this is a discussion within the Voodoo Community Forum; http://www.govoodoo.com/newsroomarti...?articleid=308 ROSEMONT, Ill.--QB Andy Kelly's eight-yard touchdown pass to OS Aaron Bailey with 9:18 remaining in overtime lifted the New Orleans VooDoo to a 46-40 victory over the Chicago Rush in Allstate Arena. The VooDoo (6-2) stopped the Rush on ...
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|03-22-2005, 12:38 PM||#1|
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Voodoo beat Mike Mitka's Chicago Rush in OT
ROSEMONT, Ill.--QB Andy Kelly's eight-yard touchdown pass to OS Aaron Bailey with 9:18 remaining in overtime lifted the New Orleans VooDoo to a 46-40 victory over the Chicago Rush in Allstate Arena.
The VooDoo (6-2) stopped the Rush on their first possession of the extra session as DS Chris Pointer intercepted Chicago QB Raymond Philyaw at the VooDoo 3 with 12:47 to go.
New Orleans went on offense after the turnover as Kelly completed four consecutive passes to the Rush 8. After an incomplete pass on first down and offsetting penalties on second down, Kelly threw the game-winning TD strike to Bailey.
The VooDoo had a chance to win late in regulation, but K Brian Schmitz missed a 27-yard field goal attempt as time expired.
Chicago (4-4) also had an opportunity to break the 40-40 tie with 2:02 to play in the fourth quarter, but K Keith Gispert missed on a 34-yard FG attempt which gave New Orleans the ball back.
New Orleans tied the game at 40 on a 16-yard TD pass from Kelly to WR/DB Carl Bond with 6:19 remaining in the fourth quarter after the Rush extended their lead to 40-33 with 10:49 to play after a 17-yard field goal by Gispert.
Kelly was 34-of-46 passing for 311 yards and six touchdowns for the VooDoo. Bond, who caught 11 passes for 126 yards and four TDs, was selected as the Offensive Player of the Game.
Chicago DS Jeroid Johnson, who had 11 tackles and a fumble recovery, was voted the ADT Defensive Player of the Game. Rush FB/LB Bob McMillen, who had four carries for 10 yards, one reception for 10 yards and two tackles along with a forced fumble on defense, was the U.S. Army Ironman of the Game.
Philyaw completed 23-of-32 passes for 261 yards, three TDs and threw the key interception in overtime for the Rush.
TheVooDoo took an early 7-0 lead on the game's first possession as FB/LB Leroy Thompson bulled in from one yard out with 12:05 remaining.
OS Henry Douglas returned the ensuing kickoff 58 yards for the touchdown at the 11:11 mark as the Rush tied the contest, 7-7.
Kelly found Bond on a 18-yard TD pass with 8:12 to play as the VooDoo regained the lead, 14-7.
Chicago tied the game, 14-14 on a one-yard run by WR/LB Etu Molden with 1:37 to play in the quarter.
The VooDoo retook a 21-14 lead in the second quarter as Bond caught his second TD pass of the game, a six-yarder with 12:47 to go.
Philyaw threw a one-yard TD pass to OL/DL John Moyer with 8:48 remaining in the period as the Rush tied the contest, 21-21.
New Orleans went back on top with 4:05 to play in the half as Kelly hit Bond for the third time in the contest, an eight-yard catch for a 27-21 lead. Schmitz, after a 10-yard holding penalty on the VooDoo, missed the extra-point attempt wide right.
Philyaw gave Chicago their first lead of the game with 35 seconds before halftime as he threw a nine-yard scoring strike to WR/LB Jeremy McDaniel for a 28-27 advantage.
Kelly's fourth TD pass of the half, a 14-yard toss to Bailey with five seconds to play, gave New Orleans a 33-28 lead after a missed extra point by Schmitz.
New Orleans recovered a Chicago fumble on the second half kickoff and the VooDoo was not able to capitalize. Thompson, on a third-down rush, had the ball stripped away from him and Chicago recovered.
The Rush did take advantage of the turnover as Philyaw threw a 27-yard TD pass to Molden with 11:59 to play as Chicago led, 35-33.
On the next VooDoo possession, Schmitz attempted a 60-yard field goal which was recovered by Chicago off the net and returned out to the Rush 18. The VooDoo defense defense kept Chicago from scoring on the possession as they stuffed FB/LB Jamie McGourty inside the one-yard line on fourth down.
On New Orleans' first play from scrimmage after the turnover on downs, Kelly threw a pass to WR/DB Lamont Moore, who was tackled before he could get out of the end zone for a safety with 2:59 to go in the quarter as the Rush led, 37-33.
Bailey caught eight passes for 90 yards and two TDs for the VooDoo. Chicago was led by Molden, who had seven receptions for 80 yards and one TD.
New Orleans, which is tied for the Southern Division lead with Georgia, host the Force this Saturday (March 26) in the New Orleans Arena (7 pm CT). Chicago will be back in action on April 2, when they travel to the New York Dragons (7 pm ET)
|03-22-2005, 12:47 PM||#2|
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Voodoo beat Mike Mitka's Chicago Rush in OT
That was a heck of a game! That missed last second FG brought back to many Saints related memories \" Cough, Cough....Carney....Cough, Cough!
[Edited on 22/3/2005 by StallworthFN]