 1:54 14:22 2:32 Punt OWN47 6 30 0 30 1 OPP23 FG 8 4 10:33 8:20 2:13 Punt OWN12 3 5 0 5 0 OWN17 Punt 9 4 7:16 2:38 4:38 KO OWN19 10 72 0 72 5 OPP 9 Int 10 4 2:38 1:22 1:16 KO OWN23 4 62 0 62 2 OPP15 Int Time of Posession: 33:28 Avg Start of Drive:OWN27 Drive Chart for LA No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End HowLost 1 1 15:00 11:34 3:26 KO OWN40 6 60 0 60 3 OPP 0 TD 2 1 9:21 4:57 4:24 Punt OWN35 7 53 -5 48 3 OPP17 Fum 3 2 14:20 11:27 2:53 Int OWN48 6 34 5 39 2 OPP13 FG 4 2 3:11 1:45 1:26 KO OWN20 3 1 0 1 0 OWN21 BlPnt 5 2 1:45 0:11 1:34 KO OWN37 8 63 0 63 4 OPP 0 TD 6 3 10:44 5:50 4:54 KO OWN29 8 36 5 41 3 OPP30 FG 7 3 3:34 1:54 1:40 Punt OWN25 3 -2 0 -2 0 OWN23 P 8 4 14:22 10:33 3:49 KO OWN34 5 29 0 29 1 OPP37 P 9 4 8:20 7:16 1:04 Punt OPP50 2 50 0 50 1 OPP 0 TD 10 4 1:22 0:00 1:22 Int OWN20 2 5 0 5 0 OWN25 EndGame Time of Posession: 26:32 Avg Start of Drive:OWN34 Time of Possession 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR Chi 7:10 9:07 8:26 8:45 33:28 HOME LA 7:50 5:53 6:34 6:15 26:32 TEAM STATISTICS Visitor Home Chi LA Total first downs 16 17 By Rushing 6 8 By Passing 10 9 By Penalty 0 0 Third Down Efficiency 3- 10- 30.0% 1- 6- 16.7% Fourth Down Efficiency 1- 1-100.0% 0- 0- 0.0% Total Net Yards 335 324 Total Offensive Plays (including sacks) 54 48 Average Gain Per Offensive Play 6.2 6.8 Net Yards Rushing 107 160 Total Rushing Plays 23 24 Average Gain Per Rushing Play 4.7 6.7 Net Yards Passing 228 164 Sacks - Yards Lost 0-0 0-0 Gross Yards Passing 228 164 Pass Attempts-Completions-Ints 31-15- 3 24-18- 0 Avg Net Gain Per Pass Play (inc. Sacks) 7.4 6.8 Kickoffs: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 5-0-0 7-2-0 Punts Number and Average 3- 38.3 3- 21.0 Had Blocked 0 1 FGA had blocked 0 0 Total Return Yardage (Punts + Int) 8 118 No. and Yards Punt Returns 2- 8 3- 7 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 7-161 4- 77 No. and Yards Interception Returns 0- 0 3-111 Penalties: Number and Yards 5- 25 2- 7 Fumbles: Number and Lost 0-0 1-1 Touchdowns 1 4 Rushing 0 1 Passing 0 2 Return 1 1 Extra Points Made/Attempts 1-1 2-4 Rushing Made-Attempts 1-1 1-3 Passing Made-Attempts 0-0 1-1 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 3-3 2-2 Safeties 0 0 Final Score 33 16 Date: 04/15/01 Day of Week: Sunday Starting time: 4:07 PM Chicago Enforcers vs Los Angeles Xtreme AT LA Coliseum Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Clear. Temp: 70 Humidity: 49 Wind: W 12 mph OFFICIALS Referee : Steve Pamon Line Judge : Roger McMinn Head Linesman : Derick Bowers Field Judge : Michael Banks Umpire : John Bradley Side Judge : Gary Cavaletto Back Judge : Craig Battagalia Attendance: 13,081 Time of Game: 2:38 The Los Angeles Xtreme are exactly where they were predicted to be. The Xtreme secured a spot in "The Million Dollar Game" by grinding out a 33-16 victory over the Chicago Enforcers. In the XFL's inaugural season, the Xtreme were the prohibitive favorites to win the title and will have a chance to do that when they host the San Francisco Demons in Saturday's championship game. The XFL champion receives $1 million. "What can I say? It's what we're here for. We just came up with some plays," Xtreme coach Al Luginbill said. "If we're on the go, nobody could stop us in the XFL," added Los Angeles wide receiver Jermaine Copeland. Los Angeles and San Francisco split two games during the season. The Xtreme won the Western Division title with a 24-0 blanking of the Demons on April 7. Ironically, it was a player who saw little playing until recently who helped the Xtreme reach the title game. Saladin McCullough, who was inactive for four of the season's first five games, rushed for 154 yards on 21 carries, including a 44-yard touchdown with 7:13 remaining that gave Los Angeles (8-3) a 27-16 advantage. He also had eight receptions for 45 yards. "I knew I would be ready to play," McCullough said. "There's pressure there, but I know how to handle it. I've been there 1,000 times." "He just ran the ball great," said Xtreme quarterback Tommy Maddox. "He broke off a 50-yarder and those are things you have to do in big games. And he had his biggest game." Cornerback Clifton Abraham sealed the victory with an 87-yard interception return for a touchdown with 2:21 left. "It was 20-16 for so long," Luginbill said. "To me, it was a tough game. Two plays within a minute changed the game." Chicago (5-6), which also lost in double overtime at Los Angeles in Week Two, reached the postseason despite an 0-4 