Game 12 - Shock at Thunder, 6.21.15, 7 p.m. Jun 20, 2015 17:45:59 GMT -8
Post by DiamondThief on Jun 20, 2015 17:45:59 GMT -8
Spokane Shock at Portland Thunder
What: The battle for the Northwest hits round two as the Shock are in Portland to face the Thunder.
When: Sunday, June 21, 7 p.m. (PT).
Where: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter; Portland, Oregon.
Shock Media: Radio - 700 ESPN
Thunder Media: Radio - 750/102.9 The Game.
National Media: Stream - ESPN2.
This season: April 9 - Thunder 47, Shock 43.
Schedule: July 25 - Thunder at Shock, 7 p.m.
Series History: Shock lead the all-time series 3-1 (Shock lead at Spokane 2-0, series tied at Portland 1-1).
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Arena Football League Schedule and Results 2015
Portland Thunder Schedule 2015
Portland Thunder Season Preview
The Shock are 3-8 overall, 1-4 on the road and 0-3 in division play. They are coming off a 62-56 home loss to the Las Vegas Outlaws on June 12. They are averaging 48.7 points per game (-th in the AFL), allowing 58.5 points (-th). The Shock are third in the Pacific Division and fifth in the National Conference.
The Thunder are 3-8 overall, 3-3 at home and 1-2 in division play. They are coming off a 69-42 home loss to the Arizona Rattlers on June 12. They are averaging 44.9 points per game (-th in the AFL), allowing 55.1 points (-th). The Thunder are second in the Pacific Division and fourth in the National Conference.
Yards per Game - Shock 268.4, Thunder 222.4
3rd Down Conversion - Shock 43.3%, Thunder 48.3%
4th Down Conversion - Shock 53.8%, Thunder 27.3%
Total tackles - Shock 354, Thunder 326
Tackles for Loss - Shock 21, Thunder 28
Total Sacks - Shock 15, Thunder 14
Fumbles - Shock 11, Thunder 7
Interceptions - Shock 7, Thunder 6
Shock QB Warren Smith (photo courtesy KREM.com)
# - name (pos)
1 - Braylon Bell (WR)
2 - Javin Sambrano (WR)
3 - Ruschard Dodd-Masters (DB)
5 - Anthony Amos (WR)
6 - Tayler Rowan (K)
8 - Warren Smith (QB)
9 - Sergio Gilliam (DB)
10 - Daniel Riley (DE)
11 - Micah King (MLB)
12 - Arvell Nelson (QB/LB)
14 - Christian Wise (DB)
21 - Ricardo Kemp (DB)
22 - Carson Coffman (QB)
23 - Jeff Richards (DB)
26 - Mike McMillan (DB)
42 - Rory Nixon - (FB)
44 - James Ruffin (DL)
51 - Samuel Tupua (OL)
56 - Derrick Summers (DL)
66 - Deveric Gallington (OL)
67 - Terrance Taylor (DL)
75 - Patrick Afif (OL)
81 - Nick Truesdell (WR)
Larry Banks (OL)
Andy Olson - Head Coach
Travis Crusenberry - Defensive Coordinator and Line Coach
Will Mulder - Defensive Backs Coach
Raul Vigil - Strength and Conditioning Coach
Passing Yards - Warren Smith 1,715
Passing TDs - Warren Smith 32
Rushing Yards - Warren Smith 110
Rushing TDs - Warren Smith 5
Receptions - *Mike Washington 59
Receiving Yards - *Anthony Amos 67
Receiving TDs - *Mike Washington 15
Tackles - two with 42.5
Sacks - James Ruffin 6.5
Interceptions - Ruschard Dodd-Masters 3
KO Return Ave - Ruschard Dodd-Masters 18.2
* not on active roster
Thunder QB Alex Carder (photo courtesy Brian Beaudry/Wrong Way Sports)
# - name (pos)
2 - Duane Brooks (WR/KR)
3 - Kyle Rowley (QB)
4 - Osagie Odiase (DB)
5 - V'Keon Lacey (WR)
6 - Jared Perry (WR)
7 - Marquis Jackson (DL)
8 - KC Obi (DL)
9 - Jake McDonough (OL/DL)
10 - Kevin Goessling (K)
13 - Matt Pierce (DB)
14 - Maurice Williams (WR)
15 - Perez Ashford (WR)
16 - De'Mon Glanton (DB)
17 - Matt Pierce (DB)
18 - Alex Carder (QB)
20 - Bryce Peila (JLB)
21 - Dwight McLean (DB)
23 - Robert Hayes (MLB)
24 - Andre martin (DB)
