The Philadelphia Soul defeated the Tampa Bay Storm 73-55, Saturday behind three touchdowns from Derrick Ross. The veteran running back is now just 54 yards shy of the Arena Football League career rushing record.
Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh completed an impressive 87 percent of his passes (20-for-23) for seven touchdowns and 297 yards passing. Wide receiver Tiger Jones pulled in eight catches — two for touchdowns —on his way to 122 yards receiving. Ryan McDaniel added three touchdowns on seven catches and 108 yards. With the win, the Soul improve to 5-4. The Storm drop to 6-4.
The Storm led 34-31 at halftime, but Ross’s three-yard TD run in the third put the Soul ahead for good.
"We came out in the second half and played like the team we are capable of being,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel via a team press release. "Two big defensive stops to start the third quarter and Dan [Raudabaugh] was efficient with the football. When you do those things and balance it with Derrick [Ross] in our rushing game, we will win a lot of games with the kind of performance.”