OT Final: Storm 62 - Barnstormers 56

Wells Fargo Arena

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 8:05 p.m. EST

Team
1st 
2nd
3rd
4th
OT
Total
Storm
14
7
14
21
6
62
Barnstormers
14
14
7
21
0
56

 

Game Recap

Des Moines, IA – The Tampa Bay Storm (7-6, 3-3) defeated the Iowa Barnstormers (6-7, 0-4) on Saturday evening in front of 8,862 fans by a score of 62-56.  The win extended the Storm’s win streak to four games, its longest streak since the 2010 season.

The overtime period saw the Storm receive the ball first but a turnover saw Iowa take possession.  However, the Storm defense would prove to be too much for Iowa in the overtime period, forcing a turnover on downs.  Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard went on to rush for an 11-yard game-winning touchdown.

Tampa Bay was led by Hippeard who had another strong performance.    Hippeard completed 24-of-34 passes for 289 yards and six touchdowns.  He would also rush five times for 33 yards and three touchdowns including the game winner.  He connected with all of his receivers, finding T.T. Toliver eight times for 94 yards and two touchdowns.  Storm receiver Joe Hills led all receivers with three touchdowns.  This is Hills’ 30th consecutive game with a receiving touchdown.

The Storm defense put out another strong outing, with a goal line stand early in the second quarter.  The defense would also hold strong in the third quarter, forcing a turnover on downs.  The defensive line tallied a sack, giving the team its fourth consecutive game with a sack.  The defense also held on a key fourth down in overtime, helping set-up the game-winning drive.

Iowa quarterback J.J. Raterink finished the night with 398 yards and six touchdowns, completing 34-of-56 passes.  His top target of the night was receiver Marco Thomas who caught 12 passes for 118 yards and three touchdowns, including the touchdown and 2 point conversion that sent the game into overtime.

UP NEXT – The Storm will host “Local Heroes Night” on AMALIE Motor Oil Field as it takes on the Orlando Predators in the final installment of the “War on I-4” at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday, June 21.  Fans will be able to watch on Bright House Sports Network.  Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. EST.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-IOW
11:48 IOW - 34-YD Pass from Raterink, J.J. to Thomas,Marco, PAT by Gornall,Ross GOOD 0-7
07:42 TAM - 19-YD Pass from Hippeard, Randy to Lindsey,Michael, PAT by Bongarra, Juan GOOD 7-7
06:56 IOW - 47-YD Pass from Raterink, J.J. to Reynolds,Darius, PAT by Gornall,Ross GOOD 7-14
02:53  TAM - 9-YD Pass from Hippeard, Randy to Toliver, T.T., PAT by Bongarra, Juan GOOD 14-14

 

2nd Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-IOW
02:58  IOW - 2-YD Rush by Reynolds,Darius, PAT by Gornall,Ross GOOD 14-21
00:27 TAM - 4-YD Pass from Hippeard, Randy to Hills, Joe, PAT by Bongarra, Juan GOOD 21-21
00:10  IOW - 19-YD Pass from Raterink, J.J. to Williams,Julian, PAT by Gornall,Ross GOOD 21-28

 

3rd Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-IOW
14:31 TAM - 30-YD Pass from Hippeard, Randy to Toliver, T.T., PAT by Bongarra, Juan GOOD 28-28
06:17  TAM - 17-YD Pass from Hippeard, Randy to Hills, Joe, PAT by Bongarra, Juan GOOD 35-28
01:32  IOW - 8-YD Pass from Raterink, J.J. to Lester,DJ, PAT by Gornall,Ross GOOD 35-35

 

4th Quarter

Time Scoring Play TAM-IOW
13:34  TAM - 5-YD Rush by Hippeard, Randy, PAT by Bongarra, Juan GOOD 42-35
08:11  IOW - 4-YD Rush by Reynolds,Darius, PAT by Gornall,Ross GOOD 42-42
06:29  TAM - 7-YD Pass from Hippeard, Randy to Hills, Joe, PAT by Bongarra, Juan GOOD 49-42
02:41  TAM - 3-YD Rush by Hippeard, Randy, PAT by Bongarra, Juan GOOD 56-42
00:28  IOW - 4-YD Pass from Raterink, J.J. to Thomas,Marco, PAT by Gornall,Ross FAIL 56-48
00:00  IOW - 9-YD Pass from Raterink, J.J. to Thomas,Marco, 2-PT Conversion by Thomas,Marco GOOD 56-56

 

Over Time
Time Scoring Play TAM-IOW
10:32  TAM - 11-YD Rush by Hippeard, Randy 62-56

Player Stats

Storm    Barnstormers
Passing CP/AT  Yds TD INT   Passing CP/AT  Yds TD INT
Randy Hippeard 24/34 289 6 2   J.J. Raterink 34/56 398 6 47
                     
