Danger upend Revolution for second straight win

GRAND ISLAND, NE – After a slow start on Saturday night, the Nebraska Danger turned it on quickly in the second quarter to blow open their game with the Texas Revolution. Nebraska scored 22 points over a five minute, 30 second stretch to take control before winning 50-26.

The Danger led 36-14 at the half and kept their distance while improving to 2-1. The Revolution fell to 1-1 on the season.

“I thought it was another good effort from our guys,” said Nebraska coach Mike Davis. “It took a little while for us to get going on offense, but I thought outside of the first quarter we played pretty well.

“We’ll see if we can keep it going and improve next week.”

After sitting out last week, defending league MVP Jameel Sewell and all-league receiver Kayne Farquharson got the Danger started. They connected for three scores in the first half, the final one seeing Farquharson go over the dasher boards on a 20-yard reception. His other scores were from 14 and 3 yards.

Sewell added a 16-yard run to give the Danger a 22-0 lead with 9:43 left before half. He looked like his old self on Saturday night as he accounted for seven touchdowns (four passing, three rushing) and 244 yards of total offense. Farquharson had 40 yards receiving on four catches and Andre Piper-Jordan had 96 yards on three catches.

“It was nice to get both of those guys back and get them in a rhythm again,” Davis said. “We think they are two of the best players in the league and they both played pretty well tonight.”

After giving up a franchise low 19 points against Bemidji last week, the Danger got another sterling performance from their defense. Texas did not score until the 9:13 mark of the second quarter and the Danger led by as much as 43-20 in the fourth quarter. Ramon Broadway led the defense with seven tackles, while Pig Brown added six tackles and an interception.

The Revs cut the lead to 43-26 with 8:10 left in the game, but the Danger answered to put the game on ice. Sewell connected with Piper-Jordan for 38 yards which set up Sewell’s 1-yard run with 5:18 left and the Danger’s biggest lead at 50-26, which accounted for the final margin.

Nebraska will continue their three-game home stand next Friday night with a 7:00 game against the Tri-Cities Fever at the Heartland Events Center.