Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Passion beat Caliente, 27-26, on two-point conversion

After opening their season with a 60-6 blowout win at home over the Baltimore Charm, the Philadelphia Passion had to work a little harder for their first road win of the year.

The Passion beat the Miami Caliente, 27-26, in dramatic fashion on Friday, Oct. 15.

Miami took a 26-19 lead late in the game, but it was short-lived after the Passion scored with a little over two minutes left in the game.

Instead of tying the game with an extra point, Philadelphia decided to go for the two-point conversion for the win. Rookie running back Marirose Roach, who had over 150 rushing yards on the day, scored on the extra point with a five-yard run.

Miami fumbled the ball on their next drive, which gave possession and, ultimately, the win to Philadelphia.

The Passion finished with 157 rushing yards, while the Caliente finished with 32. Miami finished with 76 passing yards while Philadelphia had only one.

Up next for the Passion is the Orlando Fantasy, who they will play at home on Dec. 10.

Philly.com Staff
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