by: Rick Fincham
April 12, 2018
Frisco – An interception by running back Darius Fudge late in the fourth quarter cost the Revs a close game to the Wichita Force by a final score of 30-27.
After the Revolution added to their lead with a field goal by Jarrod Haynes and made it 27-22 with 9:21 left to play, the team was on their way to scoring a go-ahead touchdown on the following drive. The Revs began what should have been their final drive of the game by conservatively running the ball twice for a couple short gains. On their third play from scrimmage, quarterback Tanner Marsh floated a pass to the Force’s Evan Ray that saw a pick-6 negated by an illegal formation penalty. Just a few plays later, as Darius Fudge ran the ball toward the end zone to put the game out of reach, he crossed the line of scrimmage in what would have been a forward lateral and ended up throwing an interception that eventually enabled the Force to score the game-winning touchdown.
Fudge’s late interception was not indicative of his day overall though. All three of the Revs’ touchdowns came on rushes by their star running back.
Texas dominated in most offensive statistical categories from total yardage to time of possession. However, in the end the difference was the Revolution almost doubled their opponents’ total penalty yards with 91-yards to the Force’s 48-yards and many of those took place in the fourth quarter.
The Revs will play their next game on the road in search of their first win against the Duke City Gladiators on April 14 at Tingley Coliseum.