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May 2, 2006 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - Utah Blaze News Release

THE QUICK FACTS:
Game: Utah Blaze (6-8) at Chicago Rush (5-9).
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2006.
Kickoff: 6:00 p.m. (MT).
Site: Allstate Arena (16,000)
Officials: Referee: Perry Havener; Umpire: Tom Laverty;
Head Linesman: Rusty Baynes; Line Judge: David Meslow; Back Judge: Barry Anderson.
Television: FSN Utah and FSN Chicago will broadcast Saturday's game with Greg Sharpe calling the play-by-play along with Gary Reasons providing color analysis and Brent Stover on the sidelines.
Radio: Utah's flagship station 1280 The Zone will broadcast the game live with Ryan Hatch (play-by-play) and Keith Embray (commentary).
Blaze Coaches' Show: Ryan Hatch hosts the Blaze Coaches' Show every Wednesday night on 1280 The Zone at 7-8 p.m.
Internet: Log on to www.1280thezone.com to hear a live webcast of Saturday's game.
Series Record: First meeting between both teams.
Coaches: Utah, Danny White (14th season; 127-63 regular season, 147-73 overall); Chicago, Mike Hohensee, (13th season: 93-85 regular season, 100-94 overall)
League Stats:
http://www.aflmedia.com/public/leaders/confstat.htm

OVERVIEW: The Blaze continue to inch closer to a postseason berth after defeating division-rival Las Vegas, 63-52. Utah took sole possession of fifth place in the American Conference after jumping ahead of the Gladiators, as well as this week's opponent Chicago - who is reeling after falling 55-20 to the Georgia Force last weekend. The Rush have lost four of their last five games, but look to rebound as they play their final game at home where they are 4-3. The Blaze have won three straight games thanks to the acquisition of the AFL's all-time leading passer QB ANDY KELLY, who is now is 3-0 as Utah's starter and has provided veteran leadership for a probable playoff berth as they make a final charge to the finish in their inaugural season. Utah can clinch a playoff berth with a win along with a Las Vegas and Grand Rapids loss. Las Vegas plays at Arizona while Grand Rapids plays at Austin on Sunday.

THE SERIES: First meeting between both teams. Blaze head coach DANNY WHITE is 3-0 against Chicago in his head coaching career, including 1-0 on the road. White is 9-1 all-time going head-to-head against MIKE HOHENSEE, including 7-1 in the regular season.

WHAT'S AHEAD:. Utah returns to the Delta Center on May 12 to play expansion Kansas City to finish their inaugural season with playoff and expansion record implications on the line.

THE SCHEDULES:

2006 Utah Blaze (6-8)
Date Opponent Result Score
Jan. 28 @ San Jose Won 48-35
Feb. 4 DALLAS Lost 53-56
Feb. 11 NEW YORK Lost 81-84
Feb. 18 @ Arizona Lost 38-45
Feb. 25 @ Los Angeles Won 68-66
Mar. 4 SAN JOSE Lost 50-65
Mar. 10 NASHVILLE Won 63-34
Mar. 16 @ Grand Rapids Lost 49-59
Mar. 24 LAS VEGAS Lost 47-49
Apr. 1 @ Tampa Bay Lost 41-56
Apr. 7 ARIZONA Lost 52-64
Apr. 15 LOS ANGELES Won 63-61
Apr. 21 @ Colorado Won 52-40
Apr. 29 @ Las Vegas Won 63-52
Game Opponent Time (MT) TV
May 6 @ Chicago 6:00 p.m. 1280/FSN
May 12 KANSAS CITY 7:00 p.m. 1280/KJZZ

