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Turnovers hurt Force in loss to Soul

Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Georgia Force quarterback RJ Archer (12) gets taken down by Philadelphia Soul linebacker Joe Goosby (18) during arena football action at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth on Saturday.

Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Georgia Force quarterback RJ Archer (12) gets taken down by Philadelphia Soul linebacker Joe Goosby (18) during arena football action at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth on Saturday.

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Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Georgia Force wide receiver CJ Johnson (5) runs a kick return back for a touchdown during arena football action at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth on Saturday.

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Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Georgia Force Larry Shipp (1) gets taken down by Philadelphia Soul defensive back Michaeux Robinson (23) during arena football action at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth on Saturday.

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Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Georgia Force kicker Carlos Martinez (7) kicks a extra point during arena football action at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth on Saturday.

DULUTH -- In a game that features offense and the value of scoring points on each possession, the Georgia Force were bitten by the turnover bug and handed a 92-42 victory to the Philadelphia Soul in front of 3,868 fans at the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Saturday night.

Georgia (2-2) turned the ball over five times overall and watched Philadelphia return three interceptions for touchdowns in the 50-point blowout.

Georgia also fumbled four times, losing two that set up Philadelphia touchdowns as the Force allowed a franchise record 92 points in the loss.

"That is about as poor of a performance as you can have," said Georgia head coach Dean Cokinos. "We didn't play well on offense, defense or special teams. I can't say that the bye work hurt us this early in the season, but we didn't look sharp at all. So we'll get back to work and get ready to play (Chicago)."

Philadelphia (3-1) jumped on Georgia by scoring on two of the game's first three plays from scrimmage.

Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh hit Emery Sammons on a 33-yard scoring pass on Philadelphia's second play to give the Soul a 7-0 lead 1:09 into the contest.

Philadelphia made it 14-0 just 61 seconds later when Joe Goosby intercepted R.J. Archer on Georgia's first offensive play of the game and returned it five yards for the touchdown.

Georgia got on the board with 6:18 left in the opening quarter when Archer found Brandon McRae on a scoring pass from three yards out to make it 14-7.

Raudabaugh answered with a 33-yard TD pass to Tiger Jones and the Soul regained their 14-point lead at 21-7 to close out the first quarter.

Georgia came back on the second play of the second quarter as Archer found C.J. Johnson from yards to make 21-14.

After Raudabaugh threw his third scoring pass of the game and second to Sammons from 15 yards, Archer came back for Georgia and found McRae again from four yards out.

Raudabaugh then dumped a quick pass off to Derrick Ross near midway and Ross did the rest on a 36-yard TD as Philadelphia moved ahead 35-21.

Archer threw his second pick-six of the night as Goosby did the damage again for Philadelphia, returning it seven yards and a 42-21 Soul advantage.

Georgia did cut into the Philadelphia lead just before the half as Archer found Johnson from 15 yards out to make it 42-28 with 28 seconds left.

But Philadelphia scored the next 14 points and took a 56-28 lead into the half.

Raudabaugh hit Larry Brackins on a 10-yard strike and Rawyshaun Kizer picked off Archer and returned it 15 yards on the final play of the half for a Soul 56-28 lead.

It didn't get any better in the second half for the Force.

Kevin Eakin, playing in his first game this season, came on in place of Archer and immediately found Larry Shipp on the second play from scrimmage.

But Shipp had the ball knocked loose going in for the score and Philadelphia recovered in the end zone for a touchback.

Darnell Kennedy was not with the team and not listed on the game roster.

"Kennedy wasn't with the team tonight and I'll just leave it at that," said Conkinos. "I thought Kevin came in and did a good job for us. He is our No. 2 quarterback right now."

Raudabaugh continued his good work in the game by finding Jones again from 38 yards out and a 63-28 lead.

Eakin came back and drove Georgia down the field that culminated in a TD pass to Shipp from 10 yards.

Philadelphia increased the lead to 85-35 on scores as Ross rumbled in for TDs from seven yards and twice from a yard out and Raudabaugh hit Jones from 33 yards.

Eakin added a 20-yard TD pass to McRae, who led the way with three TD catches.

Backup Adam DiMichele came on and threw a 13-yard TD pass to Jones, who caught his third score of the game to close the scoring at 92-42.

Archer finished the game 11 of 28 for 107 yards, four TDs and the three inceptions while Eakin was 10-for-16 for 119 yards and two TDs.

Raudabaugh finished 16 of 20 for 272 yards and six TDs.