Tuesday, May 27, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
NEW ORLEANS - Three straight fourth-quarter stops led the Force to another come-from-behind victory with a 40-29 win over division rival New Orleans.
Georgia entered the final quarter trailing by two, 29-27, but the offense took advantage of the final-quarter shutout, scoring twice off the defensive turnovers and running the clock out after the final stop.
The win moves Georgia (7-5) into a tie for second in the division with New Orleans. It is the fourth win in a row for Georgia and second in four weeks over the VooDoo.
Georgia and New Orleans fought back and fourth in the first quarter with the Force holding a 14-10 lead at the end of play. The Force offense opened the game with a four-play drive that resulted in a 21-yard touchdown pass from Greisen to Bergeron for the first points of the contest.
The VooDoo scored the final 13 points of the second quarter and took a 23-21 advantage into the half. Both Lynch and WR Sale Key hauled in touchdown passes from QB Danny Wimprine to account for the scores.
The third quarter saw a combined 12 points scored between the two teams and with the VooDoo leading the Force 29-27.