2006 Chicago Rush (5-9)
Game Opponent Result Score
Jan. 29 @ Colorado Lost 56-65
Feb. 3 NEW YORK Lost 47-51
Feb. 12 NASHVILLE Won 56-55 (OT)
Feb. 18 @ Los Angeles Won 65-46
Feb. 26 SAN JOSE Won 54-48 (OT)
Mar. 5 DALLAS Lost 42-59
Mar. 10 COLORADO Lost 42-49
Mar. 17 @ Nashville Lost 47-48
Mar. 26 GRAND RAPIDS Won 51-44
Apr. 2 @ Orlando Lost 27-55
Apr. 9 @ Philadelphia Lost 55-56 (OT)
Apr. 15 @ Arizona Lost 42-61
Apr. 23 LAS VEGAS Won 67-47
Apr. 29 @ Georgia Lost 20-55
Game Opponent Time (CT) TV
May 6 UTAH 7:00 p.m. FSN
May 13 GRAND RAPIDS 6:30 p.m.
THE IFS...:
If Utah defeats Chicago, it would...
*Give Utah a 1-0 record all-time versus Chicago
*Give Utah a 3-1 record against the Central Division.
*Give Utah a 5-3 on the road.
*Give Utah a 7-8 record all-time.

LAST WEEK:

STREAK HITS THREE WITH WIN OVER LAS VEGAS, 63-52
Kelly Throws Nine Touchdowns, Sets All-Time Touchdown Mark

LAS VEGAS - Behind the pin-point accuracy of 13-year veteran QB ANDY KELLY, the Utah Blaze (6-8) improved their postseason chances by defeating the Las Vegas Gladiators, 63-52, Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Kelly, who earned Offensive Player of the Game honors, passed New York's AARON GARCIA (757) on the all-time touchdown passing list by throwing for nine scores on 25-of-33 passes for 312 yards. Kelly now has 762 career touchdown passes.

"This was a big win for us," said Blaze head coach/general manager DANNY WHITE. "The offense has been clicking, but we are focusing on taking it 'one game at a time'. Every week is the postseason for us for the rest of the regular season."

The Gladiators began the scoring by quickly jumping on the scoreboard when WR/DB ALERIC CLARK ran the opening kickoff back 57 yards for a touchdown on the game's first play.

The Blaze promptly answered when Kelly delivered with a 39-yard scoring strike to OS SIAHA BURLEY at the 13:00 mark to even the score at 7-7.

The Blaze got a key turnover when WR/LB TOM PACE picked off QB CRAIG WHELIHAN pass in the end zone. Kelly found WR/LB JUSTIN SKAGGS on a 14-yard pass to give the Blaze a 14-7 lead.

After the Gladiators scored consecutive touchdowns to take a 21-14 lead, Utah answered with touchdowns by Skaggs and Burley. The Blaze took a 28-24 halftime lead.

The game turned when the Blaze scored on a Pace four-yard reception from Kelly to extend the lead to 35-24. ADT Defensive Player of the Game, WR/DB ORSHAWANTE BRYANT intercepted Whelihan then hauled in a 12-yard pass from Kelly to make the score, 42-24.

Burley led all Utah receivers with seven receptions for 138 yards and three touchdowns. Pace, who earned Ironman of the Game, finished with six receptions for 63 yards, two touchdowns, forced a fumble and recorded an interception. Bryant, who earned ADT Defensive Player of the Game honors, recorded 3.0 total tackles and a key interception.

The Blaze outscored the Gladiators 35-28 in the second half and to take sole possession of the fifth seed in the American Conference postseason standings.

THE COACHES:
Utah - Danny White, 14th season
127-63 (.668) reg. season; 147-73 (.668) overall
3-0 career vs. Chicago
White is currently in his 14th season as an AFL head coach and first with the Blaze. White has compiled a record of 147-73 and advanced to the AFL Playoffs in 12 of the previous 13 years (hasn't missed the postseason since 1992). Prior to joining the Blaze, White was the head coach of the Arizona Rattlers for 13 seasons (1992-2004). The AFL Hall of Fame coach has two titles (1994 and 1997) to his credit and has made five ArenaBowl appearances (1994, 97, 2002-04). During his last season in Arizona in 2004, White compiled a 13-6 record and made his third straight ArenaBowl appearance. White, won AFL "Coach of the Year" award in 1993. White officially became the head coach of the Blaze on April 21, 2005. He played quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys (1976-88) and helped lead the Cowboys to the postseason five times and won three NFC East titles during his tenure as starting QB. In his first year as a starter (1980), White set the club single-season record for touchdown passes (28) and then broke the record (29) in 1983. Those records still stand as the top two single-season marks in franchise history. He still owns eight Cowboy records and is the member of FOUR Halls of Fame (Arizona Sports, Arizona State, College Football and Arena Football).

