Vandals find way to knock off The Xtreme 125.55-108.55
Both teams were unable to rise to the occasion, falling short of their projected point totals, but Vandals did enough to knock off The Xtreme, earning a 125.55-108.55 win. The Xtreme earned a 20.30-point lead on Thursday, but Vandals held the lead the rest of the way. They were led by Michael Thomas, who caught 11 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown for 30.4 points, and Zach Pascal, who caught 5 passes for 74 yards and a touchdown (20.4 points). Amari Cooper (20.3 points) and Calvin Ridley (18.6) did everything they could for The Xtreme in the loss. This marks the second time this season Vandals have beaten The Xtreme, after winning 152.35-128.3 in their last matchup. Vandals will look to keep it going in the semifinals next week, while The Xtreme seek to bounce back and finish the season with a win in the 5th Place game.
Michael Thomas had a 21-yard touchdown catch and a 49-yard catch for Vandals, while Wil Lutz had a 55-yard field goal, helping Vandals to a 101.60-77.10 lead.
Both teams had players with big-time plays on Sunday afternoon, but after all the points were tallied, Vandals emerged with a 117.95-95.50 lead. For Vandals, Tom Brady had a 37-yard touchdown pass. Hunter Henry made the highlight reel for The Xtreme with a 30-yard touchdown catch.
Pascal caught 5 passes for 74 yards and a touchdown as the Colts lost to the Buccaneers 38-35. In doing so, he put up 20.4 points to scored 62.4% higher than his 12.56-point projection, the highest percentage of any player on Vandals this week. Next week, Pascal will play the Saints.
We do appreciate the confidence this past week, Vandals. Deploying a starter with zero points (Alshon Jeffery), while still getting the win... that's borderline cocky.
Trust us on this one, we've been in this business for quite a long time now. Adversity happens, losses pile up, your fans whine a bit, and the local beat writers get a bit testy with their incessant questions. All part of living that coach life. Just remember that when it comes to fantasy football, winning really does cure all! Keep your head up, The Xtreme!