XFL Week 7: Hitmen win with nine seconds left
Hitmen 16, Maniax 15
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Wally Richardson threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Zola Davis in the corner of the end zone with nine seconds left Saturday night, giving the New York/New Jersey Hitmen a 16-15 victory over the Memphis Maniax in the XFL.
It was the second TD hookup of the night for the Richardson and Davis, who combined for a 9-yarder to the third quarter after Memphis had taken a 15-3 lead.
The Hitmen (3-4), who overcame three quarters of turnovers, penalties and missed opportunities, drove downfield 64 yards in nine plays for the win.
After a scoreless first quarter, Leo Araguz’ 27-yard field goal in the opening seconds of the second gave the Hitmen a brief lead, but Jim Druckenmiller drove Memphis (3-4) 59 yards for a 6-3 lead on a 5-yard TD pass to Mark Thomas.
Druckenmiller hit Daryl Hobbs for a 6-yard TD at 13:10, and Jeff Hall connected with a 41-yard field goal with 3 seconds left in the half to send the Maniax to the locker room with a 15-3 lead.
Attendance on a rainy night was listed as 15,781 at Giants Stadium.
Memphis 15 New York/New Jersey 16 – Final
1 2 3 4 Total
Memphis 0 15 0 0 15
New York/New Jersey 0 3 7 6 16
Nyn – Fg, Leo Araguz 27 Yd, 0:21. Drive: 11 Plays, 69 Yards In 7:24. Key Plays: Richardson 12-Yard pass To Dar Dar To New York 44; Richardson 16-Yard pass To Archie To Memphis 37. Nynj 3-0
Mem – Td, Mark Thomas 5 yd pass From Jim Druckenmiller (Pat Failed), 8:12. Drive: 13 Plays, 74 Yards In 8:03. Key Plays: Moss 8-Yard run To New York 36; Druckenmiller 13-Yard pass To Jordan To New York 23. Memphis 6-3
Mem – Td, Daryl Hobbs 6 yd pass From Jim Druckenmiller (Pat Failed), 13:10. Drive: 6 Plays, 64 Yards In 2:16. Key Plays: Moss 9-Yard run To New York 33; Moss 18-Yard run To New York 6. Memphis 12-3
Mem – Fg, Jeff Hall 41 Yd, 14:57. Drive: 6 Plays, 25 Yards In 1:01. Key Plays: Druckenmiller 7-Yard run To New York 41; Druckenmiller 11-Yard Run To New York 28. Memphis 15-3
Nyn – Td, Zola Davis 9 yd pass From Wally Richardson (Wally Richardson pass To Ryan Collins For Converison), 12:56. Drive: 5 Plays, 35 Yards In 3:14. Key Plays: Aska 16-Yard run To Memphis 19; Aska 8-Yard run To Memphis 11. Memphis 15-10
Nyn – Td, Zola Davis 2 yd pass From Wally Richardson (Pat Failed), 14:51. Drive: 9 Plays, 64 Yards In 1:49. Key Plays: Richardson 16-Yard pass To Davis To Memphis 48; Richardson 13-Yard pass To Dicosmo To Memphis 35; Richardson 13-Yard Pass To Davis To Memphis 16. Nynj 16-15Att: 22,269