It took seven long quarters of football over their first two games before the Dallas Renegades scored a touchdown. But the offense finally got going in a big way in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Wildcats at Dignity Health Sports Park.
The Renegades scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to complete a comeback 25-18 win over the Wildcats. The win is the first this season for the Renegades and is a huge win in their division.
Landy Jones got his first start at quarterback for the Renegades after missing last week due to a knee injury and continually talked about his struggles in television interviews during the game.
The offense looked much better this week through the first three quarters despite still struggling to find the end zone. Jones finished the game completing 70 percent of his passes for 305 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.
The Renegades rushing attack was much better this week as they gained 154 yards on the ground led by Cameron Artis-Payne who gained 99 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries.
The defense kept Dallas in the game during the offensive struggles forcing and recovering two fumbles inside the red zone to end likely scoring drives for the Wildcats.
The defense did a better job this week of containing the quarterback scramble as they held Wildcats quarterback Josh Johnson to three yards on four carries.
The defense also shut down the rest of the Los Angeles rushing attack holding the Wildcats to 57 yards rushing on 18 carries.
The Renegades will play the final game of their two-game road trip on Saturday at 4 p.m. against the Seattle Dragons. The game will be broadcast on FOX.
Bob Stoops improved to 41-6 in his career following a loss; Dallas has held the lead entering the fourth quarter in both games this year; The Renegades first touchdown was on their 18th offensive possession of the season; Prior to the touchdown, Dallas had scored five field goals on its first 17 offensive possessions; the Renegades gained 206 total yards in the first half which was 69 yards shy of their total yards in the opening game; Dallas was 2-for-6 on third-down conversions and have only converted on 3 of their 16 third-down conversion attempts this season (19 percent).