start. "We knew it was going to be a game of who made the mistakes," said Enforcers running back John Avery, who was held to 64 yards on 14 carries. "We made the most mistakes and paid for them." "LA's a fine football team," added Chicago coach Ron Meyer. "We had trouble generating offense. Avery couldn't get going, Maddox was outstanding. Their defense turned it up in the last three quarters." The Xtreme came out focused, moving 60 yards in six plays on the game's opening possession. Maddox capped the drive with a 26-yard pass to Copeland that provided a 6-0 lead. It looked like the Xtreme would extend the lead on their next possession as they moved deep into Chicago territory. But Copeland fumbled at the 10 and linebacker Chike Egbuniwe recovered. Copeland, the league leader in receptions, was held to four for 62 yards After Jose Cortez and Andy Crosland traded field goals, the Enforcers took the lead late in the second quarter with the help of a big play from their special teams. Linebacker Kivuusama Mays busted through the line and blocked Noel Prefontaine's punt. Egbuniwe scooped up the ball and scored on a two-yard run, giving Chicago a 10-9 lead with 1:45 to play before halftime. Ranked sixth in the eight-team league in total offense, the Xtreme converted on their last possession of the half and took a 17-10 lead on Maddox's seven-yard touchdown pass to Damon Gibson. Maddox, the league leader in passing yards and TDs, went 18-of-24 for 171 yards and two scores. Chicago appeared to take the momentum back early in the third quarter. Kevin McDougal found Aaron Bailey with a 35-yard pass, setting up a 32-yard field goal by Crosland that cut the deficit to 20-16. McDougal, who took over as the club's starter in Week Five, completed 15-of-31 passes for 228 yards and three interceptions. Cortez, the XFL's most accurate kicker, converted off the left upright from 48 yards with 5:50 left in the quarter to restore a seven-point lead. Crosland kicked a 40-yarder early in the fourth quarter before McCullough provided some breathing room later in the period with his run down the left sideline. "Chicago played above their talent level," Luginbill said. "I don't know if we played to our talent level, but we're getting there." Why to Watch Visions of $ 1 million are beginning to surface, with two of the four remaining teams getting set to square off in a rematch of a Week 2 double-overtime thriller. It was in that game that the Xtreme scored 12 unanswered second half points to force overtime before QB Tommy Maddox took over and sealed the victory for L.A. Chicago, who enters Sunday's tilt on a four-game winning streak, is a dismal 1-4 on the road this season and will be looking for revenge in quest of making it to the title game. Key Individual Matchups 1. Los Angeles WR Jeremaine Copeland vs. Chicago DC Corey Ivy. In Week 2, Copeland single handedly shredded the Chicago defensive secondary with a 17-catch, 192-yard receiving performance. He is more of a pure athlete than a true speedster on the outside, and with the size advantage he has over Ivy, the Enforcers will have to give help in the deep third to prevent any big plays over the top of the coverage. 2. Los Angeles' Running Back corps vs. Chicago MLB Jamie Baisley. For Chicago, Baisley is the one player that has to make a significant contribution in neutralizing the L.A running attack. He isn't much of a threat in pass coverage, but is extremely strong at manning the middle against the run. He finished the season second in the XFL in tackles and will be counted on to produce large dividends for the Enforcers in the trenches. 3. Chicago ROT Tony Ramirez vs. Los Angeles LDE Jamal Duff. Duff is one of the League's top outside pass rushers. He has a very nice combination of speed and strength off the edge, but struggles to hold up at the POA when teams run at him. To win this matchup, Ramirez will have to attack Duff and reach him in using his strength to stalemate him in his tracks. If he is unable to do so, it will be a long day for QB Kevin McDougal. Chicago's Keys to Success... 