Chicago- Mike Hohensee, 13th season
93-85 (.522) reg. season; 100-94 (.515) overall
0-0 career vs. Utah
The only coach in team history, Mike Hohensee has guided the Rush to a 49-41 regular season record and five playoff appearances in the team's first five seasons. He has an 88-76 regular season record and a 100-94 overall record in his 13 seasons as a head coach. The 2006 season will be his sixth as head coach of the Rush, his 20th in the Arena Football League, his 13th as a head coach in the league and his 18th as a member of an AFL coaching staff. Hohensee has led the Rush to two Central Division titles (2002, 2004) and three trips to the AFL semifinals (2002, 2004, 2005). Hohensee reached his 100th career victory against Las Vegas on April 23, 2006. During his 12 seasons as a head coach, his teams have reached the playoffs nine times and won a division title five times. Hohensee was hired as the first head coach in Rush history on September 26, 2000. He joined the Rush after spending the previous two seasons as head coach and director of player personnel for the AFL's New England Sea Wolves. He was also the head coach of the Washington Commandos (1990), the Albany Firebirds (1994-96), the Anaheim Piranhas (1997) and the New England Sea Wolves (1999-2000).

RECENT HEADLINES:
UTAH'S KELLY EARNS AFL WEEKLY HONOR
13-Year Veteran Sets All-Time Touchdown Mark in Victory

SALT LAKE CITY - The Arena Football League Office announced Utah Blaze QB ANDY KELLY (6-3, 220, Tennessee) as Co-Offensive Player of the Week for Week 14. This marks the 13th time and the sixth different team with which Kelly has earned an AFL weekly award.

Kelly, who is in 13th AFL season, completed 25-of-33 passes for 312 yards with nine touchdowns and no interceptions in Utah's 63-52 victory against the Las Vegas Gladiators on Saturday night. He also passed New York's AARON GARCIA (757) to become the League's all-time leader in touchdown passes with a career total of 762. If you add his 19 touchdown passes from his NFL Europe playing days, Kelly is the all-time professional football touchdown passing leader with 781. (DAN MARINO holds the NFL mark with 420.)

"This is really a team honor," Kelly said. "The individual recognition and awards are nice, but getting the victory and making the playoffs would be more rewarding."

In just three games with Utah (6-8), Kelly is 3-0 as the starter and has helped lift the Blaze into playoff contention. Kelly, who is an April Player of the Month candidate, has completed 73-of-103 passes (61.4%) for 911 yards with 21 touchdowns and one interception.

Other weekly winners included: Colorado Crush OS DAMIAN HARRELL (Co-Offensive), New York Dragons WR/LB MIKE HORACEK (Ironman) and Columbus Destroyers WR/DB B.J. BARRE (ADT Defensive).

BLAZE OF GLORY: Utah Blaze OS SIAHA BURLEY broke Robert Gordon's expansion record for yards in a season (1,630) receiving yards. Burley now has 1,644 yards in his first season with the Blaze and has two more games left to chase a few more expansion records. Burley only needs 13 more receptions to tie Gordon's expansion record of 125 in a season and 4 more touchdowns to tie Gordon's record of 42 in a single season.

VIDETICH STILL KICKIN' IT - Blaze K STEVE VIDETICH broke TONY DODSON'S expansion records of most PAT attempts and makes in a single season. Videtich has now attempted 99 PATs, breaking Dodson's record of 97 set in 2004 and has made 93 PATs, breaking Dodson's record of 84 made for an expansion team.

AFL REACHES 20 MILLION FANS

NEW YORK - The AFL's 20th Season celebration continued this past weekend when the league's cumulative total attendance surpassed 20 million fans.

The AFL's Week 14 attendance total of 108,244 catapulted the league's overall attendance numbers to 20,069,791. The first AFL game was played on February 26, 1987 in Pittsburgh when the hometown Gladiators defeated the Washington Commandos, 48-46, in front of 12,117 fans.

