Manage episode 331289768 series 3293078
The Los Angeles Xtreme (6-2) needed a win over the Las Vegas Outlaws Saturday night in front of 20,132 at the Los Angeles Coliseum to clinch its first playoff birth in team history. The Xtreme did just that handing the Outlaws a 35-26 defeat to sweep the season series with its division rival. Tommy Maddox threw for four touchdowns in the first half as the Los Angeles Xtreme defeated the visiting Las Vegas Outlaws, 35-26, last night to clinch a berth in the XFL playoffs. Maddox had thrown at least one touchdown pass in his last five games and in every game through eight weeks of the season except one. Ironically enough, the last time Maddox failed to throw a touchdown pass in a game was against the Outlaws in week three.
At 10:21 in the second quarter, Tommy Maddox threw his first interception in 107 attempts spanning the last four games. Maddox was picked off by the Outlaws' Joe Tuipala. Maddox, who lead the XFL in interceptions with seven, had not thrown an interception in his last three games. The Xtreme scored its first 12 points of the game off of Outlaw turnovers. Ricky Parker recovered the a fumble on the opening kickoff to set the Xtreme's first touchdown of the game-a 10-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Maddox to Jeremaine Copeland. The Outlaws entered the game allowing a league low of just 11 points per game. The Outlaws left LA having had that average balloon to 19 points per game.