1. Awareness in the secondary. It's no surprise that Los Angeles is going to look to spread the field with multiple receiver sets and throw the ball all over the yard. This Xtreme offense is based primarily on timing and quick three-step drops. Disrupting that timing by playing press coverage on the corners will be crucial. However, playing aggressive on the outside usually leads to a big play in the vertical passing game. The communication between the corners and the safeties will decide the outcome of this game. 2. QB Kevin McDougal. Chicago's primary key to success lies within the athletic ability of QB Kevin McDougal, not RB John Avery. The Enforcers will desperately need McDougal to act as a double threat in the pocket and make plays on the ground as well as a passer. Last week, he ran for touchdown and also threw for a touchdown in leading his team to an upset victory over the Orlando Rage. The Enforcers will need that kind of balance from him if they want to continue to act the spoiler by knocking off the Xtreme. 3. Dictate the tempo of the game. The Enforcers cannot match up offensively with the Xtreme. It will be imperative for Chicago to implement a ball-control offensive scheme to manage the clock and avoid getting in a track-meet style of a game with Los Angeles. Los Angeles' Keys to Success... 1. Stopping RB John Avery. It is without question that Avery is the catalyst of Chicago's offense, and stopping him entails stopping the Enforcers offense. In Week 2, he accounted for 153 total yards (69 rushing, 84 receiving) and two touchdowns. The Enforcers, who have the XFL's top-rated rushing attack, will look to remain dedicated to the ground game and get Avery the ball at least 20-25 times. 2. Spread the football around. The L.A. receiving corps is clearly the top unit in the league. WR Jeremaine Copeland led the XFL in receptions throughout the regular while his counter part on the outside, WR Darnell McDonald, led the league in touchdown receptions. Maddox will need the contributions from No. 3 receiver Latario Rachel, who caught six balls for 63 yards in Week 2, to create favorable mismatches downfield against the Chicago nickel package. 3. Play tighter to the line of scrimmage. In the first half of the season, the Xtreme secondary played extremely aggressive on the outside, and it failed. The Los Angeles corners were getting exposed in man coverage and giving up too many big plays in the vertical passing game. Since then, Head Coach Al Luginbill has reconstructed his defense to better fit his personnel. The secondary is now sitting fifteen yards off the ball in Cover 4 and giving up the short to intermediate passing game. In theory, Luginbill is forcing the Chicago offense to drive the length of the field to score, instead of giving up quick strikes on the outside. VegasInsider.com Advantage TEAM Enforcers Xtreme QB X RB X REC X OL X DL X LB X DB X ST X Coaching X Edge X When Chicago has the ball: The Enforcers managed to advance last week, but they might have done so at a big cost. By his own admittance, Avery played when he probably should have rested, and aggravated an already sore hamstring. However, some good news for Ron Meyer's team is that the runaway victory over the Rage allowed the league's regular season rushing leader to rest the majority of the fourth quarter. If they intend on knocking off the Extreme at the Coliseum, the Enforcers will need Avery near full strength. In the team's Week 2 matchup, Avery seemed to be playing at a different pace than the Extreme defense and his big plays on the ground and in the passing game were the keys for this offense. Avery's backup, LeShon Johnson, is an above average XFL talent, but he doesn't pose the same game-breaking threat. Avery will rest his leg for most of the week and doesn't figure to see much practice time. This inactivity would hamper most players, but Avery didn't miss many snaps this season and he doesn't figure to suffer timing problems with his offensive line on Sunday. Defensively, the Extreme are one of the league's worst run defenses, as witnessed by the Demons' success on the ground a week ago. In that game, the Demons averaged nearly 5.0 yards per carry and that number could have been higher if the opponent hadn't fallen behind so quickly. Meyer's team has suffered big numerous injuries up front all season, so look for them to keep the blocking schemes simplified this week. The Enforcers hold a big size advantage in the trenches and they will look to exploit the Extreme's undersized front-four with a very deliberate, between-the-tackles running attack. When Los Angeles has the ball: Prior to last week's win, the Extreme's most glaring weakness on offense was the lack of running game. Over the course of the season, Al Luginbill's club had trouble settling on a featured back and the indecision allowed opposing defenses to focus on stopping Maddox. Luckily for