Manage episode 323785587 series 3293078
Backup quarterback Brian Kuklick threw for 207 yards and a touchdown and Jay Taylor kicked a go-ahead field goal in the fourth quarter to lead the Orlando Rage to a 21-19 victory over the Memphis Maniax in week 5. The victory left the Rage (5-0) as the XFL's only undefeated team. Memphis (2-3) has lost all three of its home games. Kuklick, subbing for starter Jeff Brohm after he was knocked out of the game with a concussion in the first quarter, connected with Dialleo Burks on an 81-yard pass with 8:41 left in the third quarter to give the Rage an 18-16 lead. Memphis kicker Jeff Hall, who booted a 49-yard field goal with 1:50 left before halftime, added a 34-yarder with 2:15 remaining in the third to put Memphis back in the lead. But Taylor's 39-yarder with just over 13 minutes left gave the Rage the lead, and Memphis never threatened again, reaching only the Orlando 46 the rest of the way. The Rage, the XFL's top rushing team, was held to 115 yards on the ground, 23 yards below its average.