Wells Fargo Arena
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 8:05 p.m. EST
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|10:32||TAM - 11-YD Rush by Hippeard, Randy||62-56|
|Randy Hippeard||24/34||289||6||2||J.J. Raterink||34/56||398||6||47|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Net Yards Rushing
Net Yards Passing
Total Offensive Plays
Total Net Yards
Fumbles: No./ Lost
|14th-306.9||Opp. Total Off/G||10th-279.2|
|14th-282.9||Opp. Pass Yds/G||11th-264.7|
|13th-24.0||Opp. Rush Yds/G||3rd-14.6|
|6th-2.7||Yards per Carry||2nd-3.3|
|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%|
|10th-16.5||Kickoff Return Avg.||14th-13.4|
Hear from defensive back Rod Issac and offensive lineman Mario Henderson on keeping the team momentum
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.