Sunday, April 1, 2001

Demons 14, OUTLAWS 9
Demons clinch playoff spot against Outlaws

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Mike Pawlawski's 25-yard touchdown pass to Terry Battle helped give the San Francisco Demons a 14-9 victory Sunday over the Las Vegas Outlaws and a spot in the XFL playoffs.

The touchdown pass with 5:17 left in the third quarter followed a 49-yard interception return by Dwayne Harper and broke a 6-6 tie. Pawlawski finished with 138 passing yards on 17 of 28 attempts for the Demons (5-4).

Las Vegas (4-5) was threatening to regain the lead in a 12-play, 69-yard fourth-quarter drive, but Toby Wright knocked the ball out of running back Rod Smart's hands at the 1-yard line with 6:25 left. The ball bounced out of the end zone for a touchback.

The Outlaws' hopes for a last-minute drive vanished when lineman Jon Blackman was called for holding in the end zone with 59.2 seconds left, resulting in a safety for the Demons.

Smart ran for one touchdown and 121 yards.

The game was played at Sam Boyd Stadium before an announced crowd of 17,656.

 

SUMMARY

XFL     FINAL             1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH     TOTAL
                          ---  ---  ---  ---     -----
        SAN FRANCISCO       0    6    6    2      14
        LAS VEGAS           0    6    0    3       9     FINAL

    SCORING SUMMARY

    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: LAS - TD, ROD SMART 1 YD RUN (PAT FAILED), 13:18. Drive:
                           11 plays, 80 yards in 6:20. Key plays: Clement
                           15-yard pass to Gulliford to San Francisco 45;
                           Clement 15-yard pass to Snell to San Francisco
                           1. LAS VEGAS 6-0
                 SAN - TD, LEE COLE RECOVERED FUMBLE IN END ZONE (PAT
                           FAILED), 14:20. SAN FRANCISCO 6, LAS VEGAS 6
    3RD QUARTER: SAN - TD, TERRY BATTLE 25 YD PASS FROM MIKE PAWLAWSKI
                           (PAT FAILED), 9:43. Drive: 4 plays, 36 yards in
                           1:58. Key plays: Harper 49-yard interception
                           return to Las Vegas 36. SAN FRANCISCO 12-6
    4TH QUARTER: LAS - FG, PAUL MCCALLUM 32 YD, 0:29. Drive: 10 plays, 53
                           yards in 5:46. Key plays: Smart 15-yard run to
                           San Francisco 30. SAN FRANCISCO 12-9
                 SAN - SAFETY, 14:11. SAN FRANCISCO 14-9



TEAM STATISTICS

                              SAN            LAS
                         --------       --------
FIRST DOWNS                    14             16
Rushing                         5              5
Passing                         7              8
Penalty                         2              3
3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY           0-0            0-0
4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY           0-0            0-0
TOTAL NET YARDS               233            252
Total plays                    49             53
Average gain                  4.8            4.8
NET YARDS RUSHING              95            118
Rushes                         20             30
Average per rush              4.8            3.9
NET YARDS PASSING             138            134
Completed-attempted         17-28          15-22
Yards per pass                4.8            5.8
Sacked-yards lost            1-14            1-5
Had intercepted                 0              1
PUNTS-AVERAGE              7-40.1         4-38.8
RETURN YARDAGE                102             96
Punts-returns                 1-8           5-31
Kickoffs-returns             3-45           3-65
Interceptions-returns        1-49            0-0
PENALTIES-YARDS            11-100           8-61
FUMBLES-LOST                  2-0            3-1
TIME OF POSSESSION          34:23          25:37


PLAYER STATISTICS

Missed field goals:  None.


San Francisco rushing: Kelvin Anderson 12-56, Terry Battle 4-24, Mike
Pawlawski 4-15.


Las Vegas rushing: Rod Smart 28-121, Ryan Clement 1-minus 1, Ben
Snell 1-minus 2.


San Francisco passing: Mike Pawlawski 17-28 for 152 yards, 0 INT, 1
TD.


Las Vegas passing: Ryan Clement 13-20 for 118 yards, 1 INT, 0 TD,
Mark Grieb 2-2 for 21 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD.


San Francisco receiving: Travis Moore 4-32, Terry Battle 3-41, Jimmy
Cunningham 3-18, Tydus Winans 3-16, Sam Manuel 1-19, Brian Roberson
1-17, Kelvin Anderson 1-6, Brandin Young 1-3.


Las Vegas receiving: Yo Murphy 7-59, Eric Guliford 4-38, Rod Smart
2-21, Ben Snell 1-15, Werner Hippler 1-6.


San Francisco tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Toby Wright 6-4-0,
Craig Powell 3-4-0, Jon Haskins 4-2-0, Greg Williams 2-3-0, Kevin
Kaesviharn 2-2-0, Dave Thomas 3-0-0, Dwayne Harper 3-0-0, Abdul-salam
Noah 3-0-0, Carl Hansen 2-0-0, James Williams 2-0-0, Michael Kiselak
2-0-0, Terrance Joseph 2-0-0, Eric England 1-1-1, Wendell Davis
1-0-0, Team 1-0-0, Albrey Battle 1-0-0, Pene Talamaivao 1-0-0,
Jermaine Miles 1-0-0, John Dewitt 1-0-0, Mike Panasuk 1-0-0.


Las Vegas tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Jamel Williams 3-3-0,
Brandon Sanders 4-0-0, Chris Bayne 4-0-0, Kevin Scott 3-1-0, Angel
Rubio 3-1-0, Kelvin Kinney 3-0-1, Hurley Tarver 3-0-0, Jermaine Smith
2-0-0, Joseph Tuipala 0-2-0, Ben Snell 1-0-0, Ron Carpenter 1-0-0,
Team 1-0-0, Kory Blackwell 1-0-0, Ty Parten 1-0-0, Antonio Edwards
1-0-0, Kurt Gouveia 1-0-0, Toran James 1-0-0, Mike Crawford 1-0-0,
Jonathan Jackson 1-0-0, Jason Kaiser 0-1-0.

Interceptions: San Francisco (Dwayne Harper 1 for 49 yards).

Fumbles lost: Las Vegas (Rod Smart).

Opponent's fumbles recovered: San Francisco (Lee Cole).

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: 17,656;  T: 3:02.