WEEK 15 AFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS

Four teams - Dallas (12-2), Orlando (9-5), Colorado (10-4) and San Jose (8-6) - have all clinched playoff spots. Dallas also has sealed a first-round bye, home-field advantage through the Conference Championship Round and the best record in the American Conference. Colorado has already locked up the best record in the Central Division and earned a bye for the first round of the playoffs.

Following are the playoff scenarios for Week 15:

The COLORADO CRUSH can clinch the best record in the American Conference with:
1. Colorado win

The SAN JOSE SABERCATS can clinch the Western Division title with:
1. San Jose win
2. Arizona loss

The ARIZONA RATTLERS can clinch an American Conference playoff spot with:
1. Arizona win
2. Grand Rapids loss
3. Utah loss

The UTAH BLAZE can clinch an American Conference playoff spot with:
1. Utah win + Las Vegas loss
2. Utah win + Grand Rapids loss

The ORLANDO PREDATORS can clinch the Southern Division title and a first-round bye with:
1. Orlando win

The NEW YORK DRAGONS can clinch a National Conference playoff spot with:
1. New York win
2. Philadelphia loss
3. Austin loss + Columbus loss
4. Austin loss + Orlando win

The GEORGIA FORCE can clinch a National Conference playoff spot with:
1. Georgia win + Philadelphia loss
2. Georgia win + Columbus loss

The AUSTIN WRANGLERS can clinch a National Conference playoff spot with:
1. Austin win + Philadelphia loss
2. Austin win + Georgia loss
3. Austin win + Tampa Bay loss

The COLUMBUS DESTOYERS can clinch a National Conference playoff spot with:
1. Columbus win + Philadelphia loss
RECENT ROSTER MOVES:

Date Action
Feb. 17 Traded FB/LB Josh White to Dallas for past considerations.
Feb. 20 Awarded OL/DL John Culp (Columbus) from waivers. Activated OL/DL Jason Andersen and placed him on recallable waivers.
Feb. 21 Released FB/LB Jermaine Younger.
Mar. 15 Placed QB Joe Germaine on the IR. Activated QB Tali Ena from the practice squad.
Mar. 22 Traded OL/DL Bryan Henderson to Kansas City for OL/DL Aaron Hamilton and OL/DL Matt Walls. Released OL/DL Bernard Holsey and DS Sullivan Beard.
Mar. 23 Signed DS DaQu'an Davis to the practice squad.
April 5 Signed QB Dennis Gile from the Arizona Rattlers' practice squad. Placed OL/DL Lewis Powell on the IR.
April 6 Signed OL/DL Doug Kaufusi from the practice squad. Placed OL/DL Matt Walls on the IR.
April 10 Waived QB Dennis Gile.
April 11 Signed QB Andy Kelly. Waived QB Tali Ena.
April 13 Activated DS Kevin Moffett and OL/DL Garrett Smith from the IR. Placed WR/LB Sale Key on the IR. Signed QB Tali Ena to the practice squad.
April 28 Activated QB Joe Germaine from the IR. Placed OL/DL Doug Kaufusi on the IR.

INJURY REPORT - League rules stipulate that players on IR must be inactive for at least two weeks. QB JOE GERMAINE and OL/DL LEWIS POWELL are eligible to come off for the Colorado game on April 21.

Player Injury Status
Lewis Powell Calf OUT (IR)
Sale Key Hamstring OUT (IR)
Doug Kaufusi OUT (IR)

MILESTONES:

AMAZING ANDY: Utah Blaze QB ANDY KELLY surpassed all-time leader New York Dragons QB AARON GARCIA (757) with his nine-touchdown performance against the Las Vegas last weekend. Kelly now has 762 TD passes in his career.

CAREER PASSING TOUCHDOWNS LEADERS
PLAYER, TEAM TD PASSES
Andy Kelly, Utah 762
Aaron Garcia, New York* 757
Clint Dolezel, Dallas 752
Sherdrick Bonner, Arizona 736
*Out for the season

*WR/DB TOM PACE only needs 3 more TD receptions for 50 career total and 121 yards for 2,500 career total.

