Game 13 - Thunder at Outlaws, 6.28.15, 2 p.m. Jun 27, 2015 20:28:01 GMT -8
Post by DiamondThief on Jun 27, 2015 20:28:01 GMT -8
Portland Thunder at Las Vegas Outlaws
What: The Thunder blast into Las Vegas to face the expansion Outlaws.
When: Sunday, June 28, 2 p.m. (PT).
Where: Thomas and Mack Center; Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thunder Media: Radio - 750/102.9 The Game.
National Media: Stream - ESPN3.
This season: N/A.
Schedule: Aug. 1 - - Outlaws at Thunder, 7 p.m.
Series History: This is the first ever meeting between the teams.
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Arena Football League Schedule and Results 2015
Portland Thunder Schedule 2015
Portland Thunder Season Preview
The Thunder are 3-9 overall, 0-5 on the road and 3-6 in conference play. They are coming off a 69-54 home loss to the Spokane Shock on June 21. They are averaging 45.7 points per game and are allowing 56.8 points per game. The Thunder are third in the Pacific Division and fifth in the National Conference.
The Outlaws are 4-8 overall, 2-4 at home and 4-5 conference play. They are coming off a 63-31 home loss to the San Jose Sabercats on June 21. They are averaging 46.3 points per game and are allowing 54.4 points per game. The Outlaws are second in the West Division and third in the National Conference.
Yards per Game - Thunder 252.0; Outlaws 246.3
3rd Down Conversion - Thunder 42.5%; Outlaws 35.6%
4th Down Conversion - Thunder 34.5%; Outlaws 28.6%
Total Tackles - Thunder 375; Outlaws 426
Tackles for Loss - Thunder 29; Outlaws 38
Total Sacks - Thunder 14; Outlaws 21
Fumbles - Thunder 7; Outlaws 9
Interceptions - Thunder 6, Outlaws 5
Thunder WR Jared Perry (photo courtesy The Portland Tribune)
# - 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 2,217
Passing TDs - Kyle Rowley 41
Rushing Yards - John Martinez 34
Rushing TDs - John Martinez 6
Receptions - V'Keon Lacey 68
Receiving Yards - Jared Perry 752
Receiving TDs - Jared Perry 19
Tackles - Osagie Odiase 58
Sacks - Marquis Jackson 5
Interceptions - Bryce Peila 2
Kick Return Ave - Duane Brooks 22.8
Kick Raturn TDs - Duane Brooks 6
LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS
Outlaws' WR Jomo Wilson (photo courtesy Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
# - name (pos)
2 - Demarcus Robinson (DB)
3 - Gerald Young (WR)
6 - Eddie Moten (DB)
7 - Ray Little (DB)
12 - Dennis Havrilla (QB)
14 - Ernesto Lacayo (K)
15 - Jomo Wilson (WR)
17 - Wesley Mauia (MLB)
18 - LaDon Hudson (WR)
19 - Tysson Poots (WR)
20 - Tanner Varner (JLB)
21 - Doug Williams (WR)
23 - Terrance Carter (DE)
33 - Mark Weivoda (NG)
42 - Joe Mortensen (FB)
53 - Mike Lewis (DE)
54 - Zack Williams (C)
54 - Jabari Fletcher (DL)
55 - Nyere Aumaitre (OL)
60 - Terrence Campbell (OL)
71 - Kevin Myers (C)
72 - Will Wright (C)
Matt Hardison (DE)
Kasey Peters (QB)
Aaron Garcia - Head Coach
Passing Yards - *J.J. Raterink 1,739
Passing TDs - *J.J. Raterink 31
Rushing Yards - *Sean Brackett 111
Rushing TDs - two with 5
Receptions - Jomo Wilson 66
Receiving Yards - Jomo Wilson 836
Receiving TDs - Jomo Wilson 19
Tackles - Tanner Varner 70.5
Sacks - Mike Lewis 6
Interceptions - Eddie Moten 2
Kick Return Ave - Gerald Young 23.7
Kick Return TD - Gerald Young 5
* not on active roster
THUNDER: Portland is sliding out of the playoff race after having lost their last five games and eight of their last nine. The quarterback carousel has once again spun around and Rowley should get the start here after replacing the ineffective Carder last week. Rowley has been on and off this season, but still is thrown for 2,217 yards and 41 touchdowns. The problem is, he also has thrown 16 interceptions. He will look to get back on track in this game. Perry is the hot receiver as of late, having caught 21 passes for 320 yards and 9 touchdowns over the past two games and even threw for a score in last week's loss to the Shock. The Thunder defense has gone three games without an interception and have just six picks on the season.
OUTLAWS: Las Vegas is positioning itself for a playoff spot and would be the third seed in the National Conference if the playoffs started now. They're led by head coach Aaron Garcia, who is in his first year at the helm of an AFL team after having enjoyed a 19-year playing career in arena football. The Outlaws are without their top two quarterbacks, J.J. Raterink and Sean Brackett, so they will likely turn to rookie Havilla, who has thrown for 47 yards in one appearance this season. Wilson is the play maker and always a threat to make a big play. Poots is a solid second option at receiver. Varner is averaging nearly 6 tackles per game. Young has returned 5 kickoffs and 2 missed field goal attempts for touchdowns this season.
Thunder head coach Mike Hohensee
“They’ve had a great attitude this week. There’s not a panic. There’s still a disappointment. We’re still pissed off that we’re not winning football games. But these guys are still working hard. Most 3-9 teams don’t have guys staying after (practice) to work out and work on things extra (the way we do). They (other 3-9 teams) get in the car as fast as they can (after practice).”
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On behalf of this site, which send our prayers and well wishes to Thunder head coach Mike Hohensee, on his mother's passing. Donna Harris had been battling heart disease for two years and past away on June 12. The Portland Tribune published this article on the coach this week: Life goes on for Thunder coach Mike Hohensee.
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