50 - Jeraill McCuller (OL)
52 - Frank Trotter (DL)
70 - John Martinez (OL)
73 - Sam Longo (OL)
75 - Jordan Mudge (OL)
79 - John Collins (OL)
Mike Hohensee - Head Coach
Ernesto Purnsley - Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
Lee Johnson - Special Teams Coordinator/Assistant Defensive Coordinator
Will Harrell - Offensive/Defensive Line Coach
Passing Yards - Kyle Rowley 1,992
Passing TDs - Kyle Rowley 36
Rushing Yards - John Martinez 30
Rushing TDs - John Martinez 5
Receptions - V'Keon Lacey 68
Receiving Yards - V'Keon Lacey 746
Receiving TDs - V'Keon Lacey 15
Tackles - Osagie Odiase 57
Sacks - Marquis Jackson 5
Interceptions - Bryce Peila 2
KO Return Ave - Duane Brooks 23.1 (6 TD)
SHOCK: Spokane, like Portland, is still looking for reliable play from the quarterback position. They've used Coffman and Danny Southwick and now have turned to Smith, who has put up some decent if not eye-popping numbers. Smith is a dual threat, so the Thunder will have to keep an eye out for his rushing from the pocket. Amos leads the team in receiving among active players with 67 catches for 735 yards and 13 scores. Truesdell is next with 37 catches for 512 yards and 12 touchdowns. Gilliam had an interception, and Ruffin and Summers each recorded a sack in the Shock's loss to the Thunder in week 3.
THUNDER: Portland is on the verge of making another quarterback change. Initially, Mike Hohensee went with Rowley before turning to Darron Thomas, After Thomas' injury, the job was Rowley's again, but he has failed lead the offense to more than 48 points in a game this season. This could be the game where we see Carder get his first career start. Lacey had 10 receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown in the teams' previous meeting. Peila had a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown, fumble recovery and sack in that game. Odiase also had a pick in that game, while Jackson recorded two sacks. Willis and Trotter each had a sack.
Thunder WR/KR Duane Brooks on making a playoff push
"Whether we can or not is not the question. The need is there. We have to turn it around. We've got a big game with Spokane coming up, who is right there in the playoff race with us. We've got to put our foot on their necks and come out with a win in (this) game. We have to do anything we can do; win as many games as we can at the end of the season and make a push to get into the playoffs. Once the playoffs start, it's a brand new season. You get a chance to accomplish your ultimate goal; to win an ArenaBowl."
Thunder head coach Mike Hohensee after the loss to the Rattlers
“Defensively, we’re a work in progress. We had yet another new combination in the secondary (due to injuries), but the thing that I liked the most about our team tonight was that they fought to the end. We battled. That excites me as we venture into these next two weeks against Spokane and Las Vegas, the teams we are really fighting for playoff positions with.”
Duane Brooks TD Kick Return Watch: The Thunder's Duane Brooks sits at 6 kick returns for touchdowns this season. Essentially, it should be 7, though one was ruled as a fumble and recovery by Brooks in the end zone (Note: It appeared on the replay that Brooks crossed the goal line prior to fumbling the ball). Brooks is just two scores away from Hunkie Cooper's AFL record of 8 kick returns in a season, which was set in 2002 when Cooper played for the Arizona Rattlers.
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