Danger Create 4 Turnovers in 53-47 Upset of Tucson
Article posted on: 2019-04-09 10:14:00
An interception with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game sealed the deal for the Nebraska Danger's first winning streak of the season.
It was a game like no other for the Danger this season, as Nebraska showed off its aerial attack in a 53-47 upset win over the Tucson Sugar Skulls Saturday night in Grand Island.
Tommy Armstrong Jr. continued his electric play in the IFL, accounting for five total TD's in the game, but this time around, four of them were through the air, and it's safe to say he had a favorite target.
Eric Thomas finally busted back onto the IFL scene, pulling in six receptions with three of them going for touchdowns. Thomas ended up with 106 yards receiving on those six grabs.
Thomas wasn't just making an impact on as a wideout either. He also tilted the table in the Danger's direction to start the third quarter when he took a kickoff 50 yards the other way for a Danger TD. That put the Danger up 30-20 at that point, and Nebraska would extend its lead 37-20 before Tucson came roaring back to make it close late.
With around a minute left in the game, the Danger missed a field goal that would have sealed the game and the upset win, which gave IFL mainstay QB Jake Medlock one more shot to complete the comeback.
With just 27 seconds left, Medlock fired a pass to the right side, but it got batted up in the air and Brandon Roe came down with his third interception of the game to lock down the Danger upset.
The win improves Nebraska to 3-3 on the year, while the Sugar Skulls fall to 3-2.
The Danger are back in action Saturday when the team returns to Green Bay, where they suffered their first loss of the season in heartbreaking fashion - 53-52.
Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m.