Saturday, March 17, 2001 O

utlaws 34, Bolts 12

Las Vegas defense shuts down Birmingham

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Ryan Clement led Las Vegas to 22 straight points, and the Outlaws used a stingy defense to beat the Birmingham Bolts 34-12 Saturday night.

The Las Vegas defense allowed just 17 rushing yards and 95 passing yards. at Sam Boyd Stadium in front of an announced crowd of 23,558.

Clement passed for 104 yards and three touchdowns, while completing 13 of 22 passes. The Outlaws (4-3) created three turnovers, had seven quarterback sacks and immobilized Birmingham (2-5) after it tied the game at 12 with 9:06 left in the third quarter.

Las Vegas went ahead for good when Rickey Brady caught a 10-yard pass from Clement with 5:26 left in the third quarter.

Moments later, Birmingham's Jay Barker fumbled the ball away at the Bolts' 22-yard line, and two plays later it was Clement once again, this time finding Yo Murphy for a 2-yard touchdown strike.

Birmingham 12 Las Vegas 34 - Final

Birmingham 3 6 3 0 12
Las Vegas 6 6 13 9 34


1 2 3 4 Total
Birmingham 3 6 3 0 12
Las Vegas 6 6 13 9 34

Scoring Summary
First Quarter

Las - Td, Jamel Williams 99 yd Fumble Return (Pat Failed), 8:28. Las Vegas 6-0

Bir - Fg, Brad Palazzo 38 Yd, 14:18. Drive: 11 Plays, 53 Yards In 5:56. Key Plays: Barker 17-Yard Pass To Bostic To Las Vegas 25. Las Vegas 6-3

Second Quarter

Las - Td, Todd Floyd 19 yd pass From Ryan Clement (Pat Failed), 5:12. Drive: 10 Plays, 69 Yards In 5:54.Las Vegas 12-3

Bir - Td, Eric Sloan 70 yd Interception Return (Pat Failed), 12:09. Las Vegas 12-9

Third Quarter

Bir - Fg, Brad Palazzo 18 Yd, 5:54. Drive: 4 Plays, 2 Yards In 1:50. Key Plays: Birmingham Recovery Of Clement Fumble at Las Vegas 3. Birmingham 12, Las Vegas 12

Las - Td, Rickey Brady 9 yd pass From Ryan Clement (Ryan Clement pass To Yo Murphy For Converison), 9:34. Drive: 4 Plays, 48 Yards In 1:43. Key Plays: Chukwuma 34-Yard run To Birmingham 16; Clement 14-Yard To Brady To Brimingham 9. Las Vegas 19-12

Las - Td, Yo Murphy 2 yd pass From Ryan Clement (Pat Failed), 11:49. Drive: 2 Plays, 22 Yards In 1:03. Key Plays: Edwards Recovery Of Barker Fumble at Birmingham 22; Clement 20-Yard run To Birmingham 2. Las Vegas 25-12

Fourth Quarter

Las - Fg, Paul Mccallum 33 Yd, 10:59. Drive: 4 Plays, 9 Yards In 2:13.Las Vegas 28-12

Las - Td, Chris Bayne 45 yd Interception Return (Pat Failed), 13:43. Las Vegas 34-12Att: 23,538

Scoring Summary
First Quarter

Las - Td, Jamel Williams 99 yd Fumble Return (Pat Failed), 8:28. Las Vegas 6-0

Bir - Fg, Brad Palazzo 38 Yd, 14:18. Drive: 11 Plays, 53 Yards In 5:56. Key Plays: Barker 17-Yard Pass To Bostic To Las Vegas 25. Las Vegas 6-3

Second Quarter

Las - Td, Todd Floyd 19 yd pass From Ryan Clement (Pat Failed), 5:12. Drive: 10 Plays, 69 Yards In 5:54.Las Vegas 12-3

Bir - Td, Eric Sloan 70 yd Interception Return (Pat Failed), 12:09. Las Vegas 12-9

Third Quarter

Bir - Fg, Brad Palazzo 18 Yd, 5:54. Drive: 4 Plays, 2 Yards In 1:50. Key Plays: Birmingham Recovery Of Clement Fumble at Las Vegas 3. Birmingham 12, Las Vegas 12

Las - Td, Rickey Brady 9 yd pass From Ryan Clement (Ryan Clement pass To Yo Murphy For Converison), 9:34. Drive: 4 Plays, 48 Yards In 1:43. Key Plays: Chukwuma 34-Yard run To Birmingham 16; Clement 14-Yard To Brady To Brimingham 9. Las Vegas 19-12

