The Roscoe Rush (4-1) came away with a 12-9 victory over the Chicago Mustangs (1-2). With the Rush offense struggling to find the end zone consistently, it was the defense that provided a jump start to Roscoe's 12-9 victory over the Chicago Mustangs.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Mustang's took an early 3-0 lead on Jared Armstrong's 32-yard field goal. With 5:58 remaining Mike William's gave the Rush a 7-3 lead with his 4-yard touchdown run. Chicago would answer right away on WR Bryce True got into the end zone on a 53-yard reception with 5:00 minutes remaining in the second quarter.
Offensively, Roscoe had 245 total yards for the game. In the second half, the Rush offense continued to struggle but the Rush took the lead with a 22-yard field goal from Julie Harshbarger.
The story for the Rush defense was turnovers. Roscoe's defense who had three interceptions on the day, each at a critical junctures of the game and one fumble recovery. In the end, the Rush defense tallied seven stops. DL Jerry Fortson got the Rush two points on a safety, and the team came up with two stops on fourth down.
For the game Joe Cotton was 8-13 with 71 yards passing, and Mike Williams had 18 yards rushing along with 35 yards receiving with one touchdown. Antwon Jones led Roscoe with 3 catches for 54 yards. Anthony Dedmond had tackles and one interception. Herculano DaCosta recorded four tackles and two sacks on the night to earn him the Pierce Distribution Player of the Game honors.
Next up, the Rush will travel to Springfield to face the Springfield Foxes (1-1).