Storm Nip Nebraska
by KDLT Sports
May 04, 2013 11:16 PM
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm (6-3) defeated the Nebraska Danger (6-3) 43-41 on Saturday night in front of a sold out home crowd. Coming into the game the Storm was riding the wave of a 28 game win streak while the Danger was ranked the leagues best team.
The Storm began the game with quarterback Terrance Bryant throwing an interception to Danger defensive end Adrian Davis. Nebraska was halted on their ensuing offensive drive and settled for a short Joe Houston field goal making it 3-0 Danger over the Storm.
Sioux Falls answered right back when Tory Harrison ran in a 1-yard touchdown giving the Storm a 7-0 lead. Danger kicker Houston then made a 27-yard field goal to answer making it a 7-6 Storm lead at the end of the first quarter.
Danger quarterback Jameel Sewell started off the second quarter scoring a touchdown on a 2-yard keeper giving Nebraska the lead back at 13-7.
The Storm got their passing game going on their next drive when Bryant connected with wide out Blake Wilson for a 3-yard touchdown. That touchdown gave the Storm a 14-13 lead in a back and forth battle.
A fumble by the Danger on their next possession gave Sioux Falls the ball back. On the first play of the drive, Bryant connected with Wide Out Mike Tatum for a 28-yard touchdown making it a 21-13 game in favor of the Storm.
Nebraska answered right back and cut the deficit to one when Sewell ran in a 1-yard quarterback keeper. With only seconds remaining in the second quarter, Sewell connected with Wide Out Andre Piper-Jordan in the corner of the end zone giving the Danger the lead at 27-21.
Storm kicker Parker Douglass hit a 30-yard field goal as time expired to make it 27-24 Nebraska lead at halftime.
Sioux Falls grabbed some early momentum to start the third quarter when Harrison ran in a 3-yard touchdown giving the Storm a 31-27 lead.
With 13:42 to play in the third quarter the Storm made it a 33-27 game when their defense forced a safety. The Danger regained the league 34-33 on their next drive off a 6-yard quarterback keeper by Sewell.
Late in the third quarter, Bryant found Wilson for a 15-yard touchdown pass making it a 40-34 game in favor of Sioux Falls.
The games seventh lead change occurred when Sewell connected with wide out Romance Taylor for a 35-yard touchdown. This gave Nebraska a 41-40 lead at the end of the third quarter.
The Storm scored on an 18-yard Douglass field goal to start the forth quarter giving the Storm a 43-41 lead. The Storm was able to hang onto the ball and run the clock to the finish as they were victorious 43-41.
Sioux Falls quarterback Terrance Bryant threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday night. He threw for a completion percentage of 74 and had one interception. Storm running back Tory Harrison also had a solid game as he ran for two touchdowns and 59 yards.
Nebraska quarterback Jameel Sewell threw for 134 yards and two touchdowns in the game. He also scored three touchdowns on the ground along with 90 rushing yards.
The Sioux Falls Storm home win streak continued against the Nebraska Danger to 29 in a row. In the next home game on May 18, the Storm will be looking for redemption against the Slaughter who beat the Storm on April 27 in Chicago.
Next week the Storm will travel to Cedar Rapids to take on the Titans. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 7:05.
-Courtesy Sioux Falls Storm