Saturday, June 16, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Georgia Force fell to the Chicago Rush 62-27 at the Allstate Arena on Saturday.
The Rush scored their first touchdown roughly two minutes into the game, with a 23-yard pass from QB Russ Michna to WR Reggie Gray. Michna found Gray again for a nine-yard touchdown with 2:49 left in the first quarter, pulling the Rush lead up to 14-0. The Force responded 45 seconds into the second quarter with a touchdown pass from QB RJ Archer to WR Larry Shipp. Michna found his favorite target, Gray, for the third time with a seven-yard touchdown pass with 9:43 left in the first half, pulling the Rush lead up to 21-7. With five seconds left in the first half, the Rush snuck in a two-yard touchdown pass from Michna to WR Jared Perry.
The Force pulled out the first touchdown of the second half, with a 53 yard kick return by WR/KR CJ Johnson, narrowing the Rush lead to 14 points. Georgia continued the momentum with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Archer to WR Shay Hodge with 10:34 left in the third quarter. Five minutes later, Chicago answered with the second touchdown pass from Michna to Perry, pulling the Rush lead to 35-21. Just three minutes later, Michna found Perry once again with a 13-yard touchdown pass, giving the Rush a significant lead heading into the fourth quarter at 42-21.
Chicago continued to forge ahead into the fourth quarter, with a 32 yard pick six by FB/LB Kelvin Morris. A two-yard touchdown run by QB Luke Drone pulled the Rush even further ahead to 55-21. The Chicago domination continued with a nine-yard touchdown pass from Drone to FB/LB JJ Payne with 3:29 left in the game. The Force made a final push with a four-yard touchdown pass from Archer to WR Jake Allen.