Luginbill, two running backs -- Saladin McCullough and Rashaan Shehee -- came through with big performances against the Demons and gave the team some hope for balance heading into Sunday's clash with the Enforcers. For their efforts in the finale, the tandem of McCullough and Shehee, who rushed for a combined total of 165 yards on 25 carries, was named co-offensive players of the week. Like his Chicago counterpart (Avery), McCullough is having hamstring trouble and might not dress for this week's game. If that's the case, the Extreme will need a big game from Shehee, a former third round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs. The key to stopping Shehee will be tough play on the edges. The Enforcers will need big games from their defensive ends and OLB Matt Finkes. Shehee lacks the toughness it takes to run inside for four quarters, and instead likes to bounce everything to the outside. If Finkes and Co. can funnel the running game between the tackles and prevent Shehee from getting involved in the passing game (where he can really do some damage), the Enforcers could be looking at a sixth straight victory. Conversely, look for the Extreme to really force the issue with Shehee in the short passing game because they realize high-percentage passes will help build streaky QB Tommy Maddox's confidence. From what we've seen of him on film this season, Maddox is a different (and better) player when he his running backs provide a reliable outlet. Special Teams The Enforcers had been waiting all season for PK Andy Crosland to have a breakthrough game and it took him all the way until the season finale to do so. Crosland's three field goals (19, 42, 32) last week against Orlando was exactly the dimension that this team lacked all year. Although Jose Cortez still gives the Extreme an advantage in the kicking game, it is nowhere near as significant as it appeared to be just days ago. On the season, Cortez connected on 19-of-23 field goal attempts, which was far and away the league's best mark. By comparison, Crosland finished 8-of-14 on the year. champ game week 12 4/21/01 The Million Dollar Game - The XFL Championship 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final San Francisco 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Los Angeles 3 18 10 7 -- 38 Team Qtr Clock ------------ Scoring Play ---------Score--- Time Rem. Visitor Home Xtreme 1 08:59 J.Cortez 37yd field goal 0 3 Xtreme 2 14:22 J.Wilcox 1yd pass from T.Maddox 0 9 Xtreme 2 (S.McCullough 1 pt run, failed) 0 9 Xtreme 2 09:51 R.Durden 71yd punt return 0 15 Xtreme 2 (T.Maddox 2 pt pass, failed) 0 15 Xtreme 2 00:20 J.Cortez 34yd field goal 0 18 Xtreme 2 00:00 J.Cortez 50yd field goal 0 21 Xtreme 3 09:37 J.Copeland 19yd pass from T.Maddox 0 27 Xtreme 3 (S.McCullough 1 pt run) 0 28 Xtreme 3 01:31 J.Cortez 22yd field goal 0 31 Xtreme 4 03:48 L.Rachal 10yd pass from R.Shehee 0 37 Xtreme 4 (R.Shehee 1 pt run) 0 38 Demons 4 00:25 O.Sampson 21yd run 6 38 Demons 4 (O.Sampson 3 pt pass int., failed) 6 38 Individual Player Stats for San Francisco Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Ot.Sampson 2 36 18.0 21 1 Ke.Anderson 11 12 1.1 11 0 Mi.Pawlawski 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int Mi.Pawlawski 20 8 74 1/ 9 0 19 2 Pa.Barnes 5 2 26 1/ 3 0 15 1 Ot.Sampson 2 1 15 1/ 1 0 15 0 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Ji.Cunningham 6 71 19 0 Se.Manuel 2 12 8 0 Br.Roberson 1 15 15 0 Ke.Anderson 1 11 11 0 Tr.Moore 1 6 6 0 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Jo.DeWitt 1 8 8 0 To.Wright 1 0 0 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG Mi.Panasuk 4 126 31.5 0 0 36 Mi.Pawlawski 1 47 47.0 0 0 47 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ja.Hundon 6 107 17.8 31 0 Ji.Cunningham 1 39 39.0 24 0 Ja.Reader 1 0 0.0 0 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB Ke.Anderson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ja.Reader 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Individual Player Stats for Los Angeles Rushing ATT. YDS Avg Long TD Sa.McCullough 20 109 5.5 33 0 Ra.Shehee 6 -1 -0.2 2 0 No.Prefonteine 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0 Passing ATT. Comp Yards Tkd/Yds TD Lg Int To.Maddox 28 16 210 0/ 0 2 32 1 Sc.Milanovich 4 1 23 0/ 0 0 23 0 Ra.Shehee 1 1 10 0/ 0 1 10 0 No.Prefonteine 1 0 0 0/ 0 0 0 1 Pass Receiving No. Yards Lg TD Da.McDonald 7 82 17 0 Je.Copeland 4 67 23 1 Fr.Leatherwood 2 36 32 0 Da.Gibson 2 21 16 0 Sa.McCullough 1 26 26 0 La.Rachal 