Enforcers 23, Rage 6

April 8, 2001

Chicago Enforces Win Over Orlando

CHICAGO (AP) -- Kevin McDougal threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score as Chicago beat Orlando 23-6 on Sunday night to take the final XFL playoff spot.

The Enforcers, who overcame an 0-4 start to finish the regular season 5-5, will open the playoff in Los Angeles next Sunday against the Western Division-champion Xtreme.

The Rage (8-2) will face San Francisco on Saturday night. The Eastern Conference champion had already clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs before the game.

McDougal, 13-of-20 for 182 yards, scored on a 2-yard run late in the second quarter, and threw a 29-yard TD pass to Aaron Bailey to give Chicago a 20-0 lead in the third.

Chicago's John Avery, bothered by a sore hamstring, rushed for 41 yards. He led the league in rushing with 800 yards.

Andy Crosland kicked three field goals for Chicago.

Orlando's only score came on Brian Kucklick's 51-yard touchdown pass to Dialleo Burks.

 

SUMMARY

XFL     FINAL             1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH     TOTAL
                          ---  ---  ---  ---     -----
        ORLANDO             0    0    6    0       6
        CHICAGO             6    7    7    3      23     FINAL

    SCORING SUMMARY

    1ST QUARTER: CHI - FG, ANDY CROSLAND 19 YD, 5:35. Drive: 4 plays, 3
                           yards in 1:47. Key plays: Austin recovery of
                           Austin fumble at Orlando 5. CHICAGO 3-0
                 CHI - FG, ANDY CROSLAND 42 YD, 14:41. Drive: 12 plays, 30
                           yards in 7:12. Key plays: McDougal 11-yard pass
                           to Bailey to Orlando 44. CHICAGO 6-0
    2ND QUARTER: CHI - TD, KEVIN MCDOUGAL 3 YD RUN (LESHON JOHNSON RUN FOR
                           CONVERISON), 14:47. Drive: 7 plays, 83 yards in
                           2:40. Key plays: McDougal 32-yard run on
                           3rd-and-5 to Orlando 46; McDougal 43-yard pass
                           to Lord to Orlando 3. CHICAGO 13-0
    3RD QUARTER: CHI - TD, AARON BAILEY 29 YD PASS FROM KEVIN MCDOUGAL
                           (KEVIN MCDOUGAL PASS TO WILLIE TATE FOR
                           CONVERISON), 6:17. Drive: 9 plays, 72 yards in
                           6:05. Key plays: McDougal 33-yard pass to
                           Coleman on 3rd-and-23 to Orlando 40. CHICAGO
                           20-0
                 ORL - TD, DIALLEO BURKS 51 YD PASS FROM BRIAN KUKLICK
                           (PAT FAILED), 15:00. Drive: 7 plays, 81 yards
                           in 3:22. Key plays: Kuklick 14-pass to Hart to
                           Orlando 34. CHICAGO 20-6
    4TH QUARTER: CHI - FG, ANDY CROSLAND 32 YD, 8:03. Drive: 4 plays, (-8)
                           yards in 2:17. Key plays: Bray 3-yard fumble
                           return to Orlando 14. CHICAGO 23-6



TEAM STATISTICS

                              ORL            CHI
                         --------       --------
FIRST DOWNS                     8             13
Rushing                         4              5
Passing                         4              7
Penalty                         0              1
3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY           4-9           5-12
4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY           0-0            0-0
TOTAL NET YARDS               177            272
Total plays                    40             52
Average gain                  4.4            5.2
NET YARDS RUSHING              85             97
Rushes                         20             31
Average per rush              4.3            3.1
NET YARDS PASSING              92            175
Completed-attempted         10-18          13-20
Yards per pass                4.6            8.3
Sacked-yards lost            2-11            1-7
Had intercepted                 1              0
PUNTS-AVERAGE              4-39.8         4-41.3
RETURN YARDAGE                107             53
Punts-returns                4-13           4-19
Kickoffs-returns             6-94           2-34
Interceptions-returns         0-0            1-0
PENALTIES-YARDS              8-57           6-45
FUMBLES-LOST                  0-0            0-0
TIME OF POSSESSION          25:15          34:45


PLAYER STATISTICS

Missed field goals:  None.

Orlando rushing: Mike Black 6-31, Brian Shay 6-28, Derrick Clark
5-26, Brian Kuklick 3-0.

Chicago rushing: John Avery 10-41, Kevin Mcdougal 3-34, Charles Wiley
4-22, Leshon Johnson 10-18, Craig Whelihan 3-minus 4, Luke Leverson
1-minus 14.

Orlando passing: Brian Kuklick 10-18 for 103 yards, 1 INT, 1 TD.

Chicago passing: Kevin Mcdougal 13-20 for 182 yards, 0 INT, 1 TD.

Orlando receiving: Lawrence Hart 4-25, Mario Bailey 3-24, Dialleo
Burks 1-51, Terran Houston 1-4, Shannon Culver 1-minus 1.

Chicago receiving: Aaron Bailey 5-68, Junior Lord 4-49, Fred Coleman
2-51, Luke Leverson 1-13, John Avery 1-1.

Orlando tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): James Burgess 3-5-0,
Patrise Alexander 5-1-0, Omar Brown 3-3-1, Sedric Clark 2-4-0,
Stephen Fisher 3-2-0, Kevin Jefferson 3-1-0, Ben Huff 3-1-0, Cory
Gilliard 2-2-0, Corey Mayfield 3-0-0, Jimmy Clemments 2-1-0, Louis
Riddick 1-2-0, Bill Duff 2-0-0, Reginald Doster 1-1-0, Ricky Bell
1-1-0, Derrick Clark 1-0-0, Sean Love 1-0-0, Jason Gamble 1-0-0,
Shawn Banks 1-0-0.

Chicago tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Jamie Baisley 6-5-0,
Aaron Humphrey 7-0-1, Jason Bray 3-3-0, Hubert Thompson 1-3-0, Carlos
Timmons 2-1-0, Kivuusama Mays 1-2-0, Ray Austin 1-2-0, Dorian Brew
1-2-0, Kerry Cooks 2-0-0, Halakilangi Muagututia 2-0-0, Larry
Fitzpatrick 1-1-0, Don Sasa 1-0-1, Quincy Coleman 1-0-0, Leshon
Johnson 1-0-0, John Fisher 0-1-0.

Interceptions: Chicago (Don Sasa 1 for 0 yards).

Fumbles lost: None.

Opponent's fumbles recovered: None.

A: 17,195.