Danger trip up to Cavalry 43-44
Article posted on: 2012-03-23 00:00:00
6-foot-6 Corey Surrency used all of his height to pull in a touchdown reception with three Wyoming Cavalry (1-3) players around him. The reception came with 2.4 seconds left in the game and pulled the Nebraska Danger (1-2) to within one point of going into overtime. Alex Tejada's extra-point attempt was blocked to seal the win for the Cavalry 44-43.
With eight lead changes in the game, the Danger found themselves on the losing side of the scoreboard for the second year in a row to the Wyoming Cavalry. The Cavalry bested the Danger 46-44 in the last game of the season in 2011.
The Danger looked like the team to beat by recovering a Wyoming fumble on the opening kickoff. Dwight Dasher and Chris Bell were able to capitalize on the turnover with an opening touchdown pass from 9 yards away.
Early in the second quarter, the Danger was able to extend the lead to 17-9 courtesy of a one-yard run from Bell. The Cavalry was able to close the lead, but was unable to pull ahead after missing two PAT's and a field goal. The half ended with the Danger up 24-22.
Both teams traded scores in the third and fourth quarter with Tejada putting a field goal through the uprights to give the Danger the lead 37-36 with 3:22 left in the game. Wyoming gained possession and hit a 21 yard touchdown pass with 1:25 to go. A completed two-point conversion put the Cavalry up 37-44.
Surrency's final touchdown reception gave the Danger a chance to go into overtime, but the blocked extra-point attempt and a failed on-side kick finished the game in regulation with the Cavalry winning 44-43.
Dwight Dasher and Rocky Hinds split time at QB for the Danger with previous starter Terry Mayo sitting out with an injury. Dasher finished 12 of 20 passing for 101 yards and two touchdowns while Rocky Hinds completed 4 of 7 for 76 yards.
The two QB's spread the ball around with Surrency, Bell, Erick Jackson, Kayne Farquharson, and Mike Jones all catching multiple receptions. The group finished with 177 total yards through the air on the day. Erick Jackson led the way on the ground with 6 rushes for 19 yards.
The Nebraska Danger takes to the road for the first time this season, playing at the Allen Wranglers on March 31, 2012 with a 7:05 p.m. kickoff.