1 10 10 1 Jo.Wilcox 1 1 1 1 Interceptions No. Yards Lg TD Ro.Carpenter 2 48 44 0 Le.Evans 1 0 0 0 Punting No. Yards Avg TB In20 LG No.Prefonteine 1 42 42.0 1 0 42 Punt Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Da.Gibson 3 6 2.0 6 0 Re.Durden 2 71 35.5 71 1 Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Lg TD Ro.Carpenter 1 33 33.0 33 0 Da.Gibson 1 20 20.0 20 0 Own Opp Fumbles Fum Rec Yds TD Rec Yds TD OOB La.Rachal 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Defensive Stats for San Francisco Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A We.Davis 8 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Gr.Williams 6 2 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 To.Wright 6 1 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Kaesviharn 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ja.Williams 3 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Jo.Haskins 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Dw.Harper 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ke.Anderson 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 2-0 Ma.Coleman 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Jo.DeWitt 2 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ot.Floyd 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Al.Battle 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Cr.Powell 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ji.Cunningham 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Er.England 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Je.Miles 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ab.Noah 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ja.Reader 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Pe.Talamaivao 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ca.Hansen 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 Defensive Stats for Los Angeles Pass Pass Frcd Kick Spec Misc Defense Tackl Ass Sack -Yds Int Def Fum Blck T-A T-A Le.Evans 3 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 0 0 3-0 0-0 Re.Durden 3 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 De.McGee 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2-0 0-0 Je.Russell 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Cl.Abraham 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Parker 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Ja.Duff 2 1 1.0 -1.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Da.Richie 2 0 1.0 -3.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ma.Keneley 2 0 1.0 -9.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ra.Stallings 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Je.Copeland 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 Cu.Eason 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ju.Long 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Ri.Mack 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1-0 La.Rachal 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0-0 Er.Johnson 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0-1 0-0 Ro.Carpenter 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 2 0 0 0-0 0-0 Drive Chart for SF No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 15:00 13:09 1:51 K OWN11 3 0 0 0 0 OWN11 P 2 1 8:59 4:11 4:48 K OWN18 7 26 5 31 2 OWN49 P 3 2 14:22 9:51 4:31 K OWN28 4 6-10 -4 1 OWN24 P 4 2 9:51 2:29 7:22 K OWN27 12 47 0 47 3 OPP26 MFG 5 2 0:20 0:00 0:20 K OWN44 1 0 5 5 0 OWN49 Int 6 3 12:08 10:34 1:34 Int OWN 2 3 1 0 1 0 OWN 3 P 7 3 9:37 7:39 1:58 K OWN21 3 -1 0 -1 0 OWN20 Int 8 4 14:23 12:33 1:50 P OWN20 4 8 0 8 1 OWN28 P 9 4 8:39 8:15 0:24 Int OWN27 1 0 0 0 0 OWN27 Int 10 4 3:48 0:25 3:23 K OWN23 7 62 15 77 5 OPP 0 TD Time of Posession: 28:07 Avg Start of Drive:OWN23 Drive Chart for LA No/Q Rec'd Lost ToP HowGot St Pl Yd Pn Net FD End Lost 1 1 13:09 8:59 4:10 P OPP38 8 24 -5 19 1 OPP19 FG 2 1 4:11 14:22 4:49 P OWN21 8 79 0 79 5 OPP 0 TD 3 2 2:29 0:20 2:09 MFG OWN34 11 65-15 50 4 OPP16 FG 4 2 0:02 0:00 0:02 Int OPP32 1 0 0 0 0 OPP32 FG 5 3 15:00 12:08 2:52 K OWN23 5 45 15 60 3 OPP17 Int 6 3 10:34 9:37 0:57 Pt OPP25 2 25 0 25 1 OPP 0 TD 7 3 7:39 1:31 6:08 Int OPP45 10 36 6 42 3 OPP 3 FG 8 3 1:23 14:23 2:00 F OPP44 3 2 0 2 0 OPP42 P 9 4 12:33 8:39 3:54 P OWN45 8 45 0 45 2 OPP10 Int 10 4 8:15 3:48 4:27 Int OPP30 8 30 0 30 2 OPP 0 TD 11 4 0:25 0:00 0:25 K OPP10 1 -2 -5 -7 0 OPP17 EG Time of Posession: 31:53 Avg Start of Drive:OPP45 Time of Possession 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL VISITOR SF 6:39 