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New York Guardians: 2020 Season Review

April 7, 2020 - XFL (XFL) - New York Guardians News Release


RECORD/RESULTS

3-2 (T-1st, East)

Home: 2-0

Away: 1-2

vs. East: 1-2

Against The Spread: 3-2

Week W/L Opponent Score ATS Over/Under

1 W TB 23-3 W U

2 L at DC 27-0 L U

3 L at STL 29-9 L U

4 W LA 17-14 W U

5 W at DAL 30-12 W O

Statement Win

Week 5: New York Guardians 30, Dallas Renegades 12

The Guardians' most impressive win of the season was in Week 5 against Dallas.

New York traveled to Dallas after ending a two-game losing streak and was looking for its first road win. After the score was tied at six at halftime, the Guardians then blew the game wide-open.

New York got the ball to start the third quarter and rattled off a drive that turned around their season. Quarterback Luis Perez engineered an eight-play, 76-yard march, which culminated on quarterback Marquise Williams' plunge into the end zone from a yard out to put the Guardians on top 12-6.

Later in the quarter, Perez dropped back and connected with wide receiver Colby Pearson near midfield. Pearson made a defender miss, and he was gone for another Guardians touchdown. The score was now 18-6.

The Guardians' best moment of the season (more on that below) would punctuate this much-needed triumph.

Breakout Players

RBs Darius Victor & Tim Cook

Victor led the Guardians and was fifth in the league in rushing (238 yards).

Cook was the other half of the 1-2 punch that got better each week, culminating with a 144-yard effort in Dallas.

QB Luis Perez

Perez took over a 1-2 team on a two-game losing streak, during which they scored only nine points and one touchdown in 10 quarters.

Upon being named starter ahead of Week 4, he stabilized the offense -- including a 69 percent completion rate in Week 4 -- and his calm leadership helped turn the team around.

Week 4: Perez to McKay on the back-shoulder throw for 6

K Matt McCrane

He was a perfect 8-for-8 on field-goal attempts.

DE Bunmi Rotimi

After the first two games, he was among the league leaders in tackles. When the league realized they needed to double team or run away from Rotimi, defensive tackle Cavon Walker excelled and would go on to lead the league in sacks.

S AJ Hendy

Hendy was all over the field. He would be called upon to play man-to-man, zone coverage or in the box to help stop the run.

He ended the season second on the team in combined (26) and tied for first in solo (18).

BEST MOMENT

Ryan Mueller Pick-6 from Week 5

Week 5: DL Pick-6

Ryan Mueller registered a decisive takeaway in New York's key road win at Dallas, tipping a pass from Philip Nelson up into the air, then coming down with it and fighting his way to the end zone.

TEAM STATS

OFFENSE: EFFICIENCY

Category Stat (Rank)

Pts/G 15.8 (8)

Pts/Play .295 (4)

Avg Score Margin -1.2 (4)

Yds/G 258.6 (7)

Yds/Play 4.8 (6)

Plays/G 53.6 (8)

Yds/Play 4.8 (6)

Rush Play% 42.5% (5)

Pass Play% 53.4% (4)

PASSING

Category Stat (Rank)

Pass Yds 873 (7)

Comp% 55.9% (6)

Yards/Pass 6.1 (5)

Pass TD 4 (T7)

INT 4 (T2)

RUSHING

Category Stat (Rank)

Rush Yds 651 (3)

Rush Yds/G 130.2 (3)

Yards/Rush 4.5 (2)

Rush TD 2 (7)

EXTRA POINTS

Category Stat

1-pt 3/4 (75%)

2-pt 2/3 (66%)

3-pt 0/1 (0%)

TOTAL 5/8 (63%)

*Notable: The Guardians led the XFL with an average of 0.88 points per extra-point attempt.

GAME CONTROL

Category Stat (Rank)

Takeaways 8 (4)

Turnovers 5 (T2)

TO Margin +3 (T2)

3rd Down Conv% 22.8% (8)

4th Down Conv% 50.0% (T3)

Red Zone TD% 45.5% (5)

Team Pen Yds 297 (7)

DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY

Category Stat (Rank)

Opp Pts/G 17.0 (2)

Opp Pts/Play 0.269 (1)

Opp Yds/G 329.2 (6)

Opp Yds/Play 5.4 (6)

Opp Plays/Game 60.4 (T4)

Opp Rush Yds/G 93.2 (2)

Opp Pass Yds/G 242.8 (7)

Opp Yards/Rush 4.2 (5)

Opp Yards/Pass 6.56 (6)

DEFENSIVE EVENTS

Category Stat (Rank)

Sacks 13 (2)

QB Hits 31 (2)

Interceptions 6 (4)

Passes Defensed 29 (2)

Fumble Recoveries 2 (T4)

Forced Fumbles 5 (T1)

Defensive/Special Teams TDs 2 (2)

More: NY Team Stats

PLAYER STATS

QUARTERBACKS

Name COMP ATT % YDS AVG TD LG INT ATT YDS AVG TD LG

Luis Perez 38 61 62 418 6.9 3 80 1 4 20 5 0 17

Matt McGloin 31 59 53 310 5.3 1 45 3 4 2 0.5 1 2

Marquise Williams 11 23 48 145 6.3 0 19 0 5 29 5.8 1 16

RUNNING BACKS

Name ATT YDS AVG TD LG REC YDS AVG TD LG

Darius Victor 55 238 4.3 0 22 6 25 6 0 15

Tim Cook 40 157 3.9 0 33 5 11 2.6 0 8

Justin Stockton 5 41 8.2 0 15 4 41 12.3 0 19

Notable: Victor's 238 rushing yards ranked fifth in the XFL.

WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS

Name TAR REC YDS AVG TD LG

Colby Pearson 25 16 223 14 2 80

Mekale McKay 23 12 184 15 1 45

Jake Powell 16 12 110 9.2 0 22

Teo Redding 14 8 102 13 0 23

E.J. Bibbs 6 6 55 9.2 0 14

Joe Horn 16 4 47 12 0 18

Austin Duke 9 5 46 9.2 1 17

KICKER

Name FGM FGA FG% LONG

Matt McCrane 8 8 100 53

DEFENSE: TACKLES

Name TAK AST CMB

Ben Heeney 18 12 30

AJ Hendy 18 8 26

Bunmi Rotimi 16 9 25

DEFENSE: SACKS

Name SK YDS QBH

Cavon Walker 4.5 8 9

Jarrell Owens 2 16 4

Wesley Sutton 2 15 2

DEFENSE: INTERCEPTIONS

Name INT PD

Andrew Soroh 1 1

Bryce Jones 1 1

D'Juan Hines 1 4

Ryan Mueller 1 1

Jamar Summers 1 2

Toby Johnson 1 2

PUNTER

Name NO YDS AVG LG

Justin Vogel 22 926 42.1 60


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