Saturday, February 17, 2001

Xtreme 12, Outlaws 9

Cortez kick brings victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jose Cortez kicked a 48-yard field goal as time expired to give the Los Angeles Xtreme a 12-9 victory over the Las Vegas Outlaws in the XFL on Saturday night.

Cortez also connected from 45, 44 and 36 yards to help Los Angeles (2-1) win for the second straight week.

Las Vegas, which allowed just three points in its first two games, dropped to 2-1 before a crowd of 26,135.

Xtreme safety Tinker Keck intercepted Mike Cawley's pass and returned the ball to the Las Vegas 41 with 1:11 left to set up the winning field goal.

Los Angeles sacked Cawley, who played in place of injured starter Ryan Clement, seven times and limited Las Vegas to 140 yards of total offense.

While the Outlaws' offense struggled, the defense held the Xtreme to 186 yards, including 39 rushing.

Summary

FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
--- --- --- --- -----
LOS ANGELES 3 3 3 3 12
LAS VEGAS 0 6 3 0 9 FINAL

SCORING SUMMARY

1ST QUARTER: LOS - FG, JOSE CORTEZ 44 YD, 5:56. Drive: 8 plays, 26
yards in 3:20. Key plays: Maddox 12-yard pass
to Copeland to Las Vegas 27. LOS ANGELES 3-0
2ND QUARTER: LAS - TD, COREY NELSON 18 YD PASS FROM MIKE CAWLEY (PAT
FAILED), 3:18. Drive: 4 plays, 58 yards in
2:34. Key plays: 40-yard pass interference on
Los Angeles' Billups to Extreme 15. LAS VEGAS
6-3
LOS - FG, JOSE CORTEZ 45 YD, 15:00. Drive: 6 plays, 27
yards in 1:16. Key plays: Maddox 13-yard pass
to Oxendine to Las Vegas 33. LOS ANGELES 6, LAS
VEGAS 6
3RD QUARTER: LOS - FG, JOSE CORTEZ 36 YD, 7:32. Drive: 5 plays, 53
yards in 2:27. Key plays: Maddox 63-yard pass
to Dunn to Las Vegas 8. LOS ANGELES 9-6
LAS - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 51 YD, 12:07. Drive: 4 plays, 0
yards in 2:03. Key plays: Recovery by Bayne at
Los Angeles 34. LOS ANGELES 9, LAS VEGAS 9
4TH QUARTER: LOS - FG, JOSE CORTEZ 48 YD, 15:00. Drive: 4 plays, 11
yards in 1:11. Key plays: Keck interception
return to Las Vegas 41. LOS ANGELES 12-9

TEAM STATISTICS

LOS LAS
-------- --------
FIRST DOWNS 9 13
Rushing 2 4
Passing 6 7
Penalty 1 2
3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY 4-14 4-14
4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY 0-0 0-0
TOTAL NET YARDS 186 140
Total plays 52 55
Average gain 3.6 2.5
NET YARDS RUSHING 39 70
Rushes 19 23
Average per rush 2.1 3.0
NET YARDS PASSING 147 70
Completed-attempted 16-30 14-25
Yards per pass 4.5 2.2
Sacked-yards lost 3-19 7-59
Had intercepted 1 2
PUNTS-AVERAGE 6-45.0 7-39.1
RETURN YARDAGE 154 112
Punts-returns 6-75 6-53
Kickoffs-returns 2-48 3-60
Interceptions-returns 2-31 1-minus 1
PENALTIES-YARDS 5-34 6-70
FUMBLES-LOST 2-1 0-0
TIME OF POSSESSION 32:58 27:02


PLAYER STATISTICS

Missed field goals: Las Vegas (Paul Mccallum 39).

Los Angeles rushing: Ken Oxendine 14-27, Rashaan Shehee 5-12.

Las Vegas rushing: Mike Cawley 5-34, Rod Smart 15-24, Chrys Chukwuma
2-12, Ben Snell 1-0.

Los Angeles passing: Tommy Maddox 16-30 for 166 yards, 1 INT, 0 TD.

Las Vegas passing: Mike Cawley 14-25 for 129 yards, 2 INT, 1 TD.

Los Angeles receiving: Damon Dunn 2-70, Jeremaine Copeland 5-32, Ken
Oxendine 4-30, Latario Rachal 2-14, Larry Ryans 2-14, Frank
Leatherwood 1-6.

Las Vegas receiving: Corey Nelson 6-53, Mike Furrey 4-34, Rod Smart
2-25, Rickey Brady 1-13, Nakia Jenkins 1-4.

Los Angeles tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Eric Johnson 4-0-2,
Ricky Parker 4-0-0, Matt Keneley 4-0-1, Juan Long 3-1-0, Jamal Duff
3-1-2, Rico Mack 3-1-1, Terry Billups 3-0-0, Curtis Eason 3-0-0,
Leomont Evans 2-1-0, Eric Johnson 2-1-1, Shawn Stuckey 2-0-0, Latario
Rachal 2-0-0, Dell Mcgee 2-0-0, Clifton Abraham 2-0-0, Jeff Russell
1-1-0, Tinker Keck 1-1-0, Ken Oxendine 1-1-0, Noel Prefontaine 1-0-0,
Jeremaine Copeland 1-0-0, Ramondo Stallings 1-0-0, Damon Gibson
1-0-0, Errick Herrin 1-0-0.

Las Vegas tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Brandon Sanders 5-0-0,
Joseph Tuipala 4-1-0, Kevin Scott 3-1-0, Kurt Gouveia 3-1-0, Angel
Rubio 3-0-0, Carl Simpson 3-0-1, Kelvin Kinney 3-0-1, Jamel Williams
3-0-0, Antonio Edwards 2-0-1, Toran James 2-0-0, Kory Blackwell
2-0-0, Marcel Willis 2-0-0, Mike Crawford 1-1-0, Chris Bayne 1-0-0,
Michael Mason 11-0-0, Kelly Herndon 1-0-0, Brett Bech 1-0-0, David
Diaz-infante 1-0-0, Chrys Chukwuma 1-0-0, Jason Kaiser 0-1-0, Hurley
Tarver 0-1-0.

Interceptions: Los Angeles (Terry Billups 1 for 23 yards, Tinker Keck
1 for 8 yards); Las Vegas (Brandon Sanders 1 for minus 1 yards).

Fumbles lost: Los Angeles (Tommy Maddox).

Opponent's fumbles recovered: Las Vegas (Adriano Belli).

A: 26,135.