Key Points:

  • Memphis controlled time of possession, holding the ball for nearly 40 minutes
  • Houston struggled with penalties, committing 12 for 90 yards
  • Both offenses need improvement, with Houston averaging 4.7 yards per play and Memphis 3.7

The Memphis Showboats secured a hard-fought 18-12 victory over the Houston Roughnecks in a defensive battle on the road. The Showboats’ defense proved to be the difference-maker, limiting Houston’s offense and forcing crucial turnovers.

Memphis Showboats Recap

QB C. Cookus had a solid debut under new head coach John Defilippo, completing 23 of 40 passes for 204 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception.

The Showboats’ receiving corps was led by:

  • Daewood Davis: 7 receptions, 43 yards
  • Darius Victor: 5 receptions, 33 yards
  • Jonathan Adams: 4 receptions, 49 yards

On defense, LB Greg Reaves was a standout performer, recording 3 tackles, 2 sacks, and a forced fumble. DB Kyree Woods also made an impact with 3 tackles and a forced fumble.

Houston Roughnecks Recap

QB Jarrett Guarantano completed 16 of 21 passes for 157 yards in a challenging game behind a struggling offensive line.

The Roughnecks’ top receivers were:

  • Kirk Merritt: 4 receptions, 33 yards
  • Braedon. Bowman: 2 receptions, 23 yards

LB Ruben Foster was a bright spot for Houston’s defense, recording 6 tackles, a forced fumble, and an interception.

The game was ultimately decided by Memphis’ ability to control the clock and Houston’s struggle with penalties. The Showboats will look to build on this win as they prepare for their home opener against the San Antonio Brahmas, while the Roughnecks will need to regroup before facing the DC Defenders on the road.

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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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