Las - Td, Yo Murphy 2 yd pass From Ryan Clement (Pat Failed), 11:49. Drive: 2 Plays, 22 Yards In 1:03. Key Plays: Edwards Recovery Of Barker Fumble at Birmingham 22; Clement 20-Yard run To Birmingham 2. Las Vegas 25-12

Fourth Quarter

Las - Fg, Paul Mccallum 33 Yd, 10:59. Drive: 4 Plays, 9 Yards In 2:13.Las Vegas 28-12

Las - Td, Chris Bayne 45 yd Interception Return (Pat Failed), 13:43. Las Vegas 34-12Att: 23,538

 


BOXSCORE
Team Statistics BIR LAS
FIRST DOWNS 13 11

Rushing 2 5

Passing 7 5

Penalty 4 1
3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY 0-0 0-0
4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY 0-0 0-0
TOTAL NET YARDS 112 200

Total plays 61 46

Average gain 1.8 4.3
NET YARDS RUSHING 17 103

Rushes 21 22

Average per rush 0.8 4.7
NET YARDS PASSING 95 97

Completed-attempted 17-33 13-22

Yards per pass 2.4 4.0

Sacked-yards lost 7-46 2-7

Had intercepted 1 1
PUNTS-AVERAGE 4-42.8 5-43.0
RETURN YARDAGE 197 202

Punts-returns 4-0 4-79

Kickoffs-returns 7-127 4-78

Interceptions-returns 1-70 1-45
PENALTIES-YARDS 6-71 10-111
FUMBLES-LOST 2-2 1-1
TIME OF POSSESSION 30:19 29:41

Player Statistics

Missed field goals :
None.

Birmingham rushing :
Jay Barker 3-11, James Bostic 18-6.

Las Vegas rushing :
Ben Snell 16-59, Chrys Chukwuma 3-34, Ryan Clement 3-10.

Birmingham passing :
Jay Barker 17-33 for 141 yards, 1 INT, 0 TD.

Las Vegas passing :
Ryan Clement 13-22 for 104 yards, 1 INT, 3 TD.

Birmingham receiving :
Ed Smith 5-37, Kaipo Mcguire 4-41, Quincy Jackson 4-22, Stepfret Williams 3-24, James Bostic 1-17.

Las Vegas receiving :
Rickey Brady 4-28, Mike Furrey 3-38, Yo Murphy 3-12, Todd Floyd 1-19, Chrys Chukwuma 1-8, Ben Snell 1-minus 1.

Birmingham tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial) :
Duane Butler 7-0-0, Dion Foxx 6-0-0, Eric Sloan 4-0-0, Keith Franklin 4-0-1, Calvin Jackson 4-0-0, Quinton Reese 3-0-1, Team 2-0-0, Sedrick Curry 2-0-0, Chris Shelling 2-0-0, Toya Jones 2-0-0, James Willis 2-0-0, Cedric Pittman 1-0-0, Johnny Mitchell 1-0-0, Brad Palazzo 1-0-0, Patrick Scott 1-0-0.

Las Vegas tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial) :
Hurley Tarver 4-2-0, Jason Kaiser 4-2-0, Carl Simpson 4-1-2, Jamel Williams 4-1-0, Team 4-0-0, Jermaine Smith 4-0-2, Mike Crawford 3-1-0, Angel Rubio 3-0-1, Brandon Sanders 3-0-0, Chris Bayne 2-1-0, Antonio Edwards 2-1-1, Kelvin Kinney 2-1-1, Joseph Tuipala 2-1-0, Toran James 2-1-0, Kevin Scott 2-0-0, Mike Furrey 1-0-0, Kelly Herndon 1-0-0, Kurt Gouveia 1-0-0.

Interceptions :
Birmingham (Eric Sloan 1 for 70 yards); Las Vegas (Chris Bayne 1 for 45 yards).

Fumbles lost :
Birmingham (Jay Barker, James Bostic); Las Vegas (Ryan Clement).

Opponent's fumbles recovered :
Birmingham (Keith Franklin); Las Vegas (Jamel Williams, Ben Snell).

Officials :
Referee-Randy Christal, Umpire-John Bradley, Head linesman-Karl Logan, Line judge-Ken Rivera, Back judge-Craig Battaglia, Side judge-Gary Cavaletto, Field judge-Rg Detiller.

A : 23,538