Danger use strong second half to top Nighthawks 45-30
Article posted on: 2015-03-07 00:00:00
After a closely contested first half, the Nebraska Danger were able to pull ahead in the second to top the Wichita Falls Nighthawks 45-30. Once the Danger Offense got rolling, Jameel Sewell threw for 205 yards on the night.
Both teams had to overcome a lot of mental mistakes that ended up being called for penalties. The Danger were called for 12 penalties for 157 yards while the Nighthawks had 7 penalties for 55 yards.
"We made way too many mistakes tonight," said Nebraska Head Coach Mike Davis. "Wichita Falls really came out to play. They made some major strides since week one and we are very fortunate to come out of here with a win."
After only scoring 13 points against Colorado in week 1, Wichita Falls started quickly by returning the opening kickoff 50 yards for a touchdown. The teams traded blows throughout the first half, and went to the break with the Danger leading 22-16.
After making some halftime adjustments, the Danger were able to add to their lead in the 3rd quarter. Sewell and Robbie Rouse both had 1-yard runs for touchdowns. The Danger special teams came up big with a blocked field goal attempt that bounced out the back of the end-zone to give the Danger a safety.
Troy Evans had a strong performance, leading the Danger receiving core with 5 receptions for 88 yards. Robbie Rouse led the team with 13 rushes for 50-yards in his debut performance.
"We had some guys that really stepped up to make some big plays when we needed them. We just need to clean up the mistakes before we travel down to Wichita Falls next Saturday," Davis said.
Nebraska will once again face the Nighthawks next Saturday, but it will be on Wichita Falls' home turf. The game will be the first regular season home game in Nighthawks franchise.