Beef travel to Wyoming after loss

06/18/03 Beef Press Release

The Omaha Beef (9-3) are on the road again this weekend to battle the Wyoming Cavalry (4-8) Friday, June 20th, 8:05 PM Kickoff.  The Omaha Beef try and get back on the winning track after suffering their first division loss last weekend and only the 3rd all season, losing 37-34 to the Sioux City Bandits.  The Wyoming Cavalry try to avenge an earlier loss to the Beef, losing 64-43 in Omaha on May 24th.  The Cavalry are coming off a bye week and should be well rested and ready to play as they try to finish there season in winning fashion.

In last week's game versus the Sioux City Bandits, the Beef started the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown plunge from Troy Travis.  Sioux City scored the next two touchdowns, highlighted by a Jerry Davis 21 yard run to give the Bandits a lead they would never relinquish.  Each team put one more touchdown on the board in the 1st quarter to make the score Sioux City 20, and the Omaha Beef 14.  The Beef were held without a touchdown in the 2nd quarter, but did get two field goals from Chase Long of 48 and 16 yards, while the Bandits got a touchdown run from Jarrod DeGeorgia to give Sioux City a 27-20 lead at the half.  In the 3rd quarter Sioux City's Bobby Hunter opened up the scoring with a field goal to extend the Bandit lead; however the rest of the 3rd quarter belonged to the special teams.  Sioux City's special teams struck first when Trice Crump returned a blocked field goal attempt for a touchdown to make the score Sioux City 37 and the Beef 20.  On the ensuing kickoff the Beef's LeAndre Moore returned the kick 45 yards for the touchdown to pull the Beef within 10 at the end of the 3rd quarter.  In the 4th quarter the defenses were on display with the only score coming from a 16-yard pass from Matt LaFluer to Jesse Von Behren pulling the Beef within 3 at 37-34.  Unfortunately for the Beef, the comeback effort fell short and the game ended with a 3-point victory for the Sioux City Bandits, dropping the Beefs record to (9-3) on the season. 

The Beef continue to battle with the Utah Warriors to see who will be the #1 seed in the Pacific Conference. The Beef currently hold the edge over the Warriors who also lost last weekend, dropping their record to (8-3) with three games to play.  The Bismarck Roughriders and the Sioux Falls Storm both with (8-4) records and two games to play are nipping at the heels of the Utah Warriors in the Pacific West Division.  Omaha has already locked up the Pacific North Division and will host a playoff game on July 12th at the Civic Auditorium.  There are still two games left on the regular season schedule with the final game being played at the Civic Auditorium on June 28th against the Sioux City Bandits.




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