Rushing ATT Yds TD LG   Rushing ATT Yds TD LG
Randy Hippeard 5 33 3 11   J.J. Raterink 2 1 0 2
Byron Isom 1 4 0 4   Darius Reynolds 2 6 2 4
            Derik Steiner 4 5 0 5
                     
Receiving  REC Yds TD LG   Receiving  REC Yds TD LG
Joe Hills 6 77 3 17   Tray Allen 1 17 0 17
Amarri Jackson 8 91 0 26   D.J. Lester 4 54 1 17
Michael Lindsey 2 27 1 19   Darius Reynolds 6 113 1 47
T.T. Toliver 8 94 2 30   Marco Thomas 12 118 3 34
            Julian Williams 11 96 1 19
                     
Kick Returns No. Yds TD AVG   Kick Returns No. Yds TD AVG
Michael Lindsey 6 136 0 22.7   Mervi Brookins 4 81 20.3  
                     

Team Stats

Storm
 
Barnstormers
20
First Downs
25
37
Net Yards Rushing
12
6
Attempts
8
281
Net Yards Passing
397
34
Attempted
56
24

Completed

34
2
Intercepted
0
42
Total Offensive Plays
65
318
Total Net Yards
409
0-0
Fumbles: No./ Lost
1-1
4-14
Penalties: Number/Lost
3-13
0-0
Interceptions: No./Yards
3-13
26:36
Possession Time
37:52

Game Notes

  •  The Storm have now won four consecutive games, giving the team its first four-game win streak since the 2010 season when it went to ArenaBowl XXIII.
  • With this win, the Storm now holds a 7-5 record over the Iowa Barnstormers.
  • The Storm scored 62 points for the second time in three games.  The team is 4-1 this season when scoring 60+ points.
  • The team is 4-1 on the road versus the Iowa/New York Dragons franchise and is 3-1 in Iowa.
  • Storm WR T.T. Toliver had eight receptions for 94 yards and two touchdowns.  He now has 239 touchdowns for his career.
  • Toliver needs only 8 touchdown receptions to rank fifth all-time in AFL history.
  • Toliver also surpassed Eddie Brown, and is now ranked 5th all-time in AFL history in receptions with 955.
  • Storm WR Joe Hills had six receptions for 77 yards and three touchdowns.  He now has a touchdown reception in 30 games.
  • Hills has a touchdown reception in 30-of-31 games played with the Storm.
  • The Storm defense tallied one sack on the night.  This is the team’s fourth consecutive game with at least one sack.
  • Storm kick returner Michael Lindsey had six kick returns for 136 yards.  This is Lindsey’s 32nd career game with 100+ kickoff return yards and seventh of the 2014 season.  Lindsey now has 5,680 kickoff return yards for his career.
  • This was the Storm’s first overtime game since the 2012 season and its first win since 2012 when the team defeated the New Orleans VooDoo.
  • Click here to view full game notes (.pdf)

Statistical Comparison

Storm  Category Barnstormers
6-6 Record 6-6
7th-51.8 Scoring Offense  10th-48.8
10th-54.3 Opp. Points/G 9th-53.8
9th-267.3 Tot. Offense/G  4th-288.2
14th-306.9 Opp. Total Off/G 10th-279.2
8th-253.5 Passing Yds/G 4th-266.4
14th-282.9 Opp. Pass Yds/G 11th-264.7
11th-13.8 Rushing Yds/G 1st-21.8
13th-24.0 Opp. Rush Yds/G 3rd-14.6
6th-2.7 Yards per Carry 2nd-3.3
12th-15 Sacks T8th-17
4th-23 Sacks Allowed 2nd-27
12th-38.7% 3rd Down Conv % 3rd-48.1%
14th-49.0% Opp. 3rd Down % 7th-42.3%
8th-47.4% 4th Down Conv % 14th-26.7%
6th-41.7% Opp. 4th Down % 4th-38.7%
5th-20 Ints. Thrown T10th-12
T7th-17 Def. Interceptions 6th-18
10th-16.5 Kickoff Return Avg. 14th-13.4
T9th-(-3) Turnover Margin 8th-(-1)

Pre-Game Audio

Listen to what the team has to say abou the matchup against the Barnstormers

  • Head coach Lawrence Samuels | Listen
  • Mack Linebacker Dexter Jackson | Listen
  • Wide receiver Joe Hills | Listen

Storm Insider - Practice 6/11/17

Hear from defensive back Rod Issac and offensive lineman Mario Henderson on keeping the team momentum

Last Time Out

The Tampa Bay Storm use Joe Hills’ last-second touchdown catch to catapult past the Iowa Barnstormers 65-62 Saturday night, improving to 7-4 on the season.

After Pernell Phillips sacked Iowa quarterback J.J. Raterink for a safety to take a two-point lead late in the fourth quarter, the Storm squandered a chance to put the game away.

On fourth down, Adrian McPherson overshot an open Joe Hills that would have likely resulted in a touchdown and wrapped up another road victory for the Storm.