FINAL: Storm 54 - Thunder 48 

Moda Center - Portland, OR

Friday, April 4, 2015 - 10:00 P.M. EST

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Storm 7 26 7 14 54
Thunder 14 13 14 7 48

Game Recap

PORTLAND, OR – The Tampa Bay Storm (1-1, 0-0) defeated the Portland Thunder (1-1, 0-0), Friday evening by a score of 54-48. The night saw the team earn its first win of the 2015 season.

Storm quarterback Jason Boltus completed 23-of-40 passes for 294 yards and six touchdowns  His favorite target of the night was wide receiver T.T. Toliver. Toliver caught nine passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns.

The Thunder offense was led by Kyle Rowley. He completed 21-of-29 passes for 280 yards, five touchdowns and an interception. Jamar Howard led all receivers with 15 catches for 221 yards and four touchdowns.

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Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

Time Scoring Play TBY-PDX
05:19 PDX - 17-YD Pass from ROWLEY, Kyle to HOWARD, Jamar, PAT by RAMIREZ, Zach GOOD 0-7
03:50 TBY - 25-YD Pass from BOLTUS, Jason to TOLIVER, Antoine, PAT by PETERSON, Craig GOOD  7-7
01:22 PDX - 35-YD Pass from ROWLEY, Kyle to HOWARD, Jamar, PAT by RAMIREZ, Zach GOOD  7-14

 

2nd Quarter

Time Scoring Play TBY-PDX
13:12 TBY - 12-YD Pass from BOLTUS, Jason to WILLIAMS, Jarvis, PAT by PETERSON, Craig GOOD 14-14
09:49 PDX - 12-YD Pass from ROWLEY, Kyle to HOWARD, Jamar, PAT by RAMIREZ, Zach FAIL  14-20
07:19 TBY - 37-YD Pass from BOLTUS, Jason to TOLIVER, Antoine, PAT by PETERSON, Craig FAIL 20-20
03:10 PDX - 15-YD Rush by MARTINEZ, John, PAT by RAMIREZ, Zach GOOD 20-27
00:47 TBY - 33-YD Pass from BOLTUS, Jason to INGS, Kendrick, PAT by PETERSON, Craig GOOD 27-27
00:06 TBY - 4-YD Pass from BOLTUS, Jason to WILLIAMS, Jarvis, PAT by PETERSON, Craig FAIL 33-27

 

3rd Quarter

Time Scoring Play TBY-PDX
12:58 PDX - 32-YD Pass from ROWLEY, Kyle to HOWARD, Jamar, PAT by RAMIREZ, Zach GOOD 33-34
12:09 PDX - 2-YD Rush by ODIASE, Osagie, PAT by RAMIREZ, Zach GOOD 33-41
05:58 TBY - 1-YD Rush by BOLTUS, Jason, PAT by PETERSON, Craig GOOD 40-41

 

4th Quarter

Time Scoring Play TBY-PDX
14:30 TBY - 1-YD Rush by BOLTUS, Jason, PAT by PETERSON, Craig GOOD 47-41
07:23 PDX - 1-YD Pass from ROWLEY, Kyle to LACEY, V'Keon, PAT by RAMIREZ, Zach GOOD 47-48
03:13 TBY - 22-YD Pass from BOLTUS, Jason to TOLIVER, Antoine, PAT by PETERSON, Craig GOOD 54-48

 

Five Things

  1. ‚ÄčThis is the first time in team history that the Tampa Bay Storm will play in Portland, and just the second time ever that these teams have met. 
  2. Thunder head coach Mike Hohensee was the first quarterback in Tampa Bay franchise history, back when the team was the Pittsburgh Gladiators 
  3. T.T. Toliver needs just three more receptions for 992 on his career, which would rank him 4th in league history. 
  4. The Storm are having a great deal of success with their receiving core. Both Jarvis Williams and T.T. Toliver had 100-yard receiving games against Cleveland, and Kendrick Ings had 114 return yards.
  5. QB Jason Boltus is second in the league in passing yards after throwing for 383 against the Gladiators. 

Last Time Out 

Portland's backup quarterback Danny Southwick passed for eight touchdowns, five of those to wide receiver Eric Rogers, as the Thunder defeated Tampa Bay, 61-42, on 5/3/14 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum (now Amalie Arena).

This was the fourth consecutive loss for the Storm, which was led by receiver Joe Hills' five touchdown catches and 104 yards. Starting quarterback Randy Hippeard was 14-of-36 for 185 yards and four touchdowns.

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