CLIMBING THE CHARTS - Head coach DANNY WHITE picks up where he left off after a year absence from the AFL coaching ranks. The AFL Hall of Fame coach is currently No. 2 on the league's all-time coaches win list. Below is a list of the all-time winningest coaches:

ALL-TIME COACHING VICTORIES
Coach, Team Wins This Week
Tim Marcum, Tampa Bay 183 @ Columbus
Danny White, Utah 147 @ Chicago
Mike Hohensee, Chicago 100 UTAH
Mike Dailey, Colorado 98 @ San Jose
Darren Arbet, San Jose 89 COLORADO
Perry Moss 86 --

*DB KELVIN HUNTER needs only 1 more interception for 10 career total and a single-season career best of 5.

STORYLINES:

SIAHA RELIEF: OS SIAHA BURLEY leads the team with 112 catches for 1,644 yards and 38 TD receptions. Burley also has 40 kickoff returns for 674 yards and 2,373 all-purpose yards (No. 3 in AFL). The 2005 AFLWA Offensive Player of the Year is hoping to break several other expansion records in 2006. Burley, whoso 2005 numbers totaled 117 receptions for 1,542 yards and a league-leading 45 touchdowns, is looking to re-write the books. The expansion records Burley is currently chasing are held by former Detroit Fury OS ROBERT GORDON who tallied 125 receptions and 42 TDs in 2001. Burley surpassed Gordon's expansion record of 1,630 yards in a single season this past week at Las Vegas.

Burley is currently 2nd in the AFL in several receiving statistics behind Colorado's DAMIAN HARRELL. Burley set the single-game expansion record for receiving yards with 259 yards, the second-highest ever in any game, and tied the expansion single-game touchdown mark with 6 in Week 3 against New York at the Delta Center. He has also scored a TD in every game this season.

BURLEY VS. GORDON REC YARDS TDS
Burley 2006 Current 112 1,644 38
AFL Rank 3rd 2nd 2nd
Burley 2006 Pace 128 1,878 43
Needs for Exp. Record 13 Broke 4
Expansion Record 125 1,630 42
Harrell 2006 Current 138 1,730 51
AFL Rank 1st 1st 1st
Harrell 2006 Pace 157 1,977 58
AFL Record 154 1,982 46

THE 'O' SHOW: WR/DB ORSHAWANTE BRYANT is currently second on the Blaze with 79 receptions for 929 yards and 43.0 tackles. Bryant needs 1 more touchdown to reach 50 career total and 71 yards for 1,000 on the season. Bryant was named Ironman of the Game last week against Las Vegas. He has been named Ironman of the Game for the Blaze twice this season.

ARENA QB RATING: The debate has gone on for years in the AFL... Does the outdoor QB Rating really translate to the indoor game? In a game where possessions and completion percentage dictates whether you win or lose, we decided to come up with a different formula that puts more weight on "TD-INT ratio" and completion percentage and no emphasis on yardage. Here's how it works:

TD% = TDs divided by TDs + INT

ARENA QB FORMULA: Multiply the TD% by 2 and add the completion % and divide it all by 3.

Since the AFL is a different game, below is the current ranking of the top 10 QBs based on the rating system for AFL QBs:

QUARTERBACK COM% TDs INT TD % ARENA RATING*
Matt Nagy, GEO 71.5% 76 8 90.5% 84.2%
Clint Dolezel, DAL 65.5% 92 7 92.9% 83.8%
Matt D'Orazio, CHI 68.3% 50 5 90.9% 83.4%
Joe Germaine, UTA 67.7% 37 5 88.1% 81.3%
Mark Grieb, SJS 64.7% 70 10 87.5% 79.9%
Shane Stafford, TBS 63.5% 76 12 86.4% 78.7%
Sonny Cumbie, LAA 58.7% 52 7 88.1% 78.3%
John Dutton, COL 62.9% 83 14 85.6% 78.0%
Nick Browder, NYD 63.9% 45 9 83.3% 76.9%
Joe Hamilton, ORL 66.4% 59 14 83.3% 76.0%
*minimum of 200 attempts

A LEG UP ON THE COMPETITION: K STEVE VIDETICH is the AFL's all time leading scorer and looks to move up on another milestone in his career in field goals made. He is only 10 field goals away from breaking Mike Black's all-time record. Viditech moved ahead of Black on the all-time scoring lead in Week 1 at San Jose.

