Saturday, February 17, 2001

Demons 13, Maniax 6

Paslawski's passes devilishly good

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Mike Pawlawski threw two second-half touchdown passes to Terry Battle as the San Francisco Demons beat the Memphis Maniax 13-6 in the XFL on Saturday night.

Pawlawski, the league's leading passer, connected with Battle on passes of 9 and 24 yards as San Francisco (2-1) overcame a 6-0 halftime deficit.

The Maniax (1-2) had a chance to tie it, but Jim Druckenmiller's fourth-down pass was intercepted by Wendell Davis at the San Francisco 11 with less than a minute to play.

Pawlawski, who completed 67.7 percent of his passes in the first two games, was 19-of-37 for 184 yards.

For the second consecutive game, the Memphis offense struggled, failing to reach the end zone and turning the ball over at key times. Memphis has not scored a touchdown since the first half of its opening win over Birmingham.

San Francisco's first touchdown was set up by Emile Palmer's interception that gave the Demons the ball at the Memphis 25. The drive was helped by a pass interference call.

Battle's second score came after a short Memphis punt gave the Demons the ball at the Maniax 41.

Memphis' Jeff Hall kicked 31- and 36-yard field goals in the first half.

Summary

FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
--- --- --- --- -----
SAN FRANCISCO 0 0 6 7 13
MEMPHIS 3 3 0 0 6 FINAL

SCORING SUMMARY

1ST QUARTER: MEM - FG, JEFF HALL 31 YD, 13:32. Drive: 12 plays, 75
yards in 6:54. Key plays: Crandall 12-yard pass
to Hobbs on 3rd-and-9 to San Francisco 41.
MEMPHIS 3-0
2ND QUARTER: MEM - FG, JEFF HALL 36 YD, 13:41. Drive: 12 plays, 46
yards in 6:12. Key plays: Druckenmiller 8-yard
pass to Salaam to San Francisco 17. MEMPHIS 6-0
3RD QUARTER: SAN - TD, TERRY BATTLE 9 YD PASS FROM MIKE PAWLAWSKI (PAT
FAILED), 11:53. Drive: 2 plays, 25 yards in
0:50. Key plays: Palmer interception at Memphis
25. SAN FRANCISCO 6, MEMPHIS 6
4TH QUARTER: SAN - TD, TERRY BATTLE 24 YD PASS FROM MIKE PAWLAWSKI
(MIKE PAWLAWSKI PASS TO JAMES HUNDON FOR
CONVERISON), 6:51. Drive: 4 plays, 41 yards in
2:38. Key plays: Pawlawski 11-yard pass to
Hundon to the Memphis 19. SAN FRANCISCO 13-6

TEAM STATISTICS

SAN MEM
-------- --------
FIRST DOWNS 14 13
Rushing 2 3
Passing 9 8
Penalty 3 2
3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY 6-14 3-11
4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY 0-0 0-0
TOTAL NET YARDS 212 237
Total plays 56 55
Average gain 3.8 4.3
NET YARDS RUSHING 33 29
Rushes 18 20
Average per rush 1.8 1.5
NET YARDS PASSING 179 208
Completed-attempted 19-37 17-33
Yards per pass 4.7 5.9
Sacked-yards lost 1-5 2-18
Had intercepted 0 3
PUNTS-AVERAGE 4-40.8 4-29.3
RETURN YARDAGE 71 73
Punts-returns 3-13 4-16
Kickoffs-returns 2-56 3-57
Interceptions-returns 3-2 0-0
PENALTIES-YARDS 7-58 11-81
FUMBLES-LOST 0-0 0-0
TIME OF POSSESSION 24:02 35:58


PLAYER STATISTICS

Missed field goals: San Francisco (Mike Palanuk 47, 40); Memphis
(Jeff Hall 42).

San Francisco rushing: Terry Battle 6-35, Jimmy Cunningham 1-9, Juan
Johnson 4-2, Vaughn Dunbar 4-minus 4, Mike Pawlawski 3-minus 9.

Memphis rushing: Rashaan Salaam 16-42, Jim Druckenmiller 1-minus 5,
Marcus Crandell 3-minus 8.

San Francisco passing: Mike Pawlawski 19-37 for 184 yards, 0 INT, 2
TD.

Memphis passing: Marcus Crandell 11-23 for 141 yards, 1 INT, 0 TD,
Jim Druckenmiller 6-10 for 85 yards, 2 INT, 0 TD.

San Francisco receiving: James Hundon 7-68, Terry Battle 5-54, Jimmy
Cunningham 3-10, Brian Roberson 2-21, Richard Odonnell 1-27, Vaughn
Dunbar 1-4.

Memphis receiving: Charles Jordan 6-109, Daryl Hobbs 4-61, Rashaan
Salaam 3-21, Kevin Prentiss 2-23, John Jennings 2-12.

San Francisco tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): James Williams
6-1-0, Pete Destefano 5-1-0, Jon Haskins 5-1-0, Kevin Kaesviharn
3-3-0, Wendell Davis 4-0-0, Otis Floyd 3-0-0, Dave Thomas 1-2-0,
Jermaine Miles 2-0-0, Sam Manuel 2-0-0, Eric England 1-0-1.

Memphis tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): John Williams 6-1-0,
Richard Hogans 5-0-0, Cornell Menafee 4-1-0, Jack Kellogg 4-0-0,
Shante Carver 3-0-1, Patrick Sapp 2-0-0, Rico Clark 2-0-0, Kevin
Peoples 2-0-0, Tre Thomas 1-1-0, Jim Kitts 1-0-0, Tyrone Bell 1-0-0,
Kevin Cobb 1-0-0, Beau Morgan 1-0-0, Tj Frier 0-1-0, Rafael Cooper
0-0-0.

Interceptions: San Francisco (Kevin Kaesviharn 1 for 0 yards, Wendell
Davis 1 for 2 yards, Emile Palmer 1 for 0 yards).

Fumbles lost: None.

Opponent's fumbles recovered: None.

Officials: Referee-David Witvoet, Umpire-Roy Ellison, Head
linesman-Dana Mckenzie, Line judge-Tom Hofmann, Back judge-Dino
Paganelli, Side judge-David Chesney, Field judge-Paul Engelberts.

A: 17,063.