Key Points:
– Defenders QB Jordan Ta’amu throws for 179 yards and 1 TD in the win
– Brahmas RB John Lovett rushes for 153 yards on 23 carries in the loss
– Defenders WR Kelvin Harmon catches 8 passes for 101 yards and 1 TD


Results

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In a defensive battle, the DC Defenders managed to come out on top against the San Antonio Brahmas by a score of 18-12. Brahmas Running Back John Lovett ran for a UFL record 153 rushing yards in the loss. With the win, the Defenders even their record at 3-3, while the Brahmas fall to 4-2. The Defenders remain in the playoff hunt with the win and take on the 4-2 Michigan Panthers at home next week.

The Defenders relied on a steady offensive performance led by quarterback Jordan Ta’amu. Ta’amu completed 14 of 22 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown. The Defenders’ ground game was split between Cam’Ron Harris, Darius Haggans, and Zaquandre White, with Harris scoring the lone rushing touchdown.

Top 5 Defenders offensive players:


– Kelvin Harmon: 8 receptions, 101 yards, 1 TD
– Jordan Ta’amu: 14/22, 179 yards, 1 TD
– Darius Haggans: 13 rushes, 63 yards
– Cam’Ron Harris: 9 rushes, 39 yards, 1 TD
– Chris Rowland: 1 reception, 27 yards

The Brahmas offense struggled to find consistency throughout the game. Quarterback Quinten Dormady completed 16 of 26 passes for just 79 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. The bright spot for the Brahmas was running back John Lovett, who rushed for an impressive 153 yards on 23 carries.

Top 5 Brahmas offensive players:


– John Lovett: 23 rushes, 153 yards; 2 receptions, 1 yard, 1 TD
– Cody Latimer: 6 receptions, 35 yards
– Quinten Dormady: 16/26, 79 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 3 rushes, 30 yards
– Justin Smith: 3 receptions, 20 yards
– Jontre Kirklin: 3 receptions, 19 yards

With this result, the UFL standings see the Defenders hold on to fifth place, while the Brahmas remain in fourth. The two Conference winners make the playoffs, followed by the two best records regardless of the Conference. The UFL scores from this game demonstrate the importance of a balanced offensive attack and a stout defensive performance to keep you in tight games.

Defenders fans, do you believe the team can build off this win and make a push for the playoffs? Brahmas fans, how do you think the team will respond after this tough road loss? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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