ALL-TIME FIELD GOALS MADE LEADERS
PLAYER, TEAM FIELD GOALS
Mike Black 175
* Videtich, Utah 165
*Remy Hamilton, Los Angeles 156
Kenny Stucker 118
*Clay Rush, Colorado 117
*Active

IN THE HUNT: DS KELVIN HUNTER leads the Blaze with four interceptions on the season and has nine in his career. He also leads the Blaze with 53.0 tackles and has been named Defensive Player of the Game twice this season. If he records another interception this season, it will mark a personal single-season mark for Hunter. Hunter played for Chicago in 2001 where he set a personal best of 47.0 tackles.

POSPISIL RETURNS: OL/DL SCOTT POSPISIL played for the Chicago Rush last season where he recorded four tackles and seven assists.


CHICAGO PLAYER TO WATCH:

QB MATT D'ORAZIO - QB MATT D'ORAZIO leads the Rush both in the air and on the ground. In 13 games played, D'Orazio has passed for 3,049 yards with 50 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions. He has also gained 162 yards on the ground on 56 attempts and 10 TDs.

HOME HEATS UP: The Utah Blaze currently are No. 3 in the Arena Football League in average attendance (15,304) and have drawn 107,130 fans in just seven games. The Philadelphia Soul (15,714 average) and Kansas City (15,558) are the two teams ahead of the Blaze. The Blaze have recorded three sellouts (Dallas on Feb. 4, San Jose on March 4 and Los Angeles on April 15).

2006 LEAGUE TEAM RANKINGS
Category Blaze (Rank) Rush (Rank)
Scoring Offense 54.9 (t-4) 47.9 (13)
Scoring Defense 54.7 (15) 52.8 (11)
Total Offense 304.3 (4) 283.7 (11)
Total Defense 290.9 (13) 282.9 (10)
Pass Offense 290.4 (4) 260.6 (11)
Pass Defense 278.0 (15) 253.1 (6)
Rushing Offense 13.9 (14) 23.1 (6)
Rushing Defense 12.9 (2) 29.8 (18)
Interceptions 13 (t-9) 12 (t-11)
Kickoff Return Avg. 15.9 (15) 18.5 (5)
Def. KO Return Avg. 15.8 (4) 16.4 (6)
Turnover Margin -1 (t-11) +3 (t-6)
3rd Down Conversions 48.8% (7) 49.5% (4)
4th Down Conversions 50.0% (t-6) 40.0% (t-14)
Sacks By 8 (t-16) 16 (t-7)
Sacks Against 25 (16) 24 (15)

BLAZE LEADERS IN 2006
Player Category No.
Germaine, Joe Total Offense 2183
Kelly, Andy Completion Pct. 70.9
Germaine, Joe Pass TDs 37
Kelly, Andy Passer Rating 133.54
Germaine Passing Yards 2180
Germaine Pass Completions 172
Kelly, Andy Pass Yards/Game 303.7
Burley, Siaha Scoring 228
Burley Touchdowns 38
Burley Receptions 112
Burley Receiving Yards 1,644
Burley TD Receptions 38
Clemens, Kevin Rush TDs 8
Burley KO Returns 40
Burley KOR Yards 674
Burley All-Purpose Yards 2,373
Hunter, Kelvin Tackles 53.0
Washburn, Ronnie Tackles for Loss 4.0
Hunter, Kelvin Interceptions 4
Clemens, Olsen Sacks 2


WEEKLY PLAYERS OF THE GAME:

