Back with a bit longer game recap from Spokane's 68-63 win over Oklahoma City on Sunday. Read on.
Spokane, which needed a last-second defensive stand to hold off Arizona 63-56 last week in Phoenix, had several chances to put the Yard Dawgz away after going in front 59-56 on an 8-yard screen pass to Brandon Hall with 4:12 remaining.
On the ensuing kickoff, the ball took a high bounce after hitting the net and was recovered by
However, Yard Dawgz quarterback Tommy Grady fumbled a snap and Shock defensive end Ben McCombs recovered for a touchdown, bumping
The game appeared to be over when Teems intercepted a Grady pass, but
On the last play, Grady launched a long pass from
“We feel like we have to finish off teams better than that,” Rowley said in a post-game interview on the Shock radio broadcast. “They defense played huge and we came out with a win.”
Rowley had seven touchdown passes and one interception. Huey Whittaker, Markee White and Shaun Kauleinamoku, playing in his first game with the Shock, each had two touchdown receptions.
Spokane hadn’t attempted a field goal in its first five games, but Taylor Rowan connected on two field goals, the first giving the Shock a 31-28 lead at halftime. Rowley was intercepted twice in the first half, but
The lead changed hands as both teams scored on their first four second-half possessions.
“We’re pretty tired of making it interesting,” Shock linebacker Kevin McCullough said. “We want to have a game where it’s pretty solidified before the end of the game.”