Iron defeat Blaze, 56-55, remain perfect at home - 5.14.10
In their first ever nationally televised game, the Milwaukee Iron defeated the Utah Blaze in a 56-55, overtime thriller. The Iron (5-1) won the coin toss after regulation and elected to kickoff.
After the Blaze (1-4) scored on their first possession, Milwaukee scored on their first play on a 43-yard pass to Tiger Jones. Electing to go for the win, quarterback Chris Greisen found Nate Forse for the two-point conversion as the Bradley Center erupted for the walk-off win.
"The offense was on tonight," Iron head coach Bob Landsee said. "We were hot at the time. If I had to go to this cat and this cat (Greisen and Damien Harrell) with the ball...our offense was ready. Coach made a great call, these guys executed it, and we walked out of there with a win."
Starting the game off hot with a touchdown on the second play of the game, the Iron actually had their lowest offensive performance of the season and had to play catch-up throughout most of the second half.
Greisen had another impressive outing, connecting on 21 of his 34 passes for 308 yards and six touchdowns.
His receivers all had big nights for the Iron as Forse and Jones each had over 100-yards receiving, while Harrell broke the AFL all-time record for career receiving yards with 13,398. The previous record was 13,363 held by Barry Wagner.
The Iron travel to Orlando next Friday to take on the Predators.
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