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Opponent Player
@ San Jose QB Joe Germaine, Utah
DALLAS OS Terrill Shaw, Dallas
NEW YORK QB Aaron Garcia, New York
@ Arizona OS Damien Groce, Arizona
@ Los Angeles QB Sonny Cumbie, Los Angeles
SAN JOSE QB Mark Grieb, San Jose
NASHVILLE FB/LB Chris Robinson, Utah
@ Grand Rapids QB Chad Salisbury, Grand Rapids
LAS VEGAS FB/LB Marlion Jackson, Las Vegas
@ Tampa Bay QB Shane Stafford, Tampa Bay
ARIZONA WR/DB Randy Gatewood, Arizona
LOS ANGELES QB Andy Kelly & OS Siaha Burley, Utah
@ Colorado QB Andy Kelly, Utah
@ Las Vegas QB Andy Kelly, Utah
@ Chicago
KANSAS CITY

ADT DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Opponent Player
@ San Jose DS Kelvin Hunter, Utah
DALLAS DS Jermaine Jones, Dallas
NEW YORK DS DaShane Dennis, New York
@ Arizona DS Joe Todd, Arizona
@ Los Angeles DS Ricky Sharpe, Los Angeles
SAN JOSE DS Clevan Thomas, San Jose
NASHVILLE OL/DL Bryan Henderson, Utah
@ Grand Rapids WR/DB Josh Bush, Grand Rapids
LAS VEGAS DS T.J. Hill, Las Vegas
@ Tampa Bay DS Tramain Jones, Tampa Bay
ARIZONA DS Clarence Thomas, Arizona
LOS ANGELES DS Kelvin Hunter, Utah
@ Colorado DS Thal Woods, Utah
@ Las Vegas WR/DB Orshawante Bryant, Utah
@ Chicago
KANSAS CITY

IRONMAN OF THE GAME:
Opponent Player
@ San Jose WR/DB Orshawante Bryant, Utah
DALLAS WR/DB Will Pettis, Dallas
NEW YORK WR/LB Mike Horacek, New York
@ Arizona WR/DB Randy Gatewood, Arizona
@ Los Angeles WR/LB Greg Hopkins, LA
SAN JOSE WR/LB James Roe, San Jose
NASHVILLE WR/DB Orshawante Bryant, Utah
@ Grand Rapids WR/DB Josh Bush, Grand Rapids
LAS VEGAS WR/DB Aleric Clark, Las Vegas
@ Tampa Bay OL/DL Jerrod Penright, Tampa Bay
ARIZONA WR/LB Wilson Thomas, Arizona
LOS ANGELES DS/KR Kevin Moffett, Utah
@ Colorado WR/LB Justin Skaggs, Utah
@ Las Vegas WR/LB Tom Pace, Utah
@ Chicago
KANSAS CITY

THE BLAZE RECORD WHEN...:

Scoring Allowing
0 - 9 points 0-0 0-0
10-19 points 0-0 0-0
20-29 points 0-0 0-0
30-39 points 0-1 2-0
40-49 points 1-3 1-2
50-59 points 1-3 1-3
60-69 points 4-0 2-2
70-79 points 0-0 0-0
80+ points 0-1 0-1

GAMES DECIDED BLAZE COACH WHITE
by 7 or fewer points 3-4 45-26
by 3 or fewer points 3-3 21-13

Leading/Tied after the 1st 4-3 87-24
Trailing after the 1st 1-5 39-39

Leading/Tied at Half 6-3 101-23
Trailing at Half 0-5 25-40

Leading/Tied after the 3rd 6-1 111-17
Trailing after the 3rd 0-7 15-46

Lead/Tied Turnover Ratio 4-5 96-27
Trailed Turnover Ratio 2-3 31-36

Scoring More Than 10 6-8 127-63
Scoring More Than 20 6-8 127-62
Scoring More Than 30 6-8 125-55
Scoring More Than 40 6-8 119-35
Scoring More Than 50 5-4 91-18
Scoring More Than 60 4-1 38-4
Scoring More Than 70 0-1 11-1
Scoring More Than 80 0-1 3-1
Scoring More Than 90 0-0 0-0

Monday games 0-0 3-1
Wednesday games 0-0 1-0
Thursday games 0-1 6-3
Friday games 2-2 33-15
Saturday games 4-5 66-32
Sunday games 0-0 18-12

vs. West 4-4 44-23
vs. Central 2-1 28-10
vs. South 0-1 19-10
vs. East 0-2 21-10

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