Green Bay Falters Against Texas Revolution 60-56
Defense allows four touchdowns of 25 or more yards
May 26, 2013 -
Allen, TX -The Green Bay Blizzard fell to the Texas Revolution Saturday night, 60-56, at the Allen Event Center, severely crippling the team's hopes for the playoffs.
In a reversal of roles from the two teams last matchup, the Revolution managed to stay one step ahead of the Blizzard the entire night as the team scored on 10 of their 14 possessions throughout the game. Green Bay has now lost back-to-back games and falls to 4-7 on the season while the Texas Revolution improve to 5-6.
Revolution RB Mack Ogletree kicked off the scoring as he ran for a three-yard touchdown to give Texas an early 7-0 lead. Green Bay then found themselves in an early hole as Texas later scored again as QB Marcus Jackson found WR Jordan Jolly for a 28 yard touchdown pass to give the Revolution a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Jackson to Jolly connection was extremely productive all night long. Jolly caught 10 passes for 165 yards and three touchdowns, the most receiving yards the Blizzard have allowed this season. Jackson finished the night completing 18 of 32 passes for 309 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Blizzard's rough start continued into the second quarter. The two teams traded touchdowns and then Texas added ten more points off a Brett Peddicord field goal and a Kenny Veal 21-yard touchdown pass. However, the Blizzard came alive just before half as the team scored eleven unanswered points to end the half.
B.J Hill, who had his first 100-yard receiving game of the season, caught a touchdown pass with just 25 seconds remaining before half. The Blizzard then added rouge and a Jered Fohrman 38 yard field goal to go into the locker room down 31-25.
After trading field goals to start the third quarter, the Blizzard added a two-yard run by RB Lucien Walker to take their first lead of the night. However it would be short-lived as Texas added a 25-yard pass to Jordan Jolly on their next drive.
The fourth quarter started exactly how the third quarter ended, with a Texas WR Jordan Jolly touchdown reception. The Blizzard bounced back with a trick play as QB Spencer Ohm flipped the ball to WR Ryan Balentine who then heaved it 45 yards to WR David Lewis.
Just the case all night, the Blizzard defense could not slow down the Revolution offense when they needed to most. Texas QB Marcus Jackson found WR Phillip Barnett and Kenny Veal for touchdowns of 40 and 41 yard respectively to give Texas a 12-point lead with 48 seconds remaining. The Blizzard ended the game with a touchdown pass to Ryan Balentine, but it was too little too late as the Blizzard fall to the Revolution 60-56.
Coming into the game the Blizzard defense allowed the second fewest yards per game in the IFL with 218.2 however they were gouged for 317 yards including allowing four passing touchdowns 25 yards or longer.
Spencer Ohm finished the game completing 14 of 33 passes for 209 yards and five touchdowns. B.J Hill led the team in receiving yards with six catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Hill finished the night with 235 all-purpose yards adding to league leading total.DL Lebron Daniel led the team defensively with six tackles and two sacks.
The Blizzard remain on the road next week as the team travels to Chicago to take on the Chicago Slaughter on Friday, May 31st. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:35.