Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:30 EST
SAN JOSE, CA – The Tampa Bay Storm (8-8, 4-3) was defeated by the San Jose SaberCats (12-4, 5-1) on Friday night in front of 8,645 fans by a score of 43-52. The loss extended the team’s losing streak to two games.
Both teams came out of the gate fast and furious, trading scores with the first half knotted at 28 apiece. The turning point came when San Jose recovered an onside kick in the third quarter. The SaberCats would score on the ensuing drive and stretch its lead to 14 points, a lead it would not give up for the rest of the game.
The Storm was led by quarterback Randy Hippeard who found all of his receivers. Hippeard would finish the night with 234 yards and six touchdowns, completing 18-of-31 passes. Wide receiver Joe Hills led the Storm with seven receptions for 81 yards and three touchdowns. He now has 33 receiving touchdowns on the season and ranks sixth all-time in Storm history for most receiving touchdowns in a season.
Quarterback Nathan Stanley led the San Jose offense, completing 24-of-41 passes for 291 yards and five touchdowns. His top receiver was Rod Harper who caught eight passes for 83 yards and a touchdown. SaberCats wide receiver Dominique Curry excelled in multiple phases of the game, catching five passes for 49 yards and three touchdowns. He would also rush twice for a pair of scores and recovered a pivotal onside kick.
UP NEXT – The team will take on the Spokane Shock at the Spokane Arena on Monday, July 21. Fans will be able to catch all of the action on ESPN2. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. EST.
|11:49||TAM- 25-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLIS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||7-0|
|06:55||SJS - 6-YD Pass from STANLEY, Nathan to GRAY, Reggie, PAT by PERTUIT, Nich GOOD||7-7|
|03:55||TAM - 38-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to JACKSON, Amarri, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||14-7|
|00:24||SJS - 13-YD Pass from STANLEY, Nathan to HARPER, Rod, PAT by PERTUIT, Nich GOOD||14-14|
|07:34||TAM - 4-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLIS, Joe, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||21-14|
|00:55||SJS - 8-YD Pass from STANLEY, Nathan to CURRY, Dominiqu, PAT by PERTUIT, Nich GOOD||21-21|
|00:39||TAM - 11-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to JACKSON, Amarri, PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||28-21|
|00:05||SJS - 2-YD Rush by CURRY, Dominiqu, PAT by PERTUIT, Nich GOOD||28-28|
|10:50||SJS - 9-YD Pass from STANLEY, Nathan to CURRY, Dominiqu, PAT by PERTUIT, Nich GOOD||28-35|
|04:13||SJS - 6-YD Pass from STANLEY, Nathan to CURRY, Dominiqu, PAT by PERTUIT, Nich GOOD||28-42|
|02:21||TAM - 22-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to TOLLIVER, T.T., PAT by BONGARRA, Juan GOOD||35-42|
|09:24||SJS - 22-YD Field Goal by PERTUIT, Nich||35-45|
|02:04||SJS - 2-YD Rush by CURRY, Dominiqu, PAT by PERTUIT, Nich GOOD||35-52|
|00:23||TAM - 2-YD Pass from HIPPEARD, Randy to HILLIS, Joe, 2-PT Conversion by HILLIS, Joe GOOD||43-52|
|Randy Hippeard||18/31||234||5||1||Nathan Stanley||24/41||291||5||0|
|Randy Hippeard||1||1||0||1||Odie Armstrong||5||17||0||9|
|Byron Isom||1||2||0||2||Dominiqu Curry||2||4||2||2|
|Michael Lindsey||1||0||0||0||Nathan Stanley||2||3||0||2|
|Joe Hills||7||81||3||25||Odie Armstrong||3||43||0||16|
|Amarri Jackson||6||86||2||38||Dominiqu Curry||5||49||3||15|
|Michael Lindsey||1||10||0||10||Reggie Gray||4||38||1||15|
|Alfred McCullough||1||9||0||9||Rod Harper||8||83||1||17|
|T.T. Toliver||3||48||1||22||Rich Ranglin||2||45||0||32|
|Kick Returns||No.||Yds||TD||AVG||Kick Returns||No.||Yds||TD||AVG|
|Michael Lindsey||5||51||0||10.2||Dominiqu Curry||1||3||0||3|
Net Yards Rushing
Net Yards Passing
Total Offensive Plays
Total Net Yards
Fumbles: No./ Lost
|14th-309.9||Opp. Total Off/G||1st-245.3|
|14th-285.9||Opp. Pass Yds/G||1st-229.1|
|T11th-24.1||Opp. Rush Yds/G||3rd-16.1|
|6th-2.8||Yards per Carry||12th-2.2|
|10th-40.9%||3rd Down Conv %||6th-46.7%|
|13th-48.3%||Opp. 3rd Down %||3rd-38.3%|
|7th-45.5%||4th Down Conv %||2nd-59.4%|
|10th-45.7%||Opp. 4th Down %||3rd-39.1%|
|7th-17.2||Kickoff Return Avg.||11th-15.8|
Hear from head coach Lawrence Samuels, receiver Michael Lindsey and defensive back Jean Fanor discuss the SaberCats
Looking to extend their current winning streak to four games, the Tampa Bay Storm couldn’t duplicate its performance from each of the past three weeks on Friday night, as the team fell to the San Jose SaberCats by a 64-34 score at HP Pavilion.
After winning four of its previous five games, the loss dropped Tampa Bay to 5-3 on the year. The Storm will now have to wait until tomorrow night and hope that Jacksonville loses to San Antonio in order to remain just one game behind the division-rival Sharks in the South Division race.
San Jose, meanwhile, improved to 5-2 on the season.