Quarterback Kyle Rowley gave the offense a boost in his first game back, but Spokane committed four turnovers, including a botched center-quarterback snap with just over 1 minute left and Arizona rallied for a 57-53 win Friday in Phoenix.
Spokane led most of the game and had several chances to put the Rattlers away, but the Shock couldn't overcome their turnovers, including two committed inside Arizona's 5-yard line.
Spokane (1-3) has dropped two in a row and is in last place in the West Division. Arizona (3-1) and San Jose (3-1) are tied for first. Utah is 2-2.
Game recap below.
But a costly fumble turned the momentum and
The Rattlers worked time off the clock while driving to
“It’s pretty disappointing,” Shock coach Andy Olson said in a postgame radio interview. “Two fumbles on snaps cost us big-time and the second one cost us the game. That’s stuff you’re doing in high school.
“It’s just focus on the most important play of the game. We had the same problem a couple times last season.”
The Shock dropped to 1-3. Second-ranked
Quarterback Kyle Rowley, signed by
Rowley passed for 271 yards and three touchdowns. Micah King rushed for two TDs and Justin Ore had 10 catches for 116 yards. The Shock had four turnovers and they’ve committed 16 this season.
“We kind of handed it to them,” Rowley said. “The second fumble, that’s on the refs. The guy jumped off-side and everybody saw it in the whole arena. It’s just tough. He’s in our center’s face.”