12:11 3:40 5:37 28:07 HOME LA 8:21 2:49 11:20 9:23 31:53 TEAM STATISTICS Visitor Home SF LA Total first downs 12 21 By Rushing 3 5 By Passing 8 14 By Penalty 1 2 Third Down Efficiency 3- 9- 33.3% 3- 12- 25.0% Fourth Down Efficiency 0- 0- 0.0% 3- 4- 75.0% Total Net Yards 149 349 Total Off. Plays (inc. sacks) 44 61 Average Gain Per Offensive Play 3.4 5.7 Net Yards Rushing 47 106 Total Rushing Plays 14 27 Average Gain Per Rushing Play 3.4 3.9 Net Yards Passing 102 243 Sacks - Yards Lost 3- 13 0- 0 Gross Yards Passing 115 243 Pass Attempts-Comps-Int 27-11- 3 34-18- 2 Avg Net Gain Per Pass Play 3.4 7.1 Kickoffs: Number-In End Zone-Touchback 2-0-0 8-4-0 Punts Number and Average 5- 34.6 1- 42.0 Had Blocked 0 0 FGA had blocked 0 0 Total Return Yardage (Punts + Int)8 125 No. and Yards Punt Returns 0- 0 5- 77 No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 8-146 2- 53 No. and Yards Int Returns 2- 8 3- 48 Penalties: Number and Yards 8- 50 8- 60 Fumbles: Number and Lost 2-1 0-0 Touchdowns 1 4 Rushing 1 0 Passing 0 3 Return 0 1 Extra Points Made/Attempts 0-1 2-4 Rushing Made-Attempts 0-0 2-3 Passing Made-Attempts 0-1 0-1 Defensive Extra Points 0 0 Field Goals Made/Attempts 0-1 4-4 Safeties 0 0 Final Score 6 38 Date: 04/21/2001 Day of Week: Saturday Starting time: 5:18 PM VISITOR: San Francisco Demons vs HOME: Los Angeles Xtreme AT LA Coliseum Played outdoors on: GRASS Game Weather: Partly Cloudy. Temp: 58 Humidity: 65 Wind: WSW 22 mph OFFICIALS Referee : David Witvoet Head Linesman : Jerry Bergma Umpire : Al Granado Back Judge : Dino Paganelli Line Judge : Tom Hoffman Field Judge : Paul Engelberts Side Judge : Michael Sheahan Attendance: 24,153 Time of Game: 3:00 Maddox leads Xtreme to 'Million Dollar' victory LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NFL backup Tommy Maddox threw for two touchdown passes, and Jose Cortez, a roofer from Oregon, kicked four field goals as the Los Angeles Xtreme beat the San Francisco Demons 38-6 on Saturday in the first XFL championship game. The "Million Dollar Game" drew a crowd of 24,153 to the 90,000-seat Los Angeles Coliseum. Attendance was some 10,000 fewer than the Xtreme's inaugural game at home, but almost double the gate of 13,081 for Los Angeles' semifinal victory over Chicago a week earlier. The Xtreme's defense, led by Ron Carpenter's two interceptions, shut out the Demons until the final 25 seconds after earlier blanking San Francisco in the regular-season finale. Reggie Durden scored on a 71-yard punt return as Los Angeles took control of the title game by building a 21-0 halftime lead. The Xtreme, who finished 9-3, will split the $1 million bonus 45 ways because the 38 players on the regular roster voted to include the seven players on their practice squad. That works out to $22,222 per man, about half what each earned for the entire 10-game regular season. Maddox, a former UCLA star who was out of football and running an insurance agency two years ago, completed 16 of 28 for 210 yards and was intercepted once. Cortez, who finished the inaugural XFL season by making 24 of his last 26 field-goal attempts, connected from 37, 34 and 50 yards, the 50-yarder as time expired in the first half. He added a 22-yarder in the third quarter. Saladin McCullough rushed for 109 yards on 20 carries for Los Angeles. The Demons, who finished 6-6, were unable to generate any offense against the Xtreme, who had beaten them 24-0 in the final regular-season game after losing 15-13 in the season opener at San Francisco. In the rematch for the title, the Demons' Mike Pawlawkski threw for just 74 yards, completing 8 of 20, with two interceptions. The Xtreme so dominated that their first punt of the game came early in the fourth quarter. Until third-string quarterback Oteman Sampson ran 21 yards for a TD in the final minute, the closest the Demons had come to scoring was when Mike Panasuk's 44-yard field goal try fell short in the second quarter. Cortez's 37-yarder gave Los Angeles the lead on its first possession. Early in the second quarter, Maddox faked a pitchout to the left, then threw back to his right to a wide-open Josh Wilcox in the end zone for a 1-yard TD. Durden's return came on off Pawlawski's quick kick. Two Xtreme players collided and fell as they went for the ball downfield, the ball bounced free, and Durden picked it up and ran untouched down the left sideline. Cortez then tacked on two more field goals before halftime. Maddox threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Jeremaine Copeland to pad the lead to 28-0 in the third quarter. While small, the crowd was lively and vocal. Some fans wore Xtreme jerseys, a few sported Demons jerseys, but even more wore Raiders silver and black. The losing Demons earned $7,000 each for making it to the title game. Vince McMahon, whose World Wrestling Federation and NBC jointly own the XFL, presented the championship trophy, giving fans handslaps as he worked his way down the stands and onto the field. Although the XFL's TV ratings were poor this year, McMahon has said the league will be back for a second season. XFL Championship Preview GAME: San Francisco Demons (6-5) at Los Angeles Xtreme (9-2). TIME: Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT. After being named the XFL's player of the year, Los Angeles quarterback Tommy Maddox looks to make the Xtreme the league's team of the year. Los Angeles will attempt to capture the first XFL championship against the San Francisco Demons in the inaugural Million Dollar Game at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Maddox was selected as the league's player of the year on Wednesday after leading the XFL with 2,186 passing yards and 18 touchdown passes. ``Right now, my main concern is to win this Saturday, but this is certainly something I will cherish for a long time.'' The former UCLA star, who had three stints in the NFL, was the only XFL quarterback to start all 10 regular season games and threw at least one TD pass in eight of them. Maddox completed 18 of 24 passes for 171 yards, and Jose Cortez kicked field goals of 31 and 48 yards to lead the Xtreme to a 33-16 win over the Chicago Enforcers on Sunday. Los Angeles, a preseason favorite to win the championship, split its season series with the Demons. ``Now with San Francisco, it's the best two-out-of-three for all the marbles,'' said Los Angeles coach Al Luginbill, whose team lost to the Demons 15-13 in the season-opener, and then won the rematch 24-0 at home on April 7. ``San Francisco does one thing -- compete,'' Luginbill said. ``Whoever's quarterback is left standing at the end should win.'' The Demons have two capable quarterbacks, but are hoping incumbent Mike Pawlawski is healthy enough to play against the Xtreme. He was the XFL's second-leading passer this season with 1,659 yards and 12 touchdowns despite missing significant time due to a shoulder injury. Pawlawski's shoulder affected him in his last start as he tossed two interceptions and failed to throw a touchdown pass in San Francisco's loss to Los Angeles two weeks ago. Pawlawski, who led the league with a 62.8 percent completion percentage, dressed but did not play as San Francisco came from behind to upset Orlando 26-25 on Saturday. Backup Pat Barnes scored twice on 1-yard dives as the Demons rallied from a 16-0 deficit to beat the heavily favored Rage. Barnes has thrown three touchdown passes and two interceptions in limited action for San Francisco. The Demons entered the playoffs as the fourth seed, and will be attempting to win their second straight road playoff game. The winning team in the Million Dollar Game receives $25,000 for all 38 active players and $2,000 for each player on the practice roster. Members on the losing team must settle for $5,000 each. STANDINGS: Demons - 2nd place, West. Xtreme - 1st place, West. OFFENSIVE LEADERS: Demons - Pawlawski, 1,659 passing yards and 6 passing TDs; Anderson, 231 rushing yards; Three with 1 rushing TD; Jimmy Cunningham, 408 receiving yards; Cunningham and Terry Battle 3 receiving TDs. Xtreme - Maddox, 2,186 passing yards and 18 passing TDs; Saladin McCullogh, 384 rushing yards and 5 rushing TDs; Copeland, 755 receiving yards; McDonald, 8 receiving TDs. DEFENSIVE LEADERS - Demons - James Williams, 43 tackles; Eric England, 6 sacks; Kevin Kaesviharn, 3 interceptions. Xtreme - Ricky Parker, 40 tackles; Matt Keneley, 5 sacks; Terry Billups, 3 interceptions. STREAKS AND NOTES: Demons - San Francisco leads the XFL in third down conversions at 41.5 percent. ... San Francisco is third in total defense at 251.9 yards per game. Xtreme - Los Angeles has the XFL's top passing attack, averaging 214 yards a game. ... RB McCullough ran for 164 yards on 21 carries against Chicago last week. HOME/ROAD RECORDS: Demons - 2-4 on the road; Xtreme - 5-1 at home. updated at Wed Apr 18 18:10:31 2001 PT -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Demons and Xtreme play for XFL's first championship LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The stands in the Coliseum are expected to be nearly empty and the national television audience may be the smallest ever for a pro sports title game. To the San Francisco Demons and Los Angeles Xtreme, it's still 60 minutes of football with a championship at stake when they meet in ``The Million Dollar Game'' for the XFL's first title. ``Our team and entire organization are just excited to be in the game and can't wait until it starts,'' said Demons coach Jim Skipper, a longtime NFL assistant. ``I think our guys have had their eyes on the final prize throughout the season.'' The Xtreme's Tommy Maddox, MVP of the league's inaugural season, also is eager for Saturday's 8 p.m. EDT kickoff. ``I just love playing the game and winning,'' said Maddox, a former UCLA star and NFL backup. ``To be able to play for a championship, I don't care what league it's in, that's exciting.'' The title game, with the winning team dividing up the $1 million bonus, concludes what began as a promising first season for the new league jointly owned by the World Wrestling Federation and NBC. But crowds dwindled and viewers tuned out by the millions. After a debut that had the highest ratings in its time slot on NBC, some of the league's games later in the regular season were believed to have been the lowest-rated prime-time programs ever on one of the three major networks. NBC is almost sure to back out of its two-year deal after the game. Attendance also has been thin -- Los Angeles' semifinal victory over Chicago drew only 13,081, the Xtreme's smallest crowd of the season and 22,802 fewer than their home opener. Despite the waning interest in the league, XFL president Basil DeVito has said the XFL will be back next year. Said Maddox: ``A lot's been made of the ratings and this and that, but I've had a lot of feedback from people who have watched and enjoyed the games,'' Critics have questioned the quality of play in the eight-team XFL, but the players and coaches believed it improved over the course of the 10-game regular season. ``There are a lot of people out there who have really missed the boat,'' said San Francisco's Mike Pawlawski, the Pac-10's offensive player of the year at California in 1991. ``There are a lot of good players in this league. To bash this league is to bash NCAA football around the country. This is better than college football,'' added Pawlawski, who like Maddox has also played in the Arena Football League. Los Angeles coach Al Luginbill believes the level of play improved steadily. ``It was spotty at first, but the product became a very interesting scenario,'' he said. Skipper noted that about half the Demons players have been on NFL rosters. He said that, while the league may not have big, fast and agile linemen, the players in the new league's skill positions ``are as good as anywhere.'' Maddox, who threw for a league-high 2,186 yards and 18 touchdowns, was a first-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in 1992 who spent time with the Rams, Falcons and Giants. The Demons and Xtreme split two regular-season meetings. The Demons won 15-13 at San Francisco on Feb. 4, when Pawlawski completed 31 of 47 for 289 yards and two touchdowns and Mike Panasuk kicked a 33-yard field goal as time ran out. The Xtreme won the rematch in the L.A. Coliseum 24-0 on April 7, with Maddox throwing for 164 yards and one score while Pawlawski passed for 136 yards, with two interceptions. The Demons, called by Skipper ``a very blue-collar team,'' are expected to have Pawlawski back as their starter after being sidelined with a shoulder injury. Pat Barnes guided San Francisco to a 26-25 victory over Orlando in their semifinal. Members of the winning team will receive $22,000 to $26,000 apiece, depending on how they vote to split the bonus. That is about half the salary each was paid for the entire 10-game season. updated at Fri Apr 20 11:36:58 2001 PT XFL Injury Report Following is a list of injuries for the Million Dollar Game on Saturday. LOS ANGELES XTREME OUT : WR Larry Ryans (Knee). PROBABLE : G Chris Brymer (Knee), WR Damon Gibson (Toe), LB Rico Mack (Hamstring), RB Saladin McCullough (Hamstring), WR Darnell McDonald (Calf), CB Dell McGee (Shoulder), G Nate Miller (Groin), C Jose Portilla (Knee). SAN FRANCISCO DEMONS OUT : LB Dave Thomas (Ankle). PROBABLE : T Pita Elisara (Knee), LB Jon Haskins (Knee), QB Mike Pawlawski (Shoulder), DE Jermaine Miles (Ankle), LB Sean Manuel (Knee), S Toby Wright (Back). updated at Fri Apr 20 19:06:25 2001 ET