Quick Hit:

Teams: San Antonio Brahmas vs. Arlington Renegades
Location: Choctaw Stadium – Arlington, TX
Date & Time: Saturday, April 27, 2024 6:00pm CT
Broadcast: FOX
Stream: FOX Sports on SiriusXM
Odds: Brahmas -1.5, O/U 42.5, Brahmas -125 ML, Renegades +105 ML

Why It Matters:

The Brahmas look to continue their strong start and stay in the playoff hunt, while the Renegades desperately need a win to avoid falling into a 0-5 hole to start the season. This Texas rivalry matchup features a clash of coaching legends in Wade Phillips and Bob Stoops.

Season Snapshot:

San Antonio Brahmas Record: 3-1, 2nd in XFL Division
Arlington Renegades Record: 0-4, 4th in XFL Division

Recent Form:

Brahmas – W vs Michigan, W vs St. Louis, W at Memphis
Renegades – L at Houston, L vs DC, L at St. Louis

Players to Watch:

Brahmas QB Quinten Dormady: Orchestrating San Antonio’s efficient offense with smart decision-making and accuracy.
Renegades RB De’Veon Smith: Leading rusher will need a big game to take pressure off struggling Arlington offense.

Strategic Playbook:

Brahmas: Balanced offensive attack to keep Arlington defense guessing. Opportunistic defense focused on forcing turnovers.
Renegades: Need to establish run game early to control clock and limit Brahmas possessions. Aggressive man coverage to challenge San Antonio wideouts.

Venue Vibes:

Choctaw Stadium provides a unique home-field vibe for the Renegades with the converted baseball venue. Loyal Renegades fans will need to bring the noise to disrupt the Brahmas offense.

Health & Roster Updates:

Brahmas Injuries: RB Anthony McFarland Jr. (out), OLB Wyatt Ray (out), DT Caeveon Patton (out) Renegades Injuries: DT Jalen Redmond (out), DS Jamal Carter (out), DL DaVonte Lambert (out)

Depth Charts Insight:

Brahmas counting on OLB Delontae Scott and CB Darius Phillips to lead defense. RB John Lovett becomes lead back with McFarland out.
Renegades leaning on ILB Donald Payne and OLB Vic Beasley to anchor front seven. WRs Deontay Burnett and Tyler Vaughns must step up.

Looking Back:

The Brahmas and Renegades split two meetings in 2023, with each team winning on the road. Arlington later eliminated San Antonio in the playoffs en route to an XFL title.

Expert’s Corner:

Most analysts favor the Brahmas on the road, believing Wade Phillips’ squad is more talented and playing with more confidence. San Antonio’s balanced attack gives them the edge.

What to Watch:

Dormady vs Perez QB duel – which passer protects the ball best? Brahmas DL vs Renegades OL in the trenches Special teams hidden yardage battle

Game Changers:

Turnovers – team that wins turnover margin likely prevails Red zone efficiency – FGs won’t cut it, TDs needed 4th quarter clock management and situational football


Two proud franchises collide in a crucial early-season battle deep in the heart of Texas. The Brahmas and Renegades both have championship aspirations and this game will reveal a lot about where they stand. Expect a hard-hitting, intense battle between evenly matched squads. Don’t miss it!

Renegades fans – how confident are you that your squad can earn their first win against the Brahmas? Brahmas faithful – will your team get revenge for last year’s playoff loss in Arlington? Let us know your predictions in the comments!

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Mark Perry Editor
Mark Perry, a devoted sports journalist and founder of UFL News Hub, has been a key figure in XFL, USFL and UFL coverage since 2018.

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