Sunday, February 25, 2001

Maniax 18, XTREME 12

Salaam rushes for 122 yards as Maniax beat Xtreme

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rashaan Salaam splashed his way to 122 yards and a touchdown as the Memphis Maniax beat the Los Angeles Xtreme 18-12 in a downpour Sunday night.

Salaam, the 1994 Heisman Trophy winner at Colorado, scored on a 21-yard run in the game that featured 11 fumbles -- eight by the Maniax and three by the Xtreme. Both teams lost two fumbles.

Jim Druckenmiller, starting in place of the injured Marcus Crandell, threw a 2-yard TD pass to Mark Thomas and finished 13-of-22 for 215 yards for the Maniax (2-2). Jeff Hall kicked field goals of 29 and 23 yards.

Los Angeles' Tommy Maddox was 11-of-35 for 121 yards and a TD, a 6-yarder to Darnell McDonald in the third quarter. Jose Cortez kicked field goals of 40 and 47 yards for Los Angeles (2-2).

The Xtreme said that 18,341 tickets were sold, but did not announce an actual attendance figure. The team drew 35,813 fans for its home opener Feb. 10.

The rain forced the Xtreme's scantily clad cheerleaders to don pants, caps and rain gear.

Summary

Maniax-Xtreme, Stats
Memphis 9 6 0 3--18
Los Angeles 0 3 9 0--12
First Quarter
Mem--Thomas 2 pass from Druckenmiller (pass failed), 11:33.
Mem--FG Hall 29, 5:27.
Second Quarter
LA--FG Cortez 40, 13:03.
Mem--Salaam 21 run (run failed), 10:39.
Third Quarter
LA--McDonald 6 pass from Maddox (run failed), 9:26.
LA--FG Cortez 47, 6:56.
Fourth Quarter
Mem--FG Hall 23, 12:08.
A--18,341.
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Mem LA
First downs 18 10
Rushes-yards 40-157 14-38
Passing 208 113
Punt Returns 4-41 4-30
Kickoff Returns 4-66 5-110
Interceptions Ret. 2-6 1-26
Comp-Att-Int 13-22-1 11-35-2
Sacked-Yards Lost 1-7 1-8
Punts 4-23.0 5-42.6
Fumbles-Lost 8-2 3-2
Penalties-Yards 5-39 6-38
Time of Possession 35:45 24:15
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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING--Memphis, Salaam 26-122, Cooper 7-37, Moss 2-7, team 1-(minus 1), Druckenmiller 4-(minus 8). Los Angeles, McCullough 7-33, Shehee 5-8, team 1-(minus 1), Maddox 1-(minus 2).
PASSING--Memphis, Druckenmiller 13-22-1-215. Los Angeles, Maddox 11-35-2-121.
RECEIVING--Memphis, Prentiss 4-100, Jordan 4-76, Thomas 4-29, Hobbs 1-10. Los Angeles, McDonald 6-86, Copeland 1-11, Ryans 1-10, Rachal 1-9, Dunn 1-4, McCullough 1-1.
MISSED FIELD GOALS--Memphis, Hall 30 (WR), 32 (WR).