Danger Cruises Past Bismarck 66-44
Article posted on: 2019-02-25 10:00:00
Hello Tommy Armstrong!
There was plenty of anticipation leading up to the start of the 2019 season, primarily because of new starting quarterback and former Husker Tommy Armstrong Jr., and the signal-caller didn't disappoint.
Armstrong combined for five touchdowns - four through the air, one on the ground in his Danger debut. With 9:22 still remaining in the first quarter, Armstrong showed he's a dual-threat by running in a TD from three yards out to start the scoring. Let's just say, that was the ice-breaker he needed to kick off a big night.
Armstrong spent the majority of the rest of the night slinging the ball around the yard. He tossed for 158 yards on just 8-of-12 passing. He also tacked on his rushing TD on one of his three rushes in the game for 23 yards. Another nice stat to keep in mind - Bismarck did not record a sack in the game.
The former Husker wasn't alone in making a name for himself in the oping win, though. Eric Thomas not suprisingly led the offensive attack through the air, pulling in four receptions with two of them going for touchdowns. Both Gregory Dent Jr. and Tevaris McCormick also pulled in TD grabs, with McCormick's being a highlight reel reception of 48 yards!
What might surprise most IFL fans is that the Danger ended up winning this game with a dominant rushing attack, led by Davonte Sapp-Lynch. Lynch toted the rock 15 times in the games for 94 yards and three touchdowns! It was a near-record performance for Lynch in a couple different categories, as he was just five carries shy of tying the team rushing attempts record for one game. He was also just 20 yards short of breaking Jameel Sewell's single-game rushing record of 114 yards. Sewell is now the team's offensive coordinator. Lynch is also known for being the little brother of NFL running back Marshawn Lynch, so it's safe to say that "Lil' Beast Mode' is already loose in Grand Island!
The Nebraska Danger are back in action on Friday, March 1 when they travel to take on the Green Bay Blizzard. The Blizzard lost their season-opener to Arizona 51-21, so they'll be looking to bounce back quickly against the Danger. Kickoff for the game is set for 7:05 p.m.