Sunday, February 11, 2001

Outlaws 25, MANIAX 3

Outlaws run rampant over Maniax

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Jason Kaiser and Kurt Gouveia scored on long fumble returns and Las Vegas' defense also set up a field goal as the Outlaws beat Memphis 25-3 on Sunday night in the XFL.

Kaiser scored on an 80-yard return in the second quarter, and Gouveia had a 100-yarder in the third quarter.

The victory left Las Vegas as one of only two XFL teams undefeated through the first two weeks. Orlando is the other.

The two teams traded first-quarter field goals, a 47-yarder by the Outlaws' Paul McCallum and a 23-yarder by Jeff Hall.

On the first play of the second quarter, the Maniax (1-1) had the ball at the Las Vegas 20. But a bad handoff by Beau Morgan was picked up by Kaiser, who returned it for a 9-3 lead.

With Memphis down by six early in the third quarter, Rashaan Salaam appeared to go over for a tying 8-yard touchdown run, but fumbled at the goal line. Gouveia scooped up the ball and returned it down the left sideline for a 15-3 lead.

Chrys Chukwuma had a 9-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and McCallum kicked an 18-yard field goal in the fourth.

McCallum's final field goal came after Chris Bayne intercepted Craig Whelihan's pass and returned it to the Memphis 8.

Summary

XFL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
--- --- --- --- -----
LAS VEGAS 3 6 13 3 25
MEMPHIS 3 0 0 0 3 FINAL

SCORING SUMMARY

1ST QUARTER: LAS - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 47 YD, 9:21. Drive: 10 plays, 31
yards in 5:32. Key plays: Clement 37-yard pass
to Floyd on 3rd-and-10 to Memphis 11. LAS VEGAS
3-0
MEM - FG, JEFF HALL 23 YD, 11:52. Drive: 5 plays, 60
yards in 2:31. Key plays: Crandell 53-yard pass
to Prentiss to Las Vegas 12. LAS VEGAS 3,
MEMPHIS 3
2ND QUARTER: LAS - TD, JASON KAISER 80 YD FUMBLE RETURN (PAT FAILED),
0:57. LAS VEGAS 9-3
3RD QUARTER: LAS - TD, KURT GOUVEIA 100 YD FUMBLE RETURN (PAT FAILED),
4:17. LAS VEGAS 15-3
LAS - TD, CHRYS CHUKWUMA 9 YD RUN (MIKE CAWLEY RUN FOR
CONVERISON), 10:07. Drive: 7 plays, 61 yards in
3:28. Key plays: Cawley 26-yard pass to Jenkins
to Memphis 9. LAS VEGAS 22-3
4TH QUARTER: LAS - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 18 YD, 12:47. Drive: 4 plays, 7
yards in 2:13. Key plays: Chris Bayne 71-yard
interception return to Memphis 8. LAS VEGAS 25-3

TEAM STATISTICS

LAS MEM
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FIRST DOWNS 11 16
Rushing 5 6
Passing 4 6
Penalty 2 4
3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY 5-14 3-13
4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY 0-0 0-1
TOTAL NET YARDS 159 259
Total plays 51 60
Average gain 3.1 4.3
NET YARDS RUSHING 97 94
Rushes 30 22
Average per rush 3.2 4.3
NET YARDS PASSING 62 165
Completed-attempted 5-18 15-35
Yards per pass 3.0 4.3
Sacked-yards lost 3-24 3-25
Had intercepted 0 1
PUNTS-AVERAGE 8-34.0 7-35.7
RETURN YARDAGE 155 122
Punts-returns 6-43 6-30
Kickoffs-returns 2-35 6-92
Interceptions-returns 1-77 0-0
PENALTIES-YARDS 14-147 10-72
FUMBLES-LOST 0-0 3-3
TIME OF POSSESSION 29:45 30:15


PLAYER STATISTICS

Missed field goals: None.

Las Vegas rushing: Ben Snell 6-46, Rod Smart 12-22, Chrys Chukwuma
6-22, Mike Cawley 3-7, Ryan Clement 2-3, Mike Furrey 1-minus 3.

Memphis rushing: Salaam Rashaan 17-82, Cooper Rafael 2-13, Morgan
Beau 1-0, Crandell Marcus 2-minus 1.

Las Vegas passing: Mike Cawley 3-13 for 51 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD, Ryan
Clement 2-5 for 35 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD.

Memphis passing: Crandell Marcus 9-21 for 134 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD,
Whelihan Craig 5-12 for 46 yards, 1 INT, 0 TD, Morgan Beau 1-2 for 10
yards, 0 INT, 0 TD.

Las Vegas receiving: Mike Furrey 2-26, Nakia Jenkins 2-23, Todd Floyd
1-37.

Memphis receiving: Prentiss Kevin 5-99, Jordan Charles 4-40, Thomas
Mark 2-21, Hobbs Daryl 1-12, Harper Alvin 1-8, Salaam Rashaan 1-8,
Cooper Rafael 1-2.

Las Vegas tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Jamel Williams 6-1-1,
Brandon Sanders 4-2-0, Kurt Gouveia 3-3-0, Kevin Scott 5-0-0, Angel
Rubio 3-1-0, Joseph Tuipala 3-1-0, Kory Blackwell 3-0-0, Mike
Crawford 3-0-0, Toran James 1-2-0, Antonio Edwards 2-0-1, Brett Bech
2-0-0, Jason Kaiser 2-0-0, Kelvin Kinney 2-0-1, Chris Bayne 1-1-0,
Ben Snell 1-0-0, Rickey Brady 1-0-0, Hurley Tarver 1-0-0, Carl
Simpson 0-1-0.

Memphis tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Clark Rico 7-2-0, Carver
Shante 5-1-1, Peoples Kevin 3-1-0, Bell Tyrone 3-1-0, Rheams Leonta
2-2-1, Lacoste Paul 1-3-0, Hogans Richard 0-4-0, Sutton Mike 2-1-0,
Sapp Patrick 1-2-0, Kitts Jim 2-0-0, Williams John 2-0-0, Thomas
Marvin 1-1-0, Menafee Cornell 1-1-1, Yamada Shin 1-1-0, Sawyer Corey
1-1-0, Morgan Beau 1-0-0, Frier T.j. 0-1-0.

Interceptions: Las Vegas (Chris Bayne 1 for 77 yards).

Fumbles lost: Memphis (Crandell Marcus, Salaam Rashaan, Morgan Beau).

Opponent's fumbles recovered: Las Vegas (Adriano Belli, Kurt Gouveia,
Jason Kaiser).

Officials: Referee-Steve Pamon, Umpire-Richard Brown, Head
linesman-Derick Bowers, Line judge-Tod Reese, Back judge-Scott
Helverson, Side judge-Michael Sheahan, Field judge-Michael Banks.

